Population

67,449

Elevation

267 meters, 879 feet

Mosel River
Mosel River

Tourist Information

Mosellandtouristik D-54470 Bernkastel-Kues, tel +49/6531/2091, fax 2093

Driving Distances

Koblenz to:

  • Frankfurt: 123 km, 77 miles
  • Munich: 489 km, 306 miles
  • Trier: 124 km, 78 miles

Trier to:

  • Frankfurt: 240 km, 150 miles
  • Munich: 520 km, 325 miles
  • Koblenz:124 km, 78 miles

Rail

Though Koblenz and Trier have good rail service, many river towns have infrequent or no service. Rail lines often follow straight lines though tunnels, which cut out some of the most scenic stretches.

Air

Closest major airport is Frankfurt/Main 186 kilometers (116 miles) from Trier and 125 kilometers (76 miles) from Koblenz. However, budget carrier Ryan Air, flies to Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, just 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Traben-Trarbach. The airport has frequent bus service to major points along the Mosel.

Bus

Freqent service between villages. Buses will carry bicycles.

Boat

Available between Trier and Koblenz, but the full distance requires about 11 hours with two ship companies. Better bet: take a sightseeing cruise or use your hotel as home base and do an out and back.