• Außenansicht vom Deutschherrenhaus mit idyllischem Blumenhof
  • Überdimensionaler Daumen der den Weg zum Ludwig Museum zeigt
  • Detailaufnahme von der Turmspitze
  • Außenansicht vom Deutschherrenhaus mit idyllischem Blumenhof. Im Hintergrund ist das Reiterstandbild vom Kaiser zu sehen. Links daneben befindet sich die Ruine der Kapelle.
  • Ansicht von oben auf die Gartenanlage und der Kastor Kirche im Hintergrund
  • Ein Paar das vor dem Deutschherrenaus speist.

Contemporary art in historic ruins

The Deutschherrenhaus

The Deutschherren or Deutschordenshaus in Koblenz was the first branch of the Teutonic Order in the Rhineland. Since 1992 it houses the Ludwig Museum with contemporary, mainly French, art.

Archbishop Theoderich von Wied called the knights of the Teutonic Order to Koblenz in 1216 and gave them part of the grounds of the St. Castor monastery, together with the St. Nicholas hospital that was located there. On the grounds, directly at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers, a branch of the Teutonic Order soon arose. The site was originally referred to as the “Deutscher Ordt” and then soon after the “Deutsches Eck” (German Corner).

Only with the construction of the Kaiser Wilhelm I monument in 1897 did the name “Deutsches Eck” move from being the grounds of the Teutonic Order branch to the area around the monument, which today is commonly known as the “Deutsches Eck”.

Widespread destruction in 1944 of what had been the spacious buildings of the Teutonic Knights left only the former administrative building - the Deutschherrenhaus.

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