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The most charming way to travel

An old sailor’s saying goes: “Where you cannot sail, you must row”. Or pedal! And where could be better than in Germany? With the many beautiful rivers and rough coastline along the North Sea and Baltic Sea, Germany offers the perfect material for a successful bike and boat tour.

And the ships serving as hotel on these tours promise guests the necessary comfort and well-being needed for an unforgettable holiday.

The most beautiful bike and boat tours in Germany

Coblenz – Saarburg, MS Olympia

The Moselle and Saar present themselves in the best light. They nestle dreamily into the landscape and provide the perfect base for a beautiful river cruise. From Saarburg to Coblenz, or in the opposite direction, you will discover highlights such as beautiful half-timbered houses, vineyards, the Porta Nigra in Trier or the Alte Saarschleife. Your constant companion on this tour will be the comfortable MS Olympia.

Berlin – Stralsund, MS Princess

Endless forests in the north of Berlin lead you aboard the MS Princess  along the Oder-Havel canal. The quiet and unique beauty of the Oder landscape takes you to Szczecin, then via Usedom to the largest island in Germany and to Rügen with its famous chalk cliffs. This tour is also offered from Stralsund to Berlin.

Cologne – Mainz, MS Olympia

Do you prefer to travel from Cologne to Mainz or vice versa from Mainz to Cologne? The Lower and Middle Rhine has one of the most beautiful and largest bike paths in Europe. Past river landscapes, meadows and fields, it offers an opportunity for nature lovers to relax aboard the MS Olympia and explore the region by bike.

Useful information about your bike and boat tour in Germany

I am packing my suitcase…

If you are planning a trip to Germany, you should be prepared for all weather conditions. Think of the all-important garments such as a rain jacket, good headwear, comfortable footwear and comfortable sportswear! But you should also make room in your case for something light, because it can get pretty hot even in Germany and you will also find a place for the little black dress aboard the ship at dinner. Bear in mind, however, that a cool breeze can always be expected in summer and a jacket cannot hurt in the evenings.

The favourite dish of the Germans

Although this dish is known all over the world, it is still known as German cuisine and is regarded as one of the German’s favourite dishes. Of course, we are talking about Sauerkraut. Due to its high vitamin content, sauerkraut was a very popular and cheap food that protected people from deficiency. It was also known to protect sailors from getting the dreaded illness scurvy. Whether sauerkraut is still the favourite dish today is an open question. The fact is that they like to eat sauerkraut in this country, particularly with potatoes and bratwurst. But the German cuisine has many more delicacies to discovered! We wish you “guten Appetit!”

Did you know…

  • …that more cheese is produced in Germany than France? You would never think…
  • …that twice as many ‘currywürste’ are eaten in Berlin than in the rest of Germany?
  • …that teachers in Germany were not allowed to marry until the 1950s?

  • …that the inventor of blue jeans, Levi Strauss, was German?
  • …that the Christmas tree is a German custom, which has now been adopted by the whole world?
  • …that the English Garden in Munich is bigger than Central Park in New York?

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