The German town of Warnemünde, which sits on the coast of the Baltic Sea, oozes seaside charm. The laidback atmosphere is best soaked up on the promenade, where you can tuck into fresh local seafood as well as silky ice cream. The beach is made of bright white sand, so take advantage of sunny days by lounging in a Strandkorb – a kind of sheltered beach seat made of straw. Spend the afternoon exploring the quaint town with its cottage restaurants, and then stretch your legs by climbing to the top of the 19th century lighthouse. From Warnemünde, it’s just a two-hour train journey to the German capital of Berlin. You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to arts and culture – start at the Pergamonmuseum, which brings together artefacts from Greece, Rome and the Middle East. Next, move on to the Sammlung Boros, which is home to one of the most impressive art collections in the city. The building was also used as a bunker during WWII, and you can still see evidence of this in some of its claustrophobic rooms and spaces. The East Side Gallery is another unmissable stop on one of our Berlin cruises – a stretch of the Berlin wall that is now home to the biggest open-air mural collection in the world.