The Rhineland Sights

Pegelhaus (Rheinkran)

  • Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer Map It
  • Koblenz
  • Building/Architectural Site

Published 04/26/2016

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Part of a Rhine-wide system that keeps track of river levels, Koblenz's squat Pegelhaus is one of the city's landmarks, originally a Rheinkran (Rhine crane) when it was built in 1611. Marks on the side of the building indicate the heights reached by floodwaters of bygone years. In the mid-19th century a pontoon bridge consisting of a row of barges spanned the Rhine here; when ships approached, two or three barges were simply towed out of the way to let them through. Today a restaurant operates within the Pegelhaus.

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Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer, Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz, 56068, Germany

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Published 04/26/2016


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