Time with your family in Koblenz!

Koblenz – The city with flair

Stroll along the Rhine, enjoy the sun with a delicious ice cream in the Kaiserin-Augusta park or at the Deutsches Eck, float over the wide river to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the famous chairlift, shop in the picturesque old town, visit unique museum exhibitions... Koblenz always has a lot to offer. Here, in one of Germany's oldest cities, the historic and the trendy combine to create a flair that always has a large portion of the Mediterranean about it.


In Koblenz, people love being outdoors when the weather is nice. Street cafés, parks and squares are full of life. On the banks of the Rhine and Mosel, you have the chance to sit down and watch the boats or the people from all over the world go by. But the university city can also be viewed indoors, for example in the Romanticum. The new, sensational Forum Confluentes offers an interactive journey through time to the Upper Middle Rhine Valley World Heritage Site – like you have never seen it before. You are on board an imaginary ship and, as a passenger, experience the legends, fairy tales and poems of the region... recited not by people, but by the living things of everyday life. In this way, your imagination inspires new knowledge, while interaction and playing with the objects is expressly desired.


The Mosellum has a similarly unusual design. The experience and exhibition world on the banks of the Mosel reveals what makes the river tick: fish migration and ecology, but also human use through shipping or power generation. The Mosel is more than “just” water; it is shown as a living space, a workplace and a source of energy. In the end, children and young people see the river for what it really is: an exciting web of relationships between people and animals, nature and culture.

For small children up to the age of six, however, the water playground at Deutsches Eck is the more suitable way of approaching the wet element. They have the chance to really let off steam in the sun on lots of water-spouting equipment. Parents will find it particularly handy that a large beer garden offers take-away refreshments as well as the availability of a sunbathing lawn just a few steps away.



Always in sight from the Deutsches Eck, the world-famous Ehrenbreitstein Fortress – one of the largest of its kind in Europe – shines in its unmistakable bright yellow on the other side of the Rhine. The most comfortable and spectacular way to get there is by chairlift. Those that are not big fans of heights can cross the Rhine by ferry and, after a short walk, take the inclined lift to the fortress in the Ehrenbreitstein district.

There are also currently selected ‘living history’-style guided tours at Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. These tours provide very vivid insights into the dramatic history of the fortress and the city of Koblenz. From up here, Prussia defended itself against France, which was hostile at the time. Today, the extensive, once military site with countless mysterious buildings is a forum for meeting, culture and wonderful distant views of the city and the river to the peaks of the Eifel.

The entire fortress plateau has become a meeting place for a sport and leisure and offers a spectacular viewing platform, a climbing playground, sports and fitness equipment as well as a modern adventure golf course.

A few kilometres up the Rhine from Koblenz, Stolzenfels Castle reigns over the valley with its fantastically beautiful architecture. Here, too, history comes alive for children and young people. The ghostly fun gives a surprise to whoever solves the mystery of the haunting. The knights' workshop is a creative place in which to design your own coat of arms, which offers immersion in past centuries with playful ease.

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