Historical Boat Tour to the Finow Canal and Lake Werbellinsee

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From the vibrant centre of Berlin the hobby skippers then continue along the centuries-old canals and out into the idyllic countryside. While the Oder-Havel Canal meanders through the Barnim Nature Park, the Finow Canal makes its way between impressive industrial heritage buildings, meadows and forests.
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  • Marienwerder, Foto: Rocholl
  • Auf dem Oder-Havelkanal, Foto: TMB-Fotoarchiv/Korall
  • Sonnenuntergang über dem Wandlitzsee, Foto: TV Naturpark Barnim e.V.
  • Historische Schiffertour zum Finowkanal und Werbellinsee, auf dem Finowkanal, Foto: Müller
  • Finowkanal, Foto: Jan Hoffmann
The absolute highlight of the tour is the Niederfinow boat lift. The boat lift is strong enough to lift yachts and boats up to a weight of 1,000 tonnes and to a height of 36 metres. The Schorfheide-Chorin Biosphere Reserve promises fascinating nature observations.

Length/duration: 172 kilometres (4–5 days)

Start: Marina Lanke, Berlin

Finish: Marina Gartz

How to get there:
  • Public transport: Take the RB18972 (Nauen) regional train from Berlin central station to Berlin Spandau. From Brunsbüttler Damm/Ruhlebener Strasse you take bus no. 134 (Alt-Gatow) to Haveldüne and then walk another approximately 1 kilometre (about 30 minutes).
  • Car: From Berlin via the B2 to Marian Lanke (about 45 minutes).

Route: Marina Lanke, Havel, Oder-Havel Canal, Finow Canal, Oder-Havel Canal, Oderberg, Lake Werbellinsee, Marina Gartz

On-shore outings:

  • Oranienburg: Palace and park
  • Oderberg: Inland shipping museum with historical paddle steamer

Nautical information: A charter licence is enough to navigate the Finow Canal and Lake Werbellinsee. A sports boat licence is required elsewhere.

  • Mainly artificial waterways
  • Finow Canal: the oldest still intact artificial waterway in Germany
  • Commercial shipping observation on the Oder-Havel Canal
  • Lake Werbellinsee: one of the clearest lakes in Brandenburg
  • Werbellin Canal: direct link from Finow Canal via Marienwerder to Lake Werbellinsee with crossing of the Oder-Havel Canal. Closed since March 24, 2015 (diversion via the Oder-Havel Canal) (press release of the Waterways and Shipping Office)

Driving licence: A charter licence is enough to navigate the Finow Canal and Lake Werbellinsee. A sports boat licence is required elsewhere.

Maps/Literature: “TourenAtlas Wasserwandern / TA5 Berlin-Brandenburg mit Spreewald: Oder, Havel, Spree + Nebengewässer”, 1:75.000 & 1:25.000, Verlag: Jübermann, Auflage: 5 (5. Juli 2013), ISBN-13: 978-3929540666, Euro 25
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From the vibrant centre of Berlin the hobby skippers then continue along the centuries-old canals and out into the idyllic countryside. While the Oder-Havel Canal meanders through the Barnim Nature Park, the Finow Canal makes its way between impressive industrial heritage buildings, meadows and forests.
Continue readingcollapse
  • Marienwerder, Foto: Rocholl
  • Auf dem Oder-Havelkanal, Foto: TMB-Fotoarchiv/Korall
  • Sonnenuntergang über dem Wandlitzsee, Foto: TV Naturpark Barnim e.V.
  • Historische Schiffertour zum Finowkanal und Werbellinsee, auf dem Finowkanal, Foto: Müller
The absolute highlight of the tour is the Niederfinow boat lift. The boat lift is strong enough to lift yachts and boats up to a weight of 1,000 tonnes and to a height of 36 metres. The Schorfheide-Chorin Biosphere Reserve promises fascinating nature observations.

Length/duration: 172 kilometres (4–5 days)

Start: Marina Lanke, Berlin

Finish: Marina Gartz

How to get there:
  • Public transport: Take the RB18972 (Nauen) regional train from Berlin central station to Berlin Spandau. From Brunsbüttler Damm/Ruhlebener Strasse you take bus no. 134 (Alt-Gatow) to Haveldüne and then walk another approximately 1 kilometre (about 30 minutes).
  • Car: From Berlin via the B2 to Marian Lanke (about 45 minutes).

Route: Marina Lanke, Havel, Oder-Havel Canal, Finow Canal, Oder-Havel Canal, Oderberg, Lake Werbellinsee, Marina Gartz

On-shore outings:

  • Oranienburg: Palace and park
  • Oderberg: Inland shipping museum with historical paddle steamer

Nautical information: A charter licence is enough to navigate the Finow Canal and Lake Werbellinsee. A sports boat licence is required elsewhere.

  • Mainly artificial waterways
  • Finow Canal: the oldest still intact artificial waterway in Germany
  • Commercial shipping observation on the Oder-Havel Canal
  • Lake Werbellinsee: one of the clearest lakes in Brandenburg
  • Werbellin Canal: direct link from Finow Canal via Marienwerder to Lake Werbellinsee with crossing of the Oder-Havel Canal. Closed since March 24, 2015 (diversion via the Oder-Havel Canal) (press release of the Waterways and Shipping Office)

Driving licence: A charter licence is enough to navigate the Finow Canal and Lake Werbellinsee. A sports boat licence is required elsewhere.

Maps/Literature: “TourenAtlas Wasserwandern / TA5 Berlin-Brandenburg mit Spreewald: Oder, Havel, Spree + Nebengewässer”, 1:75.000 & 1:25.000, Verlag: Jübermann, Auflage: 5 (5. Juli 2013), ISBN-13: 978-3929540666, Euro 25
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