The Koblenz Cable Car (Seilbahn Koblenz) is the largest aerial tramway in Germany, gliding over the Rhine River between Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer and Greiffenklaustr on either side. From one of the 18 cabins, visitors can see incredible views of Koblenz, look out to the spot where the Moselle and Rhine rivers meet, and hop off for a visit to the excellently preserved Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.
Travelers can catch a ride on the cable car from its lower station near the Basilica of St. Castor. The trip offers some of the very best views of Koblenz and the surrounding valleys before dropping passengers off at the upper station, set at the entrance to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.
Koblenz is typically visited on a day trip from Frankfurt, during which travelers often combine a cable car ride with a river cruise or visits to nearby attractions such as the ancient Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, the German Corner (Deutsches Eck), the Moselle area, or the Rhine Gorge.
Things to Know Before You Go
- A combo ticket includes a cable car ride and entry to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and its exhibits.
- Cabin 18 offers space for an electric wheelchair as needed.
- Dogs are allowed to travel by cable car for an additional fee.
- Often described as “The Romantic Rhine,” the scenic Koblenz Cable Car is a good choice for couples.
How to Get There
The easiest way to get to Koblenz is with a guided tour from Frankfurt, set about 90 minutes from Koblenz by road. It’s also possible to take a direct train from Frankfurt to Koblenz main station. To get to the Koblenz Cable Car lower station, head to the area behind Basilica of St. Castor, near the German Corner.
When to Get There
The Koblenz Cable Car is open year-round with longer hours between April and October. Koblenz is busiest during the summer months of July and August, so plan to arrive early in the morning to avoid the crowds visiting during this time. On clear days, the views of the Rhine and Moselle valleys are exceptional.
Other Things to Do in Koblenz
Situated in the UNESCO-listed Rhine Gorge, there is plenty to do around Koblenz. After visiting the Koblenz Cable Car, head to the Historiensaule monument, the German Corner, and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Architecture fans will enjoy Basilica of St. Castor and Jesuitenplatz. You should also save time for wine tastings at the vineyards of the Rhine Valley.