Koblenz, Germany — Travel Guide & Visitor Info

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Koblenz, Germany (photos: Koblenz Touristik)
Koblenz, Germany (photos: Koblenz Touristik)

Koblenz celebrated its 2000 year history in 1992 – – it is an old fortified city bordered at two of its sides (seeing its former original triangle shape) by Rhine and Moselle rivers.

Directly where Rhine River meets the Moselle River is one of its major attractions or landmarks located, the so-called German Corner (Deutsches Eck). Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm I has his Memorial at the German Corner.

On top of the hill at the Rhine shore the old fortress Ehrenbreitstein overlooks Koblenz and the German Corner.

Koblenz is one of the oldest cities in Germany and Old Town is still a must-see place for all visitors – – either stroll through the old narrow streets and discover the city on your own or book a guided tour which is available at the visitor center, see below.

Our list with the top attractions in Koblenz can be found here: Koblenz Sightseeing Highlights

Due to its location at the Rhine Koblenz is also an ideal starting point for Rhine River tours along the stretch of the river where you can discover a number of fortresses, castles, and palaces: Stolzenfels, Castle, Lahneck Castle, the Königsstuhl, Marksburg Castle, Boppard Castle, and of course the Loreley Rock in St. Goarshausen.

Marksburg Castle is special with regard to the fact that it is the only clifftop castle on the Middle Rhine that is still good preserved and intact. It was build in the 14th centure and sits on a cliff overlooking the town of Braubach (12 kilometres from Koblenz).

Climate & Temperatures in Germany

Average temperatures

Juli/August: up to around 30 C / 86 F.
Winter: around freezing point

Best time to travel / Season

In general year-round, however, most tourists prefer the time between Spring and Fall.

Visitor Info & Getting Around

Population

Ca. 110 000

Airport

Cologne/Bonn (Köln/Bonn) Airport (83 km / 51 mi)
Frankfurt airport (107 km / 66 mi)
Autobahn connections via A3, A48, A61
Rail services with Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB): ICE/IC/EC trains

Public Transportation

KEVAG – Koblenz Elektizitäts- und Verkehrs AG

Location

Koblenz is located in the German state (Bundesland) Rhineland-Palatinate and third largest city of the state after Mainz and Ludwigshafen. It is also close (ca. 90 km / 55 mi) to Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, wich is located north of Koblenz.

Tourism Office (in German: ‘Fremdenverkehrsamt’)

Tourist-Information Town hall

Jesuitenplatz 2, 56068 Koblenz

Tourist-Information Main Train Station (Hauptbahnhof)

Bahnhofplatz 17, 56068 Koblenz