From Ketzin

Boat hire around Berlin and Brandenburg

Departing from our base in Ketzin, head for the German capital but don’t forget to stop off at Potsdam. You’ll find that westwards is quieter and the route allows you to explore Brandenburg. (A boat licence is required in this region only).

Canal boat holidays to Berlin in a few words…

Before heading towards Berlin, take a detour through the astonishing town of Potsdam. Its famous Sans souci palace is a must-see attraction; it’s not very far away and easy to get to. Then cruise to Berlin, through the parliament district, passing the Reichstag and its glass dome, until you reach the Museums Island. Then head towards Kreuzberg and Oranientor, the working-class districts where you will find the real heart of Berlin. For nature lovers, we recommend a walk along the many lakes with centuries-old forests and luxury villas on their shores. Further south and east, you will glide towards other beautiful places to visit: between the Spree and the Oder you will discover some of Germany’s best restaurants such as the one at Bad Saarow. If you are looking for something different and really enjoyable, go up the River Havel as far as Havelberg. This route will take you to a little-known region which has magnificent landscapes.

The
highlights of Ketzin

  • Crossing Berlin on a boat and passing by the Reichtag are great memories
  • Enjoy some of Germany’s best restaurants
  • Take a one-way cruise to the Fürstenberg or Fleesensee in Mecklenburg for an even more unique experience

our routes departing from Ketzin

The routes shown are only suggestions; don’t forget that you can stop wherever you like on your cruise.

Discover Berlin on the water

Itinerary KetzinChartolttenburg Erkner Potsdam Ketzin

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Ketzin...Ketzin
Duration of stay
1 week
Navigation time
3h30 / day
Distance traveled
160 km return trip
Number of locks
3
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Ketzin

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Charlottenburg

Berlin

What could be more amazing than arriving in Berlin by boat? Glide under the Oberbaumbrücke or cruise past the Reichstag aboard your licence-free boat for an experience you will never forget.

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Erkner

Potsdam

Potsdam is very popular with tourists, thanks especially to Sans-Souci Palace, the former summer residence of Frederick II, King of Prussia. Its heavily rococo architecture is very striking, as are the extraordinary features in its grounds. We strongly recommend stopping your self-drive boat here.

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Ketzin

In the arms of the Havel

Itinerary KetzinPotsdam Chartlottenburg Berlin Liebenwalde Templin Fürstenberg

Itinerary

Ketzin...Fürstenberg
Duration of stay
1 week
Navigation time
4h15 / day
Distance traveled
170 km one way
Number of locks
14
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Ketzin

Potsdam

Potsdam is very popular with tourists, thanks especially to Sans-Souci Palace, the former summer residence of Frederick II, King of Prussia. Its heavily rococo architecture is very striking, as are the extraordinary features in its grounds. We strongly recommend stopping your self-drive boat here.

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Charlottenburg

Berlin

What could be more amazing than arriving in Berlin by boat? Glide under the Oberbaumbrücke or cruise past the Reichstag aboard your licence-free boat for an experience you will never forget.

village
Liebenwalde

Templin

Take a break from your cruise to explore the important historic sites here, such as the old medieval town with its partially preserved gates and walls, the town hall and the baroque parish church. The town is close to Berlin and is a major tourist attraction.

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Fürstenberg

From Brandenburg to Mecklenburg

Itinerary KetzinPotsdam Berlin Chartlottenburg Liebenwalde FürstenbergNeustrelitz Rheinsberg Mirow Röbel Waren Fleesensee

Itinerary

Ketzin...Fleesensee
Duration of stay
2 weeks
Navigation time
4h / day
Distance traveled
363 km one way
Number of locks
25
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Ketzin

Potsdam

Potsdam is very popular with tourists, thanks especially to Sans-Souci Palace, the former summer residence of Frederick II, King of Prussia. Its heavily rococo architecture is very striking, as are the extraordinary features in its grounds. We strongly recommend stopping your self-drive boat here.

Berlin

What could be more amazing than arriving in Berlin by boat? Glide under the Oberbaumbrücke or cruise past the Reichstag aboard your licence-free boat for an experience you will never forget.

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Charlottenburg

village
Liebenwalde

Fürstenberg

An hour by train from Berlin, Fürstenberg is an accessible little town and home to one of Locaboat’s largest European boat hire bases. You will find several restaurants and shops here, plus a market for stocking up on supplies.

Neustrelitz

Everyone who spends their boating holidays on the Mecklenburg Lakes will love Neustrelitz, with its little restaurants and unique atmosphere. As you head into the town, with its star-shaped plan, you can visit the church and town hall where you’ll notice the architectural influence of Eastern Europe.

Rheinsberg

Visit the magnificent Rheinsberg Palace, once the home of Frederick II of Prussia. If you’re lucky, you might even catch the classical music and opera festival that takes place there every year. Take time out from your cruise to visit the attractive town and its many small shops.

Mirow

A little village of thatched houses on the shores of Lake Mirow, you'll love the restfulness of this place, surrounded by trees. If you moor your Pénichette here, you could visit the small church and palace or go for a hot drink at the harbour-master’s lodge.

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Röbel

Waren

Waren is a pretty spa town to the north of Lake Müritz. You could stop your Pénichette here to do your shopping, tour some of the sights and enjoy the view of the lake. It’s also highly regarded for the sport of "accrobranching" along tree-top adventure trails.

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Fleesensee

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our boats available

Departing from our Ketzin base, we can offer the range of canal boats shown below. To see the full range of cruises available, please see our self-drive boat pages or contact our team who can help you to choose.

Pénichettes Classique®

The traditional Pénichette®, very easy to pilot and perfect for couples and families.
From 2 to 7 people.

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Pénichettes Aft-Deck®

A spacious and well-lit boat, characterised by its lovely protected terrace at the rear.
From 2 to 12 people.

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Pénichettes Flying Bridge®

One of the latest range of Pénichettes®, offering considerable comfort thanks to their double inside and outside helm positions.
From 2 to 12 people.

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Pénichette Evolution®

Based on the strengths of the existing family of Penichettes®, this new generation of boats offers a completely new cruising experience.

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Linssen

Choose one of the finest yachts with the Linssen Grand Sturdy 34.9 boat! Elegance, high-quality furnishings and comfortable sailing are the hallmarks of these renowned boats.
From 2 to 6 people.

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Europa

Cosy, elegant and designed as small yachts, the Europa boats offer decidedly modern comfort and aesthetics.
From 2 to 6 people.

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Your departure
base Ketzin

LOCABOAT HOLIDAYS
Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Weg 30
14669 – Ketzin
ALLEMAGNE

If you have already booked your cruise and you want to reach your departure base:

+49 (0) 33233 730158

ketzin@locaboat.com

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