Koblenzer Sommerfest:
How to Get here & Back

Get here easily and get home safely

A Stress-Free Trip

Enjoy the Koblenzer Sommerfest with the "Rhein in Flammen" fireworks display–stress-free and without struggling to find a parking spot. It is highly recommended to travel to Koblenz with bus, train, cable car, Rhine and Moselle ferries or the koveb Park & Ride system.

Walking to the Festival Grounds

From the Koblenz Central Train Station, follow Markenbildchenweg Street until you reach the Rhine river. Turn left and continue straight toward the 'Deutsches Eck' until you reach the festival grounds.

From the 'Zentralplatz' Square, you have two options. 1) Go toward the Jesuitenplatz Square and turn onto Eltzerhofstraße Street and follow it down to the Moselle. Stay right and you will reach the carnival grounds, which are part of the festival. 2) Take Firmungstraße Street to Rheinstraße Street until you reach the festival grounds along the Rhine.

From the opposite shore of the Moselle, cross the Balduinbrücke bridge and turn left onto Burgstraße Street. After a few meters, you will reach a set of stairs. Take the stairs to the left down to the Peter-Altmeier-Ufer Shore and then go right.

Ferries, Cable Car and Fortress Lift

The Fähre Liesel* ferry operates from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. between the Knaus Campingpark Rhein/Mosel and the Moselle Docks at the Peter-Altmeier-Ufer Shore, right at the 'Deutsches Eck'.

The Fähre Koblenz Ehrenbreitstein - Schängel Shuttle ferry offers rides between 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The ferry operates until Midnight on Saturday. The crossings generally take place every 10 minutes. The pick-up and drop-off points are Ehrenbreitstein am Ufer and the Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer Shore, next to the water level measurement station.

*Changes due to low water levels are possible.

The Koblenz Cable Car is providing special operating hours on the weekend of the 'Sommerfest'. The cable car will run until Midnight on Friday, until 1 a.m. on Saturday** and until 7 p.m. on Sunday. Additional information can be found at www.seilbahn-koblenz.de

The Fortress Lift will run on the weekend of August 12th through 14th from 6 a.m. and 1 a.m.** On the night of Saturday to Sunday, the lift will run until 5 a.m.                                       

**Please note that the cable car and the Fortress Lift will not be in operation from 10:30 p.m. to Midnight, due to the fireworks display!

Train

The normal train schedule applies to this weekend. However, additional trains will be in operation for the departure and arrival stations of Koblenz Stadtmitte and Hauptbahnhof (Central Station).

The most important trains can be found here:

Additional Trains for "Rhein in Flammen" Departing from Koblenz Hbf
Additional Trains for "Rhein in Flammen" Departing from Koblenz Stadtmitte
P+R from the Parking Lots with the Red Dot

Anyone arriving by vehicle can use the parking lots indicated by a red dot on the traffic signs and take a free shuttle bus to the city center from there.

Route 1:         
P1: Winninger Straße (Metternich) - P2: Kurt-Schumacher-Brücke (Moselweiß) - P3: Peter-Klöckner-Straße (Rauental) - P4: Ludwig-Erhard-Straße (Rauental) - Bf Stadtmitte/Löhr-Center (Stop B)

Route 2:         
P5: Hochschule Karthause, B 327 - Christuskirche (Zentralplatz side)

These free shuttle buses run approx. every 15 min. from 5 p.m. until 1 a.m. between the Koblenz city center and back.

Koveb buses

The city buses will be running their regular Saturday schedule with an increased number of buses, starting at 9 p.m. Every bus will run in 30 Min. increments until 11 p.m. and will stop in the Koblenz city center.

Due to a traffic limitation on the Kammertsweg street in Wallersheim, bus lines 2 and 12 will only run as far as the "Messeplatz Wallersheim" stop, starting around 5 p.m.

koveb Night Buses for Return Trips

Departure times for the following koveb night buses, starting at Zentralplatz/Forum
11:30 p.m. – 11:45 p.m.* – Midnight* – 12:30 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.* – 1:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.* – 2:30 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.* – 3:30 a.m.
* Additional trips, due to Rhein in Flammen
 

Line Direction Bus Stop
N2 KO-Zentrum - Goldgrube - Karthause D
N3 KO-Zentrum - Lützel - Metternich - Güls - Rauental A
N5 KO-Zentrum - Pfaffendorf - Horchheim - Asterstein E
N6 KO-Zentrum - Rauental - Moselweiß K
N7 KO-Zentrum - Lützel - Neuendorf - Wallersheim - Kesselheim A
8 KO-Zentrum - Ehrenbreitstein - Vallendar - Bendorf - Sayn G
N9 KO-Zentrum - Ehrenbreitstein - Arzheim - Arenberg - Immendorf G


Additional info at www.koveb.de

"Pendlernetz" and Cyclists

You can also plan a relaxed journey with the Pendlernetz.

The Rhine and Moselle bike trails are recommended for cyclists and E-Bikers.

Coaches

Bus Parking during Rhein in Flammen (on August 13th from 10 a.m. until the end of the event)

  • Mainzer Straße / between Roonstraße and Schenkendorfstraße
  • Kastorpfaffenstraße starting at the parking bays behind Rheinstraße up to Esther-Bejarano-Straße.
  • Peter-Altmeier-Ufer between Kornpfortstraße and the exit Am Saarplatz (previously Neuer Messeplatz)
  • Rheinau/Oberwerth and Pastor-Klein-Straße: no bus parking available.

Limited Bus Parking on Dates Near Rhein in Flammen:

  • Bus parking lot at Peter-Altmeier-Ufer: Closed from Mo. August 8th at 6:00 a.m. until Tu. August 16th at 6 p.m.
  • Bus parking spots in Stresemannstraße: Closed on Th. August 11th from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m., Mo. August 15th from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. (limited use during event days)
  • Parking lots at Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer (across from previous BWB): on Th. August 11th and Fr. August 12th, until 6 p.m.: fewer spaces, therefore only pick-ups and drop-offs allowed.
  • Due to set up and closures in Regierungsstraße (Neustadt): not accessible on Fr. August 12th from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Sa. August 13th from 10 a.m. until end of event.

Route Restrictions for Buses

  • Coaches cannot drive across the Pfaffendorfer bridge.
    • Alternative routes: Balduinbrücke or Südbrücke

Additional information on parking in Koblenz for coaches can be found on the Koblenz-Touristik page for trip organizers.

Signs will be in place to help guide bus drivers to the designated parking areas.

Closures & Information

There are parking lots and parking areas within the closed off areas of the festival grounds that will either be completely or temporarily unavailable.

  • Emser Straße
    We kindly ask all visitors to not park in Emser Street in Koblenz-Pfaffendorf, as public transportation buses will not be able to pass through.

    Parking officers from the city of Koblenz will be controlling more than usual and will tow vehicles, if necessary. Thank you for your understanding!
  • Pfaffendorfer Bridge
    The Pfaffendorfer bridge will be closed for all vehicles as well as pedestrian and bicycle traffic on Saturday, August 13th from 10:15 p.m. until Midnight.
  • Balduin Bridge
    The Balduin bridge will be closed for all vehicles on Saturday, August 13th from 10:30 p.m. until after the fireworks display around 11:30 p.m.
  • Pier in Ehrenbreitstein
    Due to safety concerns, the area around the pier in Koblenz-Ehrenbreitstein will be closed all day on Saturday, August 13th. The closure will be on the Rheinuferweg at the Wasser- und Schifffahrtsamt under the Pfaffendorfer bridge.
  • Horchheimer Train Bridge
    Closures on Saturday, August 13th during the fireworks from 10:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. at both entrances for pedestrians and cyclists on either side of the bridge.
  • Tow Path
    The tow path (Rheinuferweg) between Urbar (at Gretchens Garten) and Ehrenbreitstein (at train station) will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists on Saturday, August 13th from 10 p.m. until midnight.
  • Rhine Lawn in Oberwerth
    Driving on the Rhine Lawn in Oberwerth is not allowed. Camping will be tolerated, but no vehicles may drive onto the lawn.
  • Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
    The upper castle grounds (Obere Schlosshof) of the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress and the cliffside path (Felsenweg) will be closed as of 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 13th, due to safety concerns.

    The Ehrenbreitstein Fortress will be otherwise accessible during normal operating hours. On Saturday, August 13th at 7 p.m., the viewing area on the fortress grounds will be closed.
  • Surrounding the Festival Grounds of the Koblenzer-Sommerfest:
    The festival grounds of the Koblenzer Sommerfest stretches from the lawn of the Weindorf restaurant (Julius-Wegeler-Straße) to the Balduin bridge. The following streets will be closed to vehicle traffic: Julius-Wegeler-Straße, Karmeliterstraße, Stresemannstraße, Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer, Rheinstraße, Kastorpfaffenstraße, Kastorhof, Peter-Altmeier-Ufer. Exceptions will only be made for residents with IDs and parking permits. We kind request vehicle traffic to keep as much distance from these areas as possible, especially on Saturday. Some parking areas are not accessible during the festival:
    • Parking lot at the Weindorf: from Thursday August 11, 2022 at 6 a.m. until Monday August 15, 2022 at 7 p.m. (entire parking lot)
    • Regierungsstraße - Parking spots near Oberlandesgericht: Tuesday August 9, 2022 at 8 a.m. until Tuesday August 16, 2022 at 6 p.m. for the control center
    • Parking lot ,,Dechant-Homscheid-Platz" im Kastorhof: Friday August 12, 2022 at 8 a.m. until Monday August 15, 2022 at 8 a.m.
    • In front of the St. Kastor Church: Saturday August 13, 2022, all day.
    • Parking Lot Peter-Altmeier-Ufer: Friday August 12, 2022 at 8 a.m. until Monday August 15, 2022 at 8 a.m.
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