Koblenz, one of Germany’s loveliest and oldest cities, is always worth a visit, whether for a quick getaway or a longer stay. Koblenz offers everything a vacationer’s heart desires: cultural attractions, outstanding sights, a wonderful landscape, and above all, a beautiful historic city center located right on the Rhine.
The historic city center of Koblenz enchants visitors with romantic, tucked-away corners, narrow streets, and inviting plazas, all bearing witness to the city’s rich and colorful history stretching back to the Roman era. In 2002, the historic area was even named part of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley UNESCO World Heritage site. It is home to many bars and restaurants, inviting visitors to sit back, relax, and enjoy a pleasant stay.
Right near the historic city center area there are appealing bike routes and hiking trails, an imposing fortress, natural areas and many other options to round out your stay in the city.
The historic city center of Koblenz is home to five churches worth visiting: Basilika St. Kastor (Basilica of St. Castor), Liebfrauenkirche (Church of Our Beloved Lady), Florinskirche (St. Florin’s Church), Jesuitenkirche (Jesuit Church) and Herz-Jesu-Kirche (Church of the Sacred Heart). But the highlights of the historic city center area encompass more than just sacral buildings; structures such as the Vier Türme (“Four Towers”), the Deutsches Eck monument and plaza (where the Rhine and Mosel meet), the Alte Burg (“Old Castle”), the Electoral Palace (Kurfürstliches Schloss), the Koblenz Theater, Krämerzunfthaus (grocers’ guild house), Deutschherrenhaus (former Teutonic Order of Knights administrative building), Haus Metternich, Schängelbrunnen fountain with its statue of the local mascot, Alte Münze (Old Mint), Bürresheimer Hof estate, the Altes Kaufhaus and Schöffenhaus (two notable medieval buildings, one a former commercial building and the other a lay court), the Baroque Dreikönigenhaus (Three Kings House), the Deutscher Kaiser tower and the Löhr Center are particular points of interest in the historic city center. All of them are worthy inclusions in any sightseeing tour.