The Rhine and its tributaries

The Rhine is one of the longest and most important rivers in Germany. Its vineyards, Rhine romanticism and lifestyle are renowned far and wide. And no wonder, for over the centuries, on its banks and in its valleys, a unique culture has developed.
Nearly all types of water sports can be pursued on the Rhine – from rowing, canoeing and kayaking to wakeboarding, waterskiing and windsurfing. However, beginners and novices should take care to avoid stretches of the river with strong currents.
The tour also goes through the federal states of Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia, past rugged cliffs, vertiginous vineyards, romantic castles and palaces, and picturesque towns on the left and right-hand river banks. The tributaries, such as the rivers Mosel and Main are also excellent locations for water sports activities.
Fishing aside for the moment, sports such as rowing, waterskiing and speed-boating are particularly popular here. However, some areas also offer opportunities for sailing.
Moreover, in the Rhine’s tributary area a number of lakes, such as Alf Lake, Atter Lake, Kronen Lake and Rubbenbruch Lake are perfect for sailing, surfing and paddling.

With a surface area of 220 hectares and an extensive sandy beach, this lake offers water activities for all tastes: pedaloing and rowing, swimming, sailing, windsurfing and waterskiing with a 780-metre-long rope.

Atter Lake is an artificially created 6-hectare water body that is approximately 390 metres long and 200 metres wide. Angling, outdoor swimming facilities supervised by lifeguards as well as rowing boat and pedalo rentals are among the leisure activities offered on the shores of the lake.

The Hase River - From Bramsche, which lies approximately 20 km north of Osnabrück, you can paddle along with a canoe, kayak or inflatable dinghy to your heart?s content.

Situated close to Osnabrück, the 40-hectare Kronen Lake offers opportunities for surfing and sailing, angling, pedalo and bicycle hire, diving, canoeing and kayaking.

This lake, located to the west of the city of Osnabrück, was created in 1968 as a local leisure destination and park. With a total length of 1100 m, its deepest point is 20 m.

This 14.5-km-long branch canal connects the city of Osnabrück with the Midland Canal in the north. The harbour is one of the most beautiful ports of Northern Germany due to its tranquil and attractive location.


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