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Koblenz River Cruises

About Koblenz 

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 is the pointed headland between the two rivers where a colossal statue of Emperor Wilhelm I keeps watch. Taking its name from the Latin word confluentes, or ‘confluence’, Koblenz sits on the banks of the Rhine and the Moselle. The city’s rich history dates back to the days of the Roman Empire, where it began as little more than a military outpost founded by Drusus, father of Emperor Claudius and the first general to begin the conquest of ancient Germany. The city would later be taken by the Franks, conquered by the French and later ruled by the Prussians – and has an abundance of castles and defensive fortress walls to show for its tumultuous past. 

Exploring Koblenz 

You'll get a true feel for German history and culture by simply sailing by the city of Koblenz but a large number of river cruises may give you the chance to disembark and explore the city's medieval centre, where you can walk the streets and immerse yourself in the special atmosphere of the Old Town. 

If a leisurely exploration is the focus of your visit rather than planned sight-seeing, you could take time to browse the shops and relax at one of many beautiful street-side cafes, or make your way to a traditional beer house for a true taste of Germany’s rich brewing heritage. 

Koblenz though, is a city of monuments and historic architecture, having been a favourite residence of many powerful figures in Germany’s past – including the imperial prince electors and Emperor Wilhelm I. 

The oldest church in the city is, the white-towered Basilica of St Castor, which is closely linked with the politics of both the Holy Roman Empire and the Frankish Kingdom in the region. The church was completed in 836, and even now remains a stark monument to the stern, solid Romanesque style. The surrounding hills outside the town bristle with defensive fortresses, most notably the almost fairytale castles of Eltz and Stolzenfels, which are both popular attractions with visitors to the city. 

Koblenz tips 

If you enjoy a glass of dry white, Koblenz is the perfect place to sample some of the most celebrated vintages, but it's also good for beer drinkers too, with brews in the region offering a decidedly more bitter taste.

Suggested Read: Port in focus: Koblenz

Koblenz Itineraries

Boppard

Jazz and Wine on the Rhine and Moselle

1 sailing date October 2022
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Koblenz

Resplendent Rhine in Autumn-Amsterdam - Dusseldorf

1 sailing date November 2022
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Germany , Dusseldorf
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Zurich

Romantic Rhine & Moselle - Amsterdam to Basel

13 sailing dates July 2021 to October 2022
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
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Rudesheim

Romantic Rhine & Moselle - Amsterdam to Basel

1 sailing date July 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
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Cochem

Jazz and Wine on the Rhine and Moselle

1 sailing date September 2022
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Koblenz

Sounds of the 50s on the Rhine

1 sailing date September 2022
5 Nights From Cologne, Germany to , Konigswinter
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Rudesheim

Romantic Rhineland

1 sailing date June 2022
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Rudesheim

Romantic Rhine & Moselle - Amsterdam - Zurich

2 sailing dates May 2022 to August 2022
16 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
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Cochem

The Rhine and Moselle

1 sailing date September 2022
13 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Bernkastel

Romantic Rhineland

1 sailing date September 2022
7 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Cochem

Majesty of the Middle Rhine

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

Rhine Highlights - Flourishing Floriade - Zurich

2 sailing dates June 2022 to August 2022
9 Nights From Zurich, to Amsterdam
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Koln

The Rhine and Moselle

1 sailing date May 2022
13 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Strasbourg

Rhine Highlights-Flourishing Floriade - Amsterdam

2 sailing dates May 2022 to September 2022
9 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel
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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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Rudesheim

The Rhine and Moselle for solo travellers

1 sailing date July 2022
13 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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Amsterdam

Romantic Rhine & Moselle with Switzerland

3 sailing dates May 2022 to August 2022
18 Nights From Zurich, to Amsterdam
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Breisach

The Rhine and Glacier Express from Amsterdam

1 sailing date May 2022
11 Nights From Amsterdam, to Geneva, Switzerland
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Strasbourg

The Rhine and the Glacier Express from Geneva

4 sailing dates May 2022 to October 2022
11 Nights From Geneva, Switzerland, to Amsterdam
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Rudesheim

Sounds of the 60s on the Rhine

1 sailing date May 2022
5 Nights From Cologne, Germany to Cologne
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