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Berlin Spree Cruise by Day

  • When does it run?
    Mar to Oct : Daily
  • Start time
    Day Time Cruise:
    Jannowitzbrücke: 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:20pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm
    Friedrichstrasse: 11:45am, 1:10pm, 2:10pm
    Schlossbrücke: 10:50am, 2:50pm
  • Duration
    3 ½ - 4 hours
Inclusions
  • 3 ½ - 4 hours boat cruise
  • German-speaking guide

Key Highlights

  • Magnificent views of Berlins′s most important buildings and monuments
  • One of the best ways to explore the city
  • See another side of Berlin from the water
  • Fun for city residents and visitors alike

Overview

Get a new perspective on Berlin when you take a leisurely cruise on the River Spree. Incredibly, the city boasts a greater length of navigable waterway than Venice and a boat ride is a wonderful way to see Berlin’s magnificent modern and historic buildings.

Winding its way through the heart of the city, past beautiful gardens, important government buildings, cultural hotspots and shopping streets, the Spree showcases many of Berlin’s highlights. You will gently sail under some of the city’s famous bridges such as Oberbaumbrücke Bridge and Schlossbrücke and glide past historic gems like Bellevue Palace, Berlin Cathedral, and Museum Island.

You’ll pass the Nikolai quarter, the oldest part of town, and also see thrilling modern architecture like Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the famous Norman Foster Dome on the renovated Reichstag. Audio guide is available in different languages which is chargeable directly.

Choose one of the day cruises for clear views of all the buildings or pick the evening cruise to admire Berlin’s illuminated splendor.


Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Mar to Oct : Daily

  • Duration

    3 ½ - 4 hours

  • Start time

    Day Time Cruise:
    Jannowitzbrücke: 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:20pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm
    Friedrichstrasse: 11:45am, 1:10pm, 2:10pm
    Schlossbrücke: 10:50am, 2:50pm

  • Meeting Point

    You can start the cruise from Friedrichstrasse, Jannowitzbrücke or Schlossbrücke.

  • Ending Point

    Friedrichstrasse, Jannowitzbrücke, Schlossbrücke

Itinerary

  • For your Berlin Spree Cruise by Day or Evening you can board the boat from one of the three cruise departure points at Friedrichstrasse, Jannowitzbrücke, or Schlossbrücke (Castle Bridge). Audio guide is available in English, French, Spanish, Italian (payable directly). Berlin is a city on the water with a total of more than 180 km (108 miles) of navigable waterways, including the River Spree and Landwehrkanal, plus 150 km (90 miles) of non-navigable waters. Amazingly, the city has five times as many bridges as Venice (around 2,100)! A cruise along the Spree is one of the most enjoyable and relaxing ways to enjoy the magnificent buildings and monuments of Berlin. If you board your boat at Jannowitzbrücke the cruise will take you under the Oberbaumbrücke Bridge and through the lock at Oberschleuse. You will sail down the Landwehrkanal, which connects the upper part of the Spree in Friedrichshain with its lower part in Charlottenburg. Travel on past Kreuzberg, which used to be one of the poorest parts of the city but is now an important cultural quarter, and Potsdamer Platz, one of the most famous public squares and traffic intersections in the city. Cruise past the historic Tiergarten, once a hunting forest for the Electors of Brandenburg, and Corneliusbrücke. You will pass the Unterschleuse (lock) and past the Spreekreuz area of the city. See the Bellevue Palace, the principal residence of the German President and admire the striking architecture of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (the House of World Cultures), one of the leading European centers for contemporary art. You will pass the main railway station, the Hauptbahnhof and the Bundeskanzleramt, the executive office of the German Chancellor, and parliamentary buildings like the Jakob-Kaiser-Haus, the Paul-Löbe-Haus, and the Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus. See the Reichstag, the reconstructed home of the German parliament with its magnificent dome by Norman Foster, and Friedrichstrasse, one of Berlin’s most important shopping streets. Get great views of Museum Island, home to five magnificent Museums and a world heritage site. You will pass the domes of Berlin’s baroque Cathedral and the Nikolai Quarter, the oldest part of town, before going through the lock at Mühlendammschleuse and back to Jannowitzbrücke. Your tour ends at the point at which you joined the cruise.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • 3 ½ - 4 hours boat cruise
  • German-speaking guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

Commentary on board is given in German only. An audio guide is available in English, French, Spanish and Italian which is payable directly for € 2,00.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.An English guide is available on request for group bookings

Customer Reviews

  • Great day seeing the sights
    Mrs Joyce E Duncan, Australia 09/23/2016
  • Great cruise!
    Donald Bell, Canada 10/28/2015
  • Great night tour
    Kevin Archibald, United Kingdom 09/28/2013

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