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Situated on the banks of the Rhine River, bustling Cologne is home to beautiful Gothic and Baroque landmarks. While seeing them on foot is lovely, a cruise offers a complementary perspective. Here are your options for cruising the Rhine in Cologne.
- For a long sail, pick up a KD Rhine pass from Cologne to Mainz, and hop on and off wherever you like to explore the lovely towns along the riverbank.
- Stop off at Bonn to take a look at Beethoven’s ear trumpet in the house where he was born in 1770.
- An evening river cruise is particularly pretty at Christmastime, with a traditional festive feast and fairytale views of castles and churches lit up for the season.
Experience the sights and sounds of the Rhine valley on a Rhine River cruise that can last anywhere from an hour to a full day. From the decks of a tour boat, take in the scenic panorama of the castles, churches, and vineyards along the shores of the Rhine.
Cruise along Cologne’s scenic urban waterfront as you enjoy a meal, passing the city’s historic old town, the University of Cologne, and the Chocolate Museum. Relax and admire glowing views of the city skyline including Hohenzollern Bridge (Hohenzollernbrücke) and Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom). Different boat trips offer different packages, with dinner cruises being especially popular.
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Experience Cologne’s magical nighttime landscape from the water on this evening Rhine River cruise. Dine and drink à la carte from the onboard restaurant against the backdrop of illuminated landmarks like the famous Cologne Cathedral. With comfortable amenities and unparalleled views of riverside landmarks, it’s a memorable way to spend an evening in Germany’s fourth-largest city.
Visitors unfamiliar with Cologne’s unusual brewhouse etiquette may find themselves confused by the system. On this brewhouse tour, find out how the ordering process works and—crucially—how to indicate you’ve had your fill. Visit four traditional brewhouses with a guide, savoring a glass of kölsch—Cologne’s signature beer style—at each.
With us you can easily explore the city in 90 minutes. With our HopOn-HopOff ticket, you can get off at various stops and get to know the city better as you wish. You can then get on again at a later point in time and continue the journey. If the weather is nice, experience the ride in the large red convertible.
Get more out of your sightseeing time in Cologne, and explore the handsome old town with a guide. This top-rated walking tour combines the history of sights like Cologne Cathedral and Hohenzollern Bridge with fun curiosities to keep your interest piqued as you explore. For an extra perk, you'll receive a Cologne gift when you finish the tour.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Guarantee your entry to Schokoladenmuseum (Chocolate Museum), one of Cologne’s top attractions, by booking your admission ticket in advance. A must-visit for all lovers of sweet treats, the Schokoladenmuseum takes you on a journey through the history of chocolate and promises to indulge your sweet tooth with hand-crafted chocolate. Purchasing your ticket before arrival means you’ll skip lines that are often in excess of one hour.
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