Bringing you to the lively capital of Germany, each Berlin river cruise is an experience you'll never forget. The city is both historic and creative -- making use of both aspects to pay homage to its culture and continue its growth. Berlin is located on the forefront of all kinds of technological advancement too -- ensuring that it's full of fantastic architecture, world-class dining venues, eclectic nightlife, and one of the world's top fashion and shopping scenes.
Berlin is located along the Spree River, a tributary of the Havel River, which is itself a tributary of the larger Elbe River. Because of its proximity, the city is commonly featured along our luxury cruise lines' Elbe River cruises. Alternatively, several other European river cruise itineraries feature Berlin as a non-cruise excursion, where you'll either fly, drive, or take the train into the city. Regardless of how you get to Berlin, the city has near limitless possibilities, making it a favorite among Authentic Voyages travelers.
Look Forward with Berlin
As it goes, Germany has had a tumultuous, often tragic, past. The city of Berlin was at the epicenter over the centuries, initially being settled in the late 1100s. Though the city has hundreds of years of history, it's best known today for being the headquarters to the Nazi party's SS and Gestapo forces shortly before and during World War II. While this was once a tragic locale for the 20th century, today the city has transformed into a diverse and innovative place that welcomes people from all backgrounds and walks of life. The Berlin of today pays homage to its past still, with countless museums and the creative re-use of several World War II-era buildings. This is a city for history lovers, futurists, artists, and more.
Berlin Cruise Ships
If you cruise in on the Berlin river, the Spree, you'll have the luxury of staying on one of our cruise lines' ships. Our Authentic Voyages' experts consider and evaluate each cruise company regularly to ensure we're only offering you the best European river cruises to Berlin and beyond. On board your ship, you'll have the comforts of a top of the line hotel, along with a host of restaurants, dining venues, bars, and educational and entertainment opportunities to choose from.
Top Attractions for Berlin River Cruises
Upon arriving in Berlin, you'll be faced with countless attractions to choose from. Typically, when you river cruise Berlin, you'll only be visiting for a day with a potential overnight stay. Visiting for only a day, most cruisers hope to maximize their time in Berlin by visiting the must-see attractions. Here, we've listed our experts' top Berlin attraction recommendations for when you only have a day to see the city.
Sailing from Berlin, Germany
Setting sail from Berlin, you'll have access to a number of other fantastic German river cruises and destinations. Nearby river cruises that visit Berlin include the Rhine and the Danube, in addition to the Elbe. Many opt to river cruise Berlin to Prague, choosing the chance to explore the beautiful Czech Republic and its culture. Whichever river cruise brings you to Berlin, they each feature locales full of history, architecture, art, life, and more. To learn more about our German river cruises, take a look at the link below.