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1-Hour Panorama City Cruise in Cologne with Audio Guide

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  • Cruise on the waters of the River Rhine and sightsee the highlights of Cologne as you listen to an audio guide in English and German.
  • Spot iconic attractions such as the Cologne Cathedral dating back to the 12th century and the Lindt Chocolate Museum – the largest chocolate museum in the world.
  • Pass by several bridges such as the Hohenzollern Bridge, which was once both a railway and road bridge, and the impressive Deutz Suspension Bridge.

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  • 1-hour panorama cruise
  • Audio guide in English & German (on smartphone)

Exclusions

  • Food and beverages (available for purchase onboard)
  • Tip: Even in summer, the weather can't be trusted! Bring a raincoat and put on extra layers such as a fleece and a scarf.
  • Facilities: Pram/Stroller Accessibility, Free WiFi.
  • Baggage, pets, and guide dogs are allowed.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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1.5-Hour Skyline Cruise in Cologne

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  • Enjoy a 1.5-hour skyline cruise in Cologne with a German and English-speaking guide to experience Cologne's architectural blend in Rheinauhafen.
  • Savour the sight of Poller Wiesen, the popular concert venue, and the old Deutz exhibition halls that now host the popular TV station RTL.
  • Get an up-close view of 5 of Cologne's grand Rhine Bridges, the picturesque Rhine Park, and the whimsical museum of chocolates along the shore.

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  • 1.5-hour skyline cruise
  • German and English-speaking guide
  • Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer
  • Cologne Cathedral and Old Town
  • Rheinauhafen harbor
  • Poller Wiesen and Deutz Exhibition Halls
  • Rhine Park
  • Rhine Bridges
  • Tip: The starboard side offers the best view of the Cologne Cathedral while the port side offers a stunning view of the Rhine Park.
  • Pets and guide dogs are allowed on this experience.
  • Facilities: Pram/Stroller Accessibility.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Cologne: Evening Panorama Cruise with DJ & Optional Meals

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  • Looking for a quiet escape? The evening cruise in Cologne is a nice getaway from the hustle and bustle if you want to relax and enjoy the sunset along the Rhine.
  • The 2-hour spacious open-deck cruise takes you around some outstanding sights like the Rhine metropolis which glimmers like diamonds in against the evening sky.
  • Get a chance to see the impressive Romanesque churches of St. Kunibert, Groß St. Martin, and St. Maria Lyskirchen during your tour.
  • The Rhine bridges and the cathedral with hues of green light, add to the city's skyline.
  • Enjoy live lounge music with a DJ on board, to set the right mood, and opt for meals and drinks à la carte to elevate your experience.

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  • 2-hour cruise around Cologne
  • Tip: If you're a chocolate fanatic and have some time in hand, add Schokoladenmuseum, the chocolate museum to your list of places to visit.
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • Your guide dogs are welcome at the venue.
  • The consumption of food and drinks brought from off the ship is not allowed on board.
  • Children under 4 years of age may only travel if accompanied by an adult.
  • A maximum of 3 children aged between 4 and 13 years of age may travel per fully paying adult.
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet the requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled. However, they can be rescheduled up to 24 hours before the experience begins.
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Cologne Old Town Cruise on Rhine River

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  • Discover Cologne's must-sees in just 1 hour! Perfect for families or short stays, this cruise whisks you past the Old Town.
  • Board near the Cologne Cathedral and see its towering spires pierce the sky. This UNESCO site is rumored to hold the remains of the Three Wise Men.
  • Spot the Tanzbrunnen amphitheater's stepped seating from the water as you cruise by the city.
  • Keep an eye out for the colorful rooftops of Cologne's Old Town, built in the 14th century and a reminder of its trading past.

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  • 1-hour Rhine River cruise in Cologne
  • Tip: When exploring Cologne's many breweries, look for places offering Kölsch vom Fass (Kölsch from the barrel) to best experience this local tradition.
  • Your guide dogs are welcome at the venue.
  • Bicycle transportation is subject to space availability.
  • Timetables may be adjusted on short notice due to operational needs.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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3-Hour Harbor Cruise in Cologne

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  • On a 3-hour harbor cruise, discover the district of Cologne and the significance of the River Rhine in trade and commerce from a German-speaking guide.
  • Journey through the Container port Niehl I, offering a close-up glimpse of massive containers, crane bridges, and scrapyard facilities.
  • Witness the Wonka-ish charm of the Chocolate Museum and the historic German Sport and Olympia Museum at Rheinauhafen.
  • Catch sight of the swing bridge and boats belonging to the water police and firefighters at Deutz Port, and see Ferrari container stackers in action.

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  • 3-hour harbour cruise
  • German-speaking guide
  • Rheinauhafen
  • Deutz Harbor
  • Mülheim Harbor
  • Container Port Niehl
  • Tip: Make sure to carry your camera, Rheinauhafen district is a great blend of old and new architecture. Click away!
  • Pets and guide dogs are allowed on this experience.
  • Facilities: Pram/Stroller Accessibility.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Combo (Save 5%): Cologne Zoo + 1-Hour Panorama Cologne Cruise with Audio Guide

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  • Enjoy a cost-effective combo journey to the rich wildlife of Cologne Zoo and a scenic 1-hour panorama river cruise in Cologne.
  • Immerse in Cologne Zoo's diverse offerings with over 850 species, including Asian elephants, Nile crocodiles, and playful primates.
  • Experience the zoo's meaningful conservation works, explore the aquarium with about 70 tanks, and learn about wildlife at the Rainforest Hall.
  • Embark on a picturesque Rhine River cruise, spot majestic landmarks like Cologne Cathedral, and hear about Cologne’s history with an audio guide.
  • Marvel at the city's architectural brilliance from the water, including the Lindt Chocolate Museum and the Hohenzollern Bridge, known for its thousands of love locks.

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Cologne Zoo

  • Entry to Cologne Zoo & Aquarium: Summer/Winter (optional)

Cologne City Cruise

  • 1-hour panorama cruise
  • Audio guide in English & German (on smartphone)

Cologne Zoo

  • Tip: Save some time to visit the zoo shop - you might find a quirky souvenir that you wouldn't be able to get anywhere else.
  • Keep in mind that drones, balls, frisbees, balloons, bicycles, scooters, roller skates, inline skates, and skateboards are not allowed on this experience. Pack wisely!
  • Due to venue restrictions, pets cannot tag along for this experience.
  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.
  • Ramps and elevators are available at the venue for easy access.
  • Guide dogs with a valid permit are welcome at the venue.
  • Facilities: Restaurants, parking, restrooms, and changing rooms.
  • Children aged 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Cologne City Cruise

  • Tip: Time your cruise to coincide with sunset for the most stunning views.
  • Facilities: Pram/Stroller Accessibility, Free WiFi.
  • Baggage, pets, and guide dogs are allowed.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Enjoy a Cologne cruise

Embark on an enchanting voyage through the heart of Cologne with a Cologne cruise—an experience that seamlessly fuses rich history with contemporary allure. Nestled along the serene waters of the Rhine River, this cruise presents an unmissable opportunity for you to immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of the city's past and present. As the vessel glides beneath iconic bridges and past architectural marvels, you will get treated to an ever-changing panorama that captures the essence of Cologne's charm. Whether it's the awe-inspiring sight of the soaring Cologne Cathedral or the modern marvel of the Rheinauhafen district, each moment promises a new layer of excitement waiting to be discovered. The Cologne cruise isn't just a journey—it's an invitation to embrace the city's soul from a unique and unforgettable perspective.

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If you are a sightseeing enthusiast

Go for: Panorama, Skyline, or Harbor cruise tickets
Duration: 1 to 3 hours
Guide: English or German audio guide or expert guide

  • Discover Cologne’s iconic attractions with a cruise on the Rhine River. Spot prominent landmarks like Cologne Cathedral and the Lindt Chocolate Museum, explore its bustling harbour, and see the grand bridges spanning the river.
  • Learn about Cologne’s history with an English or German audio guide or from an English or German-speaking expert guide.

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If you are looking for an evening cruise

Go for: Evening panorama cruise tickets
Duration: 2 hours
Guide: None

  • Experience the dazzle of Cologne illuminated by the city lights during an evening panorama cruise on a spacious open-deck ship. 
  • Escape the city’s hustle and bustle on a relaxing boat journey. Sit back and see the city’s magnificent landmarks and bridges at sunset from the river.
  • Watch the city’s sights accompanied by lounge music by the onboard DJ, and enjoy a meal and drinks under the stars.

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If you want to explore more of Cologne

Go for: Combo tickets
Duration: Flexible
Guide: English or German audio guide

  • If you wish to see more of Cologne, pair your cruise experience with a visit to Cologne Zee, one of the city’s popular attractions, with combo tickets. 
  • Combo tickets are cost-effective because they allow you to cover multiple attractions and experiences with a single ticket.
  • At Cologne Zoo, see over 850 species of animals, explore the aquarium, and experience various habitats. Turn your Cologne trip into a wonderful family adventure.

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Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom)

One of Europe's most impressive Gothic masterpieces, the Cologne Cathedral's towering spires and intricate architecture make it a must-see landmark. Its presence along the riverbanks is genuinely awe-inspiring.

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Hohenzollern Bridge

This iconic railway bridge is adorned with countless padlocks left by couples to symbolize their love. The bridge offers panoramic views of the cityscape and the cathedral.

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Lindt Chocolate Museum

Nestled near the riverbanks, this museum offers a delectable journey through the history of chocolate. The tantalizing aroma of cocoa wafts through the air, and visitors can learn about the chocolate-making process.

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Rheinauhafen

A modern architectural marvel, the Rheinauhafen district showcases sleek buildings and innovative designs. The "Kranhäuser," three striking crane-shaped buildings, and the Chocolate Museum's contemporary structure are the highlights.

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Great St. Martin Church

With its distinctive Romanesque architecture, this church is another visual delight along the cruise route. Its presence adds to the medieval charm of the city's skyline.

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Old Town (Altstadt)

Cruise past the charming cobblestone streets and colorful facades of Cologne's historic Old Town. The Rathaus (City Hall) and the lovely houses along the riverbanks exude a timeless appeal.

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Historic Harbor Area

The harbor area is a picturesque place to explore, blending old and new architecture. Admire the restored warehouses and lively promenades, offering a taste of Cologne's maritime heritage.

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Museum Ludwig

If you're interested in art, the Museum Ludwig is home to an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art, including works by renowned artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.

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Flora and Botanical Garden

If you're seeking a tranquil escape, the Flora and Botanical Garden offers a lush oasis to relax and explore. The beautifully landscaped gardens are a perfect spot for a leisurely walk.

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Riverfront Promenades

Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Rhine's riverfront promenades. These pathways are perfect for people-watching, taking in scenic views, and soaking up the city's atmosphere.

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How long is the Cologne cruise for?

A Cologne cruise is 1 hour long.

Are there different time slots for Cologne cruises?

Yes, several different time slots are available for Cologne cruises and you can choose the one that suits your schedule.

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How do I reach the boarding point for Cologne Cruise?

You can reach the boarding point by either bus or tram.

What is the address for the boarding point of Cologne Cruise?

The address for the boarding point of Cologne Cruise is KD & DSC Verkaufstelle, Trankgasse, 50667, Köln, Germany.

Can I reach the boarding point of the Cologne Cruise by bus?

You can reach Cologne Cruise's boarding point by hopping on buses 106, 132, or 133. It will drop you at Heumarkt, which is 4 minutes away from the starting point of the cruise.

Can I reach the boarding point of the Cologne Cruise by tram?

Yes, hop on tram number 5 to reach Rathaus, which is 5 minutes away from the Cologne Cruise boarding point.

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Do water levels impact the routes for the Cologne cruise?

Yes, if the water level is too high or too low, it can impact the chosen cruise route, and the trip might be canceled or delayed, depending on the situation.

Are there any rules and restrictions aboard the cruise boat?

Yes, specific rules and restrictions apply to the Cologne cruise boat. This includes not bringing personal food and drinks, prohibition of bringing weapons, explosives, ammunition, flammable substances, etc. Also, carry an extra layer of clothing because the weather may switch even in peak summers.

Frequently asked questions about Cologne cruises

What is a Cologne cruise?

A Cologne cruise is a boat tour along the Rhine River that offers panoramic views of the city's landmarks and attractions.

How long does a Cologne cruise last?

The duration of a Cologne cruise is typically around 1 hour.

What is included in the cruise?

Most Cologne cruises include an audio guide in both German and English, providing information about the sights along the Rhine River.

Can I bring my food and drinks on board?

No, bringing your food and drinks is not allowed on the cruise boat.

Are infants allowed on the cruise?

Yes, infants up to 3 years old can enjoy the cruise for free.

What are some of the sights I can expect to see on the cruise?

During the cruise, you can expect to see landmarks such as Cologne Cathedral, the Hohenzollern Bridge, Deutz Suspension Bridge, and the Rheinauhafen urban regeneration project, amongst many others.

Can I get off at any stop during the cruise?

The ability to get off at any stop and reboard another boat depends on the cruise operator. It is recommended to check with the operator for their policies.