Nuremberg Hotels near River Cruise Terminal (Nürnberg)

Hotels near River Cruise Port Terminal in Nuremberg and Erlangen Germany

The old town of Nuremberg

Nuremberg and Erlangen

Nuremberg (Nürnberg) in Germany is a popular destination for river cruise boats.
Its cruise pier is just 4 miles south of the city centre, where you’ll find
many deals on hotels. Boats dock at the Hafenstrasse port terminal on a
canal leading from the River Danube. Some ships depart from nearby Erlangen.

Nuremberg is a popular all year round cruise destination with a full calendar of
events from beer festivals to Christmas markets. Nuremberg has been greatly
restored in recent years and now combines the best of the modern world,
set against its medieval buildings lining the river.


Stay within easy reach of the pier

If you are looking for pre- and post-cruise accommodation deals in Nuremberg (Nürnberg) or Erlangen, you will find a full range near your terminal from standard chain hotels to luxurious 5-star hotels. Many will be able to offer you great deals.

Whether you are looking for hotel deals near the cruise port itself or within the historic town you will find plenty to choose from. Booking hotels in the old town means you are near the historic centre but just a short bus or taxi ride from the river port terminal. Just a little time spent researching will find you many deals and offers on B&B’s, pensions, apartments and hotels. Choose from luxurious and elegant rooms with facilities such as spas or more basic but still clean and comfortable chain hotels.

Many hotels will offer en-suite bathrooms and televisions and many will have breakfast, Wi-Fi and parking included in their deals. Make the most of your stay near the River Danube in Germany with great deals on hotels.

When your ship is docking in nearby Erlangen you opt to stay in this town as well.

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Nuremberg old town
Sorat Hotel Saxx
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Great value 3 star property on the central market square, Old Town district.

Nuremberg aerial view
Novina Hotel Tillypark
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Accommodation with modern guest rooms within easy reach of the river port.

Nuremberg medieval city in Germany
Sheraton Carlton
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Luxury 5 star hotel near the old town and train station of Nürnberg Germany.

Nuremberg and Erlangen River Cruise Ports in Germany

Located 4 miles or 10 miles from Nürnberg city centre

  • River Cruise Docks

    River cruise ships dock in Gibitzenhof along the Hafenstrasse, which is approx. 4mi or 6.5km south of the city centre and the central train station. From the city center hotels you can take a taxi to Nuremberg-Hafen Ost, ships are located on Hafenstrasse.

    address : Rotterdamer Strasse 2, 90451, Nurnberg, Germany

    Major cruise lines departing from the port are Avalon Waterways, Viking River Cruises, Scenic Tours and AmaWaterways.

    Some vessels depart or arrive in nearby Erlangen (address Am Hafen 17), which is about 10 miles from Nuremberg Airport and 14 miles from the Nuremberg train station. Mainly ships from Viking River Cruises dock here, sailing to Budapest Hungary. Plenty of accommodation is located within Erlangen river cruise port.

  • City located on the river Pegnitz and Rhine–Main–Danube Canal

    There are plenty of facilities in the city for visitors to enjoy such as shops and restaurants, which serve hearty food from Germany and international cuisine.

    Cruise companies provide regular shuttles from the terminal on the river into the centre of Nuremberg or you can take a short taxi ride.

    The S-bahn, local train service, is a short walk away from the river port terminal pier and useful if you want to explore the area around Nuremberg.

    Nuremberg is full of wonderful sights, with the Imperial Castle dominating the city. The Hangman’s Bridge, built in 1457, is very photogenic but hides a grisly past. This bridge over the River Pegnitz, which connects parts of the old town, was used for hangings in the Middle Ages.

    The Atles Rathaus also hides a more brutal past with its cells and torture chamber. More elegant is the Church of St Lawrence, created to house the crown jewels of Charles IV.

    The bronze Gooseherd Fountain and the Marriage Carousel sculpture are iconic sights of Nuremberg. If you are a history lover then the town’s thirty museums will keep you busy exploring history and culture from Nuremberg and Germany.

    If your interest is in Germany’s more recent history, then visit the thought provoking Documentation Centre at the Reich Party Rally Grounds and Courtroom 600, the site of the Nuremberg trials. On a lighter note, children will enjoy a visit to the Dolphinarium in the Tiergarten.

    When you are ready for a breather from exploring Nuremberg’s history and attractions, sample some of Germany’s dark beers and spicy sausage in the city’s beer cellars. Children will enjoy the tasty Lebkuchen, or gingerbread biscuits. Try some on the spot or have them gift-wrapped as a present.

    Another major departure port for river cruises in Germany is Passau, located on the Danube river.

  • Nearest Airport

    Nuremberg International Airport (IATA : NUE) is the main international airport, called Flughafen Nürnberg in German. The airport is situated a few kilometres or miles north of the city centre.

    The airport is well served by Intercity buses, shuttles and public transportation. The U2 subway line directly connects Nuremberg Airport with the central train station (12 minutes). Taxi’s are also available.

    Erlangen is approx. 10 miles from the airport.

    web : Nuremberg Airport

  • Currency and Language


    The Euro (EUR) is the official currency in Germany.


    German is the official spoken language in the country. Many people speaks English in the tourist areas.

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