Punts And Pickles
With more than 200 small canals totaling 1300km in length, the Spreewald UNESCO biosphere reserve just outside Berlin is an exciting maze of waterways and villages and a dreamland for boating aficionados. Constructed for irrigation purposes, the canals fan out around Lübbenau, the main town of the area and home to the region’s legendary pickles. Visitors can explore the area in traditional punts and, besides the standard tour, they can choose to delve deep into the alder forests, go on nature observation expeditions, embark on mystic light tours at night, and even try occasional concert tours. If you are feeling slightly more adventurous, rent a canoe and head off solo – just don’t lose the map. With water only knee-deep, it’s also suitable for kids of all ages. Find all the boat rental companies on www.spreewald-info.de.