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Das Pegelhaus in Koblenz mit Restauranttischen im Vordergrund und dem Rhein und der Festung Ehrenbreitstein im Hintergrund ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Dominik Ketz

The Water Gauge House

A former Rhine crane transformed into a restaurant.

The Water Gauge House on the Koblenz Rhine Promenade, now used as a restaurant, was originally built as a Rhine crane. The building dates back to the 17th century. Elector Lothar von Metternich had the octagonal structure with a profiled base built as a Rhine crane from 1609 to 1611 with the assistance of the Jülich fortress architect Johann Pasqualini. The building was used in this function until 1839. After that, it functioned only as water gauge house.
Gruppe schaut auf die Speisekarte im Restaurant im Pegelhaus mit Panoramafenster mit Blick auf Rhein und Festung Ehrenbreitstein ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Dominik Ketz
Flood Markings
To the right of the entrance to the present-day café, you can see the floodwater markings from the different centuries.
Pegeluhr und Pegelstock am Pegelhaus bei Hochwasser ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Johannes Bruchhof
The Gauge Clock
On the left side is a blue water level gauge. The water level measured here is one of 22 gauges measured along the Rhine that are relevant for river navigation. 

Although it can seem complicated, reading the water level gauge is actually quite simple. Similar to a normal clock, the water level gauge works like this: the large hand shows the metre reading and the small hand shows the centimetre reading. For example, if the water level is 1.95 meters, the large hand points to 1 and the small hand points to 95.

Now you can go to the Water Gauge House and read the current water level!
Blaue Pegeluhr neben dem Pegelhause in Koblenz ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH
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Zwei Männer von der Seite halten Weingläser und blicken auf die Stadt Koblenz beim Sonnenuntergang ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Philip Bruederle

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