The Koblenz Cable Car glides over the Rhine River between Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer on the west side of the river to Greiffenklaustraße on the east side of the river. It provides visitors with a spectacular view of the city, the river, and the surrounding areas of the Moselle and Rhine River valleys. It's at the point where the Rhine River meets the Moselle River, and the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress is located at the upper station. With a combination ticket, visitors can also explore the fortress and the exhibitions inside it. You can also see the Basilica of St. Kastor, located near the fortress, from the cable car.
The cable car was built for the Federal Horticulture Show in 2011 as a tourist attraction as well as an environmentally friendly form of transportation. It has 18 cabins and can carry 7,600 people per hour, the highest performing cable car in the world. It is also the biggest aerial tramway in Germany.
The Koblenz Cable Car lower station is located behind the Basilica of St. Kastor close to the German Corner. The upper station is near the entrance to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. A return trip is 9 euros, or a combo ticket that includes the fortress is 11.80 euros. Opening hours are April through October 9:30am to 6:30pm and November through March, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 9:30am to 5:30pm.