Shipping and more

"Castle cruise"

Go on board and experience the proud witnesses to a past full of adventure and castle enchantment. Discover more about the “Bingen Gap” and the Mouse Tower, and the Rheinstein and Reichenstein Castles. A Rhine trip on one of Europe’s oldest trade routes – to former customs forts and robber baron lairs. This cruise exerts an irresistible charm.

Duration: approx. 1 ½ hours
Price per person: 11 € adults, 5 € children (aged 4 – 13),
50 % reduction for schoolchildren and students
Dates: April to October
Tickets: Tourist Information

“Loreley cruise”

World-famous rocks, enshrouded in myth, and a beautiful maiden with long blond hair. This ship tour is one for true romantics, transforming the fairy-tale Rhine into experienced reality. Steep vineyards, villages with picturesque winding alleys, fortified castles, and the Loreley as a symbol for legends suffused with passion. From Bingen to St. Goar.

Duration: approx. 4 hours
Price per person: 20 € adults
(one-way trip 16.50 €), 5 € children (aged 4 – 13),
50 % reduction for schoolchildren and students
Dates: April to October
Tickets: Tourist Information


The ship of the Bingen–Rüdesheimer Line takes you past Bingen’s Mouse Tower, the ruins of Ehrenfels, and the quintessential symbol of Rhenish Romanticism, Rheinstein Castle, to Assmannshausen. With the funicular to the Hunting Lodge, then on foot past viewing points for magnificent scenery and magical caves to the Niederwald Monument. Soar over the vines in the funicular from there down to Rüdesheim – and back to Bingen on the ferry.

Duration: ca. 3 ½ hours
Price per person: 13 € adults,
6.50 € children (aged 5 – 13)
Dates: April to October
Tickets: Tourist Information

“Land of Hildegard” Ticket

For 6 € the “Land of Hildegard” Ticket for one person offers the ferry price between Bingen and Rüdesheim (outward and return trips), plus admission to the Museum am Strom (Museum at the River) with its large department themed around Hildegard of Bingen.

Price per person: 6 €
Dates: ferry trip all the year round,
please note museum’s opening times
Tickets: Tourist Information

TIP: Bingen is the perfect starting point for a cruise through the Middle Rhine Valley. Three shipping lines offer round and scheduled trips from Bingen: Bingen-Rüdesheimer (BRFG), Köln-Düsseldorfer (KD) and Rössler-Linie. Timetables and tickets are available at the Tourist Information.

Links to the passenger lines:

Bingen-Rüdesheimer Fähr- und Schifffahrtsgesellschaft eG
Köln-Düsseldorfer Deutsche Rheinschiffahrt AG
Rössler-Linie Fahrgastschiffahrt