Visit the Info center before you set off exploring
The Turist Info center of Koblenz has 2 offices one is located in the Rathaus-Town Hall and the other in the Main Railway station.
You have to visit them before you set off on your exploration.
The offices will give you wealth of info and know-how, so your stay in Koblenz will be exeptional.
Tourist Info Office/main station
Phone: 0261 31304
Tourist Info office/Town Hall
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org One of my favorite things is that you can book gude to show you the old city, and hear wonderfull stories about this very old town.
They also offer city tour with "oldie bus", wich is great experiance.
Climate in Koblenz
There is no special rainy season
Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 10 – 19°C ( 50 - 66°F ); min: 2 - 9°C ( 36 - 49°F )
Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 20 – 24°C ( 68 - 74°F ); min: 11 - 14°C ( 51 - 57°F )
Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 8 – 20°C ( 47 - 68°F); min: 2 - 11°C ( 36 – 51°F )
Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 4 – 5°C ( 39 - 41°F); min: -1 - 1°C ( 30 - 34°F )
Castle Sternberg / Sterrenberg in Kamp-Bornhofen
Sterrenberg castle high above the river Rhine, is togeather with Burg Liebenstein the castle-twins high above Kamp-Bornhofen, at the right bank of the river Rhine, about 15km upstream from Koblenz. From castle Liebenstein you may walk within only 15-20 minutes to castle Sternberg ( sometimes it is also called castle Sterrenberg).
My picture shows the quite unique innercourt of the castle, that is privately owned, but open to the public.I was there early in the morning, 2 hours before the restaurant would have opened, and I was able to walk around anyway and take my pics .
This castle is also a great place to have lunch or dinner and enjoy the great panorama of the Rhine-valley !
Los Gauchos is located at the old town of Koblenz. I’ve recently been there with a couple of friends to celebrate an anniversary. The staff was friendly and quickly rearranged some tables for us.
Wooden furnishings, photos and some more decoration create a bit of a rustic, South American ambience. The only minus point, in my opinion, is the huge window at the side wall that did not have any drapery. I was seated right there with the window at my back and found it rather interfering as outside people kept on passing by. It’s a bit uncomfortable and next time we’ll go to Los Gauchos I will definitely make sure we’ll be seated elsewhere.
The food was excellent- a paradise for carnivores! Real Argentinian beef of all sizes and variations. The guys had 500 gramme rump steak and loved it. They also serve steaks of 350 and 700 grammes, if I remember correctly. You can also choose from different sauces and side dishes. Los Gauchos also does have a variety of wines and beers (including a brand from Argentina).
In summer there’s also an outdoor area. Dining outside is enjoyable as Los Gauchos is located at a lively but car-free town square.
The restaurant is open all week between 11:00 am and 11:30 pm. On weekends I'd suggest to book your table(s) in advance. First I had a tasty vegetable soup followed by a beef spit with a jacked potato and salad. My dessert was ice-cream with flamed strawberries and almonds. Definitely worth the billions of calories it contained! ; )
The Fortress rises 118 meters above the Rhine. It dates back to the year 1000. Over the centuries the building was enlarged by the Trier Electors. After its destruction by the French the Prussians had the fortifications on Ehrenbreitstein rebuilt (1817-1832). The result is one of the strongest undamaged fortresses which are open to the public. If I remember correct there is die Jugendherberge=youth hostel in this fortress. What a great place to spend a night.