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  • Berlin: 2.5-Hour Boat Tour Along the River Spree

    1. Berlin: 2.5-Hour Boat Tour Along the River Spree

    Discover the center of Berlin via its major waterway, the River Spree, on a 2.5-hour boat cruise. See the main sights of the city from the water and feel the heartbeat of the bustling city. You will start the sightseeing tour on Friedrichstrasse and pass by the Federal Chancellery to reach Bellevue Palace, overlooking the Beamtenschlange (civil servant accommodation) and the Victory Column. See Berlin Central Station and the Interior Ministry before continuing on to Charlottenburg Palace. From there you will cruise past the Westhafen Canal, the Berlin-Spandau Ship Canal, the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Hamburger Bahnhof. You will then cruise back to Friedrichstrasse.

    Very good boat experience, unfortunately the weather was not great. Worth the time though.

  • Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 24-Hour Ticket

    2. Berlin: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 24-Hour Ticket

    Explore Berlin and learn about the city’s history and sights via audio commentary, available in several languages. Experience the beauty of the forests, parks, gardens, rivers, and lakes that cover nearly a third of the city. This city has witnessed many groundbreaking historical events. See the corresponding sites, as well as the city's most famous streets and squares, with your ticket for this hop-on hop-off tour. The Classic Route gives you the chance to see all the main sights of the city, including the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, and the East Side Gallery, to name just a few. Tour stops on the Classic Route: 1. Kurfürstendamm 216 2. Tauentzienstraße 3. KaDeWe 4. Lützowplatz 5. Kulturforum Tiergarten 6. Potsdamer Platz / Balzac 7. Gropiusbau 8. Checkpoint Charlie 9. Gendarmenmarkt 10. Neptunbrunnen / Rotes Rathaus 11. Alexanderplatz / Park Inn 12. Karl-Marx-Allee 13. Eas...

    Have used this company on all our city breaks and as always this trip didn't disappoint. 2 routes covering the main sights and buildings you would expect. Will be using again.

  • Berlin: 2-Hour Evening City Cruise

    3. Berlin: 2-Hour Evening City Cruise

    Discover central Berlin on a 2.5-hour boat cruise along its major waterway, the River Spree. See the main sights of the city from the water in the evening light, and feel the heartbeat of the bustling city. Start by Friedrichstraße and pass the Federal Chancellery to reach Bellevue Palace, overlooking the Victory Column. See Berlin Central Station and the Interior Ministry before continuing to Charlottenburg Palace. Cruise past Westhafen Canal, the Berlin-Spandau Ship Canal, the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs, and Hamburger Bahnhof. Then head back to Friedrichstraße, where your tour will end.

    The tour was fun, going down the Spree and seeing and learning about historic places. The restaurant serves drinks during the tour.

  • From Berlin: Potsdam 5-Hour Tour by VW Bus

    4. From Berlin: Potsdam 5-Hour Tour by VW Bus

    Climb aboard the comfortable VW bus and discover Potsdam, the stronghold of the Hohenzollern for almost 300 years. Admire the fascinating cultural landscape, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, comprised of almost 20 palaces and extensive park grounds surrounding Baroque architecture. See the beautiful Charlottenburg Palace and head along Königsstraße to the first park in the cultural landscape of Potsdam: Park Babelsberg. Here you will make your first stop before continuing on across the Glienicke Bridge and the Berlin suburb to the old market square with St. Nicholas’ Church, the old town hall, and the new parliament building, modeled closely on the old city palace. Drive through the Dutch Quarter to Bornstedt Crown Estate, where you can stroll towards Park Sanssouci. The first stop there is at the palace of the same name with its fascinating Baroque garden. Depending on the time and y...

    Our guide was knowledgeable and nice. He did his best to make the trip as instructive as possible. Potsdam is very lovely and interesting' and he showed us many things we enjoyed- like the beautiful view on Wansee and the old center of Potsdam. I would highly recommend this tour to people visiting Berlin

Planning Your Visit

  • Arrive Early

    Be sure to arrive early to avoid the crowds. No excuses with the relaxed opening time of 10:00AM.

  • Choose A Day Pass

    Each building charges separately for admission, so it’s best to buy a day pass to access everything except the Neuer Flügel.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Open April to October, 10:00AM to 6:00PM, November to March, 10:00AM to 5:00PM. Closed Mondays.
  • Is it expensive?
    Adult tickets start at 12EUR and continue upwards depending on house visits, tours and perks.
  • Will I need a guide?
    There are some wonderful guided experiences. Certain tours actually show you the palace from the river, by boat.
  • How to get there
    Buses 109, 309 and M45 all stop close by, or take the short walk from the Westend train station.
  • Additional information

    • If you're visiting around Christmas, make sure to check out the market, one of the most beautiful in Berlin!

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What people are saying about Charlottenburg Palace

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 13,501 reviews

It was a very nice boat trip. The information about the sights was very informative. Unfortunately, you could not understand it at times, as the passengers preferred to talk loudly instead of listening. The gastronomy was okay. The staff was very friendly.

We liked it very much. The whole ambience all around and it was a lot of fun. The staff was also very friendly and helpful, with the service, drinks and food, everything went well. On the whole, I can only recommend it.

Excellent boat, excellent commentary, super staff! The fact that the boat was on many levels, meant that you could be in sun or shade and the service remained superb.

Along the way, they will showcase the city’s most important sights on the water and give a brief introduction to them.

Great boat trip in the evening, Berlin seen from the other side, nice atmosphere