Warnemünde, located at the mouth of the river Warnow, is an attractive German seaside resort boasting elegant architecture and a beautiful white beach. This MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination is the perfect starting point for visiting historical towns and the cultural capital, Berlin.
Berlin is a city of immense cultural, architectural, and historical importance, which has witnessed a substantial revival since the fall of the Berlin Wall. On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll tour some of the German capital’s most incredible landmarks including the 17th-century Baroque-Rococo Charlottenburg Palace, the 19th-century Victory Column, and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. Explore the area around Brandenburg Gate, the terrifying 'death strip' during communist times. Then, visit the Holocaust Memorial and Checkpoint Charlie, before taking in the Berlin Wall.
Situated at the mouth of the River Warnow and founded in the year 1195, the Baltic resort of Warnemünde presents visitors with an appealingly quaint townscape. Explore this original landscape on foot on a charming MSC Cruises Excursions tour. On this 2-hour walk around town you will stroll down to the promenade alongside the Alter Strom - literally Old Stream - harbour entrance, complete with moored fishing boats and yachts, old houses, cafés and a lighthouse dating back to 1897. You’ll learn about the history of the lovely old town as you stroll towards the Kurhaus - the spa building - which was built in Art Deco style and completed in 1928 according to plans already drawn up in 1898. Once you've returned to the Alter Strom, you can also enjoy some free time to do some shopping.
Lübeck, overlooking the dramatic Baltic Sea, is a fascinating town featuring significant Gothic architecture. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, its ancient streets house many treasures including the mighty red-brick Holsten Gate, the seven spires of Lübeck’s five churches, and the 13th-century Hospital of the Holy Spirit. On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll visit St. Mary’s Church, home to the world’s grandest mechanical organ. Stopping at the Niederegger Café, you’ll learn about the art of marzipan making — a fun experience for the whole family!