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Merzig is a Saar River (Moselle River) cruise port and town in Germany's Saarland state, and the main city of district Merzig-Wadern, with population around 11,000. Merzig-Wadern (the city) includes a total of 17 municipalities and has total population around 30,000. The town is located approx 35 km (22 ml) south of Trier and approx 35 km northwest of Saarbrucken (Saarland's capital city).
The town (as Martiaticum) was established by the Romans and first mentioned in the 4th century AD. Between 5th-9th-centuries it was ruled by the Franks and named Mercy. The Holy Roman Empire (800-1806) ruled this territory between 888-1333 AD. The city was officially created in 1974 as part of Saarland's territorial reform. The current-day city consists of Merzig (the town) plus the 16 municipalities surrounding it.
Merzig's best-known tourist attractions are its museums (Werner Freund, Fine Mechanical, Local History, B-Werk Besseringen, Saarland Psychiatric), churches (St Peter, St Agatha, St Mary Magdalene, St Martin, St Josef), chapels (St Mary's, St Cross, Kreuzberg, Josef, Harlinger, Old Wellinger, St Clement), baroque buildings (Halfenhaus, Staadt-Marx's Burgerhaus, Hilbringer Schlosschen, Abteihof Besseringen), nature parks (in Besseringen, Kreuzberg, Hilbringen), Seffersbach (suspension bridge), natural swimming pools.
As cruise port, Merzig was included in MS Casanova riverboat's 2019 schedule of Nicko Cruises. Next is listed the 7-day cruisetour itinerary (running between homeports Saarbrucken and Cologne) as call ports sequence and times (arrival/departure).
|Date / Time||Port|
|04 May 16:45||Departing from Saarbrucken, Germany|
|04 May 22:30 / 05 May - 08:00 (overnight)||Merzig, Germany|
|05 May 10:30 - 17:30||Mettlach, Germany|
|06 May 00:30 - 14:00||Remich, Luxembourg|
|06 May 21:00 / 07 May - 12:30 (overnight)||Riol, Germany|
|07 May 17:30 / 08 May - 06:00 (overnight)||Bernkastel-Kues, Germany|
|08 May 13:30 / 09 May - 06:00 (overnight)||Cochem, Germany|
|09 May 13:00 / 10 May - 09:00 (overnight)||Koblenz, Germany|
|10 May 12:00 / 11 May - 03:00 (overnight)||Konigswinter, Germany|
|11 May 06:00||Arriving in Cologne, Germany|
Port Merzig 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 Merzig, Germany. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.