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Breisach River Cruises

About Breisach

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 on many voyages which explore the highlights to be found along Germany’s most famous river. The town was built on a hill which served as the seat of an ancient Celtic prince, and which was situated in the middle of the Rhine until it was straightened by 19th century engineer Johann Gottfried Tulla. It was formerly founded as a city in the 11th or 12th century, although archaeological evidence suggests that it was settled earlier than this. In the 16th century, Breisach was a strategic stronghold of the Holy Roman Empire and during the Second World War, the majority of it was destroyed by allied artillery, as it lay at the point where the allies crossed the Rhine.

Exploring Breisach

For river cruisers, Breisach marks the entrance to the celebrated Black Forest area of Germany and a voyage to the town offers the chance to experience some of the country’s most beautiful scenery, including dramatic mountains, lush forests and rolling meadows.

The main attraction in the town itself is the beautiful St Stephan’s Cathedral, or ‘Stephansmunster’, which dates back to the 13th century. It’s built in the Romanesque style and is well-known for its carved gothic altar and a series of works by the celebrated German painter and engraver Martin Schongauer.

The Museum of Municipal History is another popular attraction for those who want to learn more about the history of the region, with an impressive range of exhibits which date from the present day all the way back to the Stone Age.

Breisach is also home to the Geldermann Privatsektkellerei, one of Europe’s largest wine cellars, so if viticulture is your thing, be sure to take the time to pay a visit to this wonderful attraction, as there are guided tours are available and you’ll be able to taste a glass for yourself too. If you truly want to make wine the focus of your time in Breisach, the Geldermann winery is another popular choice, with guided tours and Champagne tastings all part of the experience.

Breisach tips

With the Black Forest region on your itinerary, you’ll certainly want to make sure that you have your camera at the ready to capture your own memories of the fabulous scenery. If stocking up on a bottle or two to take back home is a holiday habit, then Breisach is a great place to do it, with vintages available at both the wineries and a number of local shops.

Breisach Itineraries

Amsterdam

Rhine Highlights - Amsterdam to Basel

11 sailing dates September 2019 to September 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel

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Rudesheim

Romantic Rhine & Moselle - Basel to Amsterdam

10 sailing dates August 2019 to October 2020
14 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Amsterdam

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Basel

Enchanting Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam

64 sailing dates August 2019 to December 2020
7 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Amsterdam

Book now for 2020 and receive FREE flights from selected UK airports - whilst availability lasts!

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Heidelberg

Romantic Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

69 sailing dates August 2019 to December 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel

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Strasbourg

The Rhine & Moselle - Basel to Amsterdam

1 sailing date June 2020
12 Nights From Basel, Switzerland, Switzerland to , Amsterdam
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £3999pp
Amsterdam

The Rhine & Moselle - Basel to Amsterdam

5 sailing dates June 2020 to September 2020
12 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Breisach

Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, France

1 sailing date August 2019
8 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Amsterdam

Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, France

1 sailing date August 2019
8 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Strasbourg

Zurich to Amsterdam

1 sailing date April 2020
18 Nights From Zurich, to Amsterdam
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Arnhem

Zurich to Amsterdam

2 sailing dates April 2020 to May 2020
18 Nights From Zurich, to Amsterdam
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Mainz

Basel to Amsterdam

7 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2020
7 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Breisach

Best of the Rhine

7 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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Strasbourg

Rhine & Moselle Delights

2 sailing dates August 2020 to October 2020
10 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Amsterdam

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Amsterdam

Rhine & Moselle Delights - Basel to Amsterdam

2 sailing dates August 2020 to October 2020
10 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Strasbourg

Strasbourg to Strasbourg

1 sailing date May 2019
5 Nights From Strasbourg, to Strasbourg
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Breisach

Picturesque Alsace and the Rhine

1 sailing date September 2019
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Bamberg

German Grandeur - Munich to Basel

1 sailing date October 2019
10 Nights From Munich, to Switzerland , Basel
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Amsterdam

Zurich to Amsterdam

4 sailing dates August 2019 to August 2020
10 Nights From Fly From UK, to Arrive UK
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Koblenz

Rhine & Rhône Revealed - Amsterdam to Cote d'Azur

6 sailing dates August 2019 to October 2019
16 Nights From Amsterdam, to Toulon (for Cote D'Azur)

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Amsterdam

Jewels of the Rhine - Basel to Amsterdam

8 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2020
7 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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