Berlin is blessed with so many lakes, rivers and canals. While taking a walk by the river or around a wooded lake is of course lovely, why not take to the water!

With so many waterways to choose from, we have made a list of our top picks:

Where to go

A list of rivers, canals and lakes in all districts of Berlin:

A map of the region with information about what to see and where you can rent a boat:

A list with the best lakesin Berlin, including a public transport map of the lakes and swimming pools in and around Berlin by visitBerlin:

What to do

Aquatic Sports

Kayak in Treptower Park: A really nice place where to rent a boat (also rowing and pedal boats). A great place where to go and enjoy the water, the skyline of Berlin and the Biergartens!

Bootsvermietung "Rent-a-Boat", Inh.: R. Polauke
12435 Berlin, An der Abteibrücke
Tel.: 0177 / 2 9932 62

Kayak tours in different places: Tours in West or East Berlin and even in Potsdam.

Kayak Berlin Tours
Rudolf-Breitscheid-Str. 201
14482 Potsdam

Stand Up Paddling in the heart of the city: A fun sport in the Spree, from the famous Arena with the view of Oberbaumbrücke and next to Molecule Man.

StandUpClub Berlin
Eichenstraße 4
12435 Berlin

City Sightseeing

If it is hot, take a boat instead of a bus!

There are few companies that offer different tours. You can book them or go directly to Hauptbahnhof to get your ticket.

Reederei Riedel: is the most popular company for boat trips on the Spree and Landwehr Canal

Reederei Riedel GmbH
Nalepastrasse 10 - 16
12459 Berlin

Romance and Rowing

If you are visiting Berlin with your partner, go to Tiergarten and rent a rowing boat in the Biergarten Cafe am Neuen See.

Around that area you can go to the zoo, climb until the Victory Column and go for a romantic walk in Tiergarden. Cafe am Neuen See is a great place where to stop to eat something, rest and why not? to rent a boat.

Bootsverleih im Cafe am Neuen See
Lichtensteinallee 2
10787 Berlin

With kids: Pedal boat

Not far from Miniloft, you can visit the historical Plötzensee. It is great for swimming but also, you can rent some pedal boats, ideal to enjoy with children.

Wolfgang Düring Bootsverleih

Nordufer 23, 13353 Berlin

With friends: Boat Barbecue

It is very common to see Barbecues in any park in Berlin when it is sunny, but it is also possible to do it on a boat. You can go with your group of friends to one of these specialized boats where they prepare everything for you and enjoy in the Tegeler See!

Bbq-donut- Grillboot

13507 Berlin

For special celebrations: Party on a boat

Of course, if you have a special celebration, you can also rent a boat. There are many kinds, depending on the number of people and the kind of celebration. Here a couple of companies with a big catalogue:

Anna Blume charter

Berlin Bootsverleih

More information about where to rent boats and bikes in the different areas of Berlin:

Check also:

Lakes in Berlin

Miniloft Excursions - Wannsee

Tegeler See and Dicke Marie

Top 10 must-see places in Berlin

Getting Romantic in Berlin

Berlin for the Family – Choose your trip!

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