Travel to Germany and Koblenz
We recommend that those arriving by air land at either Frankfurt, Duesseldorf, or Cologne/Bonn and travel by train to Koblenz. These options are discussed in order below.
There are train connections from all three airports to the main train station in Koblenz. You can get further information from the “Deutschen Bahn” web site at www.bahn.de. Look for a link in the red row running near the top of the page containing the words “Internation. Guests.” Here you will be able to obtain information in the language of your choice. You can determine departure and arrival times and purchase tickets by credit card. When you are asked to choose the destination you will be traveling to from your chosen airport, please specify “Koblenz HBF” (HBF = Hauptbahnhof or main train station).
Travel from Frankfurt
Travel from Duesseldorf
Travel from Cologne/Bonn
Travel by car
Stop lights in Germany cycle from green to red to yellow to green. Do not attempt to run red lights. Conversely, when a red light turns yellow, motorists behind you will expect you to start moving. Leave a bit of space between yourself and the automobile in front of you so you can do that.
When traveling on the autobahn (expressway), you will be expected to make way for faster traffic approaching you from the rear. Do not drive slowly in the left lane, and do not attempt to overtake slower moving drivers unless you can complete your move and be back in the right lane before you are reached by any faster moving traffic approaching from behind.
Sections of the autobahn have posted speed limits, which ought to be respected. Signs will indicate both where a speed restriction starts and where it ends. Where there is no restriction there is no speed limit.
Please note that traffic stalls or slow-ups in excess of 30 kilometers in length occur frequently on the expressways and that finding parking in cities may be very difficult.