Xanten is a Rhine River cruise port and town in Wesel district (North Rhine-Westphalia state, Gemany). The town has total area approx 72 km2 (28 ml2) and population around 22,000.
Xanten is famous for its Archaeological Park (among world's largest open-air museums) built over Roman colony Colonia Ulpia Traiana. Other popular tourist attractions include the medieval downtown and artificial lakes offering watersport activities. The town is visited by around 1 million tourists annually, ranking it among the most visited German parks. In 2012, it was expanded to about the whole area of the Roman colony after Bundesstrasse 57 (federal highway) was moved away.
Xanten is also famous for being Germany's only town which name begins with the letter X. The town borders Lower Rhine and Rees (north), Kalkar and Uedem (west), Wesel (east) and Sonsbeck and Alpen (south). The nearest airport is in Weeze (international airport) located approx 25 km (16 ml) away. The nearest intercontinental airport is in Dusseldorf (60 km / 37 ml away).
Xanten's lakes Nordsee (noth lake) and Sudsee (south lake) are linked by a channel, Town's Leisure Center (Freizeitzentrum) was opened in 1982.
Port Xanten 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 Xanten, Germany. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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