From Königs Wusterhausen to Lake Motzener See

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Length: 13 km
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From Königs Wusterhausen to Lake Motzener See – here, you’re completely alone with the natural landscape and the water (16 kilometres, around 4-5 hours pure travelling time). This is an easy canoe tour that leads mainly through the River Notte’s historic canal for hauling goods.
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  • Bridge over the Notte Canal, Foto: Günter Schönfeld, Lizenz: Tourismusverband Dahme-Seenland e.V.
  • City investors at the city lock in Königs Wusterhausen, Foto: Günter Schönfeld, Lizenz: Tourismusverband Dahme-Seenland e.V.
  • Notte Canal in the direction of Mittenwalde, Foto: Günter Schönfeld, Lizenz: Tourismusverband Dahme-Seenland e.V.
  • Drawbridge on the Notte Canal, Foto: Günter Schönfeld, Lizenz: Tourismusverband Dahme-Seenland e.V.
  • View of the Notte Canal in the direction of Motzen, Foto: Günter Schönfeld, Lizenz: Tourismusverband Dahme-Seenland e.V.
  • Motzener See , Foto: Günter Schönfeld, Lizenz: Tourismusverband Dahme-Seenland e.V.
Length/duration: 13 kilometres (1 day)

Start/finish: Königs Wusterhausen town jetty (by the town lock) / Motzen (alternatively Lake Mellensee)

How to get there:
  • Public transport: regional train (RE, RB) or S-Bhan to Königs Wusterhausen
  • Car: From Berlin via the A113, A10 and B179 to Königs Wusterhausen

Return journey:

  • Public transport: From Motzen, take the bus to Königs Wusterhausen. From here, take the RE regional express train to Berlin central station (about 1 hour).
  • Car: From Motzen, take the bus to Königs Wusterhausen to return to your car (about 30 minutes)

Route: Königs Wusterhausen, Nottekanal, Mittenwalde, Galluner Canal, Lake Motzener See, Motzen

Route description/points of interest, background information:

The starting point for this tour is the town jetty in Königs Wusterhausen. From the lock on the Nottekanal in Königs Wusterhausen, the Nottekanal runs through meadows and fields where dense lines of trees and hedges grow close to the bank. The canal was opened in 1850 and was used to haul the barges laden with building materials to and from Berlin. After the locks, paddle boats can turn off southwards into the Galluner Canal towards Motzen. Lake Motzener See is a small, shallow, crystal-clear lake surrounded by forests offering water sports activities and bathing areas. Because of its shallow depth, the lake is a popular spot for surfers.

On-shore outings:

  • Mittenwalde: old Salt Market, historic buildings, St. Moritz church, local history museum (jetty at entrance to town)
  • Motzen: Golf course, “Haus des Gastes” (tourist information & local history museum), St. Martins Church, milestone, village green

Nautical information: The lock on the Nottekanal in Königs Wusterhausen is opened by the lock-keeper in summer without pre-booking. At low-water level, the Nottekanal has a navigable depth of just 1 metre in places! The drawbridge 200 metres behind the lock is opened by the lock-keeper in summer without pre-booking. Parts of the Nottekanal tend to be full of weed during the summer months. You can pass through both locks in Mittenwalde without pre-booking during the summer. At low-water level, the Galluner Canal has a navigable depth of just 0.9 metres. The Galluner Canal and Lake Motzener See are not open to motor boats.

Maps/Literature:

  • Topographische Freizeitkarte Wassersport, Hrsg.: Landesvermessungsamt Brandenburg, ISBN:  978-3-7490-4049-0, Price: Euro 7,00 
  • Wasserwandern Berlin-Brandenburg, Tourenatlas Nr. 5, Jübermann Verlag, ISBN: 978-3-929540-66-6, Price: Euro 29,90
  • Kanutouren vom Spreewald bis Berlin, Herausgeber: Landestourismusverband Brandenburg e.V., Gestaltung/Karten: terra press GmbH, Berlin
  • DKV-Gewässerführer für Ostdeutschland: Kanuführer für Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg, Berlin, Sachsen-Anhalt, Thüringen und Sachsen (DKV-Regionalführer), Deutscher Kanu-Verband; Auflage: 4 (1. April 2011), ISBN-13: 978-3937743288, Euro 19,95

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From Königs Wusterhausen to Lake Motzener See – here, you’re completely alone with the natural landscape and the water (16 kilometres, around 4-5 hours pure travelling time). This is an easy canoe tour that leads mainly through the River Notte’s historic canal for hauling goods.
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  • Bridge over the Notte Canal, Foto: Günter Schönfeld, Lizenz: Tourismusverband Dahme-Seenland e.V.
  • City investors at the city lock in Königs Wusterhausen, Foto: Günter Schönfeld, Lizenz: Tourismusverband Dahme-Seenland e.V.
  • Notte Canal in the direction of Mittenwalde, Foto: Günter Schönfeld, Lizenz: Tourismusverband Dahme-Seenland e.V.
  • Drawbridge on the Notte Canal, Foto: Günter Schönfeld, Lizenz: Tourismusverband Dahme-Seenland e.V.
  • View of the Notte Canal in the direction of Motzen, Foto: Günter Schönfeld, Lizenz: Tourismusverband Dahme-Seenland e.V.
Length/duration: 13 kilometres (1 day)

Start/finish: Königs Wusterhausen town jetty (by the town lock) / Motzen (alternatively Lake Mellensee)

How to get there:
  • Public transport: regional train (RE, RB) or S-Bhan to Königs Wusterhausen
  • Car: From Berlin via the A113, A10 and B179 to Königs Wusterhausen

Return journey:

  • Public transport: From Motzen, take the bus to Königs Wusterhausen. From here, take the RE regional express train to Berlin central station (about 1 hour).
  • Car: From Motzen, take the bus to Königs Wusterhausen to return to your car (about 30 minutes)

Route: Königs Wusterhausen, Nottekanal, Mittenwalde, Galluner Canal, Lake Motzener See, Motzen

Route description/points of interest, background information:

The starting point for this tour is the town jetty in Königs Wusterhausen. From the lock on the Nottekanal in Königs Wusterhausen, the Nottekanal runs through meadows and fields where dense lines of trees and hedges grow close to the bank. The canal was opened in 1850 and was used to haul the barges laden with building materials to and from Berlin. After the locks, paddle boats can turn off southwards into the Galluner Canal towards Motzen. Lake Motzener See is a small, shallow, crystal-clear lake surrounded by forests offering water sports activities and bathing areas. Because of its shallow depth, the lake is a popular spot for surfers.

On-shore outings:

  • Mittenwalde: old Salt Market, historic buildings, St. Moritz church, local history museum (jetty at entrance to town)
  • Motzen: Golf course, “Haus des Gastes” (tourist information & local history museum), St. Martins Church, milestone, village green

Nautical information: The lock on the Nottekanal in Königs Wusterhausen is opened by the lock-keeper in summer without pre-booking. At low-water level, the Nottekanal has a navigable depth of just 1 metre in places! The drawbridge 200 metres behind the lock is opened by the lock-keeper in summer without pre-booking. Parts of the Nottekanal tend to be full of weed during the summer months. You can pass through both locks in Mittenwalde without pre-booking during the summer. At low-water level, the Galluner Canal has a navigable depth of just 0.9 metres. The Galluner Canal and Lake Motzener See are not open to motor boats.

Maps/Literature:

  • Topographische Freizeitkarte Wassersport, Hrsg.: Landesvermessungsamt Brandenburg, ISBN:  978-3-7490-4049-0, Price: Euro 7,00 
  • Wasserwandern Berlin-Brandenburg, Tourenatlas Nr. 5, Jübermann Verlag, ISBN: 978-3-929540-66-6, Price: Euro 29,90
  • Kanutouren vom Spreewald bis Berlin, Herausgeber: Landestourismusverband Brandenburg e.V., Gestaltung/Karten: terra press GmbH, Berlin
  • DKV-Gewässerführer für Ostdeutschland: Kanuführer für Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg, Berlin, Sachsen-Anhalt, Thüringen und Sachsen (DKV-Regionalführer), Deutscher Kanu-Verband; Auflage: 4 (1. April 2011), ISBN-13: 978-3937743288, Euro 19,95

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15711 Königs Wusterhausen

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