Dahme, Spree and Oder

 The countryside and the waters southeast of Berlin are surrounded by lakes. The Dahme Köpenick flows into the River Spree and Berlin slowly disappears. 

Continue along the Spree-Oder waterway, via Eisenhüttenstadt and you will reach the border between Poland and Germany. Since 2008 there are no border controls anymore. Sand banks and groynes shape the riverside going to the twin cities of Frankfurt / Slubice. The city has much to offer for young and old alike and is worth a visit.

On the Warta River Estuary at Kiistrin, the Oder flows through natural floodplains and some riverside forests. In Hohensaaten the waterway leads you to Szczecin Lagoon or you turn west before, towards Berlin or Müritz.

Itineraries

free of license

Turn: Bad Saarow - 7 days per

  • Zeuthen - Bad Saarow - Teupitz and back: 7 days / 149 km / 8 locks

license fee

Turn: Köpenick - 3 Days

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

Turn: Berlin-Or - 10 results up to 14 days

  • Zeuthen - Fürstenwalde - Eisenhüttenstadt - Frankfurt - Or mountain - Oranienburg - Berlin - Zeuthen: 10-14 days / 344 km / 10 locks

Hausbootfahren in Berlin

Hauptbahnhof

Kanzleramt

Regierungsviertel

Berliner Stadtstrand

South of the capital

At the city boundary of Berlin the Dahme-chain of lakes begins in the south. The green shores of Lake Zeuthen and Sellzugsee hide the King's palace in Wusterhausen. One of the most beautiful tributaries of the Spree are the Rüdersdorfer waters with their clear lakes - an ideal bathing area with densely wooded banks.

At Prieros every boat crew has to decide: Go right to the quiet waters of Teupitz or left towards Storkow where you can cross several lakes and canals lined with water lilies. Eventually you will reach Fontanes Markische sea, the Scharmutzelsee, and the spa town of Bad Saarow

Since the reunification, this waterway region became increasingly popular. A charter license is all that is required. 

Southeast of the capital

Where Berlin stops in Schmoeckwitz, the Spree-Oder waterway from the Dahme separates. After a break in Seddinsee it comes from the lock Wernsdorf on Channel Drive to the east. Fürstenwalde with its five hundred year old cathedral and the many games and fun activities for children is a worthwhile stopover on the way to the Spreewald. At Neuhauser you can quickly go to the next chain of lakes, leading to Schwieloch in Lower Lusatia. This lake has little traffic because the lake has no onward lakes and is a turnaround point. Schwieloch has a good infrastructure of ports and places to visit. 

Oder

If you continue driving along the Spree-Oder waterway, you will reach Eisenhüttenstadt, the border of Poland and Germany. There are no border controls anymore, since Poland joined the Schengen Agreement in 2008. Sand banks and groynes dominate the riverside up to the twin cities of Frankfurt / Slubice. The city has much to offer for young and old alike, so it is worth a visit. On the Warta River Estuary at Kiistrin, the Oder continues flowing through natural floodplains and some riverside forests. In Hohensaaten, the waterway leads you to Szczecin Lagoon or you turn west before towards Berlin or Müritz.