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.

Musikfestspiele Potsdam

The sound of “EUROPE” will resound throughout the palaces and gardens of Sanssouci. There will be concerts, operas, open-air concerts, etc from 8–24 June. » More

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 28 April to 6 May.

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


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Ideas for trips

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



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Markgrafenfest Lehnin

The festival offers something for everyone. On 2 June, there will be a varied music programme with live bands plus a programme for the whole family. 

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Havelfest Brandenburg

Brandenburg's biggest folk festival on the shores of the Havel offering fun for everyone, concerts, sports and the customary firework display.

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