Promenade Closure
Permanent closure of the towpath and promenade path along the Rhine below the Pfaffendorf bridge from the wine village to the castle steps.
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Freundesgruppe steht am Zaun und lacht während eine auf etwas in der Entfernung zeigt ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Philip Bruederle
Germany's most beautiful regions

Day Trip Tips

Koblenz is also ideal as a starting point for exciting day trips–it takes its guests to the most beautiful corners of Germany. Picturesque wine villages of the Moselle region, romantic castles such as Stolzenfels or architectural monuments from past times such as Marksburg Castle can be found in the immediate vicinity. Numerous premium hiking trails, for example the "Dream Trails" lead through the vast natural landscapes of Hunsrück, Westerwald and the volcanic Eifel. The river valleys on the Rhine, Moselle and Lahn complete the offer for cycling and water sports enthusiasts.

Discover Germany's most beautiful regions via bus & train
Germany's most beautiful regions are closer than you think! Discover the city on the Rhine, Moselle and Lahn easily by public transport. It has never been easier to explore the most beautiful places in the region, because you can get everywhere with the Germany map. Be surprised by the diversity of the region and the endless possibilities to recharge your batteries.
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Frau steht vor Schloss Stolzenfels und blickt auf einer Broschüre ©Ryne & Denise Cook
Day Trips Along the Moselle
Moselle bend at sunset in Bremm ©Herrmann Forster -
Reichsburg Cochem umgeben von herbstfarbenen Bäumen. Die Mosel fließt im Vordergrund ©
Moselle Bend & Climbing Trails
A particularly scenic part of the Moselle can be found around the picturesque wine village of Bremm. In the middle of the steepest vineyard in Europe, the Calmont, an adventurous climbing trail beckons. Here, the dreamlike view of the Mosel bend is guaranteed!
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Reichsburg & Moselle Wine
When you think of the Moselle, you usually think of Riesling, vineyards with steep terraces and Moselle bends. From now on, Moselle castles should definitely be in this list as well, because they have a lot to offer. The Reichsburg in Cochem is...
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By train through the Moselle Valley

Trains run several times a day between Koblenz and Trier. Even if you travel from Luxembourg with the RE 11, they do not have to change trains even once. You have never experienced a more beautiful train ride than on the route with the RB 81 through the Moselle valley. Falling asleep on the train is impossible on this connection. But if it does happen, just get off at the next wine village, try a sip of Riesling and return in complete relaxation.

Day Trips Along the Rhine
Geyser Andernach backlit by sun with watching people in foreground © GmbH, Klaus-Peter Kappes
Aerial view of Katz Castle with Loreley Rock in the background and the Rhine flowing through ©Rheinland-Pfalz Tourismus GmbH, Dominik Ketz
Hiker from behind looks at Marksburg Castle ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Philip Bruederle
Spectacular natural spectacle
Andernach Geyser
With its 60 meter high eruption, the Andernach Geyser is the second-highest cold water geyser in the world.
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A legendary cliff that is a very special attraction thanks to its unique view of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley.
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Journey to the Middle Ages
Visit the only hilltop castle along the Middle Rhine that has never been destroyed!
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Via Train through the Rhine Valley

You have never seen so many castles along a river. Trains run several times a day between Koblenz and Mainz. Even from Frankfurt you can travel quite comfortably without changing trains with the RB 10. Just landed at the airport? Perfect! With the RE 2, you can also travel from the regional train station at Frankfurt Airport to Koblenz without changing trains. Both routes take you past countless castles in the Rhine Valley and offer many opportunities to discover them - often even on foot from the platform!

Day Trips Along the Lahn
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Aussichtspunkt Gabelstein mit Weitblick auf das Lahntal mit grünen Bäumen und ruhiges Flusswasser ©
A healing spring paradise
Bad Ems
"Not all water is the same" is the general wisdom. On the Lahn, you can test this right away in your own flesh. Bad Ems alone has 15 healing springs!
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Hiking in the Lahn Valley
Gabelstein Viewpoint
Forests and wine, sporty ascents and descents and wonderful views like the Gabelstein viewpoint await you on the stages of the Lahn hiking trail. Here you can slow down and simply enjoy. Looking over the Lahn Valley, you also immediately notice how many different facets there are here. From activities around the water, hiking on the heights or visiting cities, everything is possible.
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Day Trips in the Eifel
Eltz castle from the front surrounded by green forest ©Rheinland-Pfaltz Tourismus GmbH, Dominik Ketz
Lady in warrior pose doing yoga on tree trunk in water at sunrise near Maria Laach ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Philip Bruederle
As if right out of a fairy tale
Eltz Castle
With its medieval architecture, Eltz Castle is considered the most beautiful castle in Europe and the epitome of a fairytale knight's castle. Idyllically located in the middle of the forest, a visit to the castle can be wonderfully combined with a hike.
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Maria Laach
The Lake Laach valley enchants with the idyllic landscape of the East Eifel and the monastery Maria Laach with its wide range of hotel, gastronomy, arts and crafts and much more...
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Day Trips in the Hunsrück
View of a long suspension rope bridge rising over a deep wooded valley, cloudy sky in the background and wisps of fog in the valley  ©Bernhard -
Geierlay Suspension Bridge
360 meters long and 100 meters high, the suspension rope bridge rises above the Mörsdorfer Bachtal in the middle of Hunsrück.
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Day Trips in the Westerwald
Hachenburg marketplace with tables and umbrellas in front of restaurants, surrounded by colorful half-timbered houses and a church, in the foreground branches, in the background blue sky ©Tourist-Info Hachenburger Westerwald, Dominik Ketz
Sayn Castle ©Koblenz-Touristik GmbH, Johannes Bruchhof
Distillery, historic towns & wild nature
Hachenburg Westerwald
The Hachenburg Westerwald enchants not only with wildly romantic paths along lonely lakeshores and through beautiful low mountain ranges, but also with charming small towns and regional crafts such as the distillation of noble brandies.
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