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KD river cruise from Frankfurt

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KD river cruise from Frankfurt

Hi we have booked KD river cruise end of this month. We will be staying at Frankfurt close to the city. My questions are:

1) If we catch the train from Frankfurt to Mainz. Do we need to prebook the train tickets online?

2) Do we get off at the Mainz (main) train station? Or is there any other train station that is closer to the river?

3) How far are the train station to the river to catch the boat? What is the easiest way to get there?

Many thanks in advance.

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1. Re: KD river cruise from Frankfurt

1) No.

2) Mainz Römisches Theater is closer.

RMV journey planer

https:/…

From: Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof

To: Mainz, Jockel-Fuchs-Platz 3

RMV tickets cover regional trains, S-Bahn trains, U-Bahn (metro), trams and buses.

Mainz, Germany
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2. Re: KD river cruise from Frankfurt

From station Mainz-Römisches Theater it is an easy 10-15 minutes walk to the KD jetty. You could also take a train to Mainz-Kastel, a suburb on the other side of the Rhine with more frequent trains from Frankfurt, and catch a bus from the stop right across the street from the station. Buses 28, 54, 55, 56, 57, 68 all go to Mainz-Rathaus/Rheingoldhalle from there, the third halt after crossing the river. Through the covered driveway of the convention center on the other side of the crossrroads and you are right at the boat.

Champlon, Belgium
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3. Re: KD river cruise from Frankfurt

No doubt too late now but Mainz isn't a good place to start a KD cruise down the Rhine as the river is fairly boring until you get to Bingen/Rüdesheim, either of which would have made a better starting point and easily reached by train.

Frankfurt, Germany
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4. Re: KD river cruise from Frankfurt

I agree with the previous posts, take the train from Frankfurt to Rüdesheim, it takes a little over an hour, enjoy Rüdesheim,maybe have lunch there and walk around the village, take the cable car up the hill for views and from there the cruise to maybe St Goar. Visit the castle there and train back. Perfect day!

Make sure to show your train ticket for a 20% discount on the cruise

Paradise, California
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5. Re: KD river cruise from Frankfurt

There is only one boat per day from Mainz at 8:30.

There are 5 boats from Rüdesheim or Bingen, where the good scenery begins. I suggest you take the train to one of those towns.

KD schedule: https:/…KD_Timetable_intern_2018_web.pdf

Is this what you booked?

traveltoe.com/product_info.php/cPath/69/prod…

If so... it's a relatively expensive ticket - actually, a day pass, one that is not limited to a specific starting point, time or direction. The website says to start in Koblenz or Rüdesheim, but I think that's just a suggestion . I think you can use it to start from any town you wish for one day - you can contact them if you like.

Edited: 9:23 am, April 08, 2018
Frankfurt, Germany
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6. Re: KD river cruise from Frankfurt

Just take the train to Rüdesheim. A cruise sounds rather romantic, but after some time it is rather boring unless you buy some beer,lol Rüdesheim to St Goar is perfect as it takes 2 hours and you are out. It makes a perfect daytrip from Frankfurt

Edited: 12:02 pm, April 08, 2018
Mainz, Germany
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7. Re: KD river cruise from Frankfurt

While the Middle Rhine Valley is indeed the most scenic part the Rhine the stretch between Mainz and Bingen/RÜD is not the worst place to spend two hours. You get to see the beautiful palace in Biebrich, Eltville with its castle, grand mansions and vineries, medieval churches and villages, Johannisberg palace and St Hildegard abbey plus many, many islands with cormorants, herons and other water fowl. So overall it is an interesting cruise through a lovely, yet less dramatic, scenery.

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