If you are up to canoening and boating, you will definitely find a nice opportunity to do it in Berlin. The city has its famous river Spree, and you can as take a lazy sightseeing trip in a ferry, as also rent a boat in one of the parks. Nonetheless nothing could be compared to rowing in a wilderness outside the hectic and noisy Berlin. Just imagine hopping off at the shore amost whenewer you want, get out on a grass (unless it is a private property and tresspassing is forbidden) and have a picnic; or getting lost amid charming narrow canals in the woods. On the contrary to the wilderness and desolation you can also tie your boat or canoe to the quay and enjoy a sip of cold German beer in a variety of cafes along the shore. This place trully could be named a natural Venice – Spreewald Lübbenau.
The thing happened that we were there due to the occasion of seeing our friend off, and he came up with a beautiful idea to visit this marvellous place. It’s not that easy to get there by a public transport, as it is located about 100 km from Berlin, so in our case we rented a car and a company of 5 persons rushed for this adventure.
You can also have directions how to get there by car here.
The city can offer a lot of boat renting spots just to fit your taste. You will probably get a map of an area (believe me, it is really easy to get lost there) and then you are ready to sail with your loyal crew.
On a contrary you can also take a boat tour, and no rowing will be required at all, as to my belief it is more suitable for elders or families with children.
As being said, along the way you can see a lot of bungalos, so mostly it is forbidden to get off the boat if it’s a private property.
I should admit that prices for a boat are really cheap, however I do not remember the exact amount. I consider you’ll probably be sufficient with 2 or 3 hours ride down the canals, just take a look at that calm and magnificent landscape.
The only mystery we could not solve is that why the city praises pickles so much. The traditional dish is a cucumber cold soup which you’ll find refreshing after a hot day in a boat under a sun.
Photo: www.panoramio.com. Central square.
So don’t waste your time and go out for a perfect one-day trip to get distracted from a big city and relax in such a beautiful place.
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