Punts And Pick­les

Where Berlin - - Sightseeing -

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.

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