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Brandenburg (State), Germany Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Brandenburg (State), Germany Cruises & boat tours

Potsdam by Boat: Island Cruise

1. Potsdam by Boat: Island Cruise

On this boat trip, enjoy the beauty of the river landscape around Potsdam with its Havel lakes and picturesque villages surrounded by great scenery. Hop on board, lean back and drive through the village of Caputh, the fishing and vine town of Werder, and pass the Sacrow–Paretz Canal in the north of Potsdam as well as the buildings, castles and manor houses of the Hohenzollerns on the banks of the Havel. See the impressive Caputh Castle, the Marble Palace or Cecilienhof Palace in the New Garden. Cruise past Glienicke park with its casino built by Schinkel, and discover Babelsberg Castle near the river. Finally, your journey takes you to famous Glienicke Bridge. Enjoy the unique panoramic view of Brandenburg's capital.

Potsdam: Palace Tour by Boat

2. Potsdam: Palace Tour by Boat

Discover Potsdam from the water and admire the wonderful parks and palaces of the Hohenzollern Dynasty. See the most beautiful sights from the water in just 90 minutes in the morning or the afternoon. Cruise by Babelsberg Park with its imposing palace, see the Flatow Tower and the Hofdamenhaus, then pass under the historically-significant Glienicke Bridge to Jungfernsee. Ride along the former border between east and west and get a glimpse of the impressive palaces and gardens. See the Church of the Redeemer, Sacrow and discover the fairytale castle on Pfaueninsel. Further high points of the tour include the New Garden with its marble palace and the Cecilienhof Palace, where history was made in 1945 with the signing of the Potsdam Agreement.              

Leipzig: Floodplain Forest & City River Cruise

3. Leipzig: Floodplain Forest & City River Cruise

Set off on a river cruise onboard an electric motorboat to explore the Leipzig floodplain forest. Experience the biodiversity of the flora and fauna and admire the city's industrial heritage. Travel across the flood bed along the Pleiße, away from the street noise of the big city. From there, ride past the newly renovated grandstand of the racecourse at the "Scheibenholz" to the Palmengartenwehr. Leave the Elster flood bed and turn into the Weiße Elster, and see Germany's first mail-order business and the Gründerzeit industrial buildings in Plagwitz. Travel along the Weiße Elster and navigate the Karl-Heine-Canal. Passing the former "Riverboat", turn off at the stilt house and drive back to the starting point at the wildlife park.

Leipzig: Riverside Forest Tour on the Pleiße

4. Leipzig: Riverside Forest Tour on the Pleiße

Experience incredible tranquility and nature idyll on this relaxing river cruise from Leipzig into the riverside forest. Discover the unique biodiversity of the flora and fauna of the beautiful Leipzig floodplain forest. Hop on an electric motorboat, starting at the boathouse and travel across the flood bed along the Pleiße, away from the street noise of the big city. Discover a forest rich in a wide variety of animal and plant species.  Take advantage of the many shady ancient oaks on the shore on warm sunny days. End at the boathouse where you can continue to explore the Leipzig floodplain forest on foot.

4 hours Private Romantic River Boat Cruise with Wine

5. 4 hours 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.

From Dresden: Day Trip to The Spreewald

6. From Dresden: Day Trip to The Spreewald

Discover the idyll place of the Spreewald, from Dresden and enjoy a walk in Lübbenau. Stroll to Lehde or Leipe, over wooden bridges, narrow paths and past Sorbian wooden houses. Explore Lower Spreewald, Burg and Slavic castle Raddusch. Admire the countless small and large watercourses that flow around hundreds of islands in the Spreewald. See the picturesque cultural landscape between Berlin and Dresden and the locals that live from cucumber cultivation and barge rides. Board a punt or kayak in Lübben and float through the Spree Lagoon. Have a regional snack at one of the river snack bars along the way. Ride a minibus to the Lower Spreewald, to Burg and to the Slavic castle Raddusch. Head back to Dresden, accompanied by Sorbian-Wendish songs and stories. Enjoy free time during the day tour and culinary tastings of the region.

Potsdam: Private Harbor and Castle Sightseeing Cruise

7. Potsdam: Private Harbor and Castle 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.

Wannsee: 4h Private Seven Lakes Boat Tour with Skipper

8. Wannsee: 4h Private Seven Lakes Boat Tour with Skipper

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.

Tagestour: Private Wannsee Lake and Werder Yacht Cruise

9. Tagestour: Private Wannsee Lake and Werder Yacht Cruise

See Potsdam from the back of a boat on a private, round-trip yacht tour and experience the city and its landmarks from the water. Start the tour 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 (not included), 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.

4h Private Havelland Discovery Boat Cruise with Skipper

10. 4h 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. simply sit back and relax on a continuous cruise. Take in the beauty of the Potsdam Havel lakes from the deck of your private Motoryacht. stay onboard for the duration of the cruise, relaxing as the surrounding natural landscape and towns pass you by.

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based on 547 reviews

We had a great tour in super sunny autumn weather. Get in line in good time, otherwise the sun deck spaces will be gone. Unfortunately you had to serve yourself and wait a long time, meaning you missed part of the tour. But we found it very nice and can absolutely recommend the trip.

Very nice tour with a variety of impressions and information. If you want, you can also get food and drinks at the table with friendly service. The information about the sights is easy to understand over the installed loudspeakers. The weather kindly cooperated too.

I took the castle tour through Potsdam with my 6-year-old son on the steamer. We sat outside and were even able to feed ducks along the way. The tour was very informative for me and very relaxing for both of us. On your next visit, we'd love to do it again.

Great tour, wonderful scenery and knowledgeable guide. Great experience!

Calm beautiful ride with many sites and great Apple strudel!