Rivers: Germany — Cruise & Travel Asia

Rivers: Germany

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Germany is a prime spot for river cruises with lines offering itineraries on the Rhine and Elbe. Cruises along the Rhine will call at cities such as Dusseldorf, Cologne and Bonn. Dusseldorf is famous for its microbreweries and its fine-arts museum is worth a visit. If you sail during the festive season, Dusseldorf is also famous for its Christmas markets. Cologne is a major commercial hub for Germany. While it was repeatedly bombed during World War II, Cologne was rebuilt and much of the historic street structure was retained. Visit the fish market and the Dom, which is an iconic site in the city. Other river destinations include Bonn, Drachenfels Castle, Boppard and many more. On the River Elbe, cruisers will visit places such as Hamburg and Berlin, Germany’s capital city. Berlin has transformed since 1990 when the Berlin Wall came down. It is now a major arts hub with innovative architecture and amazing shopping precincts such as KurFürstendamm. Most lines that cruise to Berlin will stop for several days so guests can visit the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate and cool and arty suburbs such as Kreuzberg. Other stops include Dresden and Wittenburg.