Koblenz am Rhein
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MOZART'S STAY IN KOBLENZ
17. - 27.9.1763
After a strenuous journey the Mozarts finally arrived in Coblenz on the 17th September. They took lodging in the well-known Inn “Zu den drei Reichskronen”. On the first day after their arrival, Mozart and his sister gave a concert for the elector Johann Philipp von Walderdorf in the Philipsburg in Ehrenbreitstein.
The Mozarts had to stay a rather long time in Coblenz. Wolfgang Amadeus caught a cold, and bad weather kept the family in town. The nobles happily used the occasion to organise a concert on the 21st September. Historicans assume that this concert took place in the “Krämerzunftbau”, the merchant’s guild in the Kornpfortstraße 17.
Wolfgang Amadeus probably played on the organ of the “Liebfrauenkirche” because his father, Leopold, mentioned the organist Harras.
The Mozart’s departed for Bonn after Wolfgang’s recovery on the 27th September.
KOBLENZ AM RHEIN
Deutschland / Koblenz am Rhein
The landmarks of Coblenz history can be traced back for more than 2,000 years. Historically seen the name Coblenz has Roman origins and derives from the Latin words “apud Confluentes” – near the confluent.
The colourful history of the city left marks and created a typical way of living. Traces of this life-style can be found in its regional cuisine, the hospitality and the famous wine of the region are all parts of the unique flair of the city.
Furthermore Coblenz offers a wide variety of sights: many famous churches, the “Kurfürstliche Schloss” the city castle, the “Deutscherrenhaus” former administrative building of the Order of German Knights, or the Fortress of Ehrenbreitstein. Worthwhile seeing are many museums as well but you shouldn’t forget to relax in one of the numerous beer gardens, cafés or the famous “Weindorf”.
The four surrounding mountain ranges guarantee a remarkable landscape which consists of a variation of forests, rivers and grassy plains.
In 2009 Koblenz is celebrating the 200 anniversary of the birth of the composer Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847) with a special program round the year. The special events you find listed in the event calendar.
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