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Boating Holidays In Germany

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See the wonderful lakes, rivers and canals close to vibrant Berlin.

The two regions of Mecklenburg and Brandenburg, both within easy reach of Berlin, offer superb cruising along rivers, canals and also across beautiful lakes near our bases at Untergöhren, Jabel, Fürstenberg and Marina Wolfsbruch. The Mecklenburg region to the north west of Berlin is a mecca for nature-lovers: birdlife abounds, and you're likely to see cormorants, cranes and even eagles. Its small towns and villages are a delight. Moor up in medieval lakeside villages such as Mirow, Röbel and Waren and enjoy their distinctive atmosphere, cobbled streets and beautiful houses.

On a slightly grander scale the lakeside castles at Rheinsberg, Fürstenberg and Neustrelitz are definitely worth a visit. The lakes and rivers are renowned for their pristine cleanliness - perfect for swimming and watersports. Some of Europe's finest fishing can be found in this area also, so take your line and rod if you enjoy fishing. On shore the forests and lovely countryside are ideal for cycling, and hiking. Mecklenburg really has something for everybody as one of Germany's most scenic regions.

To the south our bases at Ketzin and Potsdam put you within easy reach of the capital Berlin which needs little introduction - save to say that it is easily viewed from its many waterways. You can see the futuristic architecture on the Potsdamer Platz, the modern, glass-domed Reichstag and the famous Brandenburg Gate from your boat as you cruise through the city. There is much to see and do in Berlin. You can marvel at the reconstruction of the city after its near total destruction in the Second World War. Potsdam itself is worthy of attention: its quirky Dutch Quarter is great for shopping and its beautiful rococo Sanssouci Castle often hosts open-air summer concerts. To the west historic Brandenburg stands proudly, spread over three islands, with its distinctive red brick buildings and famous statue of the giant Roland guarding the town hall.

As Germany's capital, Berlin is an accessible destination. However, within a short distance you can be in marvellous countryside, surrounded by lakes and forests and moving between towns and villages full of character.

Places of Interest

Berlin - Berlin is a dynamic and progressive city and after years of reconstruction has re-invented itself as an international metropolis - with modern glass and steel structures side by side with its traditional architecture and beautiful well-planned green spaces along the River Spree. The East and West sectors are still clearly visible in the nations capital with a distinct flavour on both sides. Moor up right in the centre of the city and you are within a mile of the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate and the national museum.

Fürstenberg - The River Havel splits the town into several sections with the town centre situated on one of the islands. Fürstenburg castle stands proudly on the hillside whilst less than a mile away is the site of the Ravensbrück concentration camp. Several exhibitions and memorials now stand on the site.

Mirow - Mirow lies on the southern shore of Lake Mirow - with the neighbouring towns of Diemitz, Fleeth, Granzow, Peetsch, and Starsow all incorporated into the city. The wooden homes that line the bank are still used to produce excellent foods and drinks such as sausage, cheeses, beers and ciders.

Rheinsberg - The small town is home to Rheinsberg Castle, which was restored by Frederick the Great in 1733. The site is the backdrop for several music festivals and classical concerts that are held throughout the year.

Schwerin - The first reports of a castle at Schwerin lie back in the 10th century. Since then the castle has changed a great deal, taking inspiration from several French châteaux, including Chambord. The castle is home to the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg, and still serves as the seat of the state parliament.

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