Embark on a boating holiday from Fürstenberg and navigate your self-drive canal boat to Neustrelitz. Your cruise takes you on the lakes of Zienersee, Elbogersee, Wangnitzsee, Drewensee, Woblitzsee and Zieker where, as you pass from lake to lake and lock to lock, you and your crew will be wowed by the unspoilt nature of the Mecklenburg region.
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’.
Priepert: try water skiing on the Großer Priepertsee
At the crossroads between the Upper Havel Waterway (OHW), the Müritz-Havel Waterway (MHW) and the lakes Ellbogensee and Großer Priepertsee, you’ll find charming Priepert. It’s location, centrally within all these waterways, means there are opportunities for a wide range of activities including swimming, canoeing and water skiing.
Wesenberg: see sculptures amongst nature
A stopover at Wasserwanderrastplatz in Wesenberg will allow you to stroll through Skulpturenpark, a nature park that is home to a number of large scale sculptures hidden in the shade of the city's trees.
Neustrelitz: visit a former residence of the Dukes on the banks of the Zierker
Navigate your self-drive canal boat along the Kammer Canal until reaching Lake Zierker and the town of Neustrelitz, a former residence of the Dukes of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. The Dukes Baroque palace was destroyed by fire in 1945 but the gardens still exist and are worth a visit along with the 18th-century Orangerie and the Schloßkirche (Palace Church) built in 1855–1859 in English Neo-Gothic style.
Your boating holiday is coming to an end. It is time to begin the return leg back to the Nicols base at Fürstenberg.
Holiday reviews from Fürstenberg
Six of the best! Over the course of our weekend boating holiday we were able to reach six different beautiful lakes that were all connected by the canals we ventured on. If you love history and architecture then we can highly recommend a visit to our last stop off point of Neustelitz.
Amélie and Gérard, Vendrennes