Hesse - Metz - Trier - Saarbrücken - Hesse

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Alsace, France, map of the sailing area

Basic information

  • Cruise length: 433 km
  • Trip duration:  14 days
  • Type of cruise: there and back 
  • Number of locks: 74

A fantastic cosmopolitan cruise through France, Luxembourg and Germany on the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, the Moselle, the Sarre River and the Canal des Houillères de la Sarre. A driving licence is required for the Saarbrücken - Trier - Apach section! On the other waterways, navigation is possible without a licence.

Saarbrücken is a beautiful, cosmopolitan city and is the capital of the Saarland. Discover stunning scenery, beautiful medieval villages and a truly multicultural atmosphere.

The small French region of Alsace is amazing, especially in terms of art and architecture. Follow the network of charming rivers and canals that lead you to the historic cities of Nancy, Metz, Lutzelbourg and Strasbourg. Enjoy glorious, light, fresh wine and beer and a variety of cuisine - there are more Michelin-starred restaurants here than anywhere else in France. Strasbourg is a wonderful mix of history and modern times, with many modern buildings standing out alongside the magnificent cathedral, castle and cobbled streets.

Available houseboats in Alsace by comfort class: