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What Cities will I See on a Rhine River Cruise?

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What Cities will I See on a Rhine River Cruise?

Everyone should experience a scenic river cruise at least once in their lifetime. One in particular, the magnificent Rhine River in Europe, begins in the Swiss Alps and flows through six countries: Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria, Netherlands and Liechtenstein before draining into the North Sea. Therefore, while cruising, you will get to see countless interesting attraction sites in the different cities and countries in just one trip. A Rhine River Cruise will give you the opportunity to see several Cities that you should not miss exploring.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the capital city of Holland and is popularly known for its picturesque gardens, canals, museums, and bicycles. While in Amsterdam, you can visit the Vincent Van Gogh Museum where you can explore the painter’s life through his works and researched information. You can also pay a visit to Vondelpark, which receives millions of people every year. Wine lovers can explore the Heineken brewery through guided tours and have a tasting experience. If you want to leave with souvenirs, you can shop at the Albert Cuyp Market or the Floating Flower Market.

Cologne

This spectacular German city is over 2000 years old. It is known for its gothic architecture like the Cologne Cathedral. The cathedral is a UNESCO world heritage site and visitors can climb to the top of the tower to see the magnificent views of Germany. Near the cathedral is the Hohenzollern Bridge, which is also known as the love lock bridge and visitors can add a lock to celebrate loved ones.  If you have a sweet tooth, you can visit Schokoladenmuseum, which highlights the growth of chocolate through history and also offers some delicious chocolates for visitors.

Speyer

This is an old city in Germany and is situated one hour away from Frankfurt. History lovers should visit the Technik Museum which has over 2000 exhibits. Be sure to visit Speyer Cathedral, which is not only an important landmark but also one of the biggest Romanesque churches remaining. If you are in Speyer, do not forget to explore the Jewish Courtyard, which has remains and ruins of the mediaeval synagogue.

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Strasbourg

This city is home to the Strasbourg Cathedral, which is an important landmark that has beautiful ornate features. For instance, the stained-glass windows date back to the 12th century while the tapestries date back to the 17th century. Strasbourg can be explored better using bicycles, which will allow you to take in the sights. While in the city, don’t forget to stop by Musee’ Archeologique Museum and look at the pieces on display.

Basel

The city has over 30 museums. You can visit the Paper Mill Museum that highlights the history of paper throughout the decades. Visitors can also be allowed to assist in their workshops to get hands-on experience. The most famous landmark in the city is the Basel Munster, which was constructed using red sandstone. If you want to see wild animals, visit the Basel Zoo, which has Cheetahs, Kangaroos, Snow Leopards, Elephants and Spider Monkeys.

Conclusion

The water flows through so many more cities and attraction sites. You can never get enough time to fully explore all of them but some of the best are Strasbourg, Amsterdam, Basel and Cologne. If you want to get a rich travelling experience with your loved ones, then this is the voyage to take.

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