Koblenz  is a city in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in the Federal Republic of Germany. Koblenz has approx. 108,000 inhabitants; the surrounding area accounts for approx. 400,000 people in total.
Koblenz is located within one hour travelling time of three major German airports:
Koblenz can easily be reached by train, for example from the Frankfurt/Mainz area, Cologne area or Trier. These towns are one to two hours trips and connections start early in the morning till late night.
Three German motorways lead to Koblenz: A3, A48 and A61. Parking in the center of Koblenz is sometimes restricted according to time. Park and ride is available. At train station is a park garage. Park garage at Löhr Center closes after shops closed and always some tourists forget this.
Many bus companies offer trips to Koblenz for one day ore more days.
Buses leave from the central train station (usually between 5:30 and 23:00) and will take you to most parts of Koblenz. The city itself is quite small and easily accessible on foot.
You can reach "Festung Ehrenbreitstein" by taxi, bus, or by taking a ferry across the Rhine River and walking up the walled access road to the fortress. You can also ride a chairlift (Sesselbahn) to the top of the fortress.
Koblenz has a classical theater. In Germany, men wear suits and women wear gowns when going to a classic theatre. In Blaue Biwel enjoy the cabarret. For young people there KuFa (culture factory) offers nice theater plays and concerts.
Koblenz has a big shopping mall(Löhr-Center) with some 130 shops, located in the city centre. There are also many downtown shops on or near Löhrstraße.
Koblenz is located among wine area of Rhine and Moselle Rivers. Most wines produced there are dry white wines. Dry red wines are available too. Vineyards are nice to look at on Rhine and Mosel. "Königsbacher" is one local beer brewery. Main difference between south and north German beer is the proportion of hops and malt. More hops makes beer more bitter. Using more hops for beer is in this region common.
The ****-Rhein-Hotel Diehl's Terrassen is situated directly at the Rhine, below the Ehrenbreitstein castle/fort, with a view of the Deutsches Eck from every room. Unfortunately, only a few metres from a busy railway. (Diehl's hotel)
A youth hostel is located in the fortress "Festung Ehrenbreitstein". From there you have a nice view over Koblenz (http://old.web02.djh.de/international/html/index_map.jsp?ID=9).