Ketzin – Potsdam – Berlin-Central – Hennigsdorf – Oranienburg – Zehdenick – Regow – Fürstenberg

Destinations / Germany / Brandenburg / Ketzin – Potsdam – Berlin-Central – Hennigsdorf – Oranienburg – Zehdenick – Regow – Fürstenberg

Berlin_Brandenburg_Germany_map of the navigation area

Basic information

  • Length of voyage: 340
  • Number of locks: 20
  • Trip duration: 14 days
  • Type of cruise: there and back


Many major cities lie on rivers, but only one can be navigated 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 places to anchor on the Havel River, and boat crews are welcome everywhere. Potsdam's beautiful lakes, numerous castles, the Dutch quarter and tempting shops await you.

The Little Mecklenburg Lakes are basically two waterways: the Müritz-Havola road runs from Müritz to Priepert and the Upper Havola road runs from Neustrelitz via Priepert to Liebenwalde, north of Berlin. On these routes numerous detours can be made, for example to the waters of the Rheinsberg, Lychen, Templin or Wentow.