Koblenz: Another Jewel in Germany’s Crown

The Munzplatz. Enticing aromas of pastries and coffee waft past my nose

Tucked into the ‘V’ where the arms of the Mosel and Rhine Rivers meet, the small town of Koblenz is yet another undiscovered German gem that packs plenty of touristic punch for its weight. Koblenz offers enough well preserved historic attractions to keep tourists entertained for a day or two of solid sightseeing. And for aficionados of all things medieval and renaissance, the historic part of town ... Read Full Article

Visit Ancient Marksburg Castle in Braubach, Germany

Along the Rhine River at Sunset

  In his novel, Hyperion, which follows the adventures of an American traveler in Germany, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow states, “beneath me flows the Rhine and, like the stream of time, it flows amid the ruins of the past.” There is a section of the Rhine River that flows through the wine-growing region of Germany in the Valley of the Loreley that Longfellow must have had in mind when he ... Read Full Article

Koblenz, Germany: Medieval Churches, Fortresses and Fairy-tale Castles

View from German Corner

As the train whizzes along the Rhine River from Mainz to Koblenz, I can’t help but feel as if I’m journeying into an idyllic fairy-tale land.  The train passes romantic little towns with a medieval feel, and idyllic villages perched on the steep hillsides tiered with vineyards and orchards. Atop the hills I spot the first of many picture-book castles. Adding to the magic, as the train winds ... Read Full Article

Koblenz, Germany: Where the Rhine and Mosel Rivers Meet


Koblenz, Germany is perfectly situated to be the beginning or the end to a cruise on the Rhine River. You can easily spend three days or more checking out the great fortresses and castles in the area, the churches that defined the city for many a century, and the dozens of Weinstuben that serve the local Riesling up slightly chilled along with hearty local dishes. The city was founded more than ... Read Full Article

Sightseeing in Germany’s Historic Cities

Germany has launched a great website for travelers who are interested in particular historic and cultural aspects of Germany. Historic Germany highlights thirteen smaller but historically important cities including Augsburg, Erfurt, Freiburg, Heidleberg, Koblenz, Lubeck, Muenster, Potsdam, Regensburg, Rostock, Trier, Weisbaden, and Wurzburg. The site also offers Dream Routes that focus on ... Read Full Article