Heilbronn (Germany Baden-Wurttemberg)

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Heilbronn cruise port

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2023-12-05 14:12

min: 37 °F (2 °C) / max: 41 °F (6 °C) 40°F
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Heilbronn is a Neckar River cruise port and city in Germany's Baden-Wurttemberg state (Heilbronn district) with population around 125,000. Heilbronn is a former Freie und Reichsstadte (Imperial Free City), district's capital, and Heilbronn-Franken region's economic hub. Furthermore, the city is well-known for its large-scale wine production industry.

The city is positioned on the river's banks. Its highest elevation point (Schweinsberg Hill) is 372 m (1220 ft) and right in downtown. Adjacent to the city is Schwäbisch-Fränkischen Waldberge (Swabian-Franconian Forest NP) and it is surrounded by numerous vineyards. The city and its surroundings are part of the Stuttgart Metro area. Heilbronn is one of all 14 cities that form the Heilbronn-Franken region.

Heilbronn (Germany) river cruise port

As settlement (as Heilbrunna) was first mentioned in the late-8th-century AD (741), its name meaning "healing well". The town (Heilbronn) was first mentioned in 1050 AD as a major Jewish settlement with a large harbor and vineyards. As best-known tourist attractions, the current-day city features several large churches, numerous museums, several major annual events - Pferdemarkt (February), Trollinger marathon (. July), Gaffenberg Festival and Unterlander Volksfest (July-August), Heilbronner Weindorf (October), Weihnachtsmarkt (November-December), Neckarfest, Traubenblütenfest. The city's economy is heavily based on viticulture (winemaking and production) with ~514 hectares (~5,2 km2) of vineyards. They rank the Heilbronn wine region Wurttemberg's 3rd-largest - after Brackenheim and Lauffen am Neckar. Another major industry is salt mining (by Sudwestdeutsche Salzwerke AG).


As cruise port, Heilbronn is included in the schedules of two of Europe's largest river cruise companies - Phoenix Reisen (ship Switzerland) and Mystic-Nico Cruises (ship Heidelberg). The next table shows the 10-day itinerary as ports sequence and times.

Date / TimePort
07 Jun 15:30Departing from Cologne, Germany
08 JunLoreley Rock (Rhine Gorge)
08 Jun 02:00 - 11:00Boppard, Germany
08 Jun 16:00 - 23:00Rudesheim am Rhein, Germany
09 Jun 12:00 / 10 Jun - 03:00 (overnight)Heidelberg, Germany
10 Jun 16:30 / 11 Jun - 04:30 (overnight)Heilbronn, Germany
11 Jun 13:00 - 16:00Ludwigsburg, Germany
11 Jun 21:00 / 12 Jun - 12:00 (overnight)Stuttgart, Germany
12 Jun 18:30 / 13 Jun - 07:00 (overnight)Hessigheim, Germany
13 Jun 12:30 / 14 Jun - 05:00 (overnight)Bad Wimpfen, Germany
14 Jun 13:00 - 18:00Hirschhorn-Neckar, Germany
15 Jun 01:00 - 12:00Mannheim, Germany
15 Jun 14:00 - 18:00Worms, Germany
16 Jun 07:30 - 13:00Koblenz, Germany
16 Jun 17:00 / 17 Jun - 05:00 (overnight)Bonn, Germany
17 Jun 09:00Arriving in Cologne, Germany

Prices vary between ~USD 1700-2700 pp (depending on the company/season/departure dates).

Port Heilbronn cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Heilbronn, Germany Baden-Wurttemberg. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

8 May, 2024
Scylla Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Swiss Crystal16:0022:00
18 May, 2024
Scylla Cruises Cruises cruise lineMS Swiss Crystal16:0022:00

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