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3-Hour Harbor Cruise in Cologne

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Witness Cologne's vibrant history and industrial might on a 3-hour harbor cruise, complete with insightful live commentary and rare sights.

Highlights

  • With a German-speaking guide by your side, hop aboard a 3-hour harbor cruise in Cologne, offering insights into the city's port industry.

  • View the Rheinauhafen district's old and new architecture as you sail past the Chocolate Museum and German Sport and Olympia Museum.

  • The cruise concludes at the Container port Niehl I, where you can witness the rare sight of a Ferrari container stacker in action.

  • Fun fact: Deutz Harbour, alongside its picturesque views, is also home to the city's water police and fire-fighting boats.

Inclusions

  • 3-hour harbour cruise

  • German-speaking guide

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Setting Sail from Rheinauhafen

Embark on a 3-hour harbor cruise in Cologne that blends education and leisure into an unforgettable experience. The cruise unveils hidden corners of the city, starting with the Rheinauhafen. This modern district showcases an intriguing mix of traditional and contemporary architecture, housing the whimsical Chocolate Museum and the German Sport and Olympia Museum, which houses exhibits from the 1936 and 1972 Olympics. As you glide along, your German-speaking guide will regale you with tales of trade, commerce, and the significance of the Rhine River's shipping traffic from the past to the present.

Navigating Through Cologne’s Industrious Heart

The cruise navigates towards the Deutz Harbour, known for its iconic swing bridge and the home base for the city's water police and fire-fighting boats. The journey continues through the Mülheim Harbour to spot the Waterways and Shipping Authority branch, the KSD shipyard, and Heipa boats. Wrapping up at the industrial hub, the container port Niehl I, marvel at the massive containers, crane bridges, and scrapyard facilities while looking for the rare sight of Ferrari container stackers. Get ready to be thrilled by this extraordinary Rhine tour that marries the city’s past with its dynamic present.

Itinerary

  • Rheinauhafen

  • Deutz Harbor

  • Mülheim Harbor

  • Container Port Niehl

Accessibility

  • Facilities: Pram/Stroller Accessibility.

  • Pets and guide dogs are allowed on this experience.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the boarding point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your departure to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the boarding point. Students must show a valid student ID.

Boarding Point

  • Board your cruise at Cologne Tourist Personenschiffahrt am Dom GmbH.

  • Address: Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer, 50668 Köln, Germany.

  • Landmark: Opposite to the Musical Dome and Goldgasse.

Get Directions to the Boarding Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Breslauer Platz/Hauptbahnhof. It is a quick 5-minute walk to the boarding point.

  • Board buses #124, #132, #133, or more to get you there.

By Tram

  • The closest tram stop is Breslauer Platz/Hauptbahnhof. It is a quick 5-minute walk to the boarding point.

  • Board trams #4, #16, or #18 to get you there.

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