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Paddling in the Spreewald by canoe

Paddling in the Spreewald - With the canoe through the forest

Do you also really want to Paddling in the Spreewald? Then I would like to give you the final push with this short article so that you too can canoe through the Spreewald soon. The Spreewald biosphere reserve is a unique natural landscape and, with its 1575 km network of natural and artificial waterways, offers you the chance to go on a great trip without having to fly halfway around the world. Whether it's a weekend trip or a short vacation - anything is possible.

In this article, I'd like to share our experiences of canoeing in the Spreewald and give you some valuable tips for canoeing in the area. Let's go!

Tip: Just look around a bit more in the Nature Travel Blog around. I am constantly uploading new experiences from Germany's nature there - because you can experience a lot here too 😉.

Boat rental for canoeing in the Spreewald

Just like you, we also started with a sustainable search engine for more information about a suitable canoe rental in the Spreewald. In our case, this was directly in Lübbenau, where you usually start. Friends told us about the Boat rental Franke which we can definitely recommend to you.

On Google Maps you will find a large parking lot right next to the rental shop. However, this costs just under €5. However, you can also park for free on Dammstraße and drive a little closer to the Franke boat rental. From our own experience, we can give you the tip to arrive at the canoe rental relatively early in the morning and not just before lunchtime. Because when the weather is great, all the canoes can be sold out.

From Berlin you can expect a travel time of about 1-1.5 hours.

Route & map for the canoe tour in the Spreewald

You will also receive a laminated map from the boat rental company of the Spreewald's many canals. Depending on how long you want to paddle in the Spreewald, you can then choose a suitable route. Both the main Spree and the individual canals are very quiet, so you can easily paddle in both directions.

Experiences with paddling in the Spreewald

The formalities are settled! Everyone gets a paddle - and off we go! We have decided on the tour, which takes about 4 hours.

With the canoe through the Spreewald

We don't want to spoil the excitement here, but this much can be said: it's simply great to experience this unique and almost untouched nature for yourself. It is still intact here! On the river side Beaver their castle, Fish jumping in the water and you can enjoy the whole canoe trip. Birdsong enjoy. Just let yourself be inspired by the pictures in this article.

Head for restaurant in Spreewald by canoe

The duration of the entire canoe trip can be extended if you get lost in a restaurant halfway through. For vegetarians and vegans, however, the choice is scarce - that much can be said. We ordered fried potatoes - and although it wasn't on the menu, there were a few pieces of bacon. The clocks tick a little differently there, but that's not too bad if you know that 😉

Paddling in the Spreewald - Worth the trip!

Do you fancy canoeing in the Spreewald now? We will definitely do it again. Firstly, because it's just so much fun. And secondly, because there are simply hundreds of canals and correspondingly many different routes. Canoeing in the Spreewald has once again shown us how easy it can be to experience nature up close, even in Germany.

Do you have questions, tips or your own experiences with canoeing in the Spreewald? Then feel free to write a comment below this post.

Stay sustainable,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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