Brandenburg – Berlin

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Berlin_Brandenburg_Germany_map of the navigation area

Basic information

  • Length of voyage: 208
  • Number of locks: 6
  • Trip duration: 5 days
  • Type of cruise: circluar tour

Many of the main towns are on rivers, but there is only one you can sail through on a houseboat. The metropolis of Berlin has a 183km-long vibrant network of canals with romantic arms and larger or smaller lakes (and a small number of locks). Through more than 12 waterways you can reach almost all the main tourist attractions of the city.

The highlight of your trip may be a cruise in front of the Reichstag or the Chancellery. Cruising further east, you will cross the Müggelsee to the enchanting Little Venice Canal (Kanal - Datschenlandschaft Klein-Venedig). Across the Dämeritzsee you sail into the clear waters of idyllic Rüdersdorf and Löcknitz. Sailing westwards, you will sail along the Havel River, the so-called Untere Havel-Wasserstrasse leading from Spandau to the Elbe. You will pass Lake Wannsee and the smallest chain of lakes in the area, the Griebnitzkanal, leading to Potsdam. Potsdam and surroundings There are plenty of anchorages on the Havel River, and boat crews are welcome everywhere.

Potsdam's beautiful lakes, numerous castles, the Dutch quarter and tempting shops await you. To sail on this route you need a licence called Sportbootführerschein Binnen. This can be replaced by a provisional permit, the so-called Charterschein, which you will receive after a booked training session (theory approx. 2 hours, sailing approx. 1 hour).