Germany

All the navigable waterways, lakes, canals and rivers of Germany
An underestimated country for many as far as inland waterway cruising and water sport is concerned.


 Lahn River | Germany Aller River | Germany Berlin / All the waterways of the capital | Germany Dahme Waterway | Germany Danube River | Germany Dortmund-Ems-Kanal | Germany Eider & Trene Rivers / Giselaukanal | Germany Elbe River | Germany Elbe Seitenkanal | Germany Elbe-Lübeck-Kanal & Trave River | Germany Elbe-Weser Waterway | Germany Ems-Jade-Kanal | Germany Finowkanal /  Werbellinkanal  /  Langer Trödel | Germany Fulda und Werra Rivers | Germany Haren-Rütenbrock-Canal and the canalsystem on the leftside of river Ems  |  Germany Havel-Oder-Waterway | Germany Hohensaaten-Friedrichsthaler-Kanal | Germany Ilmenau River and Ilmenau Canal | Germany     Küstenkanal and Untere Hunte River | Germany Lake Chiemsee | Germany Lake of Constance | Germany Leda River und Elisabethfahnkanal | Germany Main River | Germany Main-Donau-Kanal | Germany Mittellandkanal | Germany Mosel River | Germany Müritz-Elde-Waterway /  Müritz | Germany Müritz-Havel-Waterway | Germany Neckar River | Germany Nord-Ostsee-Kanal | Germany Nordgeorgsfehnkanal / River Jümme | Germany Obere (Upper) Havel-Waterway | Germany Obere Spree-Wasserstrasse Upper Spree-Waterway | Germany Oder River | Germany Oste River, Oste-Hamme-Canal / Hamme & Lesum Rivers | Germany Peene River and Peene-Canal | River Trebel with Trebel-Canal | Germany Rhine River | Germany Ruhrgebiet - Wasserstrassen / Ruhr basin Waterways | Germany Ruppiner Waters | Germany Saale and Unstrut River | Germany Saar River | Germany Schlei | Germany Spree-Oder-Waterway | Germany Starnberger See, Ammersee and Wörthsee | Germany Stör River  / Schleswig-Holstein | Germany Stör-Waterway, Störkanal & Lake Schwerin | Germany Untere Havel-Wasserstrasse (Lower Havel-Waterway) with Elbe-Havel-Kanal und Havel-Kanal  | Germany Weser River | Germany
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Information for navigation on inland waterways of Germany
License
It becomes necessary if sailing or motor boats have an engine performance of more than 5 PS (3.68 KW). There is no license asked for lower performances.
Sportbootführerschein Binnen
This license is necessary for all boats on inland waterways with an engine performance of more than 5 PS (3.68 kW). One can navigate boats with a max. length of 15 meters on all the Inland Waters of Germany.
 Special regulation for the Lake of Constance
On this lake especially tightened regulations are applied. A special license, the Bodenseeschifferpatent, is officially demanded for boats with more than 6 PS (4,4 kW) engine performance or if sailing boats have a sail surface of more than 12 square meters.
Charter license for house boats
If you hire a houseboat, the hirer can, after a briefing of 3 hours, issue a special holiday charter license for the duration of your holiday. This charter license is valuable for boats of a max. length of 15 meters, with a max. speed of 12 km/h. There may not be more than 12 people on board.
All the waters on which navigation with this license is allowed are indicated by waterways on the according pages.     


waterway in Germany: Lahn River | Germany, Aller River | Germany, Berlin / All the waterways of the capital | Germany, Dahme Waterway | Germany, Danube River | Germany, Dortmund-Ems-Kanal | Germany, Eider & Trene Rivers / Giselaukanal | Germany, Elbe River | Germany, Elbe Seitenkanal | Germany, Elbe-Lübeck-Kanal & Trave River | Germany, Elbe-Weser Waterway | Germany, Ems und Ems-Vechte-Kanal | Germany, Ems-Jade-Kanal | Germany, Finowkanal / Werbellinkanal / Langer Trödel | Germany, Fulda und Werra Rivers | Germany, Haren-Rütenbrock-Canal and the canalsystem on the leftside of river Ems | Germany, Havel-Oder-Waterway | Germany, Hohensaaten-Friedrichsthaler-Kanal | Germany, Ilmenau River and Ilmenau Canal | Germany , Küstenkanal and Untere Hunte River | Germany, Lake Chiemsee | Germany, Lake of Constance | Germany, Leda River und Elisabethfahnkanal | Germany, Main River | Germany, Main-Donau-Kanal | Germany, Mittellandkanal | Germany, Mosel River | Germany, Müritz-Elde-Waterway / Müritz | Germany, Müritz-Havel-Waterway | Germany, Neckar River | Germany, Nord-Ostsee-Kanal | Germany, Nordgeorgsfehnkanal / River Jümme | Germany, Obere (Upper) Havel-Waterway | Germany, Obere Spree-Wasserstrasse Upper Spree-Waterway | Germany, Oder River | Germany, Oste River, Oste-Hamme-Canal / Hamme & Lesum Rivers | Germany, Peene River and Peene-Canal | River Trebel with Trebel-Canal | Germany, Rhine River | Germany, Ruhrgebiet - Wasserstrassen / Ruhr basin Waterways | Germany, Ruppiner Waters | Germany, Saale and Unstrut River | Germany, Saar River | Germany, Schlei | Germany, Spree-Oder-Waterway | Germany, Starnberger See, Ammersee and Wörthsee | Germany, Stör River / Schleswig-Holstein | Germany, Stör-Waterway, Störkanal & Lake Schwerin | Germany, Untere Havel-Wasserstrasse (Lower Havel-Waterway) with Elbe-Havel-Kanal und Havel-Kanal | Germany, Weser River | Germany