A Spree river boat tour is the fastest, most relaxed and coolest way (during this heatwave, especially) to see the historic downtown buildings and the ultra modern government district.
It took me years to see most of the major New York City attractions – admittedly, I still haven’t made it to the Tenement or the Transportation Museums. But taking the Staten Island Ferry from Manhattan to Staten Island past the Statue of Liberty was one of the first attractions I experienced – and one that I must have done about as often as walking or biking across the Brooklyn Bridge.
Just in case I won’t spend the next 11 years in Berlin, I’m going to try to see more of this city faster. With my love for the water, it seemed natural that a boat tour on the Spree or Landwehrkanal would be on the top of the Berlin list as well.
Now that Scott has finally arrived, and my childhood friend Melanie was visiting, we took the opportunity and played tourists for a quick Spree river boat tour through Berlin Mitte, the downtown district of former East Berlin. This video features river views of the Berliner Dom, the Fernsehturm, the Museum Insel, the parliament buildings and the Hauptbahnhof.