Water activity

Potsdam: Nightly Impressions of the Castle by Boat

4.2 / 5

9 reviews

Activity provider: Weisse Flotte Potsdam GmbH

Potsdam: Nightly Impressions of the Castle by Boat

Activity provider: Weisse Flotte Potsdam GmbH
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Experience a romantic spectacle on the Havel and let yourself be carried to the time of Frederick the Great. Enjoy the view of the festively illuminated castles and buildings and listen to a classical brass concert.

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Duration 3 hours
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German, English
Audio guide included
English, German
Wheelchair accessible


  • Let yourself be enchanted and enjoy the splendidly illuminated castles and buildings on the banks of the Havel river
  • Set sail and discover the city of Potsdam and the beautiful landscape at night
  • Enjoy a classical brass concert and experience an atmospheric baroque rain of fire from the Glienicke bridge
Full description
Let yourself be enchanted and enjoy Potsdam's splendidly staged palace and park landscape. Admire the unique brilliance of the lights, which will illuminate the castles, buildings and churches on the banks of the Havel river this weekend. Look forward to a glass of sparkling wine as a welcome drink and set sail for a three-hour-long parade. Be taken to the time of Frederick the Great and glide from the Port of Potsdam, past the royal gardens, into the evening sunset to arrive in Sacrow for the first highlight of the evening. Enjoy the classical brass concert in front of the church Heilandskirche, illuminated by torches, and then admire the majestically illuminated Hohenzollern castles and the dancing elves on the shores of Lake Jungfernsee. Experience the crowning finale with a baroque rain of fire from the Glienicke Bridge, which transforms the Havel into a romantic sea of lights.
  • Three-hour cruise with one of the boats of the White Fleet
  • Welcome drink
  • Description of the journey via loudspeakers in German and English
  • Food and drinks (except welcome drink)
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Departure point at the port of Potsdam

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Boats suitable for wheelchair users: MS Schwielowsee and MS Sanssouci. For this purpose, please contact the customer service department of the tour operator
  • Dogs are not allowed on this tour
  • You will find gastronomic choices on all ships
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 9 reviews

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An informative beautiful ride. Great atmosphere with the setting sun and increasing darkness.

August 9, 2019

Had imagined more underneath

Unfortunately, you don't see very much and drive along the dark river most of the time. The stay at the concert was quite long, 2 laps less would have done it. Of course, the organizers cannot be blamed for the fact that there were no fireworks because of the drought.

September 16, 2018

the way back was very long...

actually the ride was nice but the last 1 1/2 hours were boring. this round turned ect. somehow only time is bridged. you should limit the trip to 2 hours, you would have more fun with it.

August 18, 2018

Product ID: 70558