Boating holidays in a unique cultural landscape

The Havel River is sprinkled with magnificent castles and gardens, historic town centres, clusters of reeds along the banks and shores, wide lakes and romantic rivers. Enjoy a fascinating combination of boating, culture and urban holidays from a different vantage on the Potsdam and Brandenburg Havel Lakes.

Houseboat holidays

Book the ultimate family trip in a small 'floating' house on the Havel River, with a houseboat or a raft, usually no licence required, different standards for different needs are available. » More

Ideas for Trips

Where do you want to go? We have compiled a number of ideas for all types of watercraft here.


» Ideas for trips


Hear the call of nature!

Discover nature from a different perspective while on 'shore leave': observation towers, nature trails and exhibitions on the local nature. 

» Nature highlights

700th anniversary of Caputh and Ferch

700 years of “life on the waterfront” will be kicked off with live music, exhibitions and more at Caputh Castle on Schwielowsee Lake on 5 April from 3–5p.m.


Feel free to download our waterways map ('Wasserwanderkarte') and other brochures about the region.


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Guided tour by the night

On this guided tour, Brandenburg's night watch Christine will entertain you with anecdotes from the town's history and stories about some of its more "noteworthy" residents.

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