Top 5 Places to See and Things to do in Koblenz in a day
Located in the state of Rheinland Palatinate, Koblenz is one of the oldest and the most beautiful cities in Germany and gets its name from the Latin word Confluentes which means Confluence in English. The location of this city is at the confluence of rivers Mosel and the Rhine hence justifying its name. The old city, the view of the coming together of the two mighty rivers, and the beautiful fortress that offers fantastic views of the city are some of the reasons you should not miss visiting this lovely city.
So, here are the Top 5 Places to See and Things to do in Koblenz in a day
1. Explore the market area and the old city:
The market area is huge, with plenty of eateries and shopping opportunities. There are many beautiful old structures to admire as you cross the market area and reach the riverside.
Take a walk along the river till you reach the Deutsches Eck, an artificial headland at the confluence of Mosel and Rhine. The place is surrounded by greenery, making it ideal for a picnic. You can spend time walking around the area, admiring the coming together of the two mighty rivers ( You can distinguish them by their color) and watch cargo ships, as well as those with tourists, ferry on these rivers.
The monumental equestrian statue of the first German Emperor, Wilhelm I, stands tall at the Deutsches Eck. It is surrounded by a wall beautified by sculptures of emblems of all the states of Germany. Children may particularly like the experience of locating their state emblem. The place is surrounded by greenery, making it ideal for a picnic.
The cable car is a must-do experience in Koblenz. It takes you to the fortress ‘Ehrenbreitstein’ (Festung Ehrenbreitstein in German). You can get lovely views of the river and the surrounding city from cable car. This is, again, one of the experiences that children will surely enjoy.
Located 118 meters above Koblenz on the east bank of the Rhine, this fortress was built on the ruins of an older fort destroyed by the French. Today it houses multiple museums. Beautiful gardens and lush greenery surround the fort. It also has a cafe with a view. It offers fantastic views of the city and the Deutsches Eck.
- Explore the marketplace and the old city
- Walk along the river and enjoy the views at the Deutsches Eck
- Explore the statue of Emperor Wilhelm I and the surrounding structures.
- Take the cable car ride.
- Visit Festung Ehrenbreitstein for the museums and fantastic views of the town.