River Cruises & Boat Trips

River Cruises & Boat Trips

summer boat cruise in berlin
Berlin has two large rivers - Spree and Havel - as well as lots of lakes and canals where ships and boats 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. This page presents the most popular river cruises, tickets can be bought online.
Please note: From 21 May 2021, river cruises and boat trips in Berlin can once again take place on a reduced scale. Tickets can be purchased here. Please inform yourself about the current restrictions and measures regarding Covid-19 in a timely manner prior to departure. Masks are compulsory when boarding and disembarking, and a negative Corona test is also required from the age of 6.
Schiffstour am Berliner Dom
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River Cruise "Historic City Cruise"

The "Historic City Cruise" presents many major sights along the River Spree between the Reichstag and Nicholas' Quarter. more

Berlin Jannowitzbrücke
© Stefan Maria Rother

River Cruise "City Trip in the Evening"

This river cruise is a tour of Berlin's historic and modern city centre during the most romantic hours of the day and offers great views of the city at sunset. more

MS Babelsberg

River Cruises for Groups

Ideal for groups or school outings for ten people or more: Boat trips along famous sights in Berlin's city centre, bridge tours or boat trips to Potsdam. more

Please note: The normal timetable for river cruises in Berlin applies from the end of March to the end of October. In the winter months only special cruises (such as Advent and Christmas cruises) can be booked.

River Cruise Piers

Photo Galleries (in German)

  • Schiffstour in Berlin© Antje Kraschinski/BerlinOnline
    Schiffstour durch Berlin
  • Sonnenuntergang in Berlin© dpa
    Schiffstour durchs abendliche Berlin
  • Berliner Fähren© BVG, Donath
    Berliner Fähren