Hopping on or off is possible at the piers along the route; different ships are used for our liner service depending on their availability. The ships don't depart daily:
- Please use the Trip Finder to clarify dates.
- Prices and departure times can be found in the descriptions on this page, the detailed overview and route below.
- Neckar map with piers see: Shipping Routes.
- Further information, including departure requirements under: Worth knowing – Important Info.
- Reservations are possible for liner services from 15 persons or more.
You have the choice:
Mühlhausen Line 1 departs at 12:30 h,
Mühlhausen Line 2 departs at 15:00 h.
Duration: appr. 2 hours.
Tickets Adults/children: 19,00 / 9,50 Euro,
One-way trip: see ticket fares.
Liner service from the pier Wilhelma to Mühlgrün, past the “Cannstatt Zuckerle” and “Mühlhäuser Steillagen” vineyards and Max-Eyth-See, Stuttgart's largest lake and retreat. Afterwards we go through the lock Hofen to the pier Mühlhausen with view to the castle ruin Hofen. From there we pass the forest “Scilla” to Remseck.
One of the best wine locations in Württemberg and the gem of the Cannstatt vineyards is the location “Cannstatt Zuckerle”. The unusual name comes from the “Zuckerberg”, which stretches along the Neckar between Bad Cannstatt and Hofen. The numerous terraces supported by walls, which rise steeply and directly from the Neckar, are characteristic of the Zuckerle. Slopes of up to 100 % are not uncommon for this landscape.
The municipality of Remseck begins with the pier at Aldingen, with the pier Neckargröningen and the new city beach, where the Rems flows into the Neckar, and the adjoining makeshift jetty at Hochberg. Here begins the renaturalized area “Zugwiesen”, which is located opposite the pier Poppenweiler. If you want to explore this area, we recommend you to take part in our offer “Romantic trip to the nature reserve Zugwiesen”.
After the lock Poppenweiler we're passing the “Uferwiesen”, past the Hohenecker outdoor pool to the pier LB-Hoheneck, with a short way to the spa Hoheneck. After we turned over in Benningen we reach the Schiller town Marbach am Neckar. It is only a few minutes walk from the pier Marbach to the historic old town. The Museum of Modern Literature and Schiller's birthplace are not the only highlights of a tour through Marbach.
Duration: approx. 3 hours,
One-way trip: see Ticket Fares
From Wilhema to Marbach please see the description of the “Marbach Route”.
After Marbach we moor in Benningen behind the bridge house, before we continue after the Pleidelsheim lock to the pier Klein-Ingersheim. This is where the rock gardens start. Klein-Ingersheim achieved a high degree of popularity in the “whole Ländle” through the television series “Die Kirche bleibt im Dorf”.
We continue to the pier Mundelsheim, with its “Käsberg” – you can enjoy the beautiful Neckar bend to Hessigheim.
Duration: approx. 4 hours
One way: See ticket fares
- The B Line* starts at the pier Wilhelma, via Besigheim, ends in Marbach,
- The C line starts in Marbach, via Besigheim, direction Wilhelma.
B Line* direction Besigheim, (outward journey), 15 minutes break in Marbach, then onward journey over Besigheim.
From the pier Wilhelma to Hessigheim, please see the descriptions “Marbach Route and Hessigheim Route” on this page.
Route description from Hessigheim towards Besigheim:
After leaving the Hessigheimer lock behind us, we reach the pier Felsengärten, (Rock Gardens). From there it is not far to the Felsengartenkellerei, (a well-known winery). Here you will find “wines in an extraordinary variety in all quality levels and flavours”. The “Hessigheimer Rock Gardens” are part of the “Neckarbecken nature reserve” and are among the most important geotopes in Germany. The hiking trails offer a wonderful view of the Neckar loops. We leave the rock gardens behind us and reach the final pier at Besigheim. Where the Enz flows into the Neckar river, the medieval town of Besigheim is surrounded by fertile vineyards. In 2010 the MDR declared the city the most beautiful wine town in Germany. The B Line ends in Marbach. (The C Line: in the opposite direction.)
Duration: about 7 hours,
Prices: see line prices and information at the bottom of this page.
From 26th of june to 3rd of July 2019 we're offering the “Special Line from Marbach”. From the pier of the Schiller town Marbach am Neckar to Hessigheim, through the romantic Neckar bends, past the beautiful rock terraces and back to the pier Marbach.
Relax on deck after a sightseeing tour in Marbach
It leads from the pier Wilhelma through the Bad Cannstatt lock upstream to the pier NeckarPark. From here it is only a few steps to the Mercedes-Benz world and the sports stadiums. The trip continues through the Untertürkheim lock to the pier Untertürkheim. A hike to the grave chapel of Württemberg or a visit to the winegrowers of the popular wine village is recommended. You will learn a lot of interesting facts during the following round through the harbour. The whole trip takes about 2 1/4 hours.
Duration: approx. 2 1/4 hours.
complete roundtrip: 19,00 / 9,50 Euro,
first leg: 8,00 / 4,00 Euro,
following legs: 3,00 / 1,50 Euro.
If you intend to board at NeckarPark or Untertürkheim, please call at least one hour in advance to make sure the ship is docking. Phone 0711 54 99 70 60.
We start at the pier Wilhelma, through the Bad Cannstatt lock, past the Leuze mineral bath and the mineral springs in the Neckar, the Cannstatt Wasen to the pier NeckarPark and back.The Mercedes-Benz Museum is located near the pier “NeckarPark”.
Duration: approx. 1 1/4 hour,
Tickets adults/children: 10,00/5,00 Euro,
One-way trip: 8,00/4,00 Euro.
You can use the numbers of the piers to determine the prices for the liner services in the table below, even for partial routes. Alternatively, you can open the table as an image.
1 Bad-Cannstatt / Mühlgrün
4 Mühlhausen, 5 Aldingen
6 Neckargröningen, (7 Hochberg)
8 Poppenweiler / Zugwiesen
10 Marbach, 11 Benningen
13 Klein Ingersheim
14 Mundelsheim, 15 Hessigheim
16 Felsengärten, 17 Besigheim
* 6 Euro incl. immediate return trip
All other trips in this table, (scheduled trips): return trip surcharge 10.00 Euro on the fare.
Mondays: Day of rest,
company holidays: 17. 12. 2019 - 31. 1. 2020
Toddlers 0 – 3 years: free of charge,
children 4 – 13 years: 50 % reduction,
teenagers 14 – 16 years: 30 % reduction.
Basic price for bicycles: 3 Euro
Trips with this symbol offer discounts, see: Worth knowing – Goodies.
Further information can be found under: Worth knowing – Important info.
Return surcharge 10 Euro on the one-way ticket!
*6 Euro incl. immediate return trip
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all fares include statutory VAT.
All fares are inclusive of statutory VAT.
All liner services take place with a minimum number of 30 persons.
Reservations for liner services from 15 or more persons, see also: Worth knowing – Important Info