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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

Cochem

Majesty of the Middle Rhine

2 sailing dates June 2022
11 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Cochem

Majesty of the Middle Rhine for solo travellers

1 sailing date August 2022
11 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Boppard

Wine Towns of the Rhine and Moselle

1 sailing date October 2022
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Amsterdam
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Mainz

Through the Valley of the Lorelei

1 sailing date August 2021
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to , Andernach
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Boppard

Photography in the Lorelei

1 sailing date August 2021
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to , Andernach
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Boppard

Majesty of the Middle Rhine

2 sailing dates June 2021 to August 2021
11 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Melk

Northern Lights & Lapland with Magnificent Europe

2 sailing dates November 2021 to February 2022
21 Nights From Helsinki, to Hungary , Budapest
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Dresden

Festive Christmas Markets - Amsterdam to Budapest

2 sailing dates November 2022
21 Nights From Amsterdam, to Berlin
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Bonn

Grand Voyage of Europe Amsterdam to Bucharest

5 sailing dates June 2021 to May 2022
21 Nights From Amsterdam, to Romania , Bucharest
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Prague

Magnificent Europe with Prague

28 sailing dates June 2021 to November 2022
17 Nights From Amsterdam, to Prague
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Amsterdam

Magnificent Europe with Paris

20 sailing dates June 2021 to November 2022
17 Nights From Paris, to Hungary , Budapest
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Bamberg

Grand Voyage of Europe Bucharest to Amsterdam

4 sailing dates June 2021 to June 2022
21 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam
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Paris

Magnificent Europe - Prague to Paris

21 sailing dates June 2021 to December 2022
20 Nights From Prague, to Paris
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Rudesheim

Magnificent Europe with Prague

31 sailing dates June 2021 to December 2022
17 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam
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Miltenberg

Iconic Italy with Magnificent Europe from Rome

7 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2022
26 Nights From Civitavecchia, Italy, to Amsterdam
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Miltenberg

Britain & Ireland In-Depth from London

4 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2021
34 Nights From London, United Kingdom to Hungary , Budapest
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Nuremberg

Magnificent Europe - Paris to Prague

20 sailing dates June 2021 to November 2022
20 Nights From Paris, to Prague
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Regensburg

Zurich to Budapest

11 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2022
26 Nights From Zurich, to Hungary , Budapest
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Koblenz

Zurich to Prague

5 sailing dates May 2021 to August 2021
29 Nights From Zurich, to Prague
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Nuremberg

Britain & Ireland In-Depth from London to Prague

4 sailing dates May 2021 to September 2021
37 Nights From London, United Kingdom to , Prague
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