Be your own captain!

Paddle your canoe, rent an electric boat or a SUP 

Life is a long, calm river and that’s the way it is with the Trave. Take the helm yourself and calmly circumnavigate the historic Old Town with an electric boat, canoe or SUP. Decide your own tempo and feel free and without care. Glide noiselessly past the picturesque façades of the houses on Obertrave, the green banks of the historical ramparts, the old harbour warehouses on the quayside and the smart, traditional sailing ships in Museum Harbour. Follow the gentle current under the many bridges and rediscover the Old Town from the water.

© Gregor Lengler

A canoe trip on the “Amazon of the North” – the Wakenitz along whose East bank the former inner-German border used to run and which links Lake Ratzeburg with the Trave – is particularly idyllic, offering close up views of nature.


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