Castle 1. Fortress Ehrenbreitstein
We started off the day by just parking the car downtown. There are plenty of parking houses to choose from. The Koblenz cable cable car was top on my list to do in order to see both the city and the fortress. Head towards the Rhine River and walk to where the two rivers meet. There will be a ticket office where you can purchase both your fortress ticket and cable car ticket together as one. Next head to onto the cable car. Enjoy the easy ride to the top of the fortress. We went when it was almost a downpour, so we lugged umbrellas around all day. About half of the fortress is outside half inside. The inside portion is a museum filled with knowlege about the fortress, worth a look around.
We ate lunch at a small little restaruant along the river, Maximilians Altes Kaufhaus. I'm sure there were more to choose from but this was the first one we saw since it was cold and rainy. I had the gulash and it was amazing. After luch, we strolled down to where all the shops were. At least half the day was spent in Koblenz.
Parking Garage we parked in (underground)
Ticket booth for cable car.
Castle 2. Marksberg
Our next stop was Marksburg. This was one of my favorite castles we saw. We signed up for a guided English tour. That was the only way to see the castle. There was lots of good info that the guide gave us and there was plenty of artifacts inside to see. The guide told us that the owners of the castle live there and walk up the large hill just like all the visitors. Kinda cool to think they live there with all the history.
Head through the town and there will be plenty of signs to help guide you to the burg. There was a parking attendee and fee of 2 Euros for our SUV. We paid 7 Euros a person for the tour. Find more info about prices and history at their website.