Route Suggestion Berlin – Boating along the german capital

The route from Berlin to Potsdam and back to the German capital could not be more fascinating or filled with more contrasting elements. From the tranquil district of Köpenick, past the green parks, you can expect an impressive amount of sightseeing in Potsdam and relaxing hours at the swimming area before setting out on the Spree into Berlin.

It is almost impossible to be disappointed by the landscape of Brandenburg and the sights in Berlin. Young or old, whether with family or with friends, you will remember this adventure-filled trip for a long time yet.

  1. Berlin-Muggelsee
  2. Kleinmachnow Lock
  3. Potsdam Marina
  4. Berlin-Wannsee
  5. Spandau Citadel
  6. Oberbaumbrücke Berlin


Charter a modern houseboat on the beautiful Muggelsee in Berlin and walk in the footsteps of the well-known Captain of Köpenick. Passing by the idyllic area of Friedrichshagen you will head to the Dahme directly in the Teltow Canal, on which you will go by green parks such as the Steglitz city park.

After a short while you will cross Machnower Lake, which is surrounded by old trees and will lead you along the historical Kleinmachnow Lock. Once you have gone by these landmarks, the capital of Brandenburg is no longer far.

Secure your boat in the Potsdam Marina and take an extended shore leave to explore the landmarks and sights of the former royal seat of the Kingdom of Prussia. Potsdam is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and for good reason. Sanssouci Palace, the baroque New Palace and the Babelsberg Film Studios are among the biggest tourist magnets in the region, and have been for many years.

When you have seen enough of the many impressive historical sites, your route will take you through the Stölpchen Lake and the Pohlsee until you get to the banks of the imposing Wannsee. Take a sail around the magnificent Peacock Island and treat yourself to a bit of rest and relaxation on the island’s beaches, enjoying one of the largest swimming areas in inland water in all of Europe.

Afterwards, sail north on the Havel River until the impressive fortress of the Spandau Citadel appears before your eyes. From here, turn your boat onto the Spree and admire the west of Berlin from the water: you have probably not seen Charlottenburg Palace, the main train station Hauptbahnhof, the government district, and the Museum Island from this vantage point.

Finish your trip in East Berlin and experience some exciting days in the bustling center of the capital. Exploring the bars on Simon-Dach-Strasse or the big market on the Maibachufer in Kreuzberg are excellent ways to end your holiday in Berlin.

You can find further recommendations at Brandenburg tourism.

Water Conditions

Due to the many rivers and lakes in the Berlin and Brandenburg region, but also because of its climate, this area of Germany is ideal for both house- and motorboats. With less than 600 millimeters of rainfall per year and boasting about 1600 hours of sunshine annually, Brandenburg is one of the sunniest, driest regions in all of Germany.

A trip to Berlin and Brandenburg is best made in the spring, due to less rainfall than at other times of year. Within the predominantly flat lands of the area, there are only slight variations in water temperature in the lakes and rivers. The waters are at their warmest in July, with an average temperature of 18ºC (64ºF).


Learn more about Berlin? Get more information about Berlin charterarea here.

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