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Day Boat ride from Frankfurt

Hello all. Looking for information on a day trip up the river from Frankfurt to Koln?

Also, where is the best river cruise to see the Lorely?

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The Rhein flows DOWN from Frankfurt to Köln.

Going on the Rhein by boats is S-l-o-o-w. There is a K-D boat that leaves Mainz (none leave from Frankfurt) at 8:45 AM and gets to Köln at 8:00 PM.

To see the Loreley, take the train to Bacharach and go from there by boat to St. Goar. That trip goes by the Loreley and Pfalzgrafenstein, the orange/white toll castle in mid river. Spend the rest of your time exploring Bacharach and Rheinfels castle in St. Goar.

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Is there a map or website that has the boat routes on it? I saw the more cruise ship boat sites and that is not what we want.

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You can get the K-D timetable for the Rhine and Mosel here:

As I recall as long as you have a ticket from one place to another you can get off at intermediate stops to sightsee and then catch the next boat.