Wednesday, 31 August 2011

The old town of Koblenz and the Florinsmarkt

The historical centre of Koblenz has many interesting old buildings. Here at the Florinsmark, the St. Florins-Kirche is located. The original church dates from 1708, destroyed during World War II and rebuilt in 1950. The church is very simple, I like the yellow and white colour combinations. Inside the church the same colours can be found back in the arches. Many of the houses on this square are special and colourful, certainly the Mittelrhein Museum and a house decorated with mosaic elements similar to Salvador Dali.

Het historische centrum van de stad Koblenz telt vele interessante oude gebouwen. Hier op de Florinsmarkt, is de St. Florins-kirche gelegen. De oorspronkelijke kerk dateert uit 1708, werd vernietigd gedurende de Tweede Wereldoorlog en terug opgebouwd tegen 1950. De kerk is zeer simpel maar wij houden van de gele en witte kleurcombinaties die ook terugkomen in de gewelven aan de binnenkant van de kerk. Vele huizen op deze markt zijn speciaal en kleurrijk, zeker het Mittelrhein Museum en het huis versiert met mozaïek elementen zoals die van Salvador Dali..

Florinsmarkt Koblenz
Florinsmarkt Koblenz
Florinsmarkt Koblenz
Florinsmarkt Koblenz
Florinsmarkt Koblenz
Florinsmarkt Koblenz
Florinsmarkt Koblenz
Previous Koblenz article: The impressive Herz-Jesu Kirche in Koblenz is closed due to fire

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6 comments:

  1. Koblenz has great looking buildings and churches! Your photos make me want to see this place for myself. Thanks! :)

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  2. I remember this place back there in the old days
    I was still living in Germany :)
    Greetings from Athens!!!!!

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  3. Serene and beautiful.I loved the yellow and white ceiling of the church.

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  4. These buildings look so neat and tidy.. almost like toy ones... very fascinating..

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  5. what a terrific and very informative post!

    the buildings are so impressive, indeed.

    thanks so much for sharing.

    have a great day!

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  6. I liked the inside of the church. The symmetry is pleasing. Grand buildings in the town.

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