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The Deutsches Eck at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers in Koblenz
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Studying in Koblenz

Koblenz offers you 6 degree programmes in English at 3 higher education institutions.

Koblenz offers a unique experience of Rhine romanticism! Alongside the surrounding green landscape, two rivers flow into one another: Here at the “Deutsches Eck”, the Moselle meets the Rhine. This experience is rounded off with walks through the old town or cable car rides across the river to the city's fortress. From here you have a magnificent view over the expanses of the Rhineland.

With about 115,000 inhabitants and a good 16,000 students, Koblenz is a large city with small-town charm. The city with its picturesque backyards and idyllic winding streets in the northern Rhineland-Palatinate is home to three higher education institutions with modern facilities: Koblenz University of Applied Sciences, Koblenz University and the Hochschule für Gesellschaftsgestaltung.

Do you enjoy spending time by the water? Two beautiful rivers flow through Koblenz: the Rhine and the Moselle. When the weather is nice, you can take a boat trip with your friends or relax and enjoy the sunset on the Rhine terraces. The many green spaces in the city as well as the vineyards all around and the four forested low mountain ranges nearby offer you a varied landscape to discover during your studies. If you prefer to stay in the city, the many cafés and restaurants in Koblenz's old town invite you to linger. And if you want to end the day on a relaxed note after a strenuous course, you're sure to find a favourite place among the bars, clubs and beer gardens in Koblenz. But the best place to unwind after a stressful day is directly on the banks of the two rivers or in one of the parks.

Life in Koblenz

115,000 residents

  • High-speed train connections

    In close vicinity

  • International airport

    Cologne/Bonn airport in 66 km distance

  • Coast

    North Sea in 270 km distance

  • Mountain range

    Westerwald in 35 km distance

  • Other countries

    Belgium in 85 km distance

  • Attractions within 100 km

    • Teufelsberg in 11 km distance

    • Ruppertsklamm ravine in 6 km distance

    • Marksburg Castle in 11 km distance

    • Lahn Valley in 15 km distance

    • Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in close vicinity

3 higher education institutions in Koblenz

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Subject groups of degree programmes in Koblenz

There is a wide range of degree programmes in Koblenz. Here you can see the main subject groups. Currently, degree programmes in Koblenz are mainly offered in the subject group Teaching Degrees, followed by Engineering Sciences and Mathematics, Natural Sciences. Find out more information here about the subject groups and degree programmes offered in Germany.
  • 0

    Agricultural and Forest Sciences

  • 22

    Humanities and Social Sciences

  • 23

    Mathematics, Natural Sciences

  • 1

    Art, Music, Design

  • 7

    Language and Cultural Studies

  • 1

    Medicine, Health Sciences

  • 18

    Economic Sciences, Law

  • 29

    Engineering Sciences

  • 71

    Teaching Degrees

The cable car across the Rhine takes people to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.
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From Ehrenbreitstein Fortress you have arguably the most fantastic view.

The “Deutsche Eck” is an artificially created headland where the Rhine and Moselle flow into each other, and the city’s landmark.

Koblenz is an attractive business location and offers many exciting jobs, especially in sectors such as banking and insurance, software, automotive and mechanical engineering. This way, you can gain your first practical experience and immerse yourself in the professional world alongside your studies.

Another advantage of studying in Koblenz is the low rent. Rooms in shared flats and flats in student halls of residence are priced below the German average.

Do you like to visit festivals and events? Then Koblenz is right up your street. Many of the events that take place annually in Koblenz are dedicated to wine. The region is characterised by its steep terrain, which is ideal for growing grapes. To explore the wines of the region, it's best to go wine tasting with your friends or take a guided tour of the vineyards. The Koblenz carnival, with its annual parades, also ensures a lot of action and great fun in the old town and is reminiscent of the well-known Cologne carnival in its exuberance. Other festivals such as the Festungsleuchten or the Altstadtfest (Fortress Lights and Old Town Festival) offer you the opportunity to get to know local customs, party and switch off from your everyday life.

As Koblenz is one of the oldest cities in Germany, you will find many monuments and historical buildings here. The impressive Electoral Palace of Koblenz and the Deutsches Eck with the Kaiser Wilhelm Monument are certainly among the city's main attractions. If you are not afraid of heights, you can take the cable car from Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, where you will enjoy breathtaking views. From there, you have a view over the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, which is not only one of the most important transport routes in Europe but was also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002. Those interested in culture will find numerous castles and fortresses from the Roman era, as well as some exciting museums.

Do you like to be out and about in nature? You will find many hiking trails near Koblenz. The Moselsteig trail leads mainly through picturesque vineyards and is right on the doorstep. The most popular leisure activities in Koblenz include cycling, hiking and inline skating.

A young woman walks through the city
A young woman walks through the cityJan von Allwörden / DAAD

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