Archaeological finds proove that the area surrounding the current Görresplein was already inhabited by the Romans. In the middle ages, it was the property of the Kastor foundation, later it became property of the of the Jesuit order. 19th Century gradually built, later municipal property. Formerly called "Großer Platz" or "Paradeplatz", late 18th century during French occupation also "Place verte". Late 19th century named after General August von Goeben, a monument was errected for him at the "Goebenplatz", for 10 years he was commanding general of the Koblenzer VIIIth army corps. After WW II the square was "demilitarized" (Goeben-monument removed) and the square was named after Koblenzer publicist and historian Josef Görres. In the middle of the square the 10 meter high fountain “history column”, artist Jürgen Weber tells in 10 juxtaposed “floors” in 3D scenes the history of Koblenz.
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