Getting to Berlin and taking a boat ride on the River Speer is a wonderful experience as you see much of the city from the boat, both ultra modern buildings and old factories that give a special air to Berlin, also the parks. If you're staying for several days it would be interesting to do on arrival as you'll get an overview of the city.
This beautiful canal is located in Friedrichstrabe. I found it when walking towards Oranienburgerstrabe and could not help but stop to look at it, the fusion of the big city with the harmony of the canal water. I remember, I was totally relaxed, enjoying the spectacular architecture, the variety of people, bicycles and cafes. I decided to walk along the canal, past cafes and lounge-bars, green areas and people. I decided to stop and sit in one of the cafes to have a piece of white chocolate cake and a latte, which could have been from Italy, from the Piazza San Marco. A beautiful place.
A pool on the river Spree in Berlin! This is a shining example of Berlin's acclimatization to the environment. Berlin makes an incredible twist of 365° when summer comes and becomes an amazing spa town.