Visiting the Geyser
No, the Geyser is only accessible by a short, safe and entertaining river cruise. You will board the Geyser’s own vessel, the “MS Namedy”, at the river port facilities in Andernach town.
Tickets are only sold in the Geyser Visitor Centre.
We recommend tickets to be reserved in advance for groups larger than 20 visitors. Single tickets can also be reserved.
We recommend to take around 3 hours to get the best out of the attractions. A tour of the exhibits at the Geyser Visitor Centre usually takes between 1 and 1.5 hours. We recommend to visit the exhibits before taking the river cruise and setting over to the Geyser. It will take you another 1.5 hours from departure to return arrival of the boat at the river jetty in Andernach town.
The boat departs daily at 11:15 am, 1:05 am, 3:00 am, 5:00 pm.
The return trip arrives approx. 1.5 hours later, respectively.
Departure is conveniently matched to the times the Geyser erupts. Guests arriving late can unfortunately not be accommodated.
All facilities (Geyser Visitor Centre, boat and the facilities at the Geyser) are certified as Stage 2 accessible for individuals with difficulties walking. (Accompanied visit is recommended.)
Guided tours are available and can be booked at the published prices. The exhibits at the Geyser Visitor Centre have however been designed as a self-guided attraction that can be enjoyed without a guide.
Visitors are kindly advised that dogs are prohibited within the exhibition and the nature reserve on the peninsula “Namedyer Werth”, they are also not allowed anywhere on board the river boat. Dogs may however be brought into the tourist information office and the coffeeshop.
For the 2017 season, the Andernach Geyser attractions are open daily during season from 2 April to 31 October. The attractions open at 9 am and close at 5:30 pm.
Parking is available in the public carpark “Zum Bollwerk” at Konrad-Adenauer-Allee, approx 250 metres up the road from the Geyser Visitor Centre. It is recommended to purchase an all-day parking ticket. Please only park your car in the appropriate section of the carpark. Parking of cars in spaces reserved for buses or motorhomes is enforced.
Free bus parking is available in the public carpark “Zum Bollwerk” at Konrad-Adenauer-Allee. The Geyser Visitor Centre is within 200 metres walking distance. Buses may briefly stop and discharge passengers in the bus bay located in front of the Geyser Visitor Centre. The bus must then be parked in the bus parking spaces provided.
A dedicated parking area for motorhomes is located next to the public carpark “Zum Bollwerk”. Approx. 100 motorhome spaces are available directly on the banks of the river Rhine. The nightly fee is 7,00 €, spaces cannot be reserved ahead of arrival. The parking area is a 5-minute walk from the old town, the Geyser Visitor Centre and the tourist information office.