Koblenz - glorious Rhine location with top credentials

Deutsches Eck Koblenz

Koblenz - glorious Rhine location with top credentials

Meetings in Koblenz always come with inspiring views: The city, one of Germany’s oldest, lies in the stunning Upper Middle Rhine Valley at the point where the Moselle flows into the Rhine. With state-of-the-art venues, a charming historic city centre and surrounded by vineyards, Koblenz provides all the right ingredients for successful events.

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Urban development meets cultural attractions

Koblenz knows how to put on a show and in 2011 was the host for Germany’s bi-annual Bundesgartenschau (Federal Horticultural Exhibition). The hugely successful six-months long event had a lasting and positive effect on the city’s looks, making it not only greener but also improving its infrastructure and instigating some beneficial urban development projects. For conference and event organisers, the city’s main venues provide a mix of choices, from modern to historical, plus easy access to many cultural attractions and entertainment options.

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Transport & Location

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Transport and Location

Koblenz is situated on the Rhine at its confluence with the Moselle, the so-called Deutsches Eck (German Corner). Forests and four mountain ranges form the backdrop to the city that is conveniently located between Cologne and Frankfurt and easy to reach by car, train and plane. ICE high-speed trains call at the city’s main station and two international airports, Cologne-Bonn (50 miles) and Frankfurt airport (68 miles), provide convenient access for visitors.

MICE Infrastructure

MICE Infrastructure

Koblenz’s main venue, the state-of-the-art Rhein-Mosel-Halle on the banks of the Rhine, has undergone a major facelift and since September 2012 includes a new convention centre and glass foyer space. There are altogether 16 function rooms with capacities for 10 to 1,400 people and 1,600 m² of exhibition space available. The modern venue also offers direct fibre optic broadband access for superfast internet connections and is committed to the green meetings concept, with more than 85 percent of the energy needed for heating, air conditioning and ventilation being provided by renewable energy sources.

The nearby 18th century Electoral Palace, set in beautiful gardens, is not only a major example of the early French neoclassical style in southwestern Germany but also part of the Rhine Gorge UNESCO World Heritage site, and it offers organisers some stunning historical surroundings for their events: Four exclusive rooms (100 to 370 m²) can be used for conventions, meetings, workshops, concerts and functions, providing space for up to 430 people (seated). Right in the town centre, Forum Confluentes, home to museums, a library, restaurants and the tourist information, is a multifunctional culture centre, featuring cutting-edge architecture with a foyer that can be rented for events.

Apart from the CONLOG Arena, which is used for sports events, concerts, consumer and trade fairs, there are also conference hotels such as the Mercure and Wyndham Garden Hotel complementing the range of venues.

The Mercure Hotel is not only right next to the Rhein-Mosel-Halle but also offers twelve conference rooms for up to 120 people including great views from the 10th floor over to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the other side of the Rhine. For idyllic surroundings, try the Wyndham Garden Lahnstein Koblenz Hotel south of the city and right in the UNESCO listed Upper Middle Rhine Valley, featuring 15 function rooms for up to 500 guests – and gorgeous views.

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Things to see & do

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Things to see & do

With a history going back more than 2,000 years, historic sights, churches, palaces, castles and grand town houses abound in Koblenz and its surroundings. A walk through the old town quarter is a good way to soak up the atmosphere and for best views on the majestic scenery of the Rhine Gorge and Koblenz, get on the cable car that was specially built for the Federal Garden Show in 2011 to take visitors across the river to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Towering above the Rhine at almost 120 metres, Ehrenbreitstein is Europe’s second-largest preserved fortress and an absolute must-see. Tip: To offer your delegates a bit of an adrenaline rush, book a speedboat tour for a different kind of Rhine “cruise”.

Or, back in town, the Romanticum in the Forum Confluentes is an interactive exhibition experience where visitors can alternatively board a virtual boat to go on a multimedia trip to explore the romantic Upper Middle Rhine Valley. For some contemporary art, the Ludwig Museum close to the Deutsches Eck where Rhine and Moselle meet presents a collection of post-1945 art, focussing mainly on French artists. Last but not least, Koblenz is a city where food and wine are held in high esteem so don’t miss visiting the cosy wine taverns, schedule in a wine tasting in one of the many nearby vineyards and try some of the local food specialties.

Key Industries

transport + logistics
technology + innovation
energy and the environment

Technical Visits

Technical Visits

 

For further information about technical visits in Koblenz
please contact Koblenz Kongress.

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