Koblenz, near “Deutsches Eck”, with view of Ehrenbreitstein FortressWhen
Turner stays at Koblenz from 21st to 23rd August 1817 he is so
fascinated by Ehrenbreitstein Fortress that he makes several sketches of
it from various different viewpoints. On subsequent journeys (between
1839 and 1844) he returns to the city at “Deutsches Eck”, never tiring
of the subject of the lofty fortress. In this work he gazes across the
river from the left bank (in Koblenz) to the opposite bank of the Rhine.
The fortress can be faintly made out in the contour of the hillside,
the rocks and fortress appearing to form a single entity. Today
Ehrenbreitstein Fortress is owned by the Federal State of
Rhineland-Palatinate and is open to the public.
William Turner Route