After the fall of the Bastille in 1789, the city became, through the invitation of the archbishop-elector's chief minister, Ferdinand Freiherr von Duminique, one of the principal rendezvous points for French émigrés.
The archbishop-elector approved of this because he was the uncle of the persecuted king of France, Louis XVI.
The Teutonic Knights founded the Bailiwick of Koblenz in or around 1231.
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After Philip Christopher, elector of Trier, surrendered Ehrenbreitstein to the French, the city received an imperial garrison in 1632.
However, this force was soon expelled by the Swedes, who in their turn handed the city over again to the French.
The name Koblenz originates from Latin (ad) confluentes, confluence or "(at the) merging of rivers". About 9 BC, the "Castellum apud Confluentes", was one of the military posts established by Drusus.
Remains of a large bridge built in 49 AD by the Romans are still visible.The university of Koblenz-Landau has close contacts to leading companies, offering possibilities for internships, collaboration and project experiences.If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.), is a German city situated on both banks of the Rhine at its confluence with the Moselle, where the Deutsches Eck (German Corner) and its monument (Emperor William I on horseback) are situated. Around 1000 BC, early fortifications were erected on the Festung Ehrenbreitstein hill on the opposite side of the Moselle.As Koblenz was one of the military posts established by Drusus about 8 BC, the city celebrated its 2000th anniversary in 1992. After Mainz and Ludwigshafen am Rhein, it is the third largest city in Rhineland-Palatinate, with a population of c. In 55 BC, Roman troops commanded by Julius Caesar reached the Rhine and built a bridge between Koblenz and Andernach.In 1249–1254, Koblenz was given new walls by Archbishop Arnold II of Isenburg; and it was partly to overawe the turbulent citizens that successive archbishops built and strengthened the fortress of Ehrenbreitstein that still dominates the city.