Places of Interest in Koblenz, Germany

The medium-sized German city of Koblenz is known for the mouth of the Moselle in the Rhine. As a result, Koblenz has been an important strategic and logistics hub for two millennia. It is not for nothing that the Romans built a fortified urban settlement here about two thousand years ago. The history of Koblenz is characterized by armed conflicts with numerous border conflicts and major structural changes. The fortresses in and around Koblenz lost their importance when war technology made significant progress in the nineteenth century. Air raids in World War II destroyed 87% of Koblenz. Although important buildings have been rebuilt, part of Koblenz’s historic cityscape has been lost forever.

According to Fashion is Supreme, Koblenz is mainly visited by tourists who are traveling through the basin of the Rhine and Moselle. Bicycle tours and river cruises often include Koblenz as a fascinating stopover. If you want to know what he/she wants to do during a day trip to Koblenz, the top 10 sights of Koblenz below have a good guideline.

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#1. old town

The historic old town is the main attraction of Koblenz. It is the place where emperors and kings, as well as merchants and artists have left their mark on the city over the centuries. A walk through the Old Town of Koblenz is like a journey of discovery through different time periods of the city. You will be charmed by beautiful squares, romantic buildings and impressive towers.

Pay special attention to the details and don’t forget to look up every now and then. For example, you can discover the Vier Türme. These ‘four towers’ are an ensemble of four historic buildings, at the intersection of the streets Am Plan – Löhrstraße – Altengraben – Marktstraße. All four buildings have a striking and richly decorated bay window on the corner of the building. The building at Marktstraße 1 is still the original from 1690. The other three buildings have been rebuilt or restored.

#2. Germany Eck

The Deutsches Eck is the most photographed spot in Koblenz. It is an artificial spit of land at the mouth of the Moselle in the Rhine. The headland created the necessary space for the enormous monument that has been erected in honor of the first German Emperor Wilhelm I. The equestrian statue is 37 meters high, of which 14 meters is for the equestrian statue, and the bronze statue weighs 63.5 tons. The spire-shaped location is sometimes referred to as Deutscher Ordt. From the higher Fort Ehrenbreitstein you have a beautiful view of the Deutsches Eck.

#3. Fortress Ehrenbreitstein

Located on a hill on the Rhine, Fort Ehrenbreitstein is a relatively young fortress. The fortification was not built until the nineteenth century. During a visit to Fort Ehrenbreitstein you will clearly see that the way the fortification is designed is clearly different from the medieval fortresses that you will find in the vicinity of Koblenz. Fort Ehrenbreitstein was built between 1817 and 1828 as part of the so-called Festung Koblenz. As a visitor, you can visit the Landesmuseum Koblenz, which is located in the fortress, among other things. In our opinion, the highlight of Fort Ehrenbreitstein is the amazing view you have from the panorama point over the city of Koblenz, over the Deutsches Eck and over both rivers.

You can visit Fort Ehrenbreitstein for a fee. You can buy a ticket that is only for the fort. This is useful if you came to Fort Ehrenbreitstein with your own transport. Are you in town and want to go to Fort Ehrenbreitstein? Then the cable car is the best option. From the station in the city you will be taken to the fortress within five minutes by cable car over the Rhine. The combination tickets for the cable car and the fortress are of course more expensive than the separate entrance tickets for Fort Ehrenbreitstein. The Koblenz Seilbahn can be regarded as a sight in itself because of the beautiful view over Koblenz and the Rhine.

#4. Jesuitenplatz

The Jesuitenplatz is considered the most beautiful square in Koblenz. We fully agree. The Jesuitenplatz is centrally located in the historic center of Koblenz. It is named after the Jesuit order that used to be located here. The Town Hall is the most important building on Jesuitenplatz. The baroque building was put aside as a Jesuit college at the end of the seventeenth century and was given a different function after the departure of the order. At the Jesuitenplatz you can enjoy one of the terraces, especially in the summer months. If you want, you can take a look at the Citykirche am Jesuitenplatz.

#5. Castle Stolzenfels

Schloss Stolzenfels is considered by many to be the most beautiful castle in the city. This castle is located about five kilometers south of the city center. The castle, built in the thirteenth century, stands on the left bank of the Rhine. The neo-Gothic building was once put away as a toll castle. A residential tower and palace were added around the beginning of the fifteenth century. After Stolzenfels Castle was destroyed by the French in 1689, it fell into disrepair. After its reconstruction in the nineteenth century, Stolzenfels Castle was completely restored to its former glory and has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The castle is partly open to the public.

#6. Basilica of St. Kastor

The Basilica of St. Kastor (Basilica St. Kastor) is a medieval Roman Catholic church that stands in the old town of Koblenz. A church was built at the beginning of the ninth century on the site where a Roman fortress once stood. This Basilica of St. Kastor, consecrated in 836, can be seen as a historic site. This is where the negotiations between the sons of Louis the Pious took place in 842. This led to the division of the then Frankish Empire. The current building has its origins largely in the end of the twelfth century. On July 30, 1991, the church was elevated to a basilica by Pope John Paul II.

#7. Kurfürstliches Schloss

The Kurfürstliches Schloss is the most stately building you will see in Koblenz. The Electoral Palace was the first Classicist castle that Elector Clemens Wenzeslaus had built in Germany. The construction period was from 1777 to 1786. From 1850 to 1858 the castle was in use by the Prince of Prussia; the later Kaiser Wilhelm I. His wife Augusta was the one who ensured that an elongated park was built along the Rhine bank: the Kaiserin-Augusta-Anlagen. This park extends southwards from the Schlossgarten along the Rhine. While walking here, don’t forget to take a look at the monument dedicated to Augusta. This Kaiserin-Augusta-Denkmal was made six years after her.

Today, the Kurfürstliches Schloss is privately owned and used for weddings, parties and business meetings. It is not open for individual visits.

#8. Forum Confluentes

In the middle of Koblenz is the Forum Confluentes. This modernly designed building differs enormously from its surroundings architecturally, so that its form actually comes into its own even better. The Forum Confluentes is located on the Zentralplatz. This square is not a historic square, but was created during the reconstruction of Koblenz after WWII. In the architectural competition held in 2007, the design by the architectural firm Benthem Crouwel emerged as the winning project. The cultural building was opened in 2013. Forum Confluentes houses the Mittelrhein-Museum, the Romanticum Koblenz, the city library and the tourist office. The Romanticum houses an interactive exhibition about the Upper Middle Rhine Valley.

#9. Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus

In the thirteenth-century Deutschherrenhaus you can enjoy various expressions of French art. The historic building today houses the Ludwig Museum. Since 1992, the museum has been one of the various Ludwig museums that can be found mainly in Germany. The Ludwig collection is an extensive art collection that is managed by the Austrian Ludwig-Stiftung für Kunst und Wissenschaft. In the Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus you can view quite a few works of art from after the Second World War.

#10. Prussian Government Building

The Prussian Government Building (Preussisches Regierungsgebäude) has long been the seat of the Prussian government for the administrative district of Koblenz. The Prussian government building was built in Romanesque Revival style from 1902 to 1905 under the direction of the Berlin master builder Pauk Kieschke. Remarkable details are that the Prussian government building is one of the few large buildings that survived the Second World War virtually unscathed. The 158 meter long neo-Romanesque building is a protected cultural monument. You can only do it from the outside unfortunately. The former Prussian government buildings are now in use as administrative centers.

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