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Koblenz [1] 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.

Get in

By plane

Koblenz is located within one hour travelling time of three major German airports:

  • Frankfurt, which is a main European hub and home of Lufthansa (rates will be comparably expensive),
  • Frankfurt-Hahn, which is a hub of the low-cost airline Ryanair and Wizz Air, Pegasus Airlines, Blue Air, & Iceland Express.
  • Cologne, which is served by major airlines and low-cost carriers as HLX, Germanwings, EasyJet.

By train

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 away and connections run from early in the morning till late night.

By car

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. The train station has a parking garage, as does the Löhr Center. Pay attention to closing times at the Löhr Center parking garage - it closes shortly after the shops, typically catching at least a few tourists unaware!

By bus

Many bus companies offer trips to Koblenz for one or more days.

Get around

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.


  • Deutsches Eck. This spot (the name means German Corner in German) is where the Mosel River meets the Rhein River. The tip of the park is shaped like a ship's prow, overlooked by an enormous equestrian statue of Kaiser Wilhelm mounted on an equally-huge stone base that you can climb for a great view of the rivers and opposite shore castle/fort. Not far from the German Corner, you can catch a little sightseeing train which will drive around & point out some of the interesting things about Koblenz.
  • Festung Ehrenbreitstein. This is a big military castle/fort in good condition. From there you have a good view over Koblenz (entry fee ca. 2 Euro). There is also one of the museum of Koblenz. It is located on the other side of the Rhine.
  • Militär Museum. This is a big military museum. It is located on the other side of the Mosel. In the past Koblenz was an important strategic military area. On every side of the rivers were military castles/forts. Rivers were the most important logistic routes till last century. Their possession decided win or lose of a war.
  • Schängler Brunnen. This is a nice little fountain near townhall. You should stand three steps in front of the fountain and in front of the figures face. Wait there three minutes. What then happens should bring fortune.
  • City Sculptures. Koblenz has a number of whimsical sculptures and fountains scattered throughout the city. Look for them as you walk around, and you will be pleasantly surprised.


  • Watch Soccer at the Oberwerth-Stadium and see TuS Koblenz [2]
  • In August watch "Rhein in Flammen" (Rhein in Flames). During that weekend there are concerts at Deutsches Eck, leading up to a big fireworks display on Sunday evening. The history for this event is that the Germans sent burning ships down the Rhine and confused the Roman troops. So they broke through the "limes", a wall which protected the Romans from the uncivilized wild Germans.
  • In September is the "Nacht der Museen" (Night of Museums). Special busses run between museums and other points of interest, which are open till midnight. Ticket for entrance and bus is ca. 16 Euros.
  • Boating trips on the Rhine are famous. There are castles and vineyards to see.
  • 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, 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.


  • You'll find excellent regional wine and food at Wirtshaus Alt Coblenz [3].


Koblenz is located in the wine area of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, mostly known for dry white wines, but also producing dry red wines. Being in Germany, trying the beer is also a must! South and north German beers differ in the proportion of hops and malt. More hops makes the beer more bitter, and this region is known for a higher percentage of hops. "Königsbacher" is one local beer brewery.

  • Irish Pub down the street from the Deutches-Eck (German Corner), is a friendly pub with English speaking bar staff, occasionally music.


  • Rhein-Hotel Diehl's Terrassen [4] is situated directly at the Rhine, below the Ehrenbreitstein castle/fort, with a view of the Deutsches Eck from every room. 4-star, but unfortunately only a few metres from a busy railway.
  • Youth Hostel - map - located in the fortress "Festung Ehrenbreitstein". From there you have a nice view over Koblenz

Get out

  • Forty minutes by car or by train to the south is the famous "Loreley". In the past that was a dangerous part of the Rhine for ships.

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