Berlin and Potsdam

Many major cities are located on the water, but only one can be trafficed with charter boats: Berlin. The city has a good network of waterways from bustling canals, small and large lakes and romantic waterways. There are numerous interesting attractions ashore for example the chancellery and also the Reichstag is a major highlight for every visitor. There are 183 kilometers of urban waterways which offer a perfect network of roads with a few locks. The city has twelve waterways, which leads you to almost any attraction in the capital. A license is required to travel.  

 

The Potsdam Havel has many great mooring facilities. Boaters are welcome everywhere. The lakes of Potsdam Havel are beautiful, but you should not forget to visit Potsdam with the many castles and estates. There are some special moorings; Einstein's summer house in Caputh and the island town of Werder has orchards and vineyards, which are worth to visit. A short detour from the main route is Paretz Palace, the former summer residence of the legendary Queen Louise. Like pearls on a chain, the Havel lakes connect and lead you west.

 

Itineraries

free of license

Turn: Brandenburg - 4 to 7 days

  • Brandenburg (Havel) - Havel mountain and back: 4-7 days / 172 km Tour / 8 locks

license fee

Turn: Potsdam - 4 to 7 days

  • Brandenburg (Havel) - Werder - Potsdam -Wannsee - Griebnitz Canal - Sacrow-Paretzer Channel - Ketzin and back: 4-7 days / 73 km / 2 locks

Turn: Rüdersdorfer waters - 3 Days

  • Zeuthen - Rüdersdorfer waters - Köpenick and back: 3 days / 90 km / 0 locks

Turn: Berlin City - 4 to 7 days

  • Zeuthen - Müggelspree - Berlin-Mitte - Spandau - Charlottenburg - Landwehr Canal (Kreuzberg) - Neukölln - Alt-Glienicke - Zeuthen: 4-7 days / 101 km / 5 locks

Turn: Brandenburg-Potsdam - 7 to 14 days

  • Zeuthen - Köpenick - Ruedersdorf - Berlin-Mitte - Charlottenburg - Wannsee - Potsdam - Werder - Paretz'and - Teltow - Zeuthen: 7-14 days / 187 km / 5 locks

Berlin Centre

The houseboat is the best and easiest way to discover our capital Berlin. 183 kilometers of urban waterways offer a perfect network of roads with less locks. The city has twelve water ways which leads you toalmost every attraction in Berlin.

The Berlin waters are more clear, as the road system and easier to use, as the the U- and S-Bahn. Berlin is the only city in Europe, where you can see the government from the water. Another advantage of your houseboat is you don't have to find a parking space during your sightseeing tour. You will get one of the 24 hours free berths in the city.

You can berth comfortably at more silent rivers or canal banks and it is separated by trees and bushes from the city life, but after a few steps ashore you can feel the business of Berlin, shopping, strolling, visit  exciting museums or have a tasty meal.

The Molecule Man is a monumental work of art that was created by the American Borofsky in the Spree River near the Oberbaumbrücke, built in May 1999. It consists of three 30-meter-high men facing each other.

Berlin - Outskirts

Anyone who saw enough of the city centre, than you should drive to the east or west.

In the east you will cross the lake Müggelsee and the charming canal-Datschenlandschaft Little Venice. After Dämeritzsee, the idyllic Rüdersdorfer waters and Loecknitz are reached. This clear water is perfect for swimming. In this areayou can explore the limestone quarries and visit the Captain Museum.

If you go west the Lower Havel waterway flows from Spandau to the Elbe.

Potsdam City and surrounding area

The old Prussians had their own Havel. It flows towards south underneath the Glienicker bridge and then turns to the northwest and flows through the vineyards and orchards to Werder.

The Potsdam Havel has many moorings because there are very few along the entire Mecklenburg and Märkischen waters. Boaters are welcome everywhere. Don't forget to visit some of the castles in Potsdam. 

There are some interesting moorings at Einstein's summer house in Caputh and the island town of Werder has beautiful orchards and vineyards which are well worth a stroll. Paretz palace, the former residence of the legendary Queen Louise is just a short detour. The town or Ketzin is also worth a visit.

Brandenburg town is not far from here. The city is completely visible from the water and the centre has several good mooring facilities. The cathedral and museums are worth a visit. 

Hausbootfahren in Berlin

Hauptbahnhof

Kanzleramt

Regierungsviertel

Berliner Stadtstrand

Arena Berlin Kreuzberg - mit dem Boot

Berlin unterwegs

Berlin Flussfahrt

Berlin molecule man - hausboot Kormoran

Hausboot Kormoran in Berlin

Berlin Hausbootcharter

Sommerabend in Berlin

Strandurlaub Berlin