The Weser and its tributaries

The confluence of the rivers Werra and Fulda takes place in Hannoversch-Münden and creates the Weser, the only German river that does not touch any other country. Without its headwaters it is more than 440 km long and navigable along its entire length. The Upper Weser flows through numerous old cities such as Bad Karlshafen, Höxter and Hameln, crossing the picturesque landscape of the Weser Hills. Due to its current the Weser is only navigable downstream; however, its numerous meanders make it a calm river for water hikers. The region of Mittelweser offers water sports opportunities for everyone: whether it’s rowing, paddling, surfing, water skiing or jet skiing, you are sure to find the right body of water here. Even canoeists are in the right place: tours along tributaries big and small, such as the old Aller, the large Aue, the Siede, the Alpe, the Wümme or the Steinhuder Meerbach, lead to numerous sights of interest along their banks including town bridges, weirs or churches. At the lower course countless canals and channels flow into the Weser. Shortly before the river’s end at the North Sea, the Weser reaches Bremen and Bremerhaven – once again tourist highlights.

At the River Weser -

Trips are possible on small as well as larger rivers, and as such, canoe trips are offered by boat rentals in the Mittelweser region for groups of all ages on the old Aller, the large Aue, the Siede, the Alpe, the Steinhuder Meerbach and the Weser.

Water hiking on the Wümme River - (c) TouROW

The Wümme River runs through heath and forests and further downstream through meadows. This is an amazing trip for water hikers since travelling down the Wümme really is a fascinating natural experience!


Mittelweser-Touristik GmbH

Postfach 19 51
31569 Nienburg/Weser

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31582 Nienburg/Weser

Phone: 05021/9 17 63-0
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