Top Sights to see between Berlin and Prague
Are you interested in seeing the sights between Berlin and Prague, two of Europe’s most fascinating cities? If your answer is yes, then we recommend taking a River Cruise down The Elbe & Vltava Rivers. This way you will get to visit the best parts of Germany and the Czech Republic – here’s a taster of what you can expect (we know you’ll be excited!):
• Brandenburg Gate, Berlin.
The Brandenburg gate is one of Berlin’s icons. Originally erected for aesthetic reasons around 1791 to mark the start of Boulevard Unter den Linden, the monument is made of sandstone and is an architectural masterpiece. The gate became a symbol of a divided Germany during the Cold War but now it stands for the reunification of the country.
• Holocaust Memorial, Berlin.
The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe is a must-see destination when visiting Berlin. The exhibition commemorates the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and is made up of 2711 rectangular blocks of concrete. A contemporary and somber experience – the perfect way to connect with the history of the country.
• Gothic Magdeburg Cathedral, Magdeburg.
Officially called the Cathedral of Saints Catherine and Maurice, Magdeburg Cathedral is the oldest Gothic Cathedral in Germany. This sacred building is of interest to many visitors because it is the burial place of Otto the Great, the Holy Roman Emperor. Take some time to see both inside and outside of this amazing cathedral – with courtyards, granite pillars, sculptures and more!
• The Luther House, Wittenberg.
Originally an Augustinian Monastery, The Luther House was the home of Martin Luther and now is a large Reformation museum as well as a UNESCO world heritage site. If you are interested in the history of the protestant reformation, then this fascinating display of artefacts, documents and portraits will be of great excitement to you.
• Bastei Rock Formation.
Looking for some breathtaking views of the Elbe River and its surrounding mountains? If you’re one for nature photography, then visiting the Bastei Rock Formation and Bastei Bridge will be right up your street. This astounding rock formation rises high above the Elbe River, almost 200 metres, and is a fascinating example of water erosion.
• Prague Castle, Prague.
The Prague Castle is an amazing collection of grand buildings such as the Old Royal Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral and St. George’s Basilica. It is a UNESCO world heritage site due to its architectural and cultural influence. The centre of Prague is so beautiful that you will be automatically drawn to these gorgeous buildings!
Are you ready for your next European adventure? For more information on River Cruising down the Elbe River, please contact Deborah@lloydstravel.com or your Favourite Lloyds Travel Agent. We will find the best river cruise itinerary for you!
Written by Hannah Poaros