Koblenz – the final stop on our Rhine River Cruise.
Koblenz gets its name from the Latin word confluentes – the confluence of the Moselle and Rhine rivers.
It is a huge overnight stop for riverboats, which means lots of tourists. But if you get up early enough, they are all still asleep on their boats and you can have the streets to yourself.
The Ehrenbreitstein Fortress towers high above the town on the opposite bank of the Rhine, and the Sielbahn cable car carts people up and across the river to the top. We cheaped out and did the hike up/cable car down option.
We thought the fortress wasn’t anything that special, hence the lack of photos here. What it excels at is providing expansive views out over the city!
Definitely worth a stop, and even an overnight if you’re doing a Rhine cruise.
Memorial of German Unity
Basilica of St. Castor