Sightseeing around the worlds in Koblenz

Koblenz is one the oldest cities in germany, Romans, Franks and Prussians left their footprint here. The city is located in the beautyfull rhine gorge, which was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. An saturday evening we offer a guided tour through the Old Town of Koblenz.

For those of you interested in staying same days longer, there is a lot to see in and around Koblenz. Here are some suggestions:

Festung Ehrenbreitstein

Festung Ehrenbreitstein
Festung Ehrenbreitstein

The old prussian fortress is located at the east river bank of the rhine. It not only offers a marvelous view over Koblenz and the rhine valley, you can also take a guided tour and learn a lot about fortress building in the 19th century.

As the fortress is located in koblenz you can easily get there by bus, car or (even better) use the cable car over the rhine.

Boat trip on rhine and/or moselle

A boat trip on our two rivers is worth considering. See the rhine valley and moselle valley, the city of koblenz as well as some of the castles and even the famous lorelei.


The Marksburg
The Marksburg

Located above Braubach, the Marksburg is the only castle in the middle rhine valley that has never been destroyed. You can take a guided tour through the castle and enjoy the view over the rhine valley. Braubach itself is worth a visit too.

(BTW: the Marksburg also is the location of the anual FoG German Open tournament.)

Braubach is situated about 10 km from Koblenz. You can reach it easily by car or you can take a train or bus from Koblenz main station.

Burg Eltz

Burg Eltz
Burg Eltz

Burg Eltz is an impressive medieval castle near the moselle river. Parts of the castle are open to public (guided tour).

Going by car you can reach the castle in less then 40 minutes. Alternatively you can take the train to Moselkern. From there it is a walk of about 5 km through the elzbach valley to the castle. The walk is beautyfull but you should wear sturdy shoes.

Reconstructed limes towers in Rheinbrohl and Hillscheid

Limes tower at Rheinbrohl
Limes tower at Rheinbrohl

In roman times, the fortifications of the limes germanicus started in the rhine valley near Koblenz. There are two reconstructed limes towers not far from Koblenz. One is located in Hillscheid and can be reached in about 20 minutes by car, the other is located in Rheinbrohl which can be reached by train or in about 30 minutes by car.

Further castles

Its propably hard to find a place with as much medieval castles as in the river valleys near Koblenz.

Here is a list of castles in the rhine gorge and a list of castles at the mosel. (Both lists are available in german only.)

Other cities

Porta Nigra in Trier
Porta Nigra in Trier

If you have seen everything in and around Koblenz, there are still some other cities to discover, all within 1 to 1.5 hours from Koblenz either by car or train:



The oldest german town is famous for its roman buildings like the Porta Nigra and the Aula Palatina.



What to say about cologne? Its another german town with lots of history dating back till roman times, but anyway, you just have to see the cathedral.



Not only the place you most likely will arive at by plane, but also worth a visit. Its skyline is as famous as its shopping streets.



The capitel of Rhineland-Palantine not only is the birth place of Johannes Gutenberg - it offers lots of sights, not least the cathedral.



Just crossing the rhine from Mainz you reach Wiesbaden, the capital of Hesse. It is remarkable for its building from the late 19th century that survived the second world war in great numbers, giving the town a very special flair.

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