Koblenz Travel Guide
Koblenz, a 2000-year-old Roman city in Germany, is located on the famous Deutsches Eck (German corner), between two famous rivers, the Rhine and the Moselle. The city has a lot of narrow, old lanes and alleyways surrounded by cultural monuments and historic buildings. It is also famous for its pretty River Rhine promenade.
- Flight time from London: 1 hour 25 min
- Frankfurt Airport: 111km from the city centre; transfer time about 1 hour
- Nearest railway station: Koblenz Hauptbahnhof
- Currency: Euro
Koblenz houses various shops, restaurants and cosy bars in the city centre surrounded by a historic atmosphere. The town's main shopping area is the Löhr Centre.
This restaurant is richly accessorised, with backlit bars lighting up like displays in an art museum. It also contains replicas of Da Vinci's most famous art.
Weinhaus Hubertus is the oldest wine tavern in Koblenz, dating from 1696. It serves various homemade dishes and offers great German wines.
Deutsches Eck (German Corner)
The Deutsches Eck (German Corner) got its name in the 13th century after the Teutonic Order of Knights settled here at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle. The Kaiser Wilhelm monument stands here, serving as a memorial to German Unity from 1953 until the reunification in 1990.
Basilica of St. Kastor
This building dates from the end of the 12th century and is the church where the sons of Ludwig the Pious negotiated the division of the Franconian Empire in 842, which led to the Treaty of Verdun in 843.
The Ehrenbreitstein Fortress overlooks the Rhine as it stands 118 metres high. It is located opposite the River Rhine and was built around the year 1000.
Many pubs are located on Florinsmarkt. Club Abaco is a night club offering a live DJ and is very popular with young people. The Irish Pub in Koblenz is always crowded and offers good entertainment for every age.