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  • Writer's pictureVicky Lopez

Koblenz: A Small Tourist Guide

Koblenz boasts a 5,000-year history, gorgeous surroundings with the romantic Rhine Gorge and the Moselle Valley, hills covered in vineyards, and attractions that speak of great empires and kings of the past.

One of the most effective ways to see these things is to take an individual walking tour that includes everything from rich historic mansions to some of Germany's oldest church buildings. Also, make a point of visiting the city's various attractive public squares and market locations. The Jesuitenplatz and Gorresplatz are two of the most popular spots.

The Electoral Palace comes up next. It was created in the 18th century and is considered one of the region's major palaces built in the French early neoclassicism style, and the on-site cafe is a great place to stop for refreshments and lunch if you are hungry. Explore the lovely gardens and the Rhine River all the way to Deutsches Eck (German corner).

Rudesheim, Germany - all the charm along the Rhine River

It's no wonder, then, that the Rhine is one of the best selections for first-time river cruisers! With almost 1200 kilometers of water running through six nations, the Rhine is one of Europe's greatest rivers and one of the world's major rivers, with a tremendously busy shipping flow! From the Lorelei Rock to castles on practically every bend, The Rhine is one of the most beautiful river cruises you can experience!

It is vital to remember that the Rhine runs for more than 1200 kilometers from its source in the Swiss Alps through Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, France, and the Netherlands. There are numerous routes to choose from! As a result, to make your decision easier, select one that includes some of the Rhine's best attractions!

If you have time left on your Koblenz schedule, don't miss out on the opportunity to take the cable car. What better way to see a castle than from a 360° cable car view? Also, you might want to visit the photography museum (Haus der Fotografie) and the archaeology museum (Haus der Archaologie). Both are housed in the same structure. There are a number of intriguing things to do there, such as participating in a Baroque eating experience and a large calendar of musical and dramatic acts, as well as English guided tours.

When you're ready to plan your trip to Germany, Koblenz, or any Rhine or European river cruise - give me a call, or schedule a chat!

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