River Spree

Tourists and locals alike enjoy spending time on and by the River Spree, a tributary of the River Havel that flows through Berlin for 44 km. Monbijoupark is located across from Museum Island – a short walk from the Brandenburg Gate apartments – and is where you’ll find the oldest beach on the River Spree. In summer, especially, hordes of people can be found here basking in the sunshine, enjoying a picnic and listening to buskers.

Boat trips on the River Spree are popular among tourists, and for good reason: from the water, you can see lots of Berlin’s attractions and districts from a fresh perspective. For instance, you could get a sense of the city’s diversity on a boat tour starting in the government district, passing Museum Island and continuing through to Oberbaumbrücke bridge in Friedrichshain.

The countless bars and clubs on the banks of Berlin’s River Spree are particularly popular in summer: what could be better than sitting on a deckchair, sipping a drink while enjoying the city’s beautiful weather and urban flair?

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