Further on, a French garrison was in Ehrenbreitstein, firing down upon Coblentz, which had just been taken by the imperialists.
At Coblentz we remained a day, in order to visit the fortress of Ehrenbreitstein.
The object of his choice was a young widow, Maria Magdalena, daughter of the head cook at the castle of Ehrenbreitstein.
But, after all, Drachenfels and Ehrenbreitstein had no great interest for him.
The fortress is Ehrenbreitstein, the Gibraltar of the Rhine, capable of holding an army of men.
Ehrenbreitstein, signifies in German, "the broad stone of honour."
He was taken up that very evening by a soldier at Coblentz, for making a sketch of Ehrenbreitstein.
That evening I rode by rail to Ehrenbreitstein which is opposite to Coblentz.
In January, 1799, Ehrenbreitstein succumbed, and the French occupied the fortress.
Ehrenbreitstein is not only a very strong and important fortification, but it guards a very important point.