Koblenz, Germany

Koblenz is a German city situated on both banks of the Rhine at its confluence with the Moselle, where the Deutsches Eck (German Corner) and its monument (Emperor William I on horseback) are situated. It is a historical city with remains dating back to 1000BC.

Koblenz boasts extensive defensive works, including forts crowning the hills encircling the town to the west, and the citadel of Ehrenbreitstein on the opposite bank of the Rhine. Since 1890, the city has consisted of the Altstadt (old city) and the Neustadt (new city) or Klemenstadt. Of these, the Altstadt is closely built and has only a few fine streets and squares, while the Neustadt possesses numerous broad streets and a handsome frontage along the Rhine.

Things to See & Do

* Deutsches Eck - German Corner where the Mosel River meets the Rhine River
* Festung Ehrenbreitstein - big military castle/fort and its cable car
* Military Museum
* Schangel-Brunnen - fountain
* City sculptures

General Information

Cruise Season - March to Dec
Currency - Euro (€) (EUR)
Language - German
Land Area - 105.02 km²
Population - 108,000 approx.
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 49

Port Location - The port at Koblenz is located on the Rhine river.

Travel Links - Koblenz is located within one hour travelling time of three major German airports: Frankfurt, Frankfurt-Hahn and Cologne.

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.

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