Rhine Ferries

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Rhine Ferries

Postby st599_uk » 26 Sep 2019, 9:50pm

Hi

Just wondering if anyone has a website listing ferry crossings on the Rhine.

Thinking of going riding there next year and it would be very useful for planning. There were a couple of great ferries in Holland last year - really useful to give you a little break and time for lunch and a bit of reading.

Maps and fares would be very good.
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Re: Rhine Ferries

Postby Psamathe » 26 Sep 2019, 10:08pm

https://cycle.travel seemed pretty good. All the routes I created on or generally following EV15 Basel to NL seemed to involve a fair amount of switching banks and every ferry it chose across the Rhine was running fine.

There was one minor "hiccup"with a ferry across the entrance to a small blind offshoot (at Mannheim, east bank) where the ferry was not running. It was there moored-up but chain across the front and nobody around. Only a few miles detour and the ferry didn't make much sense is it didn't really take anybody anywhere (only me on a deserted cycle path.

There are a fair number of bridges as well so it's more about the route than ferries specifically.

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Re: Rhine Ferries

Postby dnrc » 27 Sep 2019, 7:26pm

you dont need to worry about ferry crossings on the rhine IMO

there are bridges all over the place

you will be back and forwards all the time

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Re: Rhine Ferries

Postby ossie » 27 Sep 2019, 7:45pm

Agree there are plenty of bridges and absolutely nothing worth worrying about.

Just don't try the Bridge at Remegan....It ain't there anymore :wink:

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Re: Rhine Ferries

Postby Cyril Haearn » 27 Sep 2019, 7:56pm

There are cruisers up and down the Rhein too, birthdaypersons go free, once had a four-hour trip from Ruedesheim to Koblenz :wink:
Not to mention the Lorelei
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Re: Rhine Ferries

Postby millimole » 27 Sep 2019, 8:38pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:There are cruisers up and down the Rhein too, birthdaypersons go free, once had a four-hour trip from Ruedesheim to Koblenz :wink:
Not to mention the Lorelei
About 3 years ago we decided we wanted to do a Rhine cruise - then we saw the prices!
We found out about the KD Line ferry Services, and went from Bonn to Mainz over 3 days, staying at B&Bs on the way. You get the commentary, and the boats do food (of variable quality admittedly), but it worked out about 1/3 the cost of a 'cruise' and probably much more fun.

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Re: Rhine Ferries

Postby Cyril Haearn » 28 Sep 2019, 7:02am

Right again, of course one may go back by train on either bank for even more views
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Re: Rhine Ferries

Postby willswitchengage » 28 Sep 2019, 8:33pm

Used the Drusenheim ferry in Alsace. It's the free but the crossing only takes two minutes!

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Re: Rhine Ferries

Postby foxyrider » 30 Sep 2019, 8:36pm

I have several times found Rhein fahr not running or missing, reasons have run from high or low water levels and poor visibility to being used as a temporary ferry at a different site for Karneval. There aren't as many bridges as you might expect but you can cross at all the road ones including motorways.
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Re: Rhine Ferries

Postby st599_uk » 2 Oct 2019, 10:31pm

Thanks for all the info. It will be after Karneval (thankfully, last time I was at that I ended up on TV singing a Koelsch folk song - which is odd as my German is terrible)
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Re: Rhine Ferries

Postby Cyril Haearn » 3 Oct 2019, 8:49am

By Koeln there is a cable car across the Rhein, the cabins are small, a bit scary, no room for a cycle
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