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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

Dusseldorf

Rhine, Strasbourg & Heidelberg

10 sailing dates May 2020 to October 2020
7 Nights From Dusseldorf, Germany to Cologne

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Boppard

Rhine and Moselle - Cologne to Cologne

10 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
7 Nights From Cologne , Germany to Cologne

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Amsterdam

Rhine Highlights - Amsterdam to Basel

11 sailing dates May 2020 to September 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel

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Amsterdam

Magnificient Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

4 sailing dates May 2020 to May 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest

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Miltenberg

Cruise the Heart of Europe - Cologne to Budapest

1 sailing date May 2020
14 Nights From Cologne , Germany to Hungary , Budapest

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Breisach

Romantic Rhine & Moselle - Basel to Amsterdam

7 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2020
14 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Amsterdam

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Breisach

Romantic Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

91 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2021
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel

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Koln

Amsterdam to Budapest by Riverboat - Southbound

17 sailing dates April 2020 to October 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to Hungary , Budapest
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Bernkastel

Legendary Rhine & Moselle to Berlin

2 sailing dates July 2021 to October 2021
9 Nights From Frankfurt, to Berlin
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Belgrade

Rhine, Main & Danube River Cruise from Bucharest

6 sailing dates June 2020 to September 2021
22 Nights From Bucharest, Romania to , Amsterdam
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Avignon

Rhine & Rhone Nice > Amsterdam

3 sailing dates March 2021 to August 2021
14 Nights From Nice, France to , Amsterdam
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Zurich

Jewels of the Rhine with Lucerne & Zurich

9 sailing dates May 2020 to September 2021
10 Nights From Zurich, to Amsterdam
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Koblenz

Legendary Rhine & Moselle with Berlin

2 sailing dates June 2021 to July 2021
9 Nights From Berlin, to Frankfurt
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Koblenz

Rhine in Flames - Basel to Amsterdam

1 sailing date June 2021
7 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Breisach

Rhine & Rhone Amsterdam > Nice

5 sailing dates August 2020 to October 2021
14 Nights From Amsterdam, to France , Arles
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Miltenberg

Prague Highlights & Splendours of Europe

15 sailing dates May 2020 to September 2021
17 Nights From Prague, to Amsterdam
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Lucerne

Jewels of the Rhine with Lucerne & Zurich

12 sailing dates June 2020 to October 2021
10 Nights From Amsterdam, to Zurich
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Bratislava

Christmas Markets of Europe from Budapest

1 sailing date December 2021
14 Nights From Budapest, Hungary to , Amsterdam
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Basel

Basel to Amsterdam

1 sailing date December 2021
7 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Amsterdam
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Strasbourg

Basel to Berlin

3 sailing dates July 2021 to September 2021
9 Nights From Basel , Switzerland to , Berlin
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