German Corner is a promontory which juts out into the water, replacing the harbour which was once situated at the point where the Moselle joins the Rhine. Here the giant Kaiser Wilhelm statue overshadows everything. 37 metres in height, it is one of Germany’s most impressive bronze monuments. Erected in 1897, the equestrian statue was destroyed shortly before the end of World War II. In 1953 Federal President Theodor Heuss rededicated the remaining plinth as a monument to German unity. The reunification of Germany in 1990 meant that the monument lost its significance. In 1993 a private donation funded the reconstruction of the equestrian statue, and so Kaiser Wilhelm I now surveys the confluence of Rhine and Moselle once more.
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