Cruising the Main River
Fairy-tale castles, magnificent palaces, deep forests, sunny vineyards and medieval city centers can all be seen on a cruise of Germany’s Main River. The Main (pronounced like “mine”) is sometimes overlooked by travelers eager to cruise one of Europe’s major rivers, like the Rhine or Danube. However, the Main provides a delightful cruise experience, winding through some of the most beautiful scenery in Germany.
Cruise ships can navigate the 240 miles between Frankfurt and Bamburg, perfect for a 6- or 7-day cruise. The Main also connects to the Rhine near Frankfurt and to the Danube via the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal, so it can be part of a longer cruise, too.