Koblenz attractions

Top Choice Fortress in Koblenz

Festung Ehrenbreitstein

On the right bank of the Rhine, 118m above the river, this fortress proved indestructible to all but Napoleonic troops, who levelled it in 1801. To prove a point, the Prussians rebuilt it as one of Europe’s mighties…
Museum in Koblenz


Spread over 1700 sq metres of the striking glass Forum Confluentes building, Koblenz' Mittelrhein-Museum's displays span 2000 years of the region’s history, including artworks, coins, ceramics, porcelain, furniture,…
Square in Koblenz

Deutsches Eck

At the point of confluence of the Moselle and the Rhine, the ‘German Corner’ is dominated by a soaring statue of Kaiser Wilhelm I on horseback, in the bombastic style of the late 19th century. After the original was…
Castle in Koblenz

Schloss Stolzenfels

A vision of crenellated towers, ornate gables and medieval-style fortifications, Schloss Stolzenfels rises above the Rhine’s left bank 5km south of the city centre. In 1823, the future Prussian king Friedrich Wilhel…
Church in Koblenz


In the Altstadt, the arched walkway at Am Plan square’s northeastern corner leads to the Catholic Liebfrauenkirche, built in a harmonious hotchpotch of styles. Of Romanesque origin, it has a Gothic choir (check out …
Museum in Koblenz

Ludwig Museum

Once the property of the Order of the Teutonic Knights, the Deutschherrenhaus is now home to the Ludwig Museum, which showcases post-1945 and contemporary art, including works by Picasso, Frank Stella, Jasper Johns,…
Basilica in Koblenz

Basilika St Kastor

Adjoining a lovely formal garden is Koblenz’ oldest church, Basilika St Kastor. Established in the 9th century, it was rebuilt in the 12th century. In 1991, Pope John Paul II raised its status to a minor basilica. T…
Sculpture in Koblenz


The Historiensäule portrays 2000 years of Koblenz history in 10 scenes perched one atop the other – the WWII period, for instance, is represented by a flaming ruin. An English-language panel provides context.