Because of poor economic conditions in the 18th century, more and more farmers were leaving the region to look for a better life in another country. The Elector of Koblenz banned emigration in 1724 and renewed the ban in 1763 with higher punishments, including confiscation of property.

The 2000 year old city of Koblenz has always been a transportation centre, due to its position where the Mosel meets the Rhine. Nowadays, not only ships but trains and busses travel along the Rhine and the Mosel to and from this city of 120,000.
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