Inspiration for boating holidays in Saxony-Anhalt

The charming Saale River is navigable without a licence from Calbe to Merseburg, covering a distance of nearly 100 km.

With 10 automatic locks and minimal traffic, the Saale offers a peaceful and exceptional setting for a boating holiday in the heart of a particularly interesting region to explore.

Numerous castles line the waterway, with must-visit stops including the historic cities of Bernburg, Halle, and Merseburg.

It’s a real journey through time, as you discover magnificent ancient treasures in one of the region’s museums or in the historic old town of Halle.

Nature enthusiasts will also be delighted, as Gimritz showcases its reddish porphyry stone landscapes, Brachwitz Alps offer steep rocky formations, and cycling along the river’s bike path awaits.

Cruising along the Saale Valley in Saxony-Anhalt is a captivating experience that allows you to discover the natural and cultural charms of the region in a unique way.

As you gently navigate the calm waters of the Saale, you will be enchanted by the unfolding landscapes. The lush green hills, vineyards, and castles perched on hilltops create a stunning backdrop for your boating holiday.

You’ll have the opportunity to admire historical sites such as Neuenburg Castle, marvel at the charming villages that line the river, and perhaps even make a stop at a local winery to taste the delicious wines of the region.

Throughout the cruise, you can relax on deck, enjoy the fresh air and panoramic views, and let yourself be carried away by the serene beauty of the Saale Valley.

A boating holiday on the Saale is an ideal way to experience the region from a different perspective, offering a peaceful and immersive journey through the picturesque landscapes of Saxony-Anhalt.


Bernburg is in the center of Saxony-Anhalt and has a lot to offer. The district town of the Salzlandkreis looks back on a history of more than 1000 years. Our base is located directly at the foot of the romantic Bernburg Castle, also called "Anhalt's crown". Visit the Eulenspiegelturm and enjoy the overwhelming view of the Saale valley from the castle. You also have a particularly beautiful view from Wettin Castle, the ancestral castle of the Wettins. The grounds of the imposing Wettin Castle can be visited. Afterwards, the tour continues to the Templar Chapel Mücheln, the only almost completely preserved chapel of the Templar Order in Germany.
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In Halle, an almost completely preserved old town with numerous sights awaits you only a few minutes' walk apart. Visit the Halle Cathedral, the Giebichenstein Castle, the planetarium as well as the unique mountain zoo in Halle.
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Another highlight is the charming city of Merseburg with its impressive Gothic cathedral and the imposing castle which also houses the cultural-historical museum. The castle park invites you to linger and enjoy the beautiful nature. From Merseburg you can easily reach and explore Leipzig, Leuna and Bad Dürrenberg by bike.
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Bernburg (Locaboat)

Locaboat port- From the Locaboat port at Bernburg, there are numerous opportunities to explore the region's natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.
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