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Pedal boats, kayaks and canoes – take the S-Bahn to Berlin’s boating spots

Carola K.

Pedal boats, kayaks and canoes – take the S-Bahn to Berlin’s boating spots

Hiking Collection by S-Bahn Berlin

8

Tours

27:46 h

68.4 mi

1,100 ft

It’s ten in the morning in Berlin. The sun is shining and the weather is warm. There’s only one thing to do on this kind of day – go outside! But, today you don’t really feel like walking or cycling. You’d prefer to go out boating. Luckily, you live in the capital with countless lakes and where the Spree and Havel rivers flow. No matter which district of Berlin you live in, you will find water nearby. Whether you would like to relax on a boat or a stand-up paddleboard, Berlin has a lot to offer. The eight easy routes in this Collection will take you to the best spots in Berlin where you can set sail and enjoy the freedom of being on the water.

On the Müggelspree, you will find a Mediterranean flair as you float down the small canals of New Venice. On a trip to Kleiner Müggelsee, you can tuck into freshly smoked fish which you caught yourself. In the north of Berlin, Tegeler See has a Caribbean vibe as you tether your boat on white sandy beaches. In the southwest, you can explore Wannsee Island, a classic escape for Berliners. At Schlachtensee, you can take to the water on your paddleboard and enjoy Hawaiian flare.

If you would like to captain an adventure raft or tuck into a barbecue aboard your boat then the areas around Grünau and Richtershorn are for you. Or, for a sight-seeing tour from the water, you can hire a pedal boat from Rummelsburger Bucht and head towards the Molecule Man statue. If a romantic rowing boat around a water fountain is your idea of boating fun, then head to Weissensee.

So grab your swimsuit and sunscreen and be your very own captain!

Top tip: So that your trip doesn't capsize into the water, check out boat rental opening hours in advance.

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    Romantik pur: Mit dem Kanadier nach Neu-Venedig – S-Bahn Berlin

    Intermediate
    02:44
    6.78 mi
    2.5 mph
    75 ft
    100 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    La Dolce Vita! In the very southeast of Berlin, a piece of Italy is waiting to be discovered by you from the boat. Quiet, small canals give you that Venice feeling. And this romantic tour on the edge of the Großer Müggelsee is also not lacking in wonderful sandy beaches for (sun)bathing.

    

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  • Easy
    01:58
    4.85 mi
    2.5 mph
    50 ft
    75 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Hawaii in Berlin! Whether after work as after-work relaxation, to refresh yourself on a hot summer weekend or as yoga for advanced - at the super clean Schlachtensee you can practice the relaxed trend sport stand up paddling from the Pacific Ocean or as an expert glide chilled over the water with your

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  • Intermediate
    03:16
    8.06 mi
    2.5 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Cast off and get to the guns! At Lake Tegel you can feel like a pirate on a boat trip. You can discover enchanted bays, small sandy beaches, the clearest water and genuine cannons on the extended tour along the banks. You can leave the parrot at home, so pack your bathing suit instead.

    

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  • Intermediate
    03:10
    7.74 mi
    2.4 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Water and forest wherever you look - the tour takes you to hidden paths and makes even the hike to the boat rental a little adventure. On the Langen See, where you set sail, great views of the Müggelberge and inviting bathing bays await you.

    

    The green tour starts at the Grünau S-Bahn station. The S46

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  • Intermediate
    03:15
    8.07 mi
    2.5 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Sightseeing from the water! As a die-hard Berliner, you will get to know your capital from a completely new perspective. And what could be more refreshing on a sunny day than a lively paddle tour through the city?

    

    From the Ostkreuz S-Bahn station, which is served by numerous S-Bahn lines every minute

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  • Intermediate
    03:16
    7.99 mi
    2.4 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Ahoy sailor! Five varied lakes are along the way of this tour through the north of Berlin. The focus is on hiking or a nice walk through neighborhoods and the countryside. Nevertheless, the boat fun is not neglected.

    

    Every ten minutes, the S75 S-Bahn line stops at Hohenschönhausen S-Bahn station, where

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  • Difficult
    05:48
    14.2 mi
    2.5 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
    Ferry
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    Pack your swimming trunks and then head out to the Wannsee! Enjoy early summer to the fullest on this great day tour around the beautiful Wannsee island. On hot days you can just hop off the boat or a small beach bay into the cool water. Always close to the shore, you will discover historical castles

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  • Intermediate
    04:19
    10.7 mi
    2.5 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The weather is going to be great, but you don't feel like jostling with lots of other outdoor enthusiasts at the lakes in and around Berlin? But water would be nice and do you want to move too? Then a paddling tour on the Havel is a great alternative. North of Berlin, at the small Marina Hennigsdorf

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    68.4 mi
  • Duration
    27:46 h
  • Elevation
    1,100 ft

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