Sights to See on your European River Cruise
There are many attraction sites to explore in Europe when you go on a European river cruise. You will see natural spectacular scenery, castles, historic towns, castle ruins and historical attraction sites among many others.
Some of the many things you will see include;
The Rhine Gorge
This is a beautiful part of the Rhine waterway and is an important landmark. The gorge is 65km long and stretches from Koblenz city to Bingen town. It plays a very important historical, cultural and industrial role in Germany and was labelled a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is rich in fauna and flora. Moreover, it has very impressively huge cliffs, such as the Loreley Rock which is a big outcrop that stands at 132 metres high. The Loreley rock is shrouded in mystery and mythology. According to the myth, a siren attracts sailors to the area with her beautiful voice. The sailors later die after crashing into the rocks. The tale has been the inspiration behind many songs and books.
This is one of the most recognized landmarks in the city because of its gothic façade and outstanding twin towers. It is a World Heritage Site and is one of the best cathedrals that dominate the skyline.
Cologne Chocolate Museum
If you love sweet confectionery, you should visit the chocolate museum, which was opened by Hans Imhoff in 1993. You will learn about the history of chocolate making in Cologne and get to see how cacao beans are farmed, how they make their chocolate in the factory and even get to taste Lindt chocolate.
The Rhine Tower is the tallest building in Dusseldorf and is an important landmark. It was built back in 1982. It is 234 metres tall and visitors can see the spectacular views from its 172-metre observation platform. The views include the old town of Altstadt, Dusseldorf’s High Rise buildings and the waterfront. The view of the illuminated Rhine tower from outside is very mesmerising at night. In fact, it is the biggest digital clock in the universe.
This magnificent castle was built in the thirteenth century and remained unscathed during the world wars and has been occupied by 3 branches of the same family since the 13th century. The building continued for hundreds of years with improvement being incorporated into the design. You can visit the castle and go on guided tours where you will see the armoury, the masterpieces, mediaeval frescoes and wooden carvings.
The museum was founded in 1976 and has over 350 pieces. It was dedicated to contemporary art in cologne. It has the largest collection of Picasso’s pieces, Warhol and Lichtenstein.
The continent has rich cultural, historical and religious buildings. While taking cruises in Europe, you can explore the Rhine Gorge, Rhine Tower, Cologne Chocolate museum, cologne cathedral, museum Ludwig and the Eltz castle. There are many other attraction sites and if you are looking for an amazing travelling experience, book a voyage and embark on an unforgettable journey.