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Land of the 3000 lakes

Raft on a lake © TMB picture archive/Silbermann
Raft trip on Lake Lychener See, picture: Treibholz/Fischer
Cooling down in the lake © Tourismus Marketing Uckermark GmbH
Lake Scharmützelsee from a bird's eye perspective
Lake Groß Behnitzer See © TMB Hoffmann
Lake of the Schorfheide Biosphere Reserve © TMB picture archive / Paul Hahn
Raft on a lake © TMB picture archive/Silbermann
Raft trip on Lake Lychener See, picture: Treibholz/Fischer
Cooling down in the lake © Tourismus Marketing Uckermark GmbH
Lake Scharmützelsee from a bird's eye perspective
Lake Groß Behnitzer See © TMB Hoffmann

Experience the “Blue Paradise”

Discover Brandenburg from the paradisiacal water and go by boat: the most idyllic way to travel. Brandenburg encompasses about 3,000 lakes and over 30,000 kilometres of waterways, forming Germany’s largest water landscape, which is also unique in Europe.
Together, Brandenburg’s waters and the Lakeland of the State of Mecklenburg form Europe's largest closed inland water system. Go on a relaxing boat tour and explore the region from one of its most spectacular sides. Visitors can travel on the water and go ashore to visit castles and monuments, immerse themselves in landscapes and towns at a leisurely pace.
Berlin and Potsdam are linked by water and serve as excellent starting points or destinations for tours. Leisure boats are available on many of the big lakes, for example, on Lake Scharmützelsee, where the famous thermal bath and spa park of Bad Saarow is situated, or on Lake Ruppiner See near Neuruppin, as well as on a vast number of lakes in and around the town of Brandenburg by the River Havel.
Certainly a must for every Brandenburg visitor is the idyllic Spreewald Forest. A ride in one of the punts navigating through the natural channels of the pristine Spreewald landscape is a relaxing adventure. The Spreewald Forest’s Iandscape is uniquely shaped by water: a bizarre labyrinth consisting of thousands of small and larger streams. This is why the Spreewald Forest is also commonly known as the “Venice of Brandenburg”.
Water enthusiasts are able to navigate on the scenic channels and streams on a houseboat without requiring a licence. Or they can paddle in a canoe along the idyllic rivers or sail on the magnificent lakes to be found in Brandenburg and Berlin. More than 250 boat rentals and excellent routes for excursions provide an unlimited water adventure.
Holiday-makers can expect great service at multiple embarkation and resting points- many of them only recently established. Not only are the waters of the federal States of Brandenburg and Berlin characterised by superb quality, providing an ideal swimming paradise, but Brandenburg and Berlin are also among Germany’s sunniest states.

Spree Forest – idyllic riverscapes, ospreys and boat trips

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