Discover Werder on the water

Werder (Havel) holds the river in its name, the region is shaped by water. Here, almost everything revolves around the river Havel and water sports.

The city by the water

Werder (Havel) is surrounded by lakes that distinguish themselves by their excellent water quality. The lakes Schwielowsee, Glindowsee, Großer Plessower See, and Zernsee as well as parts of the river Havel border the city area. It goes without saying that all types of water sports offer popular leisure activities.

An excellent maritime infrastructure awaits you on the banks of the river Havel, ranging from simple water hiking rest areas or camping sites to 5-star marinas with upscale restaurants. Charter companies and boat rentals offer canoes, kayaks, pedal boats, license-free motorboats, and sailing yachts to ensure that everyone may indulge in pure water fun.

Besides traditional water sports, such as rowing and sailing, those looking for more action may also enjoy surfing, water skiing, catamaran sailing, and paragliding.

The city's yacht service providers have set up the association ‘Werder maritim’ where they share their offers and information.

Enjoy the city.
Enjoy the city.
Have fun.
Have fun.
Experience nature.
Experience nature.
Image spot about the Water Sports District.

In this report you may discover the special features of our ‘Potsdam and Brandenburg Havel Lakes District’.

Our river hiking rest area

There are guest berths for boats right on the outskirts of the Old Town. Water hikers are also welcome here.

Right by the Old Town of Werder (Havel) there is the possibility of mooring at the water hiking rest area. It is free of charge for a period of up to two hours. In the immediate vicinity you'll find a parking lot with 200 parking spaces, a motorhome parking space, a boat and bicycle rental service, a public barrier-free toilet, a medical centre, and a pharmacy. A playground for children with climbing structures, benches, and a barbecue zone in the riverbank area invite you to linger.

The water hiking rest area is by the Föhse, which separates the Old Town island from the mainland (PHv 12.3). The symbol ‘Gelbe Welle’ (Yellow Wave) serves as a guide. The ADAC (German Automobile Club) has awarded the pier with two steering wheels – for technology & service as well as for leisure & supply. There are 4 berths for ships of up to 8.5 meters length and 22 berths for boats of up to 5 meters length. There is a 15-meter long and 2-meter wide jetty for rowers and paddlers along to the riverbank. The water hiking area is barrier-free. Access is possible via a ramp. There are restaurants and shops in the immediate vicinity.

In the heart of the ‘Blue Paradise’

Werder (Havel) is part of the Potsdam and Brandenburg Havel Lakes District – It offers sheer countless possibilities for a boating vacation.

Cast off and ship ahoy! The ‘Potsdam and Brandenburg Havel Lakes District’ is part of the ‘Blue Paradise’, Europe's largest connected water sports area between the rivers Elbe and Oder, the Baltic Sea and the Spreewald (Spree Woods). And Werder is right in the heart of it. With a total length of around 180 kilometres, the course of the river Havel with more than 40 lakes, canals, and branches offers wonderful opportunities for a holiday by boat: sailing, on a motor boat or in a canoe, always close to the water – Here, everyone will enjoy their own individual boat trip.

Since several years, tours by raft or houseboat have become ever more popular. From simple wooden rafts to luxury houseboats with a fireplace and a sauna, there is a wide variety of charter boats. Every leisure captain will find the ideal solution in the charter companies and boat rentals in Werder.

Since a few years, tours by raft or houseboat have become increasingly popular.

On a tour through the district, you will pass historical cities such as Potsdam or Brandenburg an der Havel, our Blossom City, and the fishing town of Ketzin as well as the communities Schwielowsee and Groß Kreutz. A detour across the quaint Emster Canal leads to the Lehnin Monastery.

Especially during high season there are numerous events in Werder, many of which take place right by the river Havel. Various city tours are offered, and themed excursions are becoming ever more popular. Ports and marinas have berths for boats of all sizes. Restaurants and cafés by the water or in the Old Town can be reached easily for a quick snack. Secluded bays on the lakes and the many broad sections of the river Havel invite you to set anchor. However, the rules and regulations in the protected areas must always be observed.

By the water, you'll find out if the world is still in order.

– Saying of the Werder people

Leisure time by the water

Boot & Fun inwater

The focus of the maritime event is on boats and yachts from renowned manufacturers for inland and coastal waters, which are presented directly on the water.

to Boot & Fun inwater

Since 2018, the Boot & Fun Berlin has had an offshoot in Werder (Havel). At the ‘Inwater Boatshow’, the industry presents its most beautiful side and offers visitors the opportunity to get a compact overview of the various equipment features and construction types of the single models across all brands. The focus of the maritime event in Werder is on boats and yachts from renowned manufacturers for inland and coastal waters.

The exhibition objects are presented over an entire summer weekend right at the Havelauen Dock. The range of display pieces includes boats and yachts for inland and coastal waters, fishing boats, charter ships, electric boats, houseboats, kayaks, and canoes as well as equipment, accessories, and services. Test drives and speedboat trips may be booked on site.