Directly at the confluence of the Moselle and Rhine rivers lies the beautiful city of Koblenz. The city in Rhineland-Palatinate is ideal as a starting point for discoveries in the Middle Rhine Valley and the Moselle Valley and for a city trip to Koblenz.
Koblenz is a very old city. The name is derived from the Latin word “Confluentes”, which means “confluence”. The Rhine and the Moselle flow together at the German Corner and only a few kilometers to the south the Lahn also flows into the Rhine.
The city is located exactly in the middle between the four parts of the Rhenish Slate Mountains: Eifel (left of the Rhine, north of the Moselle), Westerwald (right of the Rhine, north of the Lahn), Hunsrück (left of the Rhine, south of the Moselle) and Taunus (right of the Rhine, south of the Lahn). Thus, a stay in the city is at the same time the ideal starting point for excursions in beautiful surroundings.
City visitors enjoy strolling through the old town in Koblenz and conquering the Ehrenbreitstein.
City trip to Koblenz – excursion tips
The cable car from Koblenz reaches the top station and we get off. High above the city, on the right side of the Rhine, lies Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on Mount Ehrenbreitstein. It already looks big and mighty from the Rhine valley, but we will explore whether it is really that impressive.
Vacation in the region around Koblenz
Tanja von Spaness and the Brodenbach organization team came up with something very special. We were allowed to experience the Saturday afternoon, divided into different groups the #AbenteuerBrodenbach in the truest sense of the word adventurous. Depending on our interests, we could join one of three groups: Adventure Herbs & Cuisine, Adventure Thunderhole, Adventure Ehrbachklamm.
Our adventure Brodenbach leads us to the Ehrenburg. We drive out of town along a road with switchbacks higher and higher into the Hunsrück and finally arrive at a large parking lot. From here we walk another 400 meters downhill until we reach the Ehrenburg.
The town of Brodenbach is located on the beautiful Moselle River. I think I would never have gotten to know and love this region of Germany if Tanja from Spaness hadn't invited me to a blogger meeting with the #AbenteuerBrodenbach.So on a Friday early in the morning I took the train from Berlin via Frankfurt…
Travel information about Koblenz
Koblenz does not have its own airport. Those arriving by plane travel via the nearest airports Cologne-Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt or Frankfurt-Hahn. From there, you can then continue to Koblenz by train.
Koblenz’s main train station is located near the city center. ICEs and IC trains stop there, as well as numerous regional trains from various providers. From Koblenz you can reach Cologne, for example, in about an hour.
The freeways A48 and A61 run directly by the city. In addition, federal highways running to the left and right of the Rhine offer a very good connection to the region.
The bus station is located directly at the main train station. Several long-distance bus lines of different providers arrive here. In addition, there are regional bus connections to the surrounding region.
The city bus lines offer connections from the outskirts of Park&Ride parking lots to the city center for the journey on a city trip to Koblenz.
The Rhine and Moselle rivers are busy waterways around Koblenz. In addition to cargo shipping, river cruise ships and passenger ships also operate on the rivers. Passenger shipping, for example, connects Koblenz with Cochem.
The Rhine Cycle Path, the Moselle Cycle Path and the Lahn Valley Cycle Path run along and through Koblenz.
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The public transportation network in Koblenz is quite well developed. City buses run throughout the city. Additionally, night buses run on weekends and holidays.
Large parts of the city center are pedestrian zones.
From the Deutsches Eck, the Altstadtexpress runs through downtown Koblenz in about half an hour during the summer.
Rhine cable car
The Rhine cable car offers the most comfortable and visually certainly most beautiful way from the Deutsches Eck over the Rhine to Ehrenstein Castle. In summer (April-October) it runs daily from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., in winter it operates only on weekends and holidays.
A ferry runs from Koblenz to Ehrenbreitstein.
The parking guidance system indicates available parking spaces in Koblenz. The city has over 10,000 parking spaces close to the city center in parking garages/underground garages and on public streets.
Large parts of the city are managed by means of parking ticket machines, and the parking garages also charge a fee.