Historischer Hafen Berlin

Lonely Planet review

Laced by rivers, canals and lakes, it’s not surprising that Berlin has a long history in inland navigation and it even had the busiest river port in Germany until WWII. The Historischer Hafen (Historical Harbour), at the southern tip of Museumsinsel, is an outdoor museum with over 20 vessels, barges and tugboats, many still operational. One boat doubles as a café in summer while another contains a small exhibit documenting 250 years of river shipping on the Spree and Havel.