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Berlin-Wannsee to Potsdam 3-Hour World Heritage Cruise

1. Berlin-Wannsee to Potsdam 3-Hour World Heritage Cruise

This boat cruise takes you from Wannsee along the Havel River to Potsdam and back. Cruise through the palaces and gardens of Potsdam and Berlin, a UNESCO World Heritage region. Here you’ll have the opportunity to experience Prussia’s history. The chain of lakes in and around Berlin attracts visitors from all over the world. Visitors can relax at one of the lidos or walk around the picturesque natural landscape that extends along Wannsee and the Oberhavel lakes. Discover the rich history of two regions near Berlin: the southwest and north. Famous personalities, such as the painter Max Liebermann or the playwright Heinrich von Kleist, lived and worked in Wannsee, making it a place of historical importance. The historical places give you the opportunity to go back in time and relive history. The cruise takes you from Wannsee to Kladow, passing by Pfaueninsel (Peacock Island), Nikolskoe, and the Church of St. Peter and Paul. Continue on towards the Savior's Church, Cecilienhof Palace and its old dairy farm, and the Glienicke Bridge. Float by the Babelsberg Palace, Flatow Tower, Hans-Otto-Theater (Schiffbauergasse), "Freundschaftsinsel" (Friendship Island), and Potsdam/Lange Brücke before returning back to Wannsee.

2-Hour Seven Lakes Tour from Berlin's Wannsee

2. 2-Hour Seven Lakes Tour from Berlin's Wannsee

Enjoy a 2-hour tour of the idyllic Havel Lakes, the chain of lakes so rich in traditions that not just locals are drawn to them. Venture beyond Little Wannsee to Pohlesee, Stölpchensee, Griebnitzsee, Glienicker Lake and Jungfernsee, before returning to Wannsee. Relax with the whole family on the beach or enjoy a walk into the picturesque wilderness along Wannsee and Oberhavelsee. See where such famous personages as the painter Max Liebermann or the dramatist Heinrich von Kleist lived and worked and get to know the historic significance of the lakes. Discover the rich history of the regions southwest and north of Berlin from the water. Travel back in time at these historically-significant sites and experience the history anew. The tour takes place from Wannsee across the Havel to Potsdam. Enjoy the tours through the idyllic Havel Lakes and many historic buildings like the Babelsberg Palace or the Church of the Redeemer, Sacrow. See the fascinating island landscape in the north of Berlin. Valentinswerder, Baumwerder and Scharfenberg are just a few must-sees for nature-lovers. The tour operator's dock is located across from the Pfaueninsel. The island can be reached by ferry for a small fee. It is not possible to reserve outdoor seats.

Private Havelland Discovery Boat Cruise with Skipper

3. Private Havelland Discovery Boat Cruise with Skipper

Discover the charming Havel lake landscape on a private yacht cruise from Potsdam. Glide to the idyllic towns of Caputh, Petzow, Ferch, Geltow, and Werder, choosing to hop on and off whenever you wish to wander or simply sit back and relax on a continuous cruise. Take in the beauty of the Potsdam Havel lakes from the deck of your private boat. Choose to hop off to discover charming local towns. Visit Albert Einstein's summer house in the romantic village of Petzow or walk through the historic city center of Werder. Hop off from one of the piers and rent a bike to ride into the countryside along the Schwielowsee Municipality before continuing with your water journey. Alternatively, choose to stay onboard for the duration of the cruise, relaxing as the surrounding natural landscape and towns pass you by.

Wannsee: Private Seven Lakes Boat Tour

4. Wannsee: Private Seven Lakes Boat Tour

Experience the beauty of historic Wannsee and its seven surrounding lakes, with your own private boat and captain. Begin your cruise on Tiefensee, with mesmerizing harbor views of historic Babelsberg Castle. Catch a glimpse of the luxurious villas hidden along the harbors of Griebnitzsee, known to host movie stars and celebrities.  Continue your route through the Stölpchensee, Pohlesee, Kleiner Wannsee, and Großer Wannsee, until arriving at Peacock Island, famous for its whimsical summer palace. A slight detour before your return will take you to Jungfernsee, home of the historic Cecilienhof Palace where the Potsdam Agreement was signed in 1945.

Potsdam-Berlin: Private Boat Tour - Potsdam-Wannsee-Werder

5. Potsdam-Berlin: Private Boat Tour - Potsdam-Wannsee-Werder

See Potsdam in a unique way – from the back of a boat. Discover Potsdam on a private, round-trip yacht tour and experience the sight of the city and its landmarks from the water. The tour starts with your private skipper waiting to welcome you on board at the dock. From Potsdam’s city center you’ll head to the Tiefensee, taking in the sights as you relax on the comfortable yacht. From there, head across to the Kleiner and Großer Wannsee, past downtown Potsdam at the Templinersee, and towards Caputh Castle. Along the way, there will be stops to refresh yourself in the water, or you can take the wheel for a while and feel like a captain yourself. Or just sit back, have a cool drink, and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Enjoy the sight of the picturesque Werder Havel and Hermannswerder islands. Then finally, head back to the dock, relaxed from a day touring the scenic waters of Potsdam.

Potsdam: 4hours Private Castle & Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

6. Potsdam: 4hours Private Castle & Harbor Sightseeing Cruise

Experience the beauty of historic Potsdam with your own private boat and captain. Begin your luxurious cruise with breathtaking harbor views of Babelsberg Palace, Flatow Tower, and the Damenhaus. Continue past the historic Glienicke Bridge and into Jungfernsee Lake, which opens up into a UNESCO World Heritage Site complete with lush gardens and towering castles. Your route continues as you sail towards Sacrower Heilandskirche, passing by Pfaueninsel and its whimsical castle and the New Garden's unique marble palace. Discover the historic Cecilienhof Palace where the Potsdam Agreement was signed in 1945.

6hours Private Romantic River Boat Cruise with Wine

7. 6hours Private Romantic River Boat Cruise with Wine

Embark on a relaxing private boat cruise along the Havel River in Potsdam and immerse yourself in peaceful nature as you glide along its calm waters. Toast the day away with an included bottle of Prosecco or wine as you sit back and relax onboard. Hop aboard your private yacht and let your skipper take charge as you marvel at the surrounding landscape. Along your route, see lush, green trees and bushes burst out onto the river's edge and peaceful villages tucked away in between forests. Pop open your bottle of bubbly or wine and feel the cool breeze in your hair as you sip on your refreshing drink in style. Cheers the day away with your loved ones and see Potsdam from another perspective before returning to your starting point.

Potsdam: Private Potsdam Islands Sightseeing Boat Cruise

8. Potsdam: Private Potsdam Islands Sightseeing Boat Cruise

Explore Potsdam from a unique perspective: onboard a private yacht cruise. Marvel at the city's sights and iconic landmarks from the water and let your captain take the helm while you sit back and relax in comfort. Glide over the Kleiner and Großer Zernsee, Templiner See, and more. Enjoy a day out on the water in Potsdam on this private cruise across the city's calm waterways. Depending on the weather, take a dip in the cool waters, take the wheel, or simply sit back, sip on a cool drink, and take in the lush surrounding scenery. See Potsdam's city center from a different perspective, cruise through the Inselstadt Werder in the harbour, the Sacrow-Paretzer Canal, and two lakes to truly see this charming city from all angles before heading back to your starting point.

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What people are saying about Brandenburg

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 547 reviews

Very nice chilled boat trip with very nice service. We loved it. The landscape is beautiful. You can get out of the big city stress and enjoy some peace and fresh air for 2 hours.

The tour was comprehensive, very competent, friendly and very interesting and never boring.

A very nice tour. You can also get something to eat and drink for a very good price.

This is awesome experience. I never forget this moments. Thanks

That was really really a nice trip ❤️ Thankyou ❤️‍