Rendsburg is an Eider River (Elbe River) cruise port and town on Kiel Canal (linking to the North Sea / Baltic Sea) in Germany's Schleswig-Holstein State (Kreis district) with a population of around 30,000. The settlement (under its Danish name Reynoldsburgh) was first mentioned in late-12th-century. Following the Denmark-Germany war of 1864, in 1866 became part of Prussia. After 1866 the town was annexed by Prussia. Since that time it has remained part of the Kingdom of Prussia (1701-1918).
Since 1895 (when Kiel Canal was opened) Rendsburg started to develop as a seaport - inland port accessible by large, sea-going cargo ships. Among tourists, the town is best-known for the Rendsburg High Bridge (1913-opened, 2,5 km long railway bridge over Kiel Canal), Stadthalle (16th-century Town Hall), Marienkirche (13th-century church), Kiel Canal Tunnel (world's longest pedestrian tunnel), Jewish Museum, Printing Museum.
As cruise port, Rendsburg is included in the schedule of Germany's largest and one of Europe's largest river cruise companies - Nicko Cruises (owned by Mystic Cruises) with the ship Frederic Chopin. The next table shows a Rendsburg-visiting itinerary as ports sequences and times (arrival/departure).
|Date / Time||Port|
|17 Oct 18:30||Departing from Berlin|
|17 Oct 20:30 - 18 Oct - 12:00 (overnight)||Potsdam|
|19 Oct - 06:30||Burg bei Magdeburg|
|19 Oct 13:00 - 13:15||Calvorde|
|19 Oct 18:30 - 20 Oct - 05:30 (overnight)||Wolfsburg|
|20 Oct 13:30 - 13:45||Uelzen|
|20 Oct 17:45 - 18:15||Scharnebeck Boat Lift|
|20 Oct 19:45 - 21 Oct - 08:00 (overnight)||Lauenburg-Elbe|
|21 Oct 12:30 - 22 Oct - 08:00 (overnight)||Hamburg|
|22 Oct 19:00 - 23 Oct - 08:30 (overnight)||Rendsburg|
|23 Oct 13:30 - 24 Oct (overnight)||Arriving in Kiel|
Nicko's 7-day cruise tour (between homeports Berlin and Kiel) is priced from ~USD 1600 pp (double-occupancy cabin rates).