This boating holiday sees crews travel from the Nicols base at Fürstenberg along the Havel River to Lake Müritz and the town of Waren, known as ‘the pearl of the Mecklenburg Lake District’. With a nickname of ‘the country of 1000 lakes’ the area is a real paradise for wild flora and fauna and the perfect destination for those who love seeing it in its natural state.
Located in the heart of the Ruppiner area and at the crossroads between Mecklenburg and its numerous lakes and Brandenburg in the direction of Berlin, our Nicols base in Fürstenberg is ideally located for exploring the wilderness of this region by canal boat.
Fürstenberg: impressive lakes, a castle and a history of porcelain manufacture
The historic city of Fürstenberg is a great place for a boating holiday base – not only is it crossed by the Havel River but it is also surrounded by the lakes of Röblinsee and Schwedtsee. There are lots of places of interest in Fürstenberg so we recommend spending some time here before setting sail (or at the end of your boating holiday). A visit to the castle introduces the city’s porcelain manufacturing history via the ‘Porzellan Museum’.
Mirow: an idyllic lakeside location
Located on the southern shore of Lake Mirow you will find the peaceful town of Mirow. Visitors will find traditional lakeside houses with thatched roofs as well as the picturesque Castle Mirow and Castle Island (also known as Love Island). The former residence of the Dukes of Mecklenburg can also be visited.
Buchholz: welcoming you to the Müritz National Park
Leave the Müritz-Havel Canal and join Lake Müritz, navigating your canal boat to the village of Buchholz. Here you will see in abundance the typical style of the houses of this region and an idyllic landscape of fields and beech forests as far as the eye can see.
Röbel: MüritzTherme water park and spa, St Marie church, Nikolai church, old synagogue
Waren: St. George church, St. Marie church – Müritz, Weinberg castle, brewery, old town hall, Müritz national park
Rheinsberg: enjoy castle views from the deck of your canal barge
From your canal boat you will enjoy the most romantic view of the iconic Rococo-style Rheinsberg Castle on the banks of the Grienericksee. The turrets of this former residence of Frederick II of Prussia are reflected in the lake. Enjoy a stop in the cultural capital of northern Brandenburg to discover also its traditional ceramics factory, its annual pottery market and the many summer festivals organised in the castle and its park.
Strasen: enjoying a key location on the crossroads of the Mecklenburg Lake District
Located in the heart of the "Mecklenburgische Seenplatte", Strasen is an ideal stop to explore the three neighbouring waterways: the Müritz-Havel Canal to Mirow and Waren, the upper Havel Canal to Neustrelitz and the Havel River to the south to Fürstenberg and Templin.
Your cruise is drawing to a close so it’s time to head back to your starting base at Fürstenberg, full of smiles and memories from you boating holiday.
Holiday reviews from Fürstenberg
Our week on a boating holiday exploring the lakes of Mecklenburg was an opportunity for us to take a break away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The preserved landscapes, nature as far as the eye can see and the calm and easy navigation on the lakes allowed us to really unwind. We’re now researching our next holiday!
Antoine, Strasbourg (67)