The Rhine, Main and Moselle Rivers go hand-in-hand… much like Avalon Waterways and relaxed luxury. Nowhere else can you live it up on a stunning European river cruise than in Germany. Drink in endless panoramic views while you sail through the dramatic landscapes of Central Germany, peppered with ancient castles perched precipitously on overhead cliffs. It’s time you said Guten Tag to Germany on a Germany River Cruise.

Remich, Luxembourg

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Known as the ‘Pearl of the Moselle’, Remich is the perfect starting point for a German river cruise. Surrounded by panoramic views of the surrounding forests and vineyards, there’s plenty to keep you busy all day here, from an early morning jog on the banks of the Moselle River in beautiful wine country to a Luxembourg City excursion where you can indulge in its dramatic views, ancient ruins and modern architecture in its deep gorge terrain.

Trier, Germany

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With ancient Roman remnants dating from 144-152AD, Trier is believed to be even older than Rome, Trier is an ancient city you don’t want to miss. Enjoy a sightseeing walking tour of the city, starting from Porta Nigra walk through to the city centre, or join a history-focused tour to learn more about the history of Roman civilization in this Moselle River City.

Bernkastel, Germany

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The wine village of Bernkastel, with Germany’s largest expanse of vineyards, will fascinate you with its narrow streets and half-timbered houses still standing from the middle ages.

Rudesheim, Germany

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A quintessential Rhine Valley wine town, Rudesheim is filled with many one-of-a-kind experiences. Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a unique instrumental experience, or take an open-air cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument.

Wurzburg, Germany

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Nicknamed the ‘pearl of the romantic road’, with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress and baroque Bishop’s Residenz – with the largest known ceiling fresco, this city is nothing short of magnificent.

Bamberg, Germany

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There is so much for you to marvel at in this UNESCO World Heritage Site listed city. Embark on a guided walking tour of the former home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall and seven hills crowned with churches.


Interested in sailing through Germany on an Avalon Waterways river cruise? Check out the Central European Experience tour here.

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  1. In Rudesheim, Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instruments Museum is a must-see/hear for anyone with a musical interest. The place deserves much more time than was allocated on our rushed group visit, so allow yourself a little extra time after the group passes through, if your free-time schedule permits it.

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