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Germany River Cruise Ports

Germany is a country with a great number of rivers, meaning that there is an equally great selection of itineraries on offer which allow you to explore them. From iconic cities such as Cologne, Berlin, Dresden and Nuremberg to areas of stunning natural beauty like the Upper Middle Rhine, the Black Forest and Saxon Switzerland, a German river cruise offers a wealth of memorable experiences, whichever waterway you choose to experience. 

The delightful and peaceful hillside town of Bad Schandau
Bad SchandauGermany

A number of cruises which explore the river Elbe visit the picturesque spa town of Bad Schandau, a port within the country’s beautiful Saxon Switzerland region which lies on the edge of …

The attractive architecture of Bamberg
BambergGermany

The medieval city of Bamberg is actually situated on the Regnitz River, which flows into the larger Main River which lies less than two miles away. The city is located around 40 …

Berlin lit up at night
Berlin (Warnemuende)Germany

Though it doesn’t sit on the banks of the River Elbe, Germany’s capital is an obvious starting point for Elbe River cruises, being one of Europe’s most important cities and only a …

The attractive buildings of Bernkastel
BernkastelGermany

Bernkastel can be found along the banks of the Moselle River, in West Germany. It sits opposite another popular river cruise port, Cochem, meaning the two are often explored one after the …

A pretty Bonn sunrise
BonnGermany

Sitting on the banks of the iconic Rhine River, Bonn is a popular river cruise destination with a long history which extends further back beyond the time the city spent as the …

The captivating views of Breisach
Breisach, GermanyGermany

Breisach lies on the Rhine River in the Upper Rhine Valley and is situated between the cities of Strasbourg in Germany and Basel in Switzerland and is a popular port of call …

The beautiful setting of Cochem
CochemGermany

Though it is located in the Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany, picturesque Cochem can actually be found on the Moselle River, on the opposite bank to the port of BernKastel. It is a popular …

Cologne Cathedral lit up at night
CologneGermany

As one of Germany’s largest and most historic cities, Cologne is also one of the country’s busiest tourist destinations, not least with river cruisers. Cologne sits on both banks of the iconic …

An attractive house to visit in Dessau
DessauGermany

The East-German city of Dessau is situated to the south west of Berlin, roughly equidistant from Magdeburg and Leipzig. It lies on the banks of the Elbe River where it meets the …

The beautiful city of Dresden
DresdenGermany

Sitting on the banks of The Elbe River, Dresden will be forever remembered for its near-destruction during the Second World War. Since then however, it has been almost completely rebuilt and continues …

The waterfront of Dusseldorf
DüsseldorfGermany

In many ways the modern face of Germany, Dusseldorf has plenty of historic charm to offer too; a contrast which makes it a particularly satisfying port to explore when you’re on a …

The Frankfurt skyline over the river
Frankfurt, GermanyGermany

Situated on the Main River in the state of Hesse, Frankfurt is Germany’s fifth largest city and a river cruise along the Main will often involve a stop there, because there’s so …

A view of Heidelberg on the river
HeidelbergGermany

Heidelberg is located in South-west Germany on the banks of the Neckar River, which is a tributary of the Rhine River. Many Rhine cruises include a stop at the port of Speyer …

Hillside castle in Koblenz
KoblenzGermany

Koblenz sits at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers in south-western Germany, halfway between Frankfurt and Cologne. It is famous for its distinctive tree-lined Deutches Eck, or German Corner, which …

The centre of Magdeburg at Christmas
MagdeburgGermany

Magdeburg sits by the banks of the River Elbe in central Germany, halfway between Hanover and Berlin. This location makes it a significant centre for trade and industry, and a notable contributor …

The beautiful setting of Mainz
MainzGermany

Sitting at the confluence of the Rhine and Main rivers, Mainz is an attractive and pleasant German city with a history dating all the way back to Roman times. It was this …

The picturesque buildings of Meissen
MeissenGermany

Meissen stands on both banks of the River Elbe in Eastern Germany, 16 miles northwest of Dresden and about 60 miles east of Leipzig. Famed for the discovery of porcelain in Europe, …

The picturesque banks of Miltenberg
MiltenbergGermany

Miltenberg sits by the River Main in Bavaria, 45 miles southeast of Frankfurt in southern Germany, located on a narrow strip of land between the river and the Odenwald mountain range. Indeed, …

The scenic streets of Nuremberg
NurembergGermany

The second largest city in Bavaria, Nuremberg can be experienced by booking any river cruise itinerary which explores the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal. As well as cruises dedicated solely to the canal, some longer …

The quaint coloured roofs of Potsdam
PotsdamGermany

Potsdam is the capital city of the German Federal State of Brandenburg and sits on the River Havel, 15 miles southwest of the city centre of Berlin. The city shares a border …

The illuminated banks of Regensburg
RegensburgGermany

Founded by the Romans in 179AD and one of the oldest towns in Germany, Regensburg is a mainstay of many cruise lines’ Danube voyages and lies in one of the northernmost points …

The scenic riverside town of Rudesheim
RudesheimGermany

Rüdesheim lies at the southern end of the Rhine Valley within the German state of Hesse and is situated at the foot of the impressive Niederwald monument on the east bank of …

The calm banks of Speyer
SpeyerGermany

Speyer lies within the Rhineland-Palatinate region located in south western Germany. The city resides on the banks of the Rhine River as it converges with the mouth of the Speyer River, south …

The Christmas markets at Trier
Trier, GermanyGermany

The city of Trier is situated in the Rhineland-Palatinate region of western Germany and lies on the banks of the river Moselle near to Germany’s border with Luxembourg. Trier has a particularly …

Gorgeous scenery along the Danube River
VilshofenGermany

Vilshofen is one of the larger towns in the German region of Passau and is a charming place to unwind as well as offering rail links to a number of the country’s …

A view across pretty Wurzburg
WurzburgGermany

Würzburg is situated within the Franconia region of northern Bavaria in Germany, on the banks of the Main River and is equidistant between Frankfurt and Nuremberg. Founded in the 10th century,  Würzburg is home …

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