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MAIN RIVER AND MAIN-DANUBE CANAL
A wonderful first time river cruise experience!


Like the Moselle River in the southwest of Germany, the Main River [View all Main River cruises in the cruisGENIE™ CRUISE CHART below.] meanders for close to 250 miles as it makes its way across south central Germany, from Mainz, birthplace of Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of the modern printing press, to medieval Bamberg, built on sever hills just like Rome, and one of the very few places in Germany not destroyed by Allied bombings in World War II and so breathtaking in its beauty that the entire town is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Main meets the northern end of the Main-Danube Canal at Bamberg where it begins its 106 mile long journey south where it joins the Danube River. Now, why is this so important you ask — well this canal permits river cruise travel from the North Sea to the Black Sea, a 2200 mile journey that has been dreamed about since the time of Charlemagne? Click HERE to continue reading article below.

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Though short in length the Main is long on diversity. You will find great cities such as Frankfurt, the financial and transportation hub of Germany, majestic cities such as Wurzburg with its impressive and imposing UNESCO World Heritage listed Residence Palace, a magnificent example of Baroque architecture and one of the largest and most beautiful palaces in Germany, and picturesque Bavarian villages such as historic Miltenberg and Wertheim with their old towns that feature the traditional half-timbered frame houses. Oh, and just to correct a common misperception, the Frankfurt name was in existence long before the common usage of either hot dog or frankfurter. In German the word furt means ford, so Frankfurt is literally “Ford of the Franks,” a West German tribe that settled in this part of Germany and not “home of the frankfurter!”

As you travel along the Main you'll slowly realize that this is the Germany of your imagination, replete with medieval villages, old-world villages, and ancient castles lining the banks of this peaceful, meandering river. And this being Germany, you are never far from wine! In addition to its Baroque Residence Palace, the city of Wurzburg sits in the middle of Franconia, another major wine producing region. Please do not think, though, that wine is all you will drink in Germany. Most of us think “beer” when we think of Germany and almost 1300 distinct breweries in Germany would agree with you. About half of all the breweries in Germany are located near Bamberg — so not only is the entire town a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there is 1 brewery for every 100 inhabitants! I know where I am retiring to!   

 

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