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Rhine River Cruises

Basel, Strasbourg, Mannheim, Mainz, Cologne, Dusseldorf, & Rotterdam… These are just some of the cities situated on the 766 miles of river flowing through what is known as the Rhine River. The middle Rhine, oftentimes dubbed the Romantic Rhine is the most famous section of the Rhine River due to the cities this segment encompasses, which are Bonn, Bingen, Hesse, Koblenz, Rudensheim, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Munster, Mainz, & Worms just to name a few. However, for those that have yet to experience the reason for this area being dubbed the Romantic Rhine, cities just aren’t enough:

 

Mainz: Home of the Gutenberg Museum

Worms: Host of the "Backfischfest", Rhineland's biggest wine festival

Munster: A bicycle city known for bicycles being its key mode of transport

Cologne: A very friendly and jovial city, welcoming tourists of all types and with all interests

Düsseldorf: A city famous for its nightlife, carnival, events, shopping, and fashion & trade fairs like the Boot Messe

Rüdensheim: A city famed for its red wine made from Pinot noir

Koblenz: Located in the wine area of the Rhine and Mosel Rivers, mostly known for dry white wines.

Bingen: Starting point of the Radweg Nahe, a 37 mile posted bike route that follows the Nahe River SW to Kirn

Bonn: Fans call it Italy's most northern city because of its street culture w/cafes & beer gardens in the summer

 

BEST TIME to cruise the Romantic Rhine is during the summer months. In September inns, restaurants, & shops begin closing down for the winter. Several river cruises provided by operators such as Avalon, AMA, Tauck, Uniworld, & Viking sail the Rhine from cities such as Amsterdam, Basel, Zurich, or Strasbourg.


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