Grand Cologne Port Tour

Great Cologne harbor tour

2023 season


Dates & driving time

29.03.2024 to 06.10.2024: Friday & Sunday
(except 05.05.2024 | 12.05.2024 |16.06.2024)

Admission: from 13:45 hrs | Departure: approx. 14:00 hrs
End: approx. 17:00 hrs
from/to Cologne, Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer, Pier 10 below Musical Dome and Goldgasse

Additional departure at 10:00 or additional trips on other days at 10:00 or 14:00 from 30 people on request. 

Groups of 50 or more can charter a ship for exclusive port tours all year round. Foreign language tours can also be booked upon request.

Prices per person

incl. live explanations about the Cologne ports and the Cologne city history by our city guide

The somewhat different Rhine navigation

We will take you on a little "educational trip" to explore places in Cologne that would normally remain closed to you.

Discover the ports of Cologne during the three-hour boat tour! The tour illuminates the history of the Rheinauhafen, gives insights into the Deutzer Hafen and Mülheimer Hafen and takes you to the container port Niehl I. There the ship cruises between container giants, crane bridges and scrap handling facilities and you experience the port work almost up close. During the cruise, our city guides will tell you interesting facts, anecdotes and all kinds of exciting stories about the ports of Cologne live on board.

Learn everything you need to know e.g. about trade, commerce and stacking rightthe importance of the Rhine and shipping in different epochs, about the architecture or use and capacity, and technology of cranes and "trolleys" .. Our guests are enthusiastic about this extraordinary Rhine tour ... and you will surely be too.

Our guides: Sabine González, Angela Schlösser, Fanny Jost and Thomas Noll


Additional stop at the Rheinauhafen pier (only with online booking): approx. 15 min. later in each case

Please note that our piers and ships are unfortunately not barrier-free.



  • modern district with old and new architecture 
  • Chocolate Museum
  • German Sport and Olympia Museum

Deutz Port

  • Deutz swing bridge (no port entrance)
  • Location of water police and fire fighting boat

Mülheim Port

  • Field office of the Water and Shipping Authority
  • KSD shipyard
  • Heipa boats

Container port Niehl I

  • Scrap yard facilities
  • Port basin with container ships and crane bridges
  • Be on the lookout for Ferrari container stackers

Photos & video clips: Sabine Renner

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