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Baden-Württemberg Water activities

Our most recommended Baden-Württemberg Water activities

Stuttgart: River Cruise to Max-Eyth-See

1. Stuttgart: River Cruise to Max-Eyth-See

Admire the city of Stuttgart and its gorgeous surrounding valley from a unique perspective, with a voyage down the Neckar River. The 2-hour round trip will take you from Wilhelma Port to the Max-Eyth-See, which is known for its rich biodiversity and excellent birdwatching opportunities, and back again. On board the Electra, a fully electric-powered ship, you'll also find a tasty menu of locally-sourced food and drink to savor as you make your way.

Istein: Rafting Tour to Bad Bellingen

2. Istein: Rafting Tour to Bad Bellingen

Immerse yourself in nature as you make your way down the Rhine on a raft. Spot wildlife from the water, learn how to navigate the rapids from your guide, and enjoy the ride on this family-friendly rafting tour through the Rhine Valley. Meet your guide in Istein and learn the basics of rafting. After you've gotten to grips with your raft, hop on and begin your journey down the river. As you travel, keep an eye out for the many birds and animals that call the Rhine home. Bounce along several rapids throughout the 9-mile journey before taking a break to enjoy a quick dip in the water. Then, continue on to Bad Bellingen, passing vineyards and wildlife. After arriving in Bad Bellingen, 1 person per group can ride back to Istein with the guide to retrieve their car. Rafters who traveled by train can walk easily to the Bad Bellingen train station and return to Istein or continue on to their next adventure.

Stuttgart: River Cruise to/from Marbach

3. Stuttgart: River Cruise to/from Marbach

Admire Stuttgart from a unique perspective as well as the city’s beautiful surrounding nature aboard a river cruise sailing down the Neckar. Start from Wilhelma and head up to Marbach or begin in Marbach and disembark at Wilhelma. You can decide which tour you would like to join.  Onboard the MS Wilhelma, purchase different culinary treats from the regional food and drink menu. Enjoy local wine and meadowy landscapes from the Schiller town of Marbach, or from Stuttgart's Wilhelma. The journey takes 3 hours one way, or 6 hours roundtrip.

Stuttgart: Stand Up Paddling Rental

4. Stuttgart: Stand Up Paddling Rental

Come to the Riverhouse in Stuttgart Münster and enjoy some beautiful hours spent on the River Neckar. First, you will be equipped with the paddles and life jackets. Then, you get a short introduction to the sport before you can start your adventure on the water. You have the possibility to rent a SUP-Board for 2 hours. During this time you can enjoy beautiful views of the Neckar and have a great time with your family, friends, or your partner. The available route map shows you which routes and tours are passable and which corners of the Neckar you can explore. After a long day, you can order some drinks and food and relax at the beach.

Stuttgart: Canadian Canoe Rental

5. Stuttgart: Canadian Canoe Rental

Combine your love of adventure and canoes in this unique experience on Stuggart's section of the Neckar! Come to the Riverhouse in Stuttgart Münster and rent a canoe for 2 hours. Enjoy stunning views of natural and urban landscapes. First, you will be equipped with a paddle and a life jacket. Listen to a short introductory briefing before beginning your adventure on the water. Spend quality time with your family, friends or your partner. Map out your route of discovery using a helpful route map, which shows you which tours are passable and which corners of the river you can explore. After an enjoyable day, order some food and drink, and relax at the Riverhouse beach.

Stuttgart Nature Experience Day

6. Stuttgart Nature Experience Day

Discover the nature of Stuttgart with a day of fun activities. Experience a wonderful, varied day around Max-Eyth Lake. Canoe along the River Neckar and take in the beautiful views as you go. Alternatively choose stand-up-paddle-boarding or water shoeing for a more unusual water activity. Back on land and equipped with a roadmap start by foot on an exciting, discovery tour. Solve puzzles as you wind your way through the wonderful vineyards of the area. Explore the local tourist points of Freienstein and Tappachtal, be rewarded with a magnificent view at the end. Get aboard a non-motorised scooter with a brake for the final part of the day and set off on a beautiful tour. Let a wonderful day come to the end back at the Riverhouse, you get a snack of sausage or cheese with delicious bread.

Stuttgart: Water Shoe Rental

7. Stuttgart: Water Shoe Rental

At a beautiful river house in Stuttgart, you will have the opportunity to try the unique experience of gliding in water shoes. Your experience begins as you are provided with water shoes and push sticks. From there you will make the impossible possible, as you walk on water. It is harder than you think, but you will be bound to find this challenging activity a rewarding experience. The goal of the day is to walk in these big inflatable shoes over the water without falling over. After using the water shoes, there is always time to relax at the river house's beach.

Heidelberg: 2-Hour Kayak Tour

8. Heidelberg: 2-Hour Kayak Tour

Discover the beautiful city of Heidelberg on a kayaking tour. Admire the old bridge, the castle, the waterfront, and much more from the River Neckar. Paddle through the city in comfortable single or double kayaks as you take in views of the old town. Your guide will point out all the sights along the way. Enjoy a fun and active tour that is suitable for any skill level.

Bad Bellingen: Beginners Canoe Tour on the Altrhein

9. Bad Bellingen: Beginners Canoe Tour on the Altrhein

Embark on a guided canoe tour from Bad Bellingen to Grissheim directly along the border between Germany and France. Master the challenges of the river and immerse yourself in nature with splashy canoeing fun. The tour starts in Bad Bellingen, where you will be briefed by your guide. He will show you how to steer the canoe correctly and the best way to use your paddles. Glide down the Altrhein in your canoe through the beautiful Markgräferland. On the right is the Black Forest and on the left the Vosges in France. Surrounded by green meadows, the scent of nature, and the rushing calm of the water, enjoy a feeling of complete freedom. You must also face the challenge of rapids. Prove your skills as you maneuver yourself skillfully through the easy easy rapids. Your guide will be by your side ready to offer help and advice and will support you in any tricky situations. The canoes are picked up again at the finish and one person per canoe will be driven back to the start. However, you can also arrive and depart by train/bus.

Stuttgart: Private Neckar River Raft Cruise with Grilling

10. Stuttgart: Private Neckar River Raft Cruise with Grilling

Combine boating and grilling for an idyllic afternoon on this boat cruise. Grill a marinated rump steak, purchase a cold beer, and relax as your skipper guides your raft through the Neckar River. Board the Flosse in Stuttgart and begin your lazy afternoon. Once you're underway, fire up the gas grill and throw on the provided Riverhouse BBQ, which includes 1 marinated beef rump steak, half a red sausage, half a poultry sausage, half a beetroot medallion, and half a grilled cheese. Enjoy your BBQ with delicious sides, including half of a pre-cooked corn on the cob, half of a pre-cooked baked potato, 1 roll, fresh rocket salad, tomatoes, vinegar, oil, BBQ sauce, mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, and spices. Wash down your food with a cold drink, available on board for purchase with cash from the skipper. Choose from bottled water, several Fritz Kola flavors, beer, bottles of wine, and grape juice ranging from €2.50 to €22.50. After enjoying your meal and a relaxing journey, return to your starting point to disembark.

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What people are saying about Baden-Württemberg

Young Grandkids joined me in a roundtrip adventure and while I enjoyed the views, they could play UNO and checkers and point out the cool workings of the locks going up and down. The Vineyards looked a little dry but admiring the cliffs and many steps among them was something for us all. Many Bikers joined along the stops for bier, wine or coffee until all the cakes were gone. We had very nice table service for lunch and the Chef was pleased with his compliments. The kids were please that they did not run out of ice cream.

That was 2 relaxed hours, enough information but not constant loudspeaker announcements. Food (Maultaschen) was delicious and we liked the idea behind it, everything regional - including the drinks.

Beautiful tour with canoes on the Rhine directly on the German/French border, accompanied by an expert guide who knows the rapids and flat areas. Highly recommended also with children

Nice ride on the Neckar. Interesting comments from the speaker. Nice personel. You were served great. A successful trip without stress.

Very good care by getyouurgide and punctual departure