Why a Rhine River Cruise Should Be on Your Radar
It’s no surprise that the Rhine River is one of the most popular river cruising destinations. The Rhine is Europe’s longest river, and flows through Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France and the Netherlands, which are some of the most beautiful countries in the world. Prepare to be charmed by ancient villages, cobblestoned streets, medieval castles, lush green countryside, and bustling cities! Here are a few reasons why your next river cruise should be on the Rhine…
The cities along the Rhine River are fantastic, and all offer a unique cultural experience. These are a few of our favorites…
- Amsterdam – Amsterdam is full of art galleries, restaurants, cafes, and has over 50 museums to choose from! The famous canals that wind through the city only add to its charm.
- Strasbourg – This French town is known for its wonderful wines, as well as its medieval architecture and lovely canals that wind through town.
- Cologne – Cologne is home to one of Europe’s largest churches, the Cologne Cathedral, which boasts incredible panoramic views of the city. Cologne also offers many fabulous museums, with the most popular being the famous chocolate museum.
- Mainz – Mainz is famous for its Cathedral of St. Martin, which is a stunning example of Romanesque architecture that is well worth a visit, as well as the Gutenberg Museum.
There are so many excursions to choose from on a Rhine River cruise, the hardest part is having to choose! While in Amsterdam, opt for a refreshing bike tour of the city, which is an ideal way to see all the sights (plus, you’ll fit in with all the biking locals). There are many wine regions along the Rhine, so wine tasting is a great way to sample the local wines and makes for a perfect afternoon. You could even visit a local woodcarver in the Black Forest region of Germany (known for their cuckoo clocks) to learn how they make clocks from hand. Whichever excursions you choose, you’ll be sure to learn something new.
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The Rhine River is a key geographic region in European history, and dates back to the times of the Roman Republic. The first settlement on the Rhine was founded in 38 B.C! The Rhine was viewed by the Romans as the border of civilization, which eventually lead to conflicts and even war over occupying the land. When you sail on the Rhine, you’re sailing on an important part of Europe’s history, which is a historical experience you simply can’t find anywhere else.
Any romantics will love the many castles that are dotted along the Rhine. Heidelberg Castle is a famous red sandstone castle located in Germany, and you’ll have the opportunity to explore it on a Rhine River cruise. Its intricate architecture will fascinate any history lover. In Koblenz, Germany lies the Marksburg Castle. This castle sits atop a hill overlooking the river and looks like it came straight out of a fairytale. Muiden Castle in the Netherlands is another classic castle that even has a moat—it looks like a postcard. This castle is the best kept secret of Holland, and you can only experience it on the Rhine.
A cruise on the Rhine is an unforgettable experience. There is something everyone will love along this beautiful and historic river. The waters of the Rhine will leave you feeling enriched, renewed, and inspired.
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