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Top 5 Fun Things to Do in Berlin

The best excursions and fun things to do in Berlin on your European river cruise

fun things to do in berlinLooking for some fun things to do in Berlin? If your cruise itinerary includes a European River cruise down the Elbe River, your trip is certain to include a stop in Berlin. Berlin is home to some of the most powerfully evocative memorials in Europe that mark historically significant events of the past century. There are also a lot of incredibly fun things to do in Berlin, from fascinating sightseeing opportunities to fun excursions that are certain to delight travelers of every age. Most European river cruise lines give their passengers ample time to enjoy the towns they stop in, so you should be able to fully explore the sights and sounds of Berlin. If you are heading to Berlin, don’t miss out on these exciting outings!


1: Take in a show at the Berlin Philharmonic

The Berlin Philharmonic has a unique building design that provides amazing acoustics. Pair that with virtuoso performers and you are in for one of the best orchestral concerts in the world.  Plan ahead, as tickets typically go on sale a month in advance. If you are one of the lucky travelers who are in Berlin on a Tuesday, stop by at noon to enjoy one of the Philharmonic’s famous free lunch concerts!


2: See Berlin on a Segway Tour 

european river cruise linesSee far more of Berlin than you can on a walking tour, as you effortlessly glide through the streets on your Segway to the major sites and attractions around this scenic city.  Tours take visitors to the historically important monuments of Berlin, typically in small groups so you can easily hear their knowledgeable guides. This is the perfect alternative to exhaustive walking tours!


3: Discover the fabulous East Side Gallery

The last remaining piece of the original Berlin Wall, which separated East and West Berlin, has been turned into the largest open-air art gallery in the world. Take a walking tour to discover more than 100 paintings by international artists. Tour guides can direct you to pieces of particular interest, or you can rent a virtual tour guide for individual exploration.


4: Talk to the animals at Zoologischer Garten Berlin 

Travelers of all ages will delight in the animal antics at the Berlin Zoo. Home to more than 17,000 animals, the Zoo offers visitors the chance to visit with polar bears, lions, roadrunners, and more. Little ones will love the hands-on time at the petting zoo! Plan time to check out the aquarium located nearby, which features fun shows and fascinating marine life.


elbe river cruises 20175: Explore the past on Museum Island

Spend the afternoon exploring ancient art and architecture at the world-renowned Museumsinsel (Museum Island). This UNESCO named World Heritage site features five museums, each with their own unique offerings of historic art treasures. Be sure to leave plenty of time to visit the Nefertiti bust at the Neues Museum (a traveler favorite!) and the world-renowned Pergamonmuseum, filled with ancient art and architecture dating back to 180 B.C.


If you are ready to explore all the fun things to do in Berlin and other stops on the Elbe River, Viking River Cruise’s 10 Days Berlin to Prague Cruise aboard Elegant Elbe is for you! Fabulous shore excursions, elegantly luxurious accommodations, and all-inclusive pricing make Viking’s Elbe river cruises 2017 itineraries true traveler favorites. Call the today at 1-888-804-CRUISE (2784) and let our experts help you find the cruise of your dreams!


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