Berlin has two large rivers- Spree and Havel- as well as lots of lakes and canals where ships and riverboats cruise. The Spree river flows in arches through the center of Berlin, south of it runs the Landwehr canal. Therefore, all boat tours through the inner city follow the same route over the Spree river and the Landwehr canal, only length and duration of the boat tours vary, depending on start and finish points.
Berlin Sightseeing Cruise on the River Spree
Take a cruise on the River Spree for the perfect introduction to Berlin’s famous sights and varied architecture. With a choice of morning or afternoon cruises, it’s the best way to see a different side to Berlin and escape the summer heat. You’ll cruise right through the city of Berlin, passing such famous sights as Potsdamer Platz, the Reichstag, Museum Island, Berlin Cathedral and much more. During the boat trip a variety of snacks, hot and cold dishes and beverages is available onboard. Food and beverages are to be ordered directly onboard and to be paid on spot. Please note: Tours are operated in German, with English written commentary available.
Charlottenburg Palace: Dinner and Concert with River Spree Sightseeing Cruise
royal day in Berlin with this unique package, combining sightseeing on the River Spree with an elegant evening at Charlottenburg Palace. It’s the perfect way to enjoy the German capital! On the three-hour Spree sightseeing cruise, see some of the city’s top sights from the river, such as the Palace Bridge, the Hansaviertel district (known as Hansa) and Bellevue Palace. Then, settle in for a delightful evening at Charlottenburg Palace, with dinner, and concert featuring the Berlin Residence Orchestra all included. Choose from four seating categories, including the VIP option with a glass of sparkling wine, and book ahead of time to avoid disappointment, as this activity regularly sells out weeks in advance.
Berlin Rivers Ferries Lines
Berlin ferries exist since 1896 and are operated by the BVG (Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe).
Its network includes the following 6 lines:
• Line F10: S Wannsee ↔ Alt-Kladow
• Line F11: Wilhelmstrand ↔ Baumschulenstraße
• Line F12: Müggelbergallee ↔ Wassersportallee
• Line F21: Krampenburg ↔ Große Krampe ↔ Zum Seeblick
• Line F23: Müggelwerderweg ↔ Müggelhort ↔ Neu Helgoland ↔ Kruggasse
• Line F24: Spreewiesen ↔ Kruggasse
Both U-Bahn and S-Bahn are one system as far as ticketing is concerned but they are run by different transport authorities. However, you can usually forget about this fact. When you buy tickets, all tickets are valid for all modes of transport within the zone you bought. And if you do a search on the BVG site, the result will include all modes of transport – U-Bahn, S-Bahn, Bus, Tram and Ferry. U-Bahn, Buses, Trams and Ferries = BVG S-Bahn = Deutsche Bahn
BVG Call Center
Telephone number: 030 19 44 9
Telefax: 030 256 49 256