The Potsdam and Brandenburg Havel Lakes – being close to the River Havel

Lake Schwielowsee is part of the water-sport region of the Potsdam and Brandenburg Havel Lakes. When travelling on the River Havel and the vast connecting lakes you will pass numerous cultural highlights, which are wonderful for a short shore leave.

Leisure skippers can truly appreciate the unique mix of nature and culture of the region. Have you been considering a trip by houseboat, raft, canoe, motorboat or sailboat? On the River Havel your tour will take you right through historic town centres, past magnificent waterside palaces and you can also enjoy the beauty of shores thronged in reeds and the endless vista of nature and waterscapes.

This is an adventure that is not just reserved for experienced skippers. Here anyone can take the helm. Houseboats, in particular, from small, rustic ones to luxuriously equipped ones just like a normal holiday house on the water, have become very popular in recent years. All that’s necessary is a short instruction, and off you head down the River Havel. And here is the good news: There is no lock between Berlin Spandau and the town of Brandenburg an der Havel. So anyone can truly relax while cruising along the water.