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Zurich to Cologne by train

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Zurich to Cologne by train

I'm planning a trip by train but am thinking of getting off the train somewhere along the line and getting a boat up to Cologne.

I'm looking for tips on good locations for this or any other ideas.


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Las Vegas, Nevada
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1. Re: Zurich to Cologne by train

For things to see and do in the first German state you will enter, Baden-Wuerttemberg ( www.tourismus-bw.de ; www.schloesser-und-gaerten.de ), have a look at my posts in https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g18727… which has several weeks' worth of excellent things to see and do.

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2. Re: Zurich to Cologne by train

The only stretch of the Rhine where it is worth taking a boat rather than a train is Rüdesheim/Bingen to Boppard. The rest of it is, frankly, boring.

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3. Re: Zurich to Cologne by train

The most scenic stretch by boat is from Bingen to St. Goar or Boppard. This is also the most frequently served part.


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