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From Koblenz: Nostalgia Route Rhine River Cruise

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Cruise the Rhine from Koblenz on a 1913 paddle steamer, exploring the Middle Rhine Valley's castles, vineyards, and charming towns.


  • Step aboard the historical paddle steamer Goethe for a journey through time as you cruise along the Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • The cruise offers views of the lush vineyards, idyllic villages with pretty cottages, and numerous castles, each steeped in legend and history.

  • Marvel at Festung Ehrenbreitstein fortress's towering ramparts and scenic platform, and Schloss Stolzenfels Castle's ochre hue and quaint pergolas.

  • Cruise past Marksburg, the Middle Rhine's lone hilltop castle, and Loreley Rock, famed in Friedrich Silcher's 'Song of the Loreley.'

  • Fun fact: Legend has it that on Loreley Rock, the song of a lovelorn maiden lures fishermen to their doom!


  • 6-hour River Rhine cruise


  • Food & drinks (available at an extra cost)

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Step back in time with a nostalgic cruise

Embark on a journey through time as you set sail from Koblenz on the historical paddle steamer Goethe. As the ship glides gently along the Rhine River, admire the Middle Rhine Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its steep hillside vineyards, ancient castles, and charming villages. The cruise will take you past historic landmarks such as the Festung Ehrenbreitsetin which hosts museums on photography, archaeology, and exhibitions. Spot Schloss Stolzenfels with an ochre finish, flat roofs, pergolas, and terraces that ooze serenity.

Luxurious comfort and unforgettable memories

The paddle steamer Goethe, built in 1913, has been restored to its original glory providing an atmosphere of authenticity and intimate luxury. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, viewing decks, and a restaurant, ensuring a memorable journey. This cruise combines the romance of the past with the comfort of the present to create unforgettable memories.

What’s not allowed

  • Due to venue restrictions, pets cannot tag along for this experience.


  • This experience is wheelchair and pram/stroller accessible.

  • Your guide dogs are welcome onboard.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the boarding point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the boarding point.

Boarding point

  • Board your cruise at Anleger 5 KDTicket Office Koblenz.

  • Address: Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer, 56068 Koblenz, Germany.

  • Landmark: Look for paddle steamer "Goethe".

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