Published on : 04/01/2016

Visiting Berlin on a cruise

Berlin is a cosmopolitan city, a young capital attracting many visitors from all over the world. Visiting Berlin is not only recommended for history buffs interested in the history of the XXth Century, but also artists and designers. Berlin is a constantly evolving, lively city rich in artistic entertainment, including arthouse cinema, music, theatre and dance performances of every possible genre. A Berlin cruise is perfect to discover the city’s main sites and surroundings on the Elbe and Havel Rivers. Follow the guide for a glimpse of what a tour of Berlin has in store for you with CroisiEurope!

The many sides of Berlin

A 5-day cruise from Berlin lets you dive into the heart of the German capital city and capture its essential treasures. A guided tour will take you through the extraordinary history of Berlin through its mythical sites. You will walk up the Avenue of the 17th June all the way the victory obelisk where you will be greeted by the proud statue of Bismarck. You will also be able to admire the Bradenburg Gate, next to the Reichstag. Walking through the famous “Unter den Linden” avenue, you will join the Museum Island (entry fee not included) comprising the five most prestigious museums in Berlin. An excursion to the Documentation center of the Berlin Wall will be an opportunity to learn all about the political and historical context surrounding the construction of the wall. It houses German and English language exhibitions, a panoramic view of a reconstitution of the wall and its No Man’s Land, numerical archives of original documents, audio kiosks with information broadcast by former Eastern and Western Berlin radio stations of the era, and themed seminars. A Berlin city break will also be an opportunity to see the sumptuous Charlottenburg Palace, as well as the Cecilienhol Palace in Potsdam.

From Berlin to Hamburg

A 7-day Berlin to Hamburg cruise is the ideal way to discover Northern Germany. A full program of excursions will let you explore a long list of major German cities, including Berlin, Potsdam, Magdeburg, Luneburg and Hamburg. Potsdam, famous for its Sanssouci Park, is where Frederic II had his Rococo style residence. In Magdeburg, local guides will tell you all about Germany’s first Gothic cathedral, the final resting place of Emperor Otto the Great and the site ofmany other treasures. In the Middle Ages, Luneburg was among the wealthiest cities in Germany thanks to its salt mines. It attracts many art historians for its traditional twisted brick buildings. Last but not least, Hamburg is regarded as one of Germany’s major cities, and has through the ages preserved a proudheritage from its maritime and cultural history. A tour of Hamburg will take you to the The Alster, Hamburg’s great lake, the beautiful Town Hall, an imposing Neo-Renaissance building erected in 1897, and the Chilehaus - a 10-storey high building in the shape of the bow of a ship.

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