Situated at the banks of the rivers Rhine and Mosel, at the heart of Europe, Koblenz can easily be reached from every destination in a short time.
Traveling to Koblenz
Airport Frankfurt (FRA):
Terminal 1 is connected to train stations for regional trains
(Regionalbahnhof) and long distance trains (Fernbahnhof). From
Fernbahnhof you will have a connection about every hour, although
there are only a few direct trains. Usually you have to change
trains in Mainz. The train ride takes approx. 70 minutes. For train
schedules see http://bahn.hafas.de/ .
Airport Köln-Bonn (CGN): http://www.airport-cgn.de/
Here you can take off with discount-airlines like germanwings, or Air Berlin .
About 100 km from Koblenz.
The ICE train station is right in
front of Terminal 1. Trains to Koblenz leaves every hour. The
ride will take about 90 minutes.
You can rent a car at the airport from one of the major car rental companies or take a bus to Koblenz. Driving time is about an hour; there are five busses a day in each direction.
Airport Düsseldorf (DUS)
Useful: You can buy tickets in advance and print them on your printer. The printed copy is valid together with credit card that was used for payment. Tickets without seat reservation are valid for all trains of the chosen price category ( RegionalBahn, InterCity, or InterCityExpress).
For train schedules check http://bahn.hafas.de/
Public transport facilities to conference locations
University of KoblenzThere are two important bus stops in the city: The city terminal at Löhr Center (close to the old town) and the central terminal at the central train station ("Hauptbahnhof").
Buses from Löhr Center to the venueTime Table KEVAG & Trip Planner RVM - just in German
There are two important bus stops in the city: The city terminal at Löhr Center (close to the old town) and the central terminal at the central train station ("Hauptbahnhof").
Buses from Löhr Center to the venueThe buses #3, #20, #355 depart across the street from Löhr Center itself (platform N or M). The bus #5 departs from the platform K, directly at Löhr Center. Please mind the direction displayed on the bus, which should read "Metternich (UNI)" or "Rübenach".
Buses from Central Terminal (Train Station, "Hauptbahnhof") to the venueThe buses #5 and #20 depart from the platform D. The buses #3 and #355 depart (only few times a day) from the platform H.
Buses from the hotels"Contel": Bus services from hotel (Ludwig-Erhard-Straße) to conference venue (Winninger Straße): #3 (Güls), #355 (Kobern-Gondorf) The Cityhotel Kurfürst Balduin is only a short walking distance away from Löhr Center, on the same side of Hohenfelder-Str. See above for bus info. The "Fährhaus am Stausee" is in a 8-minute walking distance from the conference-venue.
Arrival at the venueWith the buses #3, #20, #355 take the stop "Winninger Strasse". It is the stop immediately after you cross the big bridge (Kurt-Schumacher-Brücke) over the Moselle river (press the STOP button when you are on the bridge). After disembarking proceed ahead. There will be a crossing right in front of you. Cross it and then turn right. After ~30m you should have reached the venue.
With the bus #5 take the stop "UNI Metternich", which is the final stop of the line and is located on campus.
Buses from the venue* Bus #20 departs from the bus stop at the end of the big bridge (Kurt-Schumacher-Brücke)-complementary to the arrival stop.
* Buses #3 and #355 stop 30m further away, on Winninger Strasse itself, which runs orthogonally to the above stop.
* Bus #5 departs from the stop "UNI Metternich", which is located on campus. This bus is much slower than the others.
Bus ticketsBus tickets are available from the driver. A single ticket from the city center to the conference venue costs EUR 1,95. A day ticket - EUR 4 and a week ticket EUR 14,40 (last one are is available from information offices at the above stops). A discount for BahnCard? holders is available. Train and bus information on-line The bahn.de portal can compute routes for trains and buses in Koblenz. Please type "Koblenz Hbf" for the central terminal. You can also type in street addresses. For rides to/from the conference venue, it's better to consult the schedule linked above.
TaxiIn general, it is safe to take any taxi in the city. The ride from the train station to the conference venue should cost around 10 Euro.
Car Rental Agencys
Tourist InformationKoblenz is situated right in the middle of Europe. The city in the western part of Germany comes with a colourful history. Founded by the Romans, over the centuries it was captured by the Franks, chosen as a residence by German prince electors, conquered by the French and fortified by the Prussians. Being a truly European place, it's only a short distance to Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and France.
Situated in the picturesque landscape of the Rhine and Moselle and surrounded by four low mountain ranges lies the 2000-year-old town of Koblenz with its approx. 100,000 inhabitants. Its abundance of cultural monuments and historical buildings, its cosy lanes and narrow alleyways, the relaxed and happy atmosphere of its squares and river promenades give Koblenz its friendly face. The view from Ehrenbreitstein Fortress high above the Rhine (118 metres) across the river down to the "Deutsches Eck" landmark with its re-erected equestrian statue of Emperor William I is spectacular. It is an excellent starting-point for trips into the fascinating landscape along the river Rhine and the river Moselle.
The town ownes its name to the Romans who named the "castle" they constructed here around 9 B.C. "castellum apud confluentes". This means "castle at the confluence of the rivers". The chain of castles and palaces along the steep slopes, where the famous Rhine wines are grown, stretches from the ancient Roman town of Koblenz to the legendary Loreley and continues to the cities of Rüdesheim and Bingen.
In 2002 the UNESCO ranked the upper Middle Rhine valley one of the most beautiful and oldest man-made landscapes among the world cultural heritages.
The four low mountain range