Our Waterways On the Rhine from the hinterland to the seaports

Our Waterways

The Rhine

Natural waterways such as the Rhine are subject to natural influences. The Rhine is usually navigable all year around and ranks among the most travelled waterways in the world, due to the enlarged fairway and precipitations which are spread over the year. The fleet which runs on the waterway is estimated at 6,900 ships. (Source: Central Commission for Navigation on the Rhine)

There can be interruptions or restrictions in extreme phases of weather, due to too high or low water levels. Official and current water levels give information about possible interruptions.


The official german federal waterway map.

Source: © BMVBS WS 13 Bonn, 2008 W 162

Water level

Information about the current water levels can be found on: