Neckar boat trips
A must-do experience is a trip on the Neckar River aboard an elegant boat in the Neckar Käpt'n fleet.
Exploring the Neckar by boat
From Stuttgart, the Neckar River flows north, curving around Ludwigsburg on its way to join the Rhine. We think that “our” stretch of the river is particularly beautiful, with views that change according to the season and even the time of day.
To see what we mean, board a boat! Take one of the regular, scheduled ferry services, a short cruise or a themed cruise, perhaps for brunch or a wine-tasting. Highlights along the way include valleys, where terraced vineyards with ancient dry stone walls cover steep slopes. Between Mundelsheim and Hessigheim, look up to the towering cliffs of the Felsengärten, a favorite challenge for rock climbers. A fun and fascinating lesson in old-school technology is watching the ship move through the many locks. In Ludwigsburg-Hoheneck, Zugwiesen and Marbach, the river banks around the landing stages are dedicated to plants, bugs and animals. That is all part of the eco-friendly philosophy of our region!
- Experience tip: the Neckar Käpt'n fleet has 5 boats that offer special adventures, from sunset cruises to culinary specials!
Prices, opening hours & information
Tickets and prices
Details of the routes, schedules, dates, times and ways to buy tickets are online for trips from Stuttgart via Poppenweiler/Zugwiesen and Ludwigsburg-Hoheneck to Marbach: www.neckar-kaeptn.de/en/.
Neckar-Käpt'n cruises do not run every day. Monday is always a rest day. You can find detailed information about the trips, such as departure days and times, online at www.neckar-kaeptn.de/en/.