Schaufelradschiff Goethe auf dem Rhein
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Nostalgia Route

Cruise through the Middle Rhine Valley on the historical paddle steamer Goethe
A cruise through the Middle Rhine Valley is alway a pleasure. But on board the historical paddle steamer Goethe your Rhine cruise becomes an unforgettable experience.

What a combination: steep hillsides covered in vineyards, castles shrouded in legend and idyllic little towns and villages which make up the UNESCO World Heritage Site Middle Rhine Valley. Add to this the legendary Loreley Rock and a ship oozing the charm of bygone days. These are the ingredients of the KD Nostalgia Route. This takes you from Koblenz to Rüdesheim and back, on board the paddle steamer Goethe, built in 1913 and perfectly restored to its original condition. You may embark or disembark at any KD landing stage along the route. Departs daily from 23rd April until 03rd October at 09:00 hrs from Koblenz to Rüdesheim and returns at 16:15 hrs.

Overview Nostalgie Route

  • 14.04. - 14.10.2018
  • daily departure 09:00 Uhr in Koblenz
  • over 15 Stops for joining or leaving
  • paddle steamer GOETHE
  • Tours by ship in the UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Meals and drinks à la carte

Touristische Highlights auf der Nostalgie-Route

  • UNESCO Welterbe Mittelrheintal
  • Festung Ehrenbreitstein
  • malerische Weinorte
  • Seilbahn Koblenz
  • Marksburg
  • Burg Rheinfels
  • legendäre Loreley
  • Burg Pfalzgrafenstein
  • Mäuseturm Bingen
  • Niederwalddenkmal


You get your tickets for the day trip at the Ticket Office or right here in our Online-Shop

Cruises along the Middlerhine & Booking


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