Rick Steves Northern European Cruise Ports
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
Inside you'll find one-day itineraries for sightseeing at or near the major Northern Europe ports of call, including:
• Southampton and Dover (London)
• Le Havre (Paris and Normandy)
• Zeebrugge (Bruges and Brussels)
• Warnemünde/Rostock (Berlin)
• St. Petersburg
Rick Steves Northern Europe Cruise Ports explains how to get into town from the cruise terminal, shares sightseeing tips, and includes self-guided walks and tours. You'll learn which destinations are best for an excursion—and which you can confidently visit on your own. You'll also get tips on booking a cruise, plus hints for saving time and money on the ship and in port.
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when cruising through Northern Europe.
every day of your stay, including arrival and departure days. Reserve by phone or online; be sure to review the cancellation policy before you commit (tel. 08/663-0080, www.destination-stockholm.com). Nightlife in Stockholm: The easiest choices are the bars and other live-music venues in Gamla Stan. The street called Stora Nygatan, with several lively bars, has perhaps the most accessible and reliable place for good jazz in town—Stampen Jazz & Rhythm n’ Blues Pub. It has two venues: a
so-called Polish Corridor connecting it to Polish lands, effectively cut off Germany from its northeastern territory. On September 1, 1939, Adolf Hitler started World War II when he invaded Gdańsk in order to bring it back into the German fold. Nearly 80 percent of the city was destroyed in the war. After World War II, Gdańsk officially became part of Poland, and was painstakingly reconstructed (mostly replicating the buildings of its Golden Age). In 1970, and again in 1980, the shipyard of
in Rostock.) I’ve noted likely departure times on here. Better yet, put this book down and go online to www.bahn.com. Check the times for trains from Warnemünde to “Berlin Hbf” (Hauptbahnhof, the city’s main station) on the date you’ll arrive, and look for return trains that will give you plenty of time to make the all-aboard. This will give you a realistic sense of how much time you would have in Berlin. A “Berlin On Your Own” cruise excursion, while more expensive than the train, may suit your
April 30, after fierce fighting on this rooftop, the Reichstag fell to the Red Army. For the building’s 101st birthday in 1995, the Bulgarian-American artist Christo wrapped it in silvery gold cloth. It was then wrapped again—in scaffolding—and rebuilt by British architect Lord Norman Foster into the new parliamentary home of the Bundestag (Germany’s lower house, similar to the US House of Representatives). To many Germans, the proud resurrection of the Reichstag symbolizes the end of a terrible
St-Géry (Brussels): 875 Place St. Michel (Paris): 1037 Plague Cemetery (Rouen): 1103–1104 Poets’ Corner (London): 955–956 Pointe du Hoc: 1093 Poland: 494–542; practicalities, 494; restaurant phrases, 542; survival phrases, 541. See also Gdańsk Pølse: 219–220 Pompidou Center (Paris): 1073 Pont de Normandie (near Le Havre): 1013 Pont Neuf (Paris): 1042–1044 Poolside restaurants on board: 103–104 Ports: 110–145; area around, 123–124; eating in, 141–143; excursions, 110–118; fees, 39;