The Mecklenburg Lake District consists of more than 1000, largely interconnected lakes. The banks of the waterways are fringed by forests, meadows and marshes. Nature dominates the landscape, but surprisingly there is a well developed infrastructure in the region. Plauer See, Fleesensee, Kölpinsee and the queen of all German lakes - the Müritz - form the Mecklenburg Upper Lakes. Each of these four lakes is impressive because of it's majestic size and are known as the blue quartet. They are 62 metres above the sea level.
There are no locks and just a few bridges making this a perfect area for houseboats.
The Potsdamer Havel has many mooring facilities. There are no comparable mooring facilities anywhere in the rest of the Mecklenburg and Märkischen waters. Boaters are welcome everywhere. The lakes of the Potsdamer Havel are beautiful, but don't forget to go to Potsdam and visit the many castles and estates.
The Dahme chain of lakes begins at the Berlin city limits. The green shores of Zeuthener See and Sellenzugsee hide the fact that German history was written not far from the water in Königs Wusterhausen Castle (in the rooms of Friedrich Wilhelm I's tobacco college). Finally, Prieros is reached via the Krüpelsee and the Dolgensee with many anchorages. Here every boat crew is faced with a choice: To the right into the quiet Teupitz waters and the Schenkenländchen? To the left towards Storkow, where you can finally reach Fontane's Märkisches Meer, the Scharmützelsee, via several lakes and channels lined with water lilies, and enjoy medical treatments or wellness in the spa town of Bad Saarow? Or straight on the Dahme to Märkisch Buchholz? You can explore the most beautiful waterways of the region even without a boating license.
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