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

Port passport

BRAND NEW! Eleven ports have joined together to offer you additional amenities on your boat trip.» Click here for more information and to download the Port passport

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. 

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Meet tumblers, dancers and storytellers from days of yore! Watch the knights at the historic 'Slavic Village' in Brandenburg an der Havel on 13–14 May.

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Tree Blossom Festival

Spring is coming! You can expect a sea of pink and white blossoms at the traditional Tree Blossom Festival in Werder (Havel) from 29 April–7 May. 

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'Backofenfest' in Deetz

The Baking Festival takes place at the newly built public oven in the village of Deetz on 1 May, offering lots of games and fun for everyone. 

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