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The picturesque village of Kaub on the banks of the Rhine in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley invites you to take a stroll round and linger awhile.

Although Kaub has less than 1,000 inhabitants it has plenty to offer its visitors. World famous and the subject of a million photos: the toll castle Plalzgrafenstein. Also worth a visit are Gutenfels Castle and the Blücher Museum, where Field Marshall Blücher stayed while transporting his army across the Rhine in the winter of 1813/14.

Ticket Office Kaub

56349 Kaub
Breite/Lat: 50.088648 Länge/Lon: 7.759879

Tel. 0 67 74 / 2 78
Fax 0 67 74 / 2 78
E-Mail: kd-kaub(at)


Useful Information

Information concerning the landing-stage

  • The KD landing-stage in Kaub is accessible to passengers with restricted mobility.
  • Passengers are requested to be at the landing-stage 15 minutes before the scheduled sailing time. 
  • Passengers who have not purchased their ticket at the KD ticket office in Kaub are requested to report at the ticket office.
  • Payment options: cash, Maestro, credit card (Eurocard, Mastercard).

    Getting to the landing-stage by public transport

    By train VIAS (Rheingau line) to Kaub Station, approx 10 mins. walk.

    Getting to the landing-stage by car

    The B42 main road runs alongside the town wall of Kaub. The KD landing-stage is situated on the B42 when you enter the village from the north. There is free public parking alongside the town wall. 

    Information for coaches

    Coaches may drive right up to the KD landing-stage to drop off and pick up passengers.  
    The coack park is approx. 100m away in the direction of St. Goarshausen. 

    Cruises from/to Kaub

    Suggested tours

    Nostalgia route

    Our highlight on the romantic Middle Rhine – on the trail of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pure nostalgia is offered between Koblenz and Rüdesheim. Experience the most famous sights on the river which embodies German Romanticism in authentic surroundings on board the paddle steamer GOETHE.

    • KD departure time from Kaub: 13.05 and 17:25

    Trip to castles

    Nowhere else are there as many medieval castles as on this inimitable section of the Rhine, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in June 2002. To mention just three of them: Ehrenbreitstein Fortress at the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz, Stolzenfels Castle and the uniquely well-preserved Marksburg Castle in Braubach, to mention just three.

    • KD departure times from Kaub: 11:05, 13:05, 15:05, 16:05 and 18:05
      (upriver towards Rüdesheim)

    • KD departure times from Kaub: 10:25, 11:25, 12:25, 15:25 and 17:25
      (downriver towards Boppard and Koblenz)
    Trip to castles

    Loreley tour

    St. Goarshausen is where you will find the magical Loreley, which attracts thousands of people from all over the world each year. Many romantic castles, the imperial palace near Kaub and the fortress of Schönburg by Oberwesel proudly watch over the valley of the Loreley and, cloaked in legend, are witnesses of an eventful history.

    • KD departure times from Kaub: 10:25, 11:25, 12:25, 15:25 and 17:25
    Loreley tour

    Offers on site

    Pfalzgrafenstein Castle

    The fact that Pfalzgrafenstein Castle was once one of the most valuable customs posts on the Rhine is apparent just from its location: Situated in the middle of the river, this stronghold can only be reached by ferry. In 1327 Count Palatine and later Emperor Ludwig IV had a small pentagonal keep built on the small island in the Rhine as the first fortification – much to the annoyance of the bishops and even the pope then in power, who were concerned about the lucrative supremacy of the church when it came to levying tolls. When construction of the curtain wall and the battlements began in 1340, Pfalzgrafenstein’s fortifications were considerably strengthened. In 1504 the castle even survived a 39-day siege during the War of the Succession of Landshut undamaged. Without doubt, Pfalzgrafenstein Castle is today one of the most photographed subjects in the Middle Rhine Valley. A small foot passenger ferry conveys visitors from Kaub to the “ship of stone”.

    Blücher Museum

    Kaub, also known as the pilot town on the Rhine, looks back on an eventful history. On New Year’s night in 1813/14, Field Marshal Blücher and his troops crossed the Rhine here. Today, the Blücher Museum is housed in his headquarters, the former "Stadt Mannheim” hotel. This museum offers an extensive historical exhibition dedicated to Field Marshal Blücher.

    Lotsenhaus Kaub

    Until the mid-70s, the Rhine pilots’ house in Kaub was where pilots were stationed who steered ships between St. Goar and Bingen through this dangerous section of the Rhine. Because the waterway was widened in the early 1980s and technical systems help with navigation, pilots were no longer required here. As a result, an entire profession died out in Kaub. Today the common room serves as a small museum focused on the work of the pilots on the Rhine.

    Tourist Information Kaub

    Im Rathaus
    Schulstraße 12
    56349 Kaub
    Tel. 06774 / 222
    Fax 06774 / 8230
    E-Mail: stadt.kaub(at)

    Do you have any questions? We will be happy to help you!

    Service Centre

    Tel. +49 (0)221/2088-318
    Fax +49 (0)221/2088-345


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