Photographer's Note

Another view of the Rhine from above, this time we see the town of Kaub with its two castles. One of them is called Pfalz, or Burg Pfalzgrafenstein, and is situated on a rock in the middle of the Rhine. According to legend, the Palatine countesses awaited their confinement in the Pfalz, but in reality the castle served as a toll-gate for merchandise on the Rhine. The other castle, Gutenfels, sits on a hill above the town.

Kaub, first mentioned in the year 983, originally belonged to the lords of Falkenstein, passed in 1277 to the Rhenish Palatinate, and attained civic rights in 1324. Here Blücher crossed the Rhine with the Prussian and Russian armies, on New Years night 1813-1814, in pursuit of the French.

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