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Primus-Linie

Mainkai 36, 60311 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
+49 69 1338370
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Frankfurt 100-Minute Sightseeing Cruise
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Frankfurt 50-Minute Sightseeing Cruise
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The Nauheimer family has been active in boating and shipping since 1880 on the Main River. It was Peter Nauheimer who in 1880 bought the steamboat "Germania", refurbished it and launched it as his first boat under the name of "Frankfurt". The offer of transportation across the Main waterway was an immediate success. In fact, Captain Peter Nauheimer was warned by officials not to exceed the authorised number of 200 passengers onboard the "Germania". In 1888, the first landing stage outside Frankurt, in the bordering village of Schwanheim, was built. Documents dating back to 1887 show the impressive frequency with which the steamboat travelled between Frankfurt and Schwanheim. It also laid down the long-standing family boating tradition.Anton Nauheimer, Peter's great-grandson, founded the "Frankfurter Personenschiffahrt Anton Nauheimer GmbH" in 1980. Today, the company owns five striking boats that are known as "Primus Linie" and transport passengers along the Main, Rhine and Neckar Rivers.In contrast to 1880 today's boats serve the leisure activities of the company's guests, rather than acting solely as a means of transportation for workers everyday.
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Mainkai 36, 60311 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

There simply is not much to be seen from the river in Frankfurt, so I would not take the cruise as a primary sight-seeing vehicle. They do offer excellent food items and drinks for sale, even on the upper deck, so it can make for...More

1  Thank jw s
PrimusLinie, Assistant at Primus-Linie, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Dear jw s, thank you very much for taking the time on recommending our roundtrip. I am sorry to hear, that the sights along the river did not fulfill the expectations you had for the tour. We are trying to offer our guests a different...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017

It's a great way to see the city from a different perspective. I took the shorter cruise and wish I'd done the longer one. The commentary is informative while allowing you tome to take in the sights yourself. I certainly saw bits of the city...More

1  Thank headbeeguy
PrimusLinie, Assistentin at Primus-Linie, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Dear headbeeguy, thank you very much for taking the time on recommending our roundtrip Frankfurt. I am sure, your comments will be very helpful for other users. We would be happy to welcome you on board again, on your next visit to Frankfurt. With kind...More

Reviewed 24 March 2017

We wanted the long tour, but were told that due to low patronage (it was off season) that only the Up River tour would be offered. Still, the boat ride was pleasant and information was offered in German and English. The boat was comfortable and...More

1  Thank Paul L
PrimusLinie, Assistant at Primus-Linie, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Dear Paul L, thank you very much for taking the time on recommending our roundtrip Frankfurt. Your comments will surely be very helpful for other users. We would be very happy to welcome you on board again, on your next visit to Frankfurt. With kind...More

Reviewed 31 January 2017

We took the short trip; wish we would have taken the longer one! It was nice, warm, relaxing way to see the city on a cold day. Recommend.More

1  Thank Emily M
PrimusLinie, Assistant at Primus-Linie, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Dear Emily M, thank you very much for taking the time on recommending our Roundtrip Frankfurt. Your comments will surely be very helpful for other users. Hopefully you have the time for the 100 minutes tour, the next time your in Frankfurt. We would like...More

Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Very relaxing way to spend the afternoon. The 100 minute cruise takes 2 hours. You cruise in one direction for 25 minutes, then turn around and go back to the starting point. You drop off the 50 minute cruisers, pick up a few more, then...More

4  Thank Michelle B
PrimusLinie, Assistant at Primus-Linie, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2016

Dear Michelle B, thank you very much for taking the time on recommending our Sightseeing Tour. Your comments will surely be very helpful for other users. We would be very happy to welcome you on board again, on your next visit to Frankfurt. With kind...More

Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The tour is pleasant - of course it's not the Canal Grande in Venice, so don't expect too much especially on rainy grey days. But it is a nice way to get an introduction. But my special thanks goes to the staff: while paying for...More

2  Thank sylviaFlorence
PrimusLinie, Assistant at Primus-Linie, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2016

Dear sylviaFlorence, thank you very much for taking the time on recommending our sightseeing tour and our services. Your comments will surely be very helpful for other users. We would be very happy to welcome you on board again, on your next visit to Frankfurt....More

Reviewed 15 October 2016

I love harbour cruises, and booked the 100 minute trip with Primus-Linie. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly, the price was excellent, and the amount of commentary was just right. it was a beautiful sunny day, which also helped! The boat was quite crowded,...More

2  Thank John L
PrimusLinie, Assistant at Primus-Linie, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2016

Dear John L, thank you very much for taking the time on recommending our sightseeing tour. Your comments will surely be very helpful for other users. We would be very happy to welcome you on board again, on your next visit to Frankfurt. With kind...More

Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

A gentle river cruise on Primus line as a good introduction to the city. The skyline and river front are not as spectacular as in Paris say, but the boats are comfortable, clean and run on time. Beverage service and limited menu available on board.More

Thank joyceheard
PrimusLinie, Assistant at Primus-Linie, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2016

Dear joyceheard, thank you very much for taking the time on recommending our sightseeing tour. Your comments will surely be very helpful for other users. We would be very happy to welcome you on board again, on your next visit to Frankfurt. With kind regards...More

Reviewed 11 October 2016

I took a day trip that travels from Frankfurt on the Main River to the Rhine River. I stopped in Eltville, a smaller town on the Rhine with some great restaurants and bars and a beautiful old town. My goal was to sample some of...More

3  Thank MNSQ575
PrimusLinie, Assistant at Primus-Linie, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2016

Dear MNSQ575, thank you very much for taking the time on recommending our daytrip to Eltville. Your comments will surely be very helpful for other users. I would just like to add the information, that you are only allowed to bring and consume your own...More

Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

It's a nice smooth ride. 25 minutes in one direction and 25 back. They tell you about some of the sites in German and then in English. It's a nice ride and doesn't take a lot of timeMore

1  Thank LostALot22
PrimusLinie, Assistant at Primus-Linie, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

Dear LostALot22, thank you very much for taking the time on recommending our sightseeing tour. Your comments will surely be very helpful for other users. We would be very happy to welcome you on board again, on your next visit to Frankfurt. With kind regards...More

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Ryan L
12 July 2017|
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Response from headbeeguy | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there's a full menu (and waiter service when I was on).
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John G G
30 October 2015|
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Response from PrimusLinie | Property representative |
Hello John G G, we are open all year through. The sightseeing tours are daily from april till the end of october. In november and december they take place every saturday and sunday from 12 pm till 16 pm every full hour... More
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