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5 Great Views You'll Only Get On A Berlin River Cruise

Berlin's ancient heart lies in its river, so any Spree tour is bound to cover the city's historic glory. Of course, you can see the sights by land if you want, but only a Berlin cruise offers these views!

  • Museum Island

    1. Museum Island

    The exhibitions at the Museum Island's five state museums rank among the world's best, but you can get great views of the Prussian architecture from a boat tour.

  • Oberbaum Bridge

    2. Oberbaum Bridge

    The 19th-century double-decker bridge, accommodating pedestrians and drivers, was built to resemble a historic city gate and unites the districts of Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain. The view from the water is unmatchable!

  • Government District

    3. Government District

    As well as the Reichstag, the Government District is also home to the best of Berlin's modern architecture. Highlights like the House of World Cultures look even better by night!

  • Molecule Man

    4. Molecule Man

    See one of Berlin's more peculiar public artworks up close. Jonathan Borofsky's iron giants symbolize the intersection of the Treptow, Kreuzberg, and Friedrichshain districts. You can even glide right under the figures on a paddle board tour!

  • Bellevue Palace

    5. Bellevue Palace

    The German President's official residence was built to be seen from the land, but only from the water can you catch the Prussian Siegessäule (Victory Column) in the background and take some tip-top snaps.

Planning Your Visit

  • What's available?

    Berlin river boat trips come in a variety of forms, whether you want to see the city by night or day, or even choose a theme such as a movie tour. You can have lunch or dinner and drinks onboard too, and even extend your tour to take in the city's canals. Why not follow up your river tour with a cruise on one of Berlin's lakes?

  • How much does it cost?

    Tickets aboard the Berlin boats start at around €10, but bear in mind that more expensive tours are likely to be relatively excellent value for a European capital.

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What people are saying about Berlin

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 8,784 reviews

Good trip.most of the time from the bus.

Good trip.plenty time to view the lights.3 hrs on the bus and roughly an hour on the boat. Drinks expensive on boat so be aware. Supposed to get currywurst but nobody announced that they were serving this down stairs in bottom deck. By the time I realised, there were no meals left and they had finished serving.so dont leave it too late to get something or end up with nothing like we did. But none the less enjoyed or trip .the lady guide was really good. A good experience of the Berlin night sites.

Ideal duration to see Berlin's sites along the Spree

Great visit of Berlin's sites along the Spree with this tour. The tour has an ideal duration as it allows to discover many of the eastern sites. Commentary was both in German and English. The staff on the boat was great and drinks and snacks prices were reasonable.

Excellent way to see all the lights. Your up high in the bus with the best view. We were on a double decker bus. We did the bus and boat tour. Next time I would skip the boat and just do the bus. The boat tour was short and not much to see

The Festival Lights was an outstanding event..highly recommend this tour if visiting during the festival.

Very interesting views of Berlin from the water

Saw neighborhoods and parts of Berlin not usually seen on Berlin tours. Very enjoyable!