Bootstour in Berlin auf der Spree

Boat tours in Berlin

Experience the most beautiful sights in Berlin on a boat tour. As you travel along the Spree, you will learn a lot of interesting history about Germany's capital. In this article, we provide you with the most popular choices on boat cruises in Berlin.

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Berlin's boat tours in comparison

There is a large variety of boat tours that are available in Berlin. To make your choice easier, we have compared the most popular cruises along the Spree.

The biggest difference between most boat tours is the duration of the tour. Even on a 1-hour trip, you will experience Berlin's most beautiful sights - ideal for city-dwellers in a hurry. For tourists or those with more time, we recommend the longer boat trips where you also see sights like the gigantic Charlottenburg Palace. A lot of exciting inside-information about Berlin is available here. You will also disc

  • Bootstour durch Berlin

    One hour cruise in Berlin

    • from $ 19.20, duration: 1 hour
    • 1-hour boat trip along the Spree
    • Guaranteed seating
    • Audio guide in 12 languages

    You want to discover a lot but have little time? This boat tour is perfect for you! The small sightseeing tour on the Spree offers you great views of Berlin's most beautiful sights (amongst other things); you will see the Reichstag, Bellevue Palace, the Victory Column, the Berlin Cathedral, and the Museum Island.

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    Bootstour durch Berlin

    2.5 hours cruise in Berlin

    • from $ 26.87, duration: 2,5 hours
    • 2.5 hours boat trip along the Spree
    • Guaranteed seating
    • Audio guide in 11 languages

    Explore the variety of Berlin during this 2.5-hour boat tour along the Spree. Onboard you will have a great view of the Reichstag, Bellevue Palace, the Victory Column, the Berlin Cathedral, and the Museum Island. You will also pass the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Charlottenburg Palace, Westhafen Canal, and Spandauer Schifffahrtskanal. 

  • Bootstour in Berlin bei Nacht

    2.5 hours cruise at night

    • from $ 27,49, duration: 2.5 hours
    • 2.5 hours boat trip at night
    • Guaranteed seating
    • Audio guide in 11 languages

    Even after sunset, a boat trip in Berlin is a great experience. The light of the colorfully-illuminated buildings reflects into the water and brings the city to life. In addition to the government quarter, discover the Berlin Cathedral, Bellevue Palace, the Westhafen Canal, and much more! 

What can you expect on a boat tour in Berlin?

A boat tour in Berlin is a particularly popular alternative to the city tours. You will experience the unique history of Berlin like nowhere else. Since the Spree runs all the way through Berlin - from east to west - a Spree boat trip in Berlin offers a variety of views of the city. 

As you travel along the Spree, you can expect not only wonderful views but also a wonderful culinary offer. Most boats offer a selection of drinks, coffee and cake as well as small dishes.

An audio guide provides you with exciting information about Berlin in general, and of course about the sights and history of Berlin too. When the weather is nice, you can cruise on a boat with an open deck- ideal on hot summer days so that you can experience the cool wind blowing through your hair. But even on cold and rainy days the cruises are still magical- you will be cruising in closed and heated boats for your comfort.

On board a boat you will have a great view of many different sights of Berlin, such as:

Bootsfahrt in Berlin
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Museumsinsel

The Museum Island is a unique architectural ensemble that brings together the five best museums in Berlin. The island is located in the center of Berlin, the place where Berlin was founded. Above all, the museums are known for their large collection of European art and cultural history. From the Spree, you will have a wonderful view of the buildings.

Our tip: The Museum Island is one of the most beautiful sights of Berlin. Especially on rainy days, a visit is a popular activity. Tickets for the various museums are available here:

Museumsinsel in Berlin
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Berlin Cathedral

The Berlin Cathedral is also located on Museum Island. The Berlin Cathedral is a Protestant church, which is famous for its magnificent architecture. It is also the largest Protestant church in Germany. On a boat tour through Berlin, you have a wonderful panoramic view of the Berlin Cathedral.

Regierungsviertel in Berlin
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Government district

In addition, the political center of Berlin is located in an ideal position for a boat trip around the city. You will have a great view of the historic Reichstag building and the Federal Chancellery. You will also see the symbolic bridge known as the Band des Bundes. It runs directly over the Spree and thus connects East and West as well as modern architecture and German history.

Schloss Bellevue in Berlin
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Bellevue Castle

Bellevue Palace is one of the most beautiful sights in Berlin. Bellevue Palace is located on the edge of the Tiergarten, with a spacious park around it. This park borders directly on the Spree. Because of this location, you have a unique view of the castle from the water. The current Federal President- Frank-Walter Steinmeier- has lived there since 1994. If you see the flag (Standarte) in front of the castle, you know that the Federal President is at home.

Molecule Men auf der Spree
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Molecule Men

Of course, one thing should not be missing on a boat trip in Berlin: the famous Molecule Men figures. The Molecule Men, designed by Jonathan Borofsky, is a 30-meter high sculpture of three men in the Spree. During the boat trip, you have a perfect view of this fascinating sculpture.

Book your Berlin boat tour now

Of course, during a boat tour in Berlin, you will have many more great views of Berlin's most beautiful spots and sights. For example the Berlin Central Station, the East Side Gallery, and the Lutherbrücke. But we don't want to give too much away either! The great ticket reviews already let you know: A Berlin boat tour is an activity that must not be missed on your Berlin trip!

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