Koblenz - Germany's most beautiful "corner"

Koblenz is a wonderful old Roman town with modern infrastructure and a young spirit. The University of Koblenz offers a fully equipped modern campus with comprehensive congress facilities, convenient hotels nearby, surrounded by a beautiful, UNESCO world heritage landscape of the Rhine valley, historical attractions like medieval Rhine castles, and a convenient infrastructure for travel from all over the world, including four international airports, excellent railway connections, and several highways.

Koblenz is situated in the picturesque landscape of the Rhine and Moselle (UNESCO world heritage), known for excellent wines, romantic medieval castles, Loreley and Goethe. The town owes its name to the Romans who named the castle "castellum apud confluentes" - this means "castle at the confluence of the rivers".

A variety of cultural offers (sightseeing, museums, boat trips on Rhine and Moselle), outdoor activities (hiking, bike tours) and a certain portion of nightlife with several attractive locations in the historical city centre make Koblenz an ideal location for our summer school. Take your time for reading further infos about Leisure activities; this list is quite long!!

Due to a favourable geographic location (Rhine valley, surrounded by low mountain ranges of Westerwald, Eifel, and Hunsrueck), Koblenz is also known for very good weather conditions all over the year.

ESSIR in Koblenz: Interactive Map, Google Maps

The University

The University of Koblenz is located on the newest, fully developed university campus in Germany. The campus offers an excellent infrastructure for ESSIR hosting:

  • Modern, fully equipped lecture halls and seminar rooms;
  • Free wireless Internet access all over the campus, through a dedicated high-speed (300 Mbit) wireless network for visitors, guest access including Eduroam;
  • Representative assembly hall for poster sessions - with a capacity for about 100 posters/demos in one session; sufficient number of poster boards for A0 posters;
  • Short ways between lecture halls and seminar rooms. Full access for disabled attendees on the entire campus;

Campus maps: Interactive Map, Google Maps