Deutsches Eck: Our most recommended tours and activities

Koblenz: Rhine Valley Castles and Palaces Boat Tour

Koblenz: Rhine Valley Castles and Palaces Boat Tour

Hop into a boat in Koblenz and take a tour of the Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the highest density of historic palaces and castles in the world. Marvel at the spectacular architecture as you cruise along the River Rhine. Head to the meeting point to begin your tour. Once in the boat, set off along one of the most beautiful stretches of the Rhine, the gateway to the World Heritage Site of the Lower Middle Rhine Valley. Pass various castles and palaces on the ride, including Electoral Palace, Lahneck Castle, and Stolzenfels Castle. See a historic wine village, and admire the Lahn estuary's Johanneskloster and All Saints Chapel. Take in views of Deutsches Eck, Martinsburg, Marksburg, and more in the verdant riverside scenery. During the tour, onboard catering is available for you to grab a drink or bite to eat.

Koblenz: Old Town Sightseeing Cruise along the Rhine

Koblenz: Old Town Sightseeing Cruise along the Rhine

Discover one of Germany's oldest cities on a sightseeing cruise along the Rhine in Koblenz. Marvel at the Electoral Palace, Lahneck Castle, the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, and more, and listen to interesting commentary as you travel. Board the cruise in the heart of Koblenz and set out to discover this historic city from the water. See one of the city's most iconic locations, Deutsches Eck, where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet as you head towards the island of Niederwerth. Sail past the idyllic area of Vallendar, marvel at the imposing Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, enjoy views of the city's Old Town, and more, all while listening to interesting facts about these sights through the boat's speaker system. At the end of your cruise, you'll return to the starting point, the ideal spot from which to explore the city's sights on foot. 

2-River Day-trip by boat to Koblenz and return from Alken

2-River Day-trip by boat to Koblenz and return from Alken

Hop onboard for a day trip from Alken/Mosel for sightseeing cruise to Koblenz /Rhine. Depart from Alken and head along the Moselle river to Koblenz. Enjoy views of old castles, terraced vineyards, forests, steep mountain slopes, and the surrounding Kobern-Gondorf and Winningen passing charming riverside scenes. After the second lock in Koblenz we arrive Koblenz and the UNESCO-listed Middle Rhine. /p> Around noon, explore the Deutsches Eck (German Corner) in Koblenz home to one of the most poignant memorials to German unity in the country a taste of the historic ans enjoy 2.5 hours of free time to explore the place on your own. See several monuments dedicated to German history, such as the equestrian statue of William I, the first German Emperor, erected in 1897 in appreciation of his role in the unification of Germany. You can take the cable car over the Rhine to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress for panoramic views of the Deutsches Eck from the top. Stop by wine bars and restaurants or shop for souvenirs. 2.30 pm the ship start the return journey from the Rhine to the Moselle with the villages Winningen, Kobern, Oberfell, Kattenes, Alken, Löf and Brodenbach.

Koblenz: Christmas Boat Tour with Mulled Wine

Koblenz: Christmas Boat Tour with Mulled Wine

Get in the Christmas spirit with a sightseeing cruise complete with Christmas music. Take in Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, Deutsches Eck, and the mouth of the Moselle. Relax with a glass of mulled wine on the open-air deck as you enjoy views of Koblenz from the water. Board the boat for a round-trip to take in Koblenz. Sip a delicious mulled wine or punch from the mulled wine bar on the open-air deck as you sail past Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and Deutsches Eck. Purchase food onboard to pair with your drink. Get in the Christmas mood with festive music. Purchase food onboard to enjoy with your drink as you pass the former medieval fortress Stolzenfels Castle on the left bank of the Rhine. Be swept away by the Romanticism of the castle, the festive atmosphere onboard the boat, and the magic of Christmas.

Koblenz: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

Koblenz: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

Experience a unique outdoor escape game right on your smartphone. Take on the role of a profiler who travels back in time to solve a tricky case. Complex challenges await you in this adventure that will lead you deeper and deeper into the swamp of organized crime. The puzzles are location independent, so you can look forward to tricky and exciting tasks. But after each level, you'll learn interesting facts about the environment around you. While solving the puzzles of this thrilling case, you'll wander past some of Koblenz's most fascinating sights. Grab your smartphones and head to the starting point to get started. Whether you work together as a team or split into smaller groups and teams, you can expect an exciting walk with breathtaking sights and relaxing breaks. Solve tricky puzzles, combine clues, discover surprising facts about each location, and enjoy the freedom to walk at your own pace. This game is ideal for escape game enthusiasts and puzzle fans who are looking for a challenging challenge for their group and don't want to miss out on the city's interesting locations.

Koblenz: Old Town Tour with the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

Koblenz: Old Town Tour with the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress

We start our tour at the fortress which is adjoining the city. Built as a fortification process to guard the middle Rhine region, this fortress was constructed between 1817 and 1828. It is situated 118 meters high above the Rhine and is the second largest fortress in Europe. In 1672, while there was war between France and Germany, the Archbishop refused the request permits from both the sides for the troops to pass by the Rhine. Today, this fortress is open to the visitors and public and is connected to the town by cable car. The fortress is beautifully below by the british poet Lord Byron: “Here Ehrenbreitstein, with her shattered wall Black with the miner's blast, upon her height Yet shows of what she was, when shell and ball Rebounding idly on her strength did light; A tower of victory! from whence the flight Of baffled foes was watch'd along the plain: But Peace destroyed what War could never blight, And laid those proud roofs bare to Summer's rain-- On which the iron shower for years had poured in vain.” When the fortress was destroyed by the french troops in 1801, the poet wrote these words; which lead to the rebuilt of the fortress. We then reach to Münzplatz which is located in the old town of Koblenz. Its name originated from the electoral coin known as “Münz”. These coins were minted in the 11th century. On its occasion of the 2000 year anniversary in 1992, the fountain in the square was constructed by Wili Heinzen and was a gift to the city and its citizens from the Sparkasse Koblenz. This is where the Romans first founded their “Castellum apud confluentes” (fort at the confluence), to which Koblenz owes its name. From here starts the romantic street between the two churches. The Liebfrauenkirche, with its beautiful onion domes is built on the highest point of the city. During the French Revolution, it was one of the main Parish churches. Its was constructed in 17th century but destroyed in 1944. However, it was rebuilt again in 1955. The Basilica of St. Castor is the oldest church in Koblenz. The church was constructed by the Archbishop of Trier between 817 and 836, with the support of the Emperor Louis the Pious. It was built as a Carolingian proprietary church. A perfect spot for picturesque squares. The word “Schängel” comes from the 20 year allegiance of Koblenz to France (1794-1813). This fountain at the city hall is regarded as a symbol of Koblenz city. In 1940, it was designed by Carl Burger and dedicated to the famous poet Josef Cornelius. Last but not the least, we move to the Kaiser Wilhelm memorial. The Deutsches Eck is the name for the headland in Koblenz. Kaiser Wilhelm was the first German Emperor, erected in 1897. Also, view more of the famous sights along the end of the tour in the oldest city.

Koblenz: Private Guided Walking Tour

Koblenz: Private Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy Koblenz in the heart of the picturesque region of Rhine and Moselle. Dive into the over 2000-year-old history of this former Roman settlement, one of the oldest cities in Germany. We will take you to view the Deutsches Eck (German corner) from which the city’s Latin name “confluentes – at the merging of the rivers” is derived. The establishment of the Knights of the Teutonic Order in the 13th century at the merging of the rivers gave this historic site its name: Deutsches Eck (German corner). You will be impressed by the giant equestrian statue of German Emperor Wilhelm I and get a magnificent view of 19th-century Fortress Ehrenbreitstein perched 118 metres above the Rhine on the right embankment. Visit the Basilica of St. Castor, founded in 836 AD and designated a part of the UNESCO World Heritage cultural landscape of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley since 2002. Explore the Church of Our Dear Lady, or Liebfrauenkirche, built in the highest part of the city. From the late Middle Ages until the secularization that ensued after the French Revolution and Napoleonic War, it was the main parish church in Koblenz. Its onion domes symbolize the old town of Koblenz. See the Münzplatz, whose name is reminiscent of the former electoral coin, or “Münze” in German. Starting with the 11th century, coins of the Electorate of Trier were minted in Koblenz. Enjoy the memorial site of the Four Towers, four historical buildings built in 1608 and fully rebuilt twice. The four buildings have the same facade, hence the name. Come with us to get familiar with the German/French past of Koblenz and explore the romantic little streets between Basilica St. Kastor and the Schängel Fountain at the town hall.

Koblenz: Guided tour Moselle kisses Rhine

Koblenz: Guided tour Moselle kisses Rhine

Enjoy an entertaining and humorous walk together with the lovely Madame Mosella and the rough-and-tumble Rhenus. There is a lot to tell when strolling along the Moselle & Rhine promenades. Find out what happens to Mosella when she gets really angry, what a rascal has to do with happiness and find out why not all connections are romantic. The tour starts at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers at the Kaiser Wilhelm Monument and ends in the palace garden with a happy ending, crowned with a kiss. The tour takes place exclusively in German! Separate group tours can be booked by arrangement!

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What people are saying about Deutsches Eck

Overall rating

4.8
(4 reviews)

Fantastic staff, ( big shout out to Sylvia and Dorian especially) beautiful scenery, food and drink prices very reasonable. Loved the cherry sauce waffles and the special coffee. We loved every minute.

Everything was as described. It was fun, even for the children. Information was good, not too much but still informative. Booking and tickets via the app also worked very well. We would book again!

Audio guide could be a little louder. Please note that there can be a strong wind on top of the deck.

the audio on the PA system was not clearly audible...can be improved

Entertaining tour with lots of information in a pleasant atmosphere