Rhine/ Rhein, Cologne
This river is everywhere in this city, it is my favourite place for walking, but you can also jogging or cycling here. After sweating a bit, just sit down in one of the many terraces here and enjoy a cold glass of Koelsch.
Such fun that I shall never miss one.....wherever there is water, whether it is a sea, a lake or, like here, a mighty stream!
Old Father Rhein will carry you safely to and froe!
Here in Cologne, several opportunities for trips, longer or shorter once, are offered and of course the TOURIST OFFICE, situated opposite the DOM in the City Centre can give you any info you need; info plus time tables....
Don't miss this chance! I can recommend all boatrides to you!
Behind me is the bridge and the Rhein river view from the town of Cologne. Some Cruise boat passes here to the next destination.
The Rhein is Germany's largest river that flows to neighbor country Switerland.
Cologne is the ideal starting-place for cruises on the Rhine. Middle Rhine Valley, Koblenz or Mainz are destinations of several boat tours.
I wanted to do a Rhine cruise but it was damn foggy so I decided better to skip the trip.
Standing on the shore of the Rhine River facing the city you can see the immense St. Andrews towering over a row of attractive buildings and an out door restaurant. Here you can sit and watch the Rhine while you have a relaxing lunch and still have the beautiful buildings just behind you.
Walk along the Rhine between cathedral and chocolate museum. Very nice views and atmosphere there and a great place for a afternoon stroll or a picnic even.
Make sure to go over a bridge or two (eg. Hohenzollernbrücke or Deutzer Brücke) for nice views of the Cologne skyline.
The River Rhine flows through the city centre -boat trips available if you want or spend time watching the traffic on it or the people walking by, easy way to enjoy a warm afternoon...don't forget a Kolsch too!
Rivalling the view from the top of the cathedral tower is the view from the other side of the Rhine. The easiest way to cross the river is by the railway bridge, although the noise of the trains drowns out any conversation! From this side, you can see the cathedral and the Gross St Martin church above the Altstadt(old town) on the opposite bank. There are several restaurants and cafes which take advantage of this view, but we were on a 'budget trip' so brought our own refreshments! Many barges travel up and down the Rhine, and I was lucky enough to capture one on camera, just as it passed the cathedral. (the photo is a bit poor, but it is partly the college scanner's fault!)
touring the Rhine! While I enjoyed the train along the Rhine from much further south of COlogne (you'll see more castles) if you have time and especially if you don't speak much German and wan't to be on an organized tour, then take the KD ship on the Rhine. We just HAD to do this once while we lived there so we took a dinner and dance cruise. It was great. Germans really like to party!
There is 'Father Rhein' and there are boats, so......of course make your choice and have one or more boat-trips.......great
Fresh air, floating on the water you will feel the wind and the sun....nice after a day of walking through the city, busy and stuffy.....
Situated on the rifer Father Rhein, you should make some boat trips.......the choice which one is yours!
There is a great variety of trips, one hour trips, day trips etc...
The pleasure of being on a boat on river Rhein .....
The Rhine (Rhein)
When you are in Cologne you have to see the Rhine. You have to stroll along the bank of the river. A bit nature in the city to relax or make a picnic.
Along the riverfront, there are several docks with boats on which you can take a ride on the Rhine River. One of the most popular boat companies for tourists is the Köln-Düsseldorfer.
You should cross the Hohenzollernbrücke bridge on foot and enjoy a much better view than from the train. Enjoy a great view of the city.
We took a 1hour boat tour on the Rhein. They go up to limits of Cologne. You can see all the city. It is very beautiful and fun. It is not very expensive.