Antique print dated 1895.
The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.
In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.
Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a
gold frame, your choice. RtW.80.
Entitled – The Rhine (Ehrenbreitstein).
From a Photo by Frith & Co.
Below the picture an inscription reads:
The Rhine (Ehrenbreitstein). – Two hours after leaving St. Goar, the steamer arrives at Coblentz, on one side of the river, and the great fortress of Ehrenbreitstein on the other; these are connected by the bridge of boats shown in our view, which bridge is 400yds. long.
Thal Ehrenbreitstein is a little town of 5,300 inhabitants, situated between the fortresses of Ehrenbreitstein and Asterstein.
The road to the former stronghold leads under the Right Rhenish Railway, and then to the left through Hof-Strasse.
The fort rises opposite the influx of the Moselle, 385ft. above the Rhine, on a precipitous rock which is connected with the neighbouring heights only on the north side.
The view from the summit embraces the fertile Valley of the Rhine from Stolzenfels to Andernach, and the volcanic peaks of Maifeld and Eifel.
Far below lie the Rhine and Moselle, and between them the triangular town of Coblentz, whose population numbers 37,000 persons.
From the 15th to the 17th centuries, the castle was gradually converted into an extensive and powerful stronghold, and it eventually became so important that the commandant had to swear allegiance to the Emperor as well as to the Princes of the country.
The fortress of Ehrenbreitstein has only been taken by an enemy three times; and it was greatly strengthened in 1821.
During the French Revolution, Ehrenbreitstein was unsuccessfully besieged four times, but on January 27th, 1799, the fortress was surrendered by the gallant Colonel Faber, when all the provisions were exhausted.
It is about two hours’ walk from Coblentz to the summit and back again, but one may make the ascent by carriage.
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