Dahme, Spree and Oder

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

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

On the Warta River Estuary at Kiistrin, the Oder continues through natural floodplains and isolated riverside forests. In Hohensaaten the waterway proceeds to Szczecin Lagoon or turn off beforehand and go west towards Berlin or to 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

On the outskirts of Berlin begins the Dahme-chain of lakes 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 River Spree are the Rüdersdorfer waters with their clear lakes - an ideal bathing area with densely wooded banks.

At Prieros every boat crew is faced with a choice: Go right into the quiet waters of Teupitzer or left towards Storkow where you travel over several lakes and canals lined with water lilies. Eventually you will reach Fontane Markisches sea, the Scharmutzelsee, and the spa town of Bad Saarow

Since reunification this waterways region has become 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

By continuing along the Spree-Oder waterway, you will reach Eisenhüttenstadt on the border of Poland and Germany. There have been no border controls since 2008 when Poland joined the Schengen Agreement. Sand banks and groynes shape the riverside up to the twin cities of Frankfurt / Slubice. The city has much to offer to young and old alike so it is worth stopping for a visit. On the Warta River Estuary at Kiistrin, the Oder continues through natural floodplains and isolated riverside forests. In Hohensaaten, the waterway proceeds to Szczecin Lagoon or turn off beforehand west towards Berlin or to Müritz.