Best Times of Year to Take a River Cruise in Germany
The most pleasant temperatures for river cruising in Germany are in the spring months of April and May, as well as the fall months of September and October. River levels are another concern, and while a river cruise itinerary may change due to river levels and weather at any time of the year, the fall tends to have more stable river levels. Our vote for the best months to cruise Germany are September and October.
Being the prime months, cruises in September in October need to be reserved many months in advance, as the riverboats fill up fast.
Christmas is a special time to cruise Germany as speialized Christmas market cruises take travelers down the Rhine
. Most cruise lines do not run river cruises during the months of January and February.
River Levels and Itinerary Changes
River levels are quite unpredictable at anytime of the year and excessively high river levels prevent our riverboatss from passing under bridges, while low water levels can make sections of rivers impassable in times relative drought. Here's an updated summary of European river levels
. Heavy rains upstream can make river levels change quickly, sometimes forcing itinerary changes. The capitan of your riverboat will make the best descision given the current conditions to guarantee passenger safety and an optimal trip experience given the conditions. It is a good idea to be in touch with your Adventure Life agent
in the days before your trip and keep an eye on the weather to minimize surprises.