St Castor Basilica
Extended Koblenz Walking Tour
For an extended Koblenz Walking Tour, walk from the Mittelrhein Museum to the Weindorf Restaurant on the Rhine Promenade. The Weindorf Restaurant used to be a gigantic wine exhibition village, but is now a very popular place to eat. Then walk past the Electoral Palace and the Higher Regional Court. Behind the Higher Regional Court is the Memorial to victims of the Third Reich at Reichensperger Platz.
Next continue on the Rhine Promenade toward the Deutsches Eck. Enjoy the gardens along the way. Consider having a meal at the historic Pegelhaus Rhine crane building on the river front. Your extended Koblenz Walk Tour ends when you reach the St Castor Basilica and the Deutsches Eck.
Jesuit Church Square, © Bernd Kröger – Fotolia.com
Visit Koblenz – More Sights
Take a Moselle River Day Cruise on KD (Koln Dusseldorfer) from Koblenz to Cochem. The journey is 5 hours one way. In Cochem visit the Cochem Imperial Castle (Reichsburg Cochem) or the more authentic castle called Burg Eltz.
Take a Romantic Rhine Day Cruise to Rüdesheim.
At Christmas, visit the Koblenzer Weihnachtsmarkt Christmas Market.
Garten der Schmetterlinge Schloss Sayn – butterfly gardens and Schloss Sayn Castle, about 15 minutes from Koblenz.
Savor the Tastes of Koblenz
the Weindorf Restaurant on the Rhine Promenade.
The Pegelhaus – originally a Rhine Crane (foot powered crane at the river edge) built in 1611, now a restaurant.
For fine dining, try the Restaurant Historischer Weinkeller.
Four Towers, Old Town Koblenz, © europhotos – Fotolia.com
Get to Koblenz
You can get to Koblenz easily on any major river cruise because it is a standard stop on the Rhine or Moselle Rivers. You can get to Koblenz by train easily too. Koblenz is about a 30 minute train ride from Cologne. Frankfurt is about 1.5 hours from Koblenz.
The train station in Koblenz is about a 5 minute cab ride from the major sights in the Old Town or about a 15 minute walk. Alternately it’s a 15 minute walk south from the station to the Rhine and the beginning of the Rhine Promenade, which leads back to the Old Town. River cruise ships dock in the heart of the Old Town, so when you get to Koblenz, you can step off your boat and start a self guided walking tour.
Moselle River, © philipus – Fotolia.com
Koblenz weather makes it s a summer tourist destination. Average temperatures peak in July and August at 80 F (26 C), while lows are about 55 F (13 C). By December and January average highs are 40 F (5 C) and average lows are just below freezing. Rainfall is light throughout the year, but tends to spike in July. Koblenz weather if usually perfect in August, making it the best time to visit Koblenz. If you want to avoid the height of the tourist season, spring or fall may be more enjoyable though.