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Friday, 10 Jul 2020
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Water Tourism

The River Elbe ? which has largely been preserved in its natural state ? is the principal constituent of a fascinating and unique landscape which offers a delightful environment in which to experience nature. 
The scenery is characterised by alluvial woodlands, oxbow lakes and flood channels.
Here you can encounter grey herons, various water birds and the Elbe beaver.
There is also wildlife in the river dams and on the sandbanks.

sandbank  canoes_on_the_Elbe

Information about river routes is available in pdf format.
The following routes are described:

We invite you to become personally acquainted with the Elbe as a living entity.
How about a day tour on the Elbe from Steckby to Magdeburg?
Our river route map will provide you with plenty of information about the existing infrastructure for water tourism in this region, showing where there are moorings, supply stops, overnight accommodation and bicycle hire facilities.

Particularly noteworthy are the reaction ferries in Breitenhagen, Barby and Magdeburg-Westerhüsen.
These require particular care and attention.

Tips for a trip ashore:
In Steckby you can visit the ornithological station, in Breitenhagen you can have a rest on the ?Marie-Gerda?, a converted old Elbe barge which now houses a restaurant, or perhaps you would enjoy visiting Germany?s oldest saline spa at Schönebeck-Bad Salzelmen.

sailing_on_the_ElbeBoat hire operators

Schönebeck / Elbe:
Wassersportzentrum Hennig
Address: Burgwall 2a-b, 39218 Schönebeck (Elbe) OT Frohse
Tel: +49 (0) 391/ 40 82 435 
Fax: +49 (0) 391/ 40 82 436
Mobil: +49 (0) 151/ 11 73 24 80
(external link)
Canoe and motorboat hire

Klein Rosenburg: 
Pension & Bootsverleih "Im Baumgarten"
Address: Baumgarten 1, 39240 Barby OT Klein Rosenburg 
Tel/Fax: +49 (0) 39294/ 2 06 04
(external link) 
Canoe hire, tent rental
Groups please register in advance!

If you have any questions and/or remarks with regard to the above-mentioned information you can send them by email to: