Crossing the heart of central Germany, the Main is the ideal setting for luxury river cruises as it flows through a landscape of lush, rolling hillsides and charming medieval villages. The river is a 330-mile long route enveloped by natural beauty.
Cruise through the charm and character of the Main river, exploring the hiking trails and historic wonders away from ordinary tourist trails. Begin in Frankfurt, where you can experience modern and financial districts combined with cosy taverns and riverside paths. Enjoy the distinctive food and drink culture here, sipping on apfelwein (Frankfurt’s answer to cider) and nibbling on the smoked sausage dish which shares the city’s name.
Since 1992, the river has been connected to the Danube via the 106-mile canal. This includes 16 locks, allowing river cruise ships to sail continually from the North Sea to the Black Sea, passing through 15 countries. This provides flexible river cruising, allowing guests to voyage along two rivers and experience several countries and cultural highlights along the way.
Traditional German character is easily accented on these waterways, seen in the architectural treasures and historic sites. No two journeys on the Main are ever alike, as they course through the German highlands and beyond.
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