Spandau, Berlin, Germany

Spandau is the fifth and westernmost borough (Bezirk) of Berlin, situated at the confluence of the Havel and Spree rivers and along the western bank of the Havel. It is one of the oldest areas in the Berlin region and still retains much of its own unique character, having been spared the worst of the Allied bombing in the Second World War.

The center of the town is formed by a dense network of medieval streets and a market square, still retaining a large number of timber-framed buildings. A major tourist attraction is the Spandau Citadel, a Renaissance fortress built in the 16th century. The Citadel served as a prison and a treasury. Today it has been restored and is open to visitors.

Things to see and do

* Spandau Citadel
* St Nikolai Kirche – a late Gothic hall church
* Old town
* Town Hall
* Market Square

Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German
Land Area – 91.91 sq km’s
Population – 225,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour (Dresden)
International Country Telephone Code – + 49

Port Location – The port is located on the river Havel.

Transport Links – Spandau can be reached by bus, rail and boat from Berlin.

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