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4 days in Koblenz May2014

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4 days in Koblenz May2014

Would appreciate help with a plan for 4 days next May. We will arrive approx. 11.30am on the Monday and leave 9am on the Friday.

Would like to do a Rhine cruise 1/2 day if possible, visit Cochem, Cable car and local sights of interest.I visited Rudesheim over 20 years ago so would prefer other town to visit. Many thanks

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1. Re: 4 days in Koblenz May2014

This would give you 3 full days in the area.

You could combine a visit to Cochem with Burg Eltz. Assuming you do not have a car, this would involve a scenic walk of a liottle more than an hour from the station in Moselkern.

You could take the train to Bacharach or Bingen and cruise to St. Goar, Boppard or Braubach (for the Marksburg). Bacharach, Oberwesel, St. Goar (for Burg Rheinfels) are all interesting small towns you could visit on the way. Or do the cruise on one day and come back for the towns on another day.

There are many other interesting places in the area, such as Linz and Limburg.

The 3 day mini group ticket by the local transport authority VRM is a very good deal:

vrminfo.de/en/…

This is good for all the places I mentioned except Bingen and Bacharach. For these, you would have to buy additional point-to-point Deutsche Bahn tickets from Oberwesel, available already in Koblenz.

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2. Re: 4 days in Koblenz May2014

Koblenz, in my opinion, is a boring city along the Rhein. My suggestion would be to stay elsewhere and do day trips from there. We like St Goar, although it's quite small, due to its proximity to a ferry crossing and train station.

Biking/hiking along the Rhein is a nice way to see some of the villages.

Cochem and Bernkastel-Kues on the Mosel are nice. Bernkastel will require a car or bussing. Burg Eltz is near Cochem and would require a good hike of at least an hour in each direction to get to from near Cochem.

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3. Re: 4 days in Koblenz May2014

Good suggestions from detbo for the area. Of these, I would rate Cochem and Linz am Rhein at the top.

Although Koblenz is convenient for train travel, I agree with travelmeisteren that Koblenz is a bit dull, especially near the station. Outings will take a little longer if you stay in one of the villages south of Koblenz instead, but you'll probably enjoy the scenery and atmosphere more. I like St. Goar, but Boppard isa fine town with more handsome buildings, one that would put you closer to your Mosel outings than St. Goar - Boppard is only 15 minutes south of Koblenz by train - and it has a wonderful chairlift ride to boot.

Chairlift w/ Boppard in background: boppard-tourismus.de/files/sesselliftkl_kopi…

Walk to Burg Eltz from Moselkern station:

bensbauernhof.com/burgeltzfrommoselkern.html

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4. Re: 4 days in Koblenz May2014

I agree that Koblenz is not much. Trier offers more.

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5. Re: 4 days in Koblenz May2014

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