Germany

Germany stretches from the glorious Alps to the North and Baltic Seas. With typically warm, sunny summers and mild, cloudy winters, its climate is ideal for exploring and siteseeing. The rivers Rhine, Danube, Moselle and Main are all featured on Avalon cruises, which stop at a variety of interesting and scenic towns and cities along the way. In Munich, capital of Bavaria, highlights include the Olympic stadium and Nymphenburg Palace, while Cologne’s attractions include its magnificent gothic cathedral, and abundance of old taverns and lively cafés. Much of Germany’s appeal lies in its quieter and quainter towns which also feature on our cruises, such as the medieval town of Bamberg and the picturesque Bavarian village of Miltenberg. From its lush wine-growing region in Moselle to the impressive Rhine Gorge, it’s a country of subtle and dramatic natural beauty. With its beautiful riverside landscapes, vibrant old towns and cosmopolitan cities, Germany’s charms are many.

Highlights

  • Munich
    • Visit the Olympic Stadium and see the 1000 ft high television tower.
  • Bavarian Alps
    • Join an excursion to the exhilarating Bavarian Alps and visit King Ludwig’s fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle.
  • Rüdesheim
    • A charming Rhine Valley wine town of decorated restaurants and open-air garden taverns, with brass bands playing throughout the summer.
  • Black Forest
    • Famous for its striking natural beauty, forest of thick pine trees, cuckoo clocks and Black Forest Gateaux.
  • Rhine Gorge
    • See the mythical Lorelei Rock, where legend has it a beautiful maiden lured sailors to their doom with her enchanted songs.

Cruises in Germany