phone: +49 261 19433address: Zentralplatz 1
By planeKoblenz is located within one hour travelling time of three major German airports:
- Frankfurt Airport, which is one of the world's major intercontinental hubs and home of Lufthansa
- Hahn Airport, the largest airport in the state, served by low-cost airlines
- Cologne-Bonn Airport, one of Germany's largest airport and the main base of Lufthansa's low-fare subsidiary, Eurowings
By trainKoblenz can easily be reached by train IC, 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.
Koblenz Central Station
By carThree 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 busMany bus companies offer trips to Koblenz for one or 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.
Deutsches EckThis spot (the name means German Corner in German) is where the Mosel River meets the Rhine 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 EhrenbreitsteinThis is a big military castle/fort in good condition. From there you have a good view over Koblenz. There is also one of the museum of Koblenz. It is located on the other side of the Rhine.
SchängelbrunnenThis is a nice little fountain near the town hall. You should stand three steps in front of the fountain and in front of the figure's face. Wait there three minutes. What then happens should bring fortune.
MilitärmuseumThis 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 until the 20th century. Their possession could decide who won or lost a war.
Mosellum - information centre - fish pass Koblenzaddress: Peter-Altmeier-Ufer 1Information centre in the fish pass building dedicated to the river Moselle and fish migrations.
- 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.
address: Neustadt 24
Upriver from Koblenz proper
- Watch football at the Oberwerth-Stadium and see TuS Koblenz
- On the second weekend in August, watch "Rhein in Flammen" (Rhein in Flames). During that weekend there are concerts at Deutsches Eck, with a big fireworks display on Saturday 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 buses run between museums and other points of interest, which are open till midnight. Ticket for entrance and bus is about €16.
- Boating trips on the Rhine are famous. There are castles and vineyards to see.
- In Blaue Biwel enjoy the cabaret.
- Koblenz has a classical theater. In Germany, men wear suits and women wear gowns when going to a classic theatre.
- For young people, KuFa (culture factory) offers nice plays and concerts.
RheinsteigWalk part of the trail on the right Rhine side.
RheinburgenwegWalk part of the trail on the left Rhine side.
phone: +49 261 160656address: Am Plan 13Excellent regional wine and food.
phone: +49 261 1360address: Julius-Wegeler-Straße 6Reasonable sized rooms with good breakfast. Can be busy and expensive in holiday period.
phone: +49 261 97070address: Rheinsteigufer 1Is situated directly at the Rhine, below the Ehrenbreitstein fort, with a view of the Deutsches Eck from every room. 4-star, but unfortunately only a few metres from a busy railway.
phone: +49 261 972870located in the fortress "Festung Ehrenbreitstein". From there you have a nice view over Koblenz
- St. Goar — home to the famous "Loreley", the narrowest and once the most dangerous part of the Rhine for ships
- Treis-Karden — site of the stunning Eltz Castle, 30 km west of Koblenz
- Cochem — medieval town up the Mosel River