The Rhine, Main, & Moselle Rivers Your Once Upon a Time

Strong and regal on its path, the Rhine River rules through Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands. The crown jewels: the more than 40 castles lining his majestic banks; Cologne, dressed to impress with its towering Gothic cathedral; and the Alsatian town of Strasbourg, with a hereditary mix of French and German charm. Though “Father Rhine” is magnificent on his own, his siren-like German tributary, the Moselle, is impossible to ignore as she meanders past dramatic vineyard-clad landscapes and picturesque medieval village. Veering off to the east, another Rhine tributary awaits: the Main River, a knight in shining armor with half-timbered German towns where fairytales were born. Together, these waterways are the perfect royal trilogy for creating your own “once upon a time.”

Destination Highlights

Each destination we visit holds its own special charm. From enchanting storybook towns with cobblestone lanes to immense cathedrals to historic UNESCO World Heritage Sites, discover some of the top destinations and experiences we offer on our Rhine, Main and Moselle river journeys.

Rhine, Main & Moselle Discover More

The destinations we visit along the Rhine, Main and Moselle rivers each offer their own unique history, traditions, local delicacies and enriching experiences. Get inspired for your journey by reading the stories below.

Often overlooked, the Moselle River offers incomparable beauty, fine Riesling wines and amazing places to explore like Trier, Germany’s oldest city.
Here are some seasonal events along the Rhine that you won’t want to miss!
Common German Words and Phrases