Potsdam Water activities

Our most recommended Potsdam Water activities

Potsdam by Boat: Island Cruise

1. Potsdam by Boat: Island Cruise

On this boat trip, enjoy the beauty of the river landscape around Potsdam with its Havel lakes and picturesque villages surrounded by great scenery. Hop on board, lean back and drive through the village of Caputh, the fishing and vine town of Werder, and pass the Sacrow–Paretz Canal in the north of Potsdam as well as the buildings, castles and manor houses of the Hohenzollerns on the banks of the Havel. See the impressive Caputh Castle, the Marble Palace or Cecilienhof Palace in the New Garden. Cruise past Glienicke park with its casino built by Schinkel, and discover Babelsberg Castle near the river. Finally, your journey takes you to famous Glienicke Bridge. Enjoy the unique panoramic view of Brandenburg's capital.

Potsdam: Palace Tour by Boat

2. Potsdam: Palace Tour by Boat

Discover Potsdam from the water and admire the wonderful parks and palaces of the Hohenzollern Dynasty. See the most beautiful sights from the water in just 90 minutes in the morning or the afternoon. Cruise by Babelsberg Park with its imposing palace, see the Flatow Tower and the Hofdamenhaus, then pass under the historically-significant Glienicke Bridge to Jungfernsee. Ride along the former border between east and west and get a glimpse of the impressive palaces and gardens. See the Church of the Redeemer, Sacrow and discover the fairytale castle on Pfaueninsel. Further high points of the tour include the New Garden with its marble palace and the Cecilienhof Palace, where history was made in 1945 with the signing of the Potsdam Agreement.              

4 hours Private Romantic River Boat Cruise with Wine

3. 4 hours Private Romantic River Boat Cruise with Wine

Embark on a relaxing private boat cruise along the Havel River in Potsdam and immerse yourself in peaceful nature as you glide along its calm waters. Toast the day away with an included bottle of Prosecco or wine as you sit back and relax onboard. Hop aboard your private yacht and let your skipper take charge as you marvel at the surrounding landscape. Along your route, see lush, green trees and bushes burst out onto the river's edge and peaceful villages tucked away in between forests. Pop open your bottle of bubbly or wine and feel the cool breeze in your hair as you sip on your refreshing drink in style. Cheers the day away with your loved ones and see Potsdam from another perspective before returning to your starting point.

Potsdam: Private Harbor and Castle Sightseeing Cruise

4. Potsdam: Private Harbor and Castle Sightseeing Cruise

Experience the beauty of historic Potsdam with your own private boat and captain. Begin your luxurious cruise with breathtaking harbor views of Babelsberg Palace, Flatow Tower, and the Damenhaus. Continue past the historic Glienicke Bridge and into Jungfernsee Lake, which opens up into a UNESCO World Heritage Site complete with lush gardens and towering castles. Your route continues as you sail towards Sacrower Heilandskirche, passing by Pfaueninsel and its whimsical castle and the New Garden's unique marble palace. Discover the historic Cecilienhof Palace where the Potsdam Agreement was signed in 1945.

Wannsee: 4h Private Seven Lakes Boat Tour with Skipper

5. Wannsee: 4h Private Seven Lakes Boat Tour with Skipper

Experience the beauty of historic Wannsee and its seven surrounding lakes, with your own private boat and captain. Begin your cruise on Tiefensee, with mesmerizing harbor views of historic Babelsberg Castle. Catch a glimpse of the luxurious villas hidden along the harbors of Griebnitzsee, known to host movie stars and celebrities.  Continue your route through the Stölpchensee, Pohlesee, Kleiner Wannsee, and Großer Wannsee, until arriving at Peacock Island, famous for its whimsical summer palace. A slight detour before your return will take you to Jungfernsee, home of the historic Cecilienhof Palace where the Potsdam Agreement was signed in 1945.

Tagestour: Private Wannsee Lake and Werder Yacht Cruise

6. Tagestour: Private Wannsee Lake and Werder Yacht Cruise

See Potsdam from the back of a boat on a private, round-trip yacht tour and experience the city and its landmarks from the water. Start the tour with your private skipper waiting to welcome you on board at the dock. From Potsdam’s city center you’ll head to the Tiefensee, taking in the sights as you relax on the comfortable yacht. From there, head across to the Kleiner and Großer Wannsee, past downtown Potsdam at the Templinersee, and towards Caputh Castle. Along the way, there will be stops to refresh yourself in the water, or you can take the wheel for a while and feel like a captain yourself. Or just sit back, have a cool drink (not included), and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Enjoy the sight of the picturesque Werder Havel and Hermannswerder islands. Then finally, head back to the dock, relaxed from a day touring the scenic waters of Potsdam.

Potsdam: E-Surfboard Rental

7. Potsdam: E-Surfboard Rental

Enjoy the water in Potsdam while taking a ride on an electric surfboard. Begin your e-surfboard experience by receiving detailed instruction and a tutorial. Learn easily the mechanics of the board and have fun standing, kneeling, or lying down while you glide over the water at up to 25 kilometers per hour. Enjoy the wind, sun, and water all around you. Relax and take in a perfect day on your board.

4h Private Havelland Discovery Boat Cruise with Skipper

8. 4h Private Havelland Discovery Boat Cruise with Skipper

Discover the charming Havel lake landscape on a private yacht cruise from Potsdam. Glide to the idyllic towns of Caputh, Petzow, Ferch, Geltow, and Werder. simply sit back and relax on a continuous cruise. Take in the beauty of the Potsdam Havel lakes from the deck of your private Motoryacht. stay onboard for the duration of the cruise, relaxing as the surrounding natural landscape and towns pass you by.

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What people are saying about Potsdam

the booking was easy, it was nice that you could also print out the tickets as a PDF file and didn't have to load an app. The tour was very nice, despite some bad weather. There were enough places. We found the interesting information via announcements very good.

Very nice tour with a variety of impressions and information. If you want, you can also get food and drinks at the table with friendly service. The information about the sights is easy to understand over the installed loudspeakers. The weather kindly cooperated too.

Very nice tour. Entertaining and interesting. Great weather was another plus :) However, I noticed that the English notes sometimes said something different than the German ones. I would improve that.

We really enjoyed the castle tour, everything was well organized, friendly staff and an informative announcement made for a nice 90 minutes in perfect weather. We can recommend the tour :)

Calm beautiful ride with many sites and great Apple strudel!