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.

Still looking for a Christmas gift?

You can purchase gift vouchers for a trip by canoe, raft or sailboat etc at many participating outfitters in the region.

Christmas market in Potsdam

The Christmas market in Potsdam's Old Town offers a combination of traditional Christmas market and festive blue lights decorating Brandenburger Strasse.


We celebrate 200 years of Fontane, the author who raved about our region in his 'Walks through the Mark Brandenburg'...

» in the Havelland:

» Brandenburg an der Havel:

» at Schwielowsee lake:


Houseboat tour

A houseboat or raft tour is a great way to discover the water-sport region between Potsdam and Brandenburg an der Havel with family and friends. Tips for houseboat tours

Advent season in Werder (Havel)

The traditional Advent walk takes place on 30 November and 1 December. There is a Christmas market in Werder on the 1st and 2nd weekends of the Advent season.


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

» Click here to download