Lower Havel Waterway and Elbe
Wide plains and wooded elevations characterize the Havel waterway to the Elbe. Through the expansive nature parks you will see a wide variety of flora and fauna. It is beautifully described in his "Walks" by Fontane and Herr von Ribbeck.
This is a wide waterway with less locks and many lakes for swimming and anchorages.
For the descent between Magdeburg and Havel mountain the water flows 5 kilometers per hour. It can feel like you are surfing!