We’ll leave the ship for a visit to Köpenick, a district in southeast Berlin stretching from the city center to the surrounding countryside. We'll have a guided tour on foot of the old city. Discover its red-brick, neo-gothic style town hall which represents not only the rich taste of the Wilhelmine Period, but also symbolizes the industrial growth of the city at the beginning of the last century. The town hall was also stage to an infamous heist, where the mayor was arrested and the city’s treasury stolen by the “Captain of Köpenick”, in October 1906.
We’ll then move on to the Schloss Köpenick, a baroque palace enlarged in 1677 for Frederick I of Prussia and his wife to live in. It’s the only castle in Berlin surrounded by a moat, and today it serves as the Museum of Decorative Arts. Founded in 1868, the museum houses world-famous examples of European arts and crafts from the early Middle Ages to the present day. We’ll return on board after our tour.
- Duration: ~ 4:00
- Timing and order of visits may be modified.
- These excursions are not proposed for all the cruises and depend on the itinerary.
- If the minimum of 25 participants is not reached, the excursion may be either cancelled or proposed at another rate, depending on the number of participants (to pay on board).
- The excursions of the first evening and the morning following the embarkation are only guaranteed for the passengers who have booked the excursion before the cruise.