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Andernach River Cruises

About Andernach

Due to its location directly on the left bank of the Rhine River, Andernach frequently appears in itineraries which explore this world-famous waterway. Depending on the particular sailing and the cruise line which offers it, your visit to Andernach may only be a short stop to enjoy a whistle-stop tour, however some river cruises begin their journey in the town, which will offer you more opportunities for exploration. The town was established in 12BC by the Romans and given the name Antunnacum, making it one of the oldest towns in the whole of Germany. Not surprising then, that there are a pleasing amount of historical attractions to explore as well as a fair share of natural ones.

Exploring Andernach

One of the more notable and indeed noticeable attractions in the town is the Runder Turm or Round Tower. Part of the original medieval fortifications, the tower was constructed over a number of years before finally being completed in 1453. It’s a truly impressive monument that would have served as an excellent look-out point for town guards gone-by and indeed, today it’s still the go-to attraction from which to enjoy some fine views of the river and beyond. The city wall and its fortifications offer further explorations into Andernach’s past, with notable sites including the Rhine Gate, the Coblencian Gate and the ruins of a Koblenzer Tor castle. along with a number of restored wall towers.

The oldest place of interest in Andernach is the St Mary Assumption Parish Church, sometimes called St Mary’s Cathedral, or Mariendom, parts of which date back to the 11th century. It’s immediately recognisable thanks to its double tower and there are some incredible frescoes to witness inside. If religious architecture is your thing, the town’s home to some other notable faith buildings, including St Lubentius and St Bartholomew churches.

Another popular structural landmark of a different kind is the Old Crane of Andernach, a 16th century tower crane built with a treadwheel designed to deal with heavy loads delivered via the river. It’s certainly fascinating and is one of the few examples of a stone-walled crane to have survived into the modern age.

For something completely different and to see for yourself what is perhaps the area’s most famous attraction, be sure to visit the Namedyer Werth Nature Reserve, where you’ll find none other than the tallest cold-water geyser in the world. It reaches over 200 feet at its peak, making for quite a spectacular sight. It’s a short but enjoyable boat ride to the site of the Geyser itself and your ticket includes a guided tour admission to the associated museum and of course, the opportunity to tick a spectacular natural wonder off the bucket list.

Andernach tips

The town centre offers a number of shops selling local souvenirs and produce, any of which is perfect for picking up items to help you remember your stay or indeed, to provide souvenirs to take back home for others.

Andernach Itineraries

Passau

15 Day Magnificent Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

3 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2020
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
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Amsterdam

Imperial Europe - Vienna to Amsterdam

1 sailing date November 2020
14 Nights From Vienna, Austria to , Amsterdam
APT Cruising logo FROM £3869pp
Vienna

15 Day Magnificent Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam

52 sailing dates July 2019 to December 2020
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
APT Cruising logo FROM £2699pp
Amsterdam

15 Day Magnificent Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

52 sailing dates July 2019 to December 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
APT Cruising logo FROM £2419pp
Rudesheim

Rhine, Rhone & Moselle Amsterdam to Barcelona

2 sailing dates July 2019
17 Nights From Amsterdam, to Barcelona
APT Cruising logo FROM £8229pp
Bonn

Legends: Tribute to the singers

1 sailing date May 2019
11 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
Saga Group logo FROM £1949pp
Amsterdam

Majesty of the Middle Rhine

1 sailing date July 2019
11 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
Saga Group logo FROM £1799pp
Amsterdam

Imperial Europe - Vienna To Amsterdam

2 sailing dates November 2019 to November 2020
14 Nights From Vienna, Austria to , Amsterdam
APT Cruising logo FROM £2599pp
Passau

Imperial Europe - Amsterdam to Vienna

2 sailing dates November 2019 to November 2020
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Austria , Vienna
APT Cruising logo FROM £2499pp
Bamberg

25 Day Eastern Bloc & Magnificent Europe

14 sailing dates April 2019 to October 2020
24 Nights From Prague, Czech Republic, to Amsterdam, Netherlands
APT Cruising logo FROM £8939pp
Rudesheim

Rhine, Rhône And Moselle

2 sailing dates May 2019
14 Nights From Amsterdam, Holland, to France , Arles
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Breisach

Rhine, Rhone & Moselle - Arles to Amsterdam

2 sailing dates July 2019
14 Nights From Arles, France to , Amsterdam
APT Cruising logo FROM £4639pp
Amsterdam

Rhine Treasures - Basel to Amsterdam

1 sailing date July 2019
7 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
APT Cruising logo FROM £2699pp

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