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"Boat trip" Rhine/ Rhein Tip by Sjalen

Rhine/ Rhein, Cologne: 29 reviews and 48 photos


One of the first things I would recommend in Cologne is a river boat trip. The most famous shipping line is the most expensive: KD Linie, with its long sleek river boats, but there are lots of others to chose from. Just bear in mind that not all offer any sightseeing commentaries as some are just a nice way to go from A to B, including to the famous zoo. All have little cafes on board though, usually serving ice cream, coffe and cakes, beer and sausages. Sail along the Rhine and discover its importance as a lifeline to the city whilst seeing the huge amount of barge traffic on it. If you take a short city cruise, there won't be that much more to see once the city skyline has given way to grassy riverbanks but you will still enjoy seeing what people do along their river such as kite flying and jet skiing. There are also longer evening dinner cruises and daytrip cruises to nearby towns such as Düsseldorf and Bonn.

Directions: Most leave from the quays along the Old Town. Turn up early for KD bookings on a sunny day.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 15, 2006
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