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Re: Family Friendly - boat trip

Rhine Trip Schaffhausen to Kreuzlingen

The boat trip from Schaffhausen to Kreuzlingen ‘via’ Stein am Rhein (not be confused with Stein AR in Appenzellerland where a Cheese Making Exhibition is to be found) takes five hours. The reverse direction takes a little less than 4. Schaffhausen has a pleasant ‘old town’ and the Munot Tower affords a great view from the ‘top’. Easy going up (none of those narrow winding stairs where it is difficult to pass those coming in the other direction). The Rhine Falls are well worth a visit too – especially at the moment. Also –er slightly ‘different’ from usual is the boat trip itself as the Rhine has so much water that the boats cannot get under the bridge at Diessenhofen. We had to get out of the one boat, walk under the bridge and take another boat for the rest of the journey. At a bridge just short of Konstanz, the awning over the top deck had to be lowered to the height of the seats – all passengers to the lower deck please; the ‘captain’s bridge’ had to be removed and the captain himself duck down to instrument panel level. Several landing stages were reached by rickety looking planks looking more like Venice than the Rhine. Really a trip for the boys and still-boys!



Other than these slight variations from normal, it is a lovely stretch of water with ever-changing scenery. Plenty of stopping points if one doesn’t want to do the whole distance – or doesn’t want to do it all in one go.
The Shipping Company is integrated in the Ostwind Transport Organisation so we did the journey to the starting point and home again by train.
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