KD Deutsche Rheinschiffahrt AG

Gala performances on board

MS RheinEnergie and MS RheinFantasie are KD's state-of-the-art event ships, and the programme of events which are brought regularly to the stage on these two ships is just as impressive, with lots of live shows from stand-up comedy to readings and concerts.

The KD events ships moor up regularly in their home port of Cologne, in order to roll out the red carpet within sight of the cathedral. When the lights go up, the stage is taken over by TV stars and complete unknowns. The show acts themselves are magnificent, but the special atmosphere on board makes each evening into a unique experience. 


Nightwash live

Nightwash has already become a TV classic. It is a regular programme in which talented young stand-up comedians give a live audience a sample of their ability in a Cologne launderette and gather stage experience. The show is presented by Luke Mockridge, himself an established stand-up with his own show on RTL – and meanwhile also a frequent guest on board KD. Because he now regularly leaves his launderette to present his newcomers on the large stage aboard MS RheinEnergie. So top-class entertainment is guaranteed on the Rhine.

Tickets Nightwash

Great choirs on board

The Bayer Leverkusen male voice choir can look back on a tradition covering more than a century. Founded in 1904, it is one of the most famous male voice choirs in the Rhineland. With a colourful mixture of magnificent melodies, it will ensure a relaxed summery afternoon on “Father Rhine”.

“Swing om Rhing” (Swing on the Rhine) will be the motto on 21 August when the young generation takes to the KD stage and Cologne’s celebrated St. Stephan Youth Choir, conducted by Michael Kokott, is welcomed on board. For three decades this mixed choir, which is one of the most successful church youth choirs in Germany, has filled large halls and appeared in TV shows. Its repertoire extends from gospel, pop, comedy and songs in Cologne dialect to classical music and jazz.

KD Deutsche Rheinschiffahrt AG
KD Deutsche Rheinschiffahrt AG
KD Deutsche Rheinschiffahrt AG

The Chambers – Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra

The soloist ensemble of the Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra includes the most promising talents in Germany. Conducted by Volker Hartung, on 21 August at least ten young musicians will appear on the stage of MS RheinEnergie and offer the guests a real treat full of musical sensuality. Wonderfully inspiring with the panorama of Cologne in the background!

Tickets The Chambers

Best of WDR4

Back to the 70s is the motto of the big WDR4 party on 29 July. The legendary glam rock icons of "Sweety Glitter & the Sweethearts" will deck MS RheinEnergie in glitter and glamour with their live show and transform the vessel into a temple celebrating rock 'n' roll. Flower power is alive!

Another highlight which Schlager fans should note down in their calendar is the WDR4 “Disco 44”. This jolly hit party on the Rhine will offer nothing but Schlager music and a top-class party atmosphere on the Rhine on 7 October. The host and DJ of this event will be the immensely popular Stefan Verhasselt.


  • Tickets Ab in die 70er: Die WDR4 Party
  • Tickets WDR4 Disco 44

This might also interest you

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


Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can find the answers to the most important questions about KD's services.



Klicken Sie auf "einverstanden", verlassen Sie unserer Seite und werden auf eine externe Seite weitergeleitet. Wir weisen darauf hin, dass wir keine Kenntnis vom Inhalt der übermittelten Daten sowie deren Nutzung durch [NETWORK NAME] erhalten.

Wenn Sie nicht wünschen, dass [NETWORK NAME] Daten über den "Empfehlen-Button" erhebt, klicken Sie auf "nicht einverstanden". Damit ist die [NETWORK NAME]-Funktion für Sie nicht nutzbar und Sie werden nicht auf eine externe Seite verlinkt, d.h. Sie bleiben auf unserer Seite.