Kastorbrunnen, Koblenz

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  • This classic fountain of basalt with 2 semicircular sinks in marble, was built in 1812 during the French occupation, on the square of the Basilica St Beaver. It was connected to the aqueduct bringing water from the village of Metternich to provide drinking water to the area. History of registration is quite funny...: J. Doazan last prefect of the Department, at the time french, of Rhine and Moselle, had engraved a little prematurely, in 1812, an inscription to commemorate the victorious alleged outcome of the campaign of Napoleon in Russia: "year MDCCCXII / Memorable by the campaign against the Russians / under the prefecture of Jules Doazan. But we know what happened to this campaign! A disastrous rout! The night of new year in 1814, the general Saint-Priest, french Aristocrat at the service of the Imperial Army Russian, which formed the right wing of the Blücher's Silesian army, with its Russian soldiers took Koblenz, abandoned by the French. On 1 January 1814 he showed some humor... He preserved the monument and its inscription, but with a touch of irony, he made below, add in french naturally: "seen and approved by us Commander / Russian city of Coblentz / January 1, 18. 14."in doing so, he actait for centuries to come the defeat of Napoleon and the end of the French period of Koblenz.
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  • Pretty ugly and unspectacular, but with the appropriate story, funny and amusing. Also the block is the oldest church in Koblenz, and that is most definitely worth a visit.
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  • Strange is the fountain on the square in front of the Basilica of Kastor therefore, whose curious Inschrift reminiscent of victory and defeat of Napoleon. In honor of Napoleon with his statue should be a monument at this point. However, only the base was completed until Napoleon's visit. So the French prefect had at least quickly put an inscription: "In the years 1812 / monument on the campaign against the Russians / under the prefect Urate from Jules Doazan" through the defeat of Napoleon was never completed the statue and Koblenz occupied by the Russians. The Commander showed humor and read including engraved: "Seen and approved by us, Russian commander of the city of Koblenz, on January 1, 1814". The fountain tray was added later.
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