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Cologne to Königswinter: Siebengebirge Cruise

1. Cologne to Königswinter: Siebengebirge Cruise

Explore the spectacular Siebengebirge on a fascinating boat tour. Climb aboard in Cologne and cruise past Bonn and the legendary Drachenfels to Königswinter. Admire the stunning views of the countryside and the towns along the way. The Drachenfels is the most famous mountain in the region surrounding Cologne and Bonn. At the top of the summit is a ruined castle which, together with the Drachenfels plateau, is one of the most popular recreation areas in the Rhineland. Stroll along the waterfront or head up the mountain with the Drachenfels Railway to enjoy the breathtaking views over the Rhine Valley and the Rolandsbogen. You can choose between a one-way cruise from Cologne to Königswinter or a roundtrip cruise from Cologne to Königswinter and back. If you opt for the roundtrip cruise, you’ll have sufficient time to explore Königswinter on your own.

Bonn: 1.5-Hour River Cruise on the Rhine

2. Bonn: 1.5-Hour River Cruise on the Rhine

Marvel at some of Bonn’s most important — and beautiful – sights on the 1.5-hour cruise down the mighty Rhine River. Gaze upon the former West German capital’s governmental district, complete with the Hammerschmidt Villa, the former residence of the president of the Federal Republic of Germany.  Continue cruising down the Rhine and you’ll reach Königswinter, an idyllic wine village at the food of the mighty Drachenfels. From there, you’ll have a perfect view of the Drachenburg Castle — a 19th-century palace so directly pulled from a fairytale that it’s hard to believe that it’s real. On the way back, sample some German snacks and refreshments from the concession stand as you sail down the Rhine and return to the pier from which you departed.

Cologne: Nostalgic Tour in German in Vintage Bus

3. Cologne: Nostalgic Tour in German in Vintage Bus

Immerse yourself in Cologne's past and enjoy a nostalgic journey through the city. Experience the 50s and 60s during this exciting journey through time. Board the vintage bus and be welcomed by your guide, who will be wearing a petticoat ‒ the famous fluffy skirt. See the city through the windows of an old Swiss postbus or a vintage bus from 1960 and experience a piece of the vivid past. Discover all aspects of Cologne after the reconstruction. Start near the cathedral, Cologne's landmark. Drive through the Gerlingsquartier, over the ring roads and through the Griechenmarktviertel until you arrive in the Südstadt. Get a glance at the picturesque Old Town before returning to the Komödienstraße close to the cathedral.

Bonn: Private Walking Tour

4. Bonn: Private Walking Tour

Embark on a guided walking tour that brings to life more than 2,000 years of history of the former capital of Germany, Bonn. On this private tour, you will discover the well-known sights as well as the hidden gems and stories of the city. Meet your guide on the market square in front of the historic town hall. Admire this impressive building with its decorated rococo facade that has witnessed numerous historical events. Hear about the heads of state were received here, such as John F. Kennedy, Queen Elizabeth II, and Bill Clinton. Immerse yourself in the history of the city as you walk through the old market square. Learn of the rich history of this central meeting point which was important for trading, but also a site of witch burnings, executions, and book burnings. See the main city highlights such as the Bonn Minster, the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, as well as many other historical and more modern places and squares. Accompanied by your local guide, discover unknown and exciting details of the old town and get insider tips about the wider Bonn region. Learn about the history of the regional wine-growing areas along the romantic Rhine. Your guide will also share stories about the cultural, political, and current situation of Bonn and its special significance as a federal city and former capital of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Loved this trip even through we didn’t arrive in Konigswinter until 2pm. You don’t see any castles until you arrive at Konigswinter. Took the cog train up (follow the crowd off the boat!) to the ruins, had a quick tour of the castle (beautiful) grabbed an ice cream outside the the castle and walked back down into town. Took a quick look round the town and back onto the boat. We were back in Cologne just after 7pm, we had beautiful weather and enjoyed the day!

Great day trip to slow down. The catering on board is appropriate or as expected. The service is super friendly and always helpful. Combination ticket with the rack railway in Königwinter is recommended. In summary, a great activity that is particularly enjoyable in sunny weather.

I really enjoyed this cruise. The boats are amazing - much nicer than expected. The service onboard was great and the food fantastic. Konigswinter is lovely. I recommend getting the cable car up to the mountain.

It was really beautiful and more than affordable Also the stuff are really friendly and kind. It is amazing experience. I would definitely recommend.

The experience was really amazing. The route is so scenic & serene