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Koblenz’s abundance of cultural monuments and historical buildings make Koblenz a charming town. © Bjoern Rudek

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Koblenz

The only city on Rhine and Moselle


Where Rhine and Moselle join, lies a city that pays tribute to both famous rivers: Koblenz - the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage
"Oberes Mittelrheintal" (Upper Middle Rhine Valley). In more than 2000 years of history Koblenz saw many armies come and go but the city kept the best of all conquests.

assetimage_1948_360w238jpgToday you can still visit the Kurfürstliches Schloss (Elector's Palace) as well as the romantic Schloss Stolzenfels (Stolzenfels Castle) and the neo-classical Theater. The Prussians left behind the unique Festung Ehrenbreitstein  (Ehrenbreitstein Fortress) that made the city to the greatest bastion on the old continent.
The huge construction high above Koblenz is well maintained. The fortress fascinates military historians from all over the world and is a site that you should not miss out on. From above you have an impressive panorama view over Koblenz and its baroque Old Town, over the Rhine, the Moselle and the monument of Emperor William I. on the Deutsches Eck (German Corner). On top of that, the fortress is home to the Landesmuseum Koblenz (State Museum Koblenz). assetimage_1951_359w243jpgThe former small settlement at the intersection of old military roads and great European streams emerged as a modern, vibrant city. In 2011, Koblenz hosted the Bundesgartenschau (Federal Garden Show) true to the motto "Koblenz changes". A new contrast between historic Prussian gardens and contemporary grounds had been created.

Koblenz is an adorable city that is definitely worth living in. It nicely mixes its historic heritage with the modern present. The characteristic mélange of the Rhineland's cheerfulness, French lifestyle and Prussian virtue gives the city its distinctive flair that inspires visitors again and again.
Our advice for your rendezvous of the senses in Koblenz:

Take a boat trip on the Rhine and Moselle and treat yourself with some hearty Debbekooche (potatoe pancakes made of grated potatoes, bacon and onions) and tangy wines of the region.

New Attraction

Open now! `ROMANTICUM´ Koblenz

The Federal Garden Show 2011 has changed the face of the city of Koblenz considerably: Past and present are inextricably interwoven and new gardens and promenades invite you to explore the city. The ROMANTICUM opened up – a stunning world of adventure which introduces you to the natural beauty of the Rhine Valley and its myths and legends. Equipped with audio guides, you will go on a fantastic journey on an imaginary Rhine steamer and be amazed.

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Top Tip: Koblenz aerial car

http://www.historicgermany.travel/assetimage_3294_170wns61.jpgTake the aerial car from the German corner up to the Ehrenbreitstein fortress in Koblenz! At almost 850 metres in length, the aerial cable car is one of the largest of its kind in Europe outside the Alps.

Further information...

Tourist Information Koblenz

Koblenz-Touristik
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Forum Confluentes
Zentralplatz 1
DE-56068 Koblenz
Tel.: +49 (0)261 19433
Tel.: +49 (0)261 129 1610 (Romanticum)
Fax: +49 (0)261 129 1620
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