Boating vacation in Germany

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Boat holidays in Germany

Mecklenburg

Mecklenburg is to be found in the most northerneast parts of Germany – a truly magnificent patchwork of hundreds of lakes, rivers and canals spread over an idyllic countryside. Mecklenburg is a large recreational area with clean air and clear waters, and the region is an immensely popular sailing area for families as well as boating enthusiasts. The magnificent castles of Mirow, Rheinsberg and Fürstenberg are idyllically situated down the riverside, and Medieval villages with half-timbered houses and topped cobblestones makes the pretty scenery in the interesting landscape. Sails towards Müritzsee, Germany's largest lake. Here you will find lots of activity such as canoeing, local sailors, fishing and many other activities. In Mecklenburg you can do a riverboat holiday in a pleasant pace, only to be interrupted by a cold beer and a good meal at a café in one of the many charming and historic towns. For the angler, Müritzsee is a true paradise with more than 50 fish species, including walleye, perch and carp. You can also take the kids to Müritzeum Museum.

Brandenburg

Nearly one-third of this area is designated as nature reserves. You will find no less than 15 protected natural areas here! The National Park Spreewald is an eldorado of flora and fauna with large flocks of deer in the large forests. The bridges that you will see during your sailing trip make out the perfect stop for a picnic, hike or bike ride. Potsdam is an important and dynamic city with many impressive monuments. Walk around town and visit the churches and museums, the impressive and colorful Sanssouci Castle, or go shopping in the unique, Dutch neighborhood. Experience the amazing city of Berlin with its countless festivals and monuments such as the Reichstag Building and the Brandenburg Gate.

 

Explore the sailing areas in Germany

In Germany there area two, great sailing areas. Read more below.

Mecklenburg

In Mecklenburg you can do a riverboat holiday in a pleasant pace, only to be interrupted by a cold beer and a good meal at a café in one of the many charming and historic towns.

Highlights: 

  • The castles in Rheinsberg and Fürstenberg
  • Müritzsee - for great sailing, swimming and water sports, as well as cycling in nature
  • The aquarium in Waren
  • The harbour promenade in Röbel
  • The sculpture museum in Plau

Brandenburg

Oplev den fantastiske by Berlin med de utallige festivaler og monumenter såsom Rigsdagsbygningen (Reichstag) og Brandenburger Tor.

Highlights: 

  • Fantastic animal and bird life in Spreewald Nature Reserve, which is listed on UNESCO's World Heritage List
  • The Sanssouci Castle, Potsdam
  • Berlin

About boating vacation in Germany - Practical Tips

Mecklenburg and Brandenburg is a great natural and recreational area with abundant wildlife of red deer and game birds. There are numerous biking and hiking trail, canoes and sailboats. Beautiful old spa towns, stately homes and properties - which lovingly restored in ancient classical styles. Unique to Mecklenburg are long rows of beautiful fishing houses built in wood in the shallows. Sometimes, you can buy freshly smoked fish.

The larger lakes

The lakes Plauer See and See Müritz can be crossed where there are buoys and under certain conditions. For example, wear life jackets, and lakes must not be crossed at wind speeds above 4 Beaufort.

Before passage should be obtained wind and weather. Call the base or ask gate guard.

Harbour dues

If you want to stay overnight in one of the many small harbours and marinas around the towns, it costs a fee approximately € 1.5 per. boat meter for an overnight stay. The ports are crowded in season, so do not arrive too late.

The gates

The gates in the area are automatic and are mostly served by a lockmaster, others are served by the crew. The gates are open during the day, see more details about the locks.

Shopping

Supermarkets and stores in all major cities are usually open weekdays and are usually closed on Sundays. Ask at the base upon arrival.

Nature lovers

UNESCO has awarded the nature reserve Spreewald in Brandenburg as the finest for nature lovers. The walking trails through forests, wetlands and meadows and abundant wildlife thrive here. Equally exciting is Müritz National Park in Mecklenburg, where there are miles of biking and hiking trails.

Water sports

Seascape in Mecklenburg is a water playground with scattered resorts and spas. Water sports holidays are hugely popular. You can rent a motor boat for water skiing, rent jet skis and windsurfing. In Brandenburg, you can enjoy water sports at Werder,

"The 1000 lakes" is the right name for this area - there are lakes everywhere - and fishing is prominent around Müritz lake. Challenge yourself to catch walleye, perch and carp during your boat vacation here. In lakes, more than 50 species! You need a fishing license and a license to fish in Germany. If the foreigner is not a license can be purchased at the tourist account clean. The fish board (vegetarian fish or game fish) which applies to more than 20 lakes and the river Havel costs about 35, - € /week/person.

History and heritage

The castle in Mirow and Rheinberg and Sanssouci Palace is unique. In Neustrelitz can relax in the public parks and admire the Gothic chapel and of course get there your historic visit to monuments, buildings and museums in Berlin and Potsdam to your historical experiences.

Families and children

Spend some time with the kids in the museum and Aqua Riet in Müritz. The garden features a "bee house" where families can learn about beekeeping. Take the children on a walk in the beautiful Brandenburg Spreewald or Terrarium Jabel in Mecklenburg. See also. www.mueritz-fisch.de (in German only)

Gastronomy

There is a great selection of everything from the simple cafe serving the finest restaurant in the comfortable distance of waterways. Nor will you not have problems with shopping in well-stocked stores. Try smoked fish, which is the major local special oxygenated: carp, trout and eel and you can buy them in the many small smokehouses, run by local fishermen and guarantee the day fresh quality. Recommended restaurants:

  • Zum Yachthafen Furstenberg (Tel. +49 3309 360830)
  • Fischgaststatte zum Stolpsee in Wesenberg (Tel. +49 33089 43038)
  • Der Seehof Rheinsberg (Tel. +49 033 931 4030)
  • Borchard's Rookhus in Wesenberg (Tel. +49 39 832 500)
  • There Müritzhof in Robel (Tel. + 49 39931-51265)
  • Hafenblick in Mild Berg (Tel. +49 3307-310296)
  • Das kleine Meer in Waren (Tel. +49 3991-6480)
  • Windfang in Waren (Tel. +49 3991-668465)

Berlin

The town, which a few years ago, Europe's largest construction site has now thrown its scaffolding (almost) to be transformed. Since the summer of 1999, Berlin is Germany's official capital and the city combine the ultra modern with the old established buildings such as the Reichstag with the new glass dome, the Brandenburg Gate and Museum Island. Go also explore outside these areas famous for discovering the original spirit of Berlin - with your riverboat recommended to visit Kreuzberg and Oranientor areas. From his riverboat, you can visit some of the city's neighbourhoods, for example. Charlottenburg and Kreuzberg in a new way. Berlin offers you a lot and conveniently located and free tillægningsssteder 24 hours. In the city centre, you should stop when you here only a few steps from the Brandenburg Gate and Alexanderplatz TV tower.

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