Lower Havel Waterway and Elde

Wide plains and wooded elevations characterize the Havel waterway on the way 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 few locks and many lakes for swimming and anchorages.

For the descent between Magdeburg and Havel mountain the water flows at 5 kilometers per hour. It can feel like you are surfing!





Turn: Brandenburg - 4 to 7 days

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

Turn: Brandenburg - 7 to 14 days

  • Brandenburg (Havel) - Havel Mountain - Riewendsee and back: 7-14 days / 222 km / 8 locks

Turn: Brandenburg - Elde - 7 to 10 days

  • Brandenburg (Havel) - waterway cross Magdeburg - Havel Mountain - Rathenow - Brandenburg (Havel) (only downstream and with steel boat): 7-10 days / 239 km / 9 locks

One ways

Big one way ride 14 to 17 days

  • Zeuthen - on the Elde - Port Müritz: 14-17 days / 450 km / 25 locks

Small one way Trip: 14 days

  • Zehdenick - on the Elde - Port Müritz: 14-17 days / 455 km / 25 locks

Lower Havel waterway and the city of Brandenburg

From our base in Brandenburg (Havel) You can follow up after the Havel Quitzöbel where the last branch of the river flows into the Elbe. Along the way you can initially experience a lot of nature to the place where stood the cradle of optics: Rathenow. The city offers interesting museums and boaters find good mooring facilities near the city. The recreation destination Rathenower is the 10 km long chain of lakes of Hohennauener waterway. Bays and even a golf course can be reached here by boat. You'll also find two of the best restaurants of the district, is in the details, turn planning, which is one of your (included in the tour price) accounting records.


City of Brandenburg and the Beetzsee

West of Brandenburg is a spacious water surface, which is composed of several lakes. The lakes are sometimes quite flat, which speaks for beautiful anchorages. Dangerous it is not, because the fairway is buoyed very accurate. North of Brandenburg is the Beetzsee-Riewendsee waterway, an to twenty-kilometer chain of lakes with quiet beaches and cozy bays.

Elbe-Havel Canal and the Havelberge

From Plaue can retract from the Lower Havel waterway in the Elbe-Havel Canal, which leads to about sixty kilometers to the Mittelland Canal. Even if the drive in modern Elbe-Havel Canal to the country transitions to the castle and the town laundry soap Genthin offers little variety, but so worth the goal: the waterway cross Magdeburg. Over-the-art dual-chamber thrift lock Hohenwarthe, the canal bridge over the Elbe and the lock Rothensee the same is achieved. After an extensive shore the same invites for descent. Until Havel mountain or Doemitz you authorized to negotiate with our boats the same with the flow.


The Elbe between Magdeburg and Doemitz

On the descent between Magdeburg and Havel mountain or Doemitz you also can experience the houseboat something resembling a speed rush: If the same with the average five hours kilometers flow direction Hamburg flows and drive ten hours kilometers quickly with the houseboat, you have an actual pace of fifteen miles per hour. For experienced boat skipper does it feel almost like surfing.