Paddling tour – From Griebnitzsee to Glienicke Bridge and back

Canoeing
Length: 7 km
0 Ratings of 5 (0)
0
0
0
0
0
How did you like your stay? You have already rated your stay.
Length: 7 km
From €
Show availability & price

p.P. = per person, p.P./N = per person / night, p.E./N = per unit / night, EZ = Single room, DZ = double room, FeWo = holiday home, App. = apartment, Suite = suite, FR = Breakfast, HP = half board, VP = full board
Lake Griebnitz is part of the picturesque Havel lakes landscape and, with a paddle rental station at the Griebnitzsee S-Bahn station, an ideal starting point for a paddle tour through Potsdam's park and palace landscape – by canoe, kayak or SUP.
Continue readingcollapse
  • Jagdschloss Glienicke at the Glienicker Lake, Foto: André Stiebitz, Lizenz: PMSG Potsdam Marketing und Service GmbH
  • Glienicker Lake with view at Glienicke Bridge, Foto: André Stiebitz, Lizenz: PMSG Potsdam Marketing und Service GmbH
  • Villa at lake Griebnitzsee, Foto: André Stiebitz, Lizenz: PMSG Potsdam Marketing und Service GmbH
On the southern shore of the lake, you first paddle along the villa colony Neubabelsberg. Here, one architectural pearl follows the next like a precious chain. Whoever owned a villa on the southern shore of Lake Griebnitz in the 19th century was usually of high rank. The proximity to the film studios also made the villa colony attractive for filmmakers. One of the most famous villas on the shore of the lake is Villa Urbig by star architect Mies van der Rohe, also known as Churchill Villa. During the Potsdam Conference, the British prime minister resided here, among others. Today, the estate belongs to SAP co-founder Hasso Plattner.

The extensive area of Park Babelsberg extends to the villa colony Neubabelsberg. The first German emperor, Wilhelm I, spent his summers in the English-style Babelsberg Palace. Wilhelm I dictated to his neighbors at Griebnitzsee that they should not build their houses "too ostentatious on the street side" so as not to incur the people's displeasure. As a result, many villas only reveal their full beauty on the shore side.

The destination of the tour is the Glienicke Bridge – during the German-German division agents were exchanged here and in 1989 the reunification was celebrated. The return tour leads along the northern shore of the lake. This impresses with its untouched nature – with fallen trees and a wide reed belt it offers the ideal habitat for gray herons, comorants or beavers.

Duration: approx. 3 h
Length: approx. 7 km
Start/finish: bike and paddle station at the S-Bahn station Griebnitzsee
Arrival/departure by public transport: S-Bahn station Griebnitzsee
Continue readingcollapse
Lake Griebnitz is part of the picturesque Havel lakes landscape and, with a paddle rental station at the Griebnitzsee S-Bahn station, an ideal starting point for a paddle tour through Potsdam's park and palace landscape – by canoe, kayak or SUP.
Continue readingcollapse
  • Jagdschloss Glienicke at the Glienicker Lake, Foto: André Stiebitz, Lizenz: PMSG Potsdam Marketing und Service GmbH
  • Glienicker Lake with view at Glienicke Bridge, Foto: André Stiebitz, Lizenz: PMSG Potsdam Marketing und Service GmbH
  • Villa at lake Griebnitzsee, Foto: André Stiebitz, Lizenz: PMSG Potsdam Marketing und Service GmbH
On the southern shore of the lake, you first paddle along the villa colony Neubabelsberg. Here, one architectural pearl follows the next like a precious chain. Whoever owned a villa on the southern shore of Lake Griebnitz in the 19th century was usually of high rank. The proximity to the film studios also made the villa colony attractive for filmmakers. One of the most famous villas on the shore of the lake is Villa Urbig by star architect Mies van der Rohe, also known as Churchill Villa. During the Potsdam Conference, the British prime minister resided here, among others. Today, the estate belongs to SAP co-founder Hasso Plattner.

The extensive area of Park Babelsberg extends to the villa colony Neubabelsberg. The first German emperor, Wilhelm I, spent his summers in the English-style Babelsberg Palace. Wilhelm I dictated to his neighbors at Griebnitzsee that they should not build their houses "too ostentatious on the street side" so as not to incur the people's displeasure. As a result, many villas only reveal their full beauty on the shore side.

The destination of the tour is the Glienicke Bridge – during the German-German division agents were exchanged here and in 1989 the reunification was celebrated. The return tour leads along the northern shore of the lake. This impresses with its untouched nature – with fallen trees and a wide reed belt it offers the ideal habitat for gray herons, comorants or beavers.

Duration: approx. 3 h
Length: approx. 7 km
Start/finish: bike and paddle station at the S-Bahn station Griebnitzsee
Arrival/departure by public transport: S-Bahn station Griebnitzsee
Continue readingcollapse

Arrival planner

Rudolf-Breitscheid-Straße 201

14482 Potsdam

Weather Today, 14. 8.

18 32
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Monday
    19 30
  • Tuesday
    18 32

Brochures

Tourist information

Potsdam Marketing und Service GmbH

Humboldtstraße 1-2
14467 Potsdam

Tel.: +49 (0) 331-27558899
Fax: +49 (0) 331-2755858

Weather Today, 14. 8.

18 32
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Monday
    19 30
  • Tuesday
    18 32

All information, times and prices are regularly checked and updated. Nevertheless, we can not guarantee the accuracy of the data. We recommend that you inquire about the current status by phone / e-mail or via the provider's website before your visit.

(+49) +49(0)3312004747​ We are available for you via telephone: weekdays Mon – Fri 9 am – 1 pm and Oct. 31 from 9 am – 1 pm.

Thank you for your enquiry!

In case your enquiry did not result in a booking, we will be getting in touch with you as quickly as possible during our service hours from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

We are also glad to answer all of your questions surrounding the State of Brandenburg at (+49)(0)331- 200 47 47. Please send us an e-mail at service@reiseland-brandenburg.de.

Your information and travel agency service Brandenburg

Your request was not successful!

Please try again later. Thank you.

Your information and travel agency service Brandenburg

Online booking


Thank you for visiting www.brandenburg-tourism.com

This website has been developed with the latest technology. Unfortunately, you are using a browser that does not meet the latest technical requirements.

We therefore ask you to use an alternative browser (E.g. Google Chrome, Firefox or Edge) and we hope you enjoy browsing our website.