Cologne, December 08, 2020
- Study published on significance of river cruises for Cologne
- Cologne Germany’s largest river cruise port
- Heavily underestimated sector with many beneficiaries in the city
Cologne Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK Köln) has published a study on river cruises in Cologne, in cooperation with the Cologne Tourist Board and boat trip operators. It gives an analysis of the economic significance of the sector and comes to the conclusion that Cologne is Germany’s largest river cruise port.
“We’re delighted by this fantastic outcome”, says Dr. Jürgen Amann, CEO of the Cologne Tourist Board. “The study finally provides a clearer picture of the booming river cruise segment and what it means for Cologne as a travel destination. Now we need to secure our lead by doing everything we can to remain attractive for boat operators.”
Every year, around 2,770 river cruise boats dock at the city’s 17 jetties for cruise boats. Another 16 jetties are available for panoramic, pleasure and special event boats. A total of 46 national and international operators drop anchor in Cologne, including Köln-Düsseldorfer Deutsche Rheinschiffahrt, Kölntourist Personenschiffahrt am Dom, Viking River Cruises, Rhein River Company, Feenstra Rijn Lijn, Siebengebirge, Weisbarth Fahrgastschifffahrt and Avista.