Germany river cruises

The rivers Rhine, Danube, Moselle and Main are all featured on Avalon Waterways river cruises of Germany, stopping at a variety of scenic towns and cities along the way. With typically warm, sunny summers and mild, cloudy winters, Germany's climate is ideal for exploring and sightseeing. 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 river 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, a river cruise through Germany will take you on a journey of both subtle and dramatic natural beauty. The Danube and Rhine rivers also play host to our Active Discovery river cruises, where you can take part in more active excursions such as jogging, cycling, canoeing and learning to paint or waltz!

Highlights of our German river cruises

  • 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.

Explore our river cruises in Germany