Potsdam – Sightseeing Cruise on the Seven Lakes
Travelling by boat from Brandenburg’s magical capital of Potsdam to the bustling city of Berlin is like journeying through the glittering history of Prussia. Under the famous Glienicke Bridge, the two neighbouring capitals literally “flow” into one another. Fantastic castles and romantic parks are strung together like pearls – Babelsberg, Glienicke, Cecilienhof and the gardens on the Peacock Island are just a few. Then there are the elegant residential neighbourhoods with their villas and numerous sailing clubs right on the lake.
Some even enjoy cult status, like the Wannsee beach and lido. On the Jungfernsee and Glienicker lakes we also encounter some of the region’s eventful history: from the love nest of the Prussian kings to the Potsdam Agreement to the wall which once divided Germany – a tour for history buffs and enthusiasts!
Potsdam – Werder Island Cruise
The high society of Berlin and Brandenburg has always enjoyed relaxing amongst the beautiful woods, lakes and rivers around Potsdam. The first German emperor spent his leisure time at Babelsberg, and the electors of Prussia at Caputh Palace, their hunting lodge. Even Albert Einstein enthused from his summer home: “Come to Caputh and forget about the rest of the world!” Just a few kilometres away is the “blossoming” old fishing village of Werder, on a picturesque island covered with orchards.
The heart of the old royal seat of Potsdam is full of surprises…like the “mosque” that’s actually a pumphouse, and the former industrial wasteland around Schiffbauergasse that has been transformed into a brilliant location for art and culture. Last but not least, there is the City Palace, which is currently being rebuilt across from the historic Nikolai Church and the Old City Hall. You haven’t truly seen Potsdam until you’ve seen this charming island city from the water!
Berlin – On the River Spree and the Landwehrkanal
As the German author Theodor Fontane so aptly wrote 120 years ago: “An outing on the water is a singular pleasure indeed.” There is no more beautiful way to discover Berlin than from the deck of a boat. The River Spree flows through the city centre, bringing guests face to face with Berlin’s world-famous sights. It’s not every day that one can see Charlottenburg Palace, the government district and the Museum Island from a captain’s perspective. The strikingly modern central train station, the towering buildings of Potsdamer Platz and the German Chancellery are also located directly on the water.
The Landwehrkanal flows through the middle of the multicultural district of Kreuzberg and the largest park in the city centre, the Tiergarten. Climb aboard and get your fill of the fabled “Berlin air” – as the locals refer to the city’s particular spirit of openness and freedom – as you discover the capital at its most beautiful!
The Sunshine is a Pikmeerkruiser made by the renowned Shipyard B. de Groot in the Netherlands. The yacht measures 13 metres long, 4 metres wide and 1.20 metres to the bottom of the keel; it weighs 13 tonnes (deck: 5 mm, hull: 6mm shipbuilding steel).
It can accommodate 10–12 people and features a fully equipped luxury interior.
Hot-air heating system – Galley with refrigerator, electric cooker, microwave – Coffee maker and service for 12 people – Toilet (electric) and shower (hot water) – 24V available on board (generator) – MAN marine diesel engine with 165 HP – Bathing ladder, etc. – Navigation: GPS, radar and nautical charts – Safety equipment: EU Category C: coastal waters – Marine VHF radio – Life jackets for children and adults – Dinghy with outboard motor