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Panoramic views of top attractions
Panoramic views of top attractions



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1.5-Hour Skyline Cruise in Cologne

€22.90
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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.

Inclusions

  • 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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3-Hour Harbor Cruise in Cologne

€34.90
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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.

Inclusions

  • 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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1-Hour Panorama City Cruise in Cologne with Audio Guide

€17
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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.

Inclusions

  • 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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Enjoy a Cologne City Cruise

Embark on an enchanting voyage through the heart of Cologne with the Cologne City 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 City 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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1-Hour City Cruise in Cologne

With the tickets to the 1-hour Panorama City Cruise in Cologne, you earn a chance to cruise along the gentle waters of the River Rhine. During your journey, you will witness the beautiful highlights of Cologne city, like Cologne Cathedral and Lindt Chocolate Museum. At the same time, the audio guide will provide essential information over the commentary, making your trip informational and fun. The audio guides are available in two languages as well: English and German.

The cruise will not only offer you stunning visuals of the city, its attractions, and bridges but also provide significant insights into the history of the place, adding value to your ride. No food and beverage are added to the tickets, but you can purchase it at an extra cost on the cruise if you would like.

Additionally, the cruise offers some facilities like stroller and pram accessibility, free WiFi, and allowance of guide dogs and pets. You can also bring in a decent amount of baggage too.

Sites covered on Cologne City Cruise

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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.

Plan Your Cologne City Cruise Experience

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How long is the Cologne City Cruise for?

A Cologne city cruise is 1 hour.

Are there different time slots for Cologne City Cruise?

Yes, several different time slots are available for Cologne City Cruise, 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 cruise routes for the Cologne city 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.

Cologne City Cruise FAQs

What is a Cologne city cruise?

A Cologne city 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 city cruise last?

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

What is included in the cruise?

Most Cologne city 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.