HOME, HOME ON THE BOAT
If paddling on the water for a few hours hasn’t satisfied your thirst for adventure, why not spend a whole day – or even a night – bobbing along on Berlin’s extensive waterways? One option is to go rafting like a certain famous children’s book character with Huckleberry’s, a Potsdam-based company that rents out basic, rustic houseboats by the hour, day, or weekend. They’ll even kit out your raft with a barbecue upon request. For a bigger boat that’s practically luxurious by comparison, Berlin-based Wasserkutsche has a fleet of cozy, self-designed houseboats. Features include a well-equipped kitchen including gas stove, heating, a rooftop deck, and sleeping space for four. Note: both options can be operated without a special boating license.