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Müritz-Elde-Waterway / Müritz | Germany: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 184 km
Number of locks: 17
Lock dimensions: 41.50 x 5.20
Max. depth: 1.20
Max. headroom: 3.70
Degree of difficulty: For beginners (few locks)
Requirements: No license asked for hired boats
Character of waterway: back to nature, old waterway, to be rediscovered
Profile of waterway: Used by tourists only
Facilities groundside: Good

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This very beautiful waterway, also called “das silberne Band”,
starts at Dömitz, at the river Elbe and goes to the upper lakes of Mecklenburg. On its way it crosses the Plauer-, Fleesen-, Kölpin- and Müritzsee and ends at Buchholz on the head waters of Müritz. At km 56.7 the Stör-waterway branches off northwards to the lake of Schwerin.

This is not only the biggest but also the most important lake within the lake district of Mecklenburg. There numerous marinas along the north, west and south banks. On the east bank starts  the Müritz national park. 

The Müritz
is not only the biggest but also the most important lake of the “Mecklenburgische Seenplatte”. On its northern, western and southern banks it offers numerous marinas and piers; on the eastern side starts the Müritz National Park.
The lake has always been a favored destination for a holiday. After the reunification the touristy amenities have been modernized, while its beautiful landscapes have more or less been left
untouched. House boating and yacht charter have helped this area to become well known to the rest of Europe.

Places on the Müritz
Waren / Klink / Sietow / Röbel / Rechlin / Hafendorf Müritz

Tourism at Müritz-Elde-Wasserstrasse
The big event of Müritz-Elde-Waterway is the waterway itself. This absolutely gorgeous landscape with its clear waters, surrounded by untouched nature can hardly been topped. It also offers with the beautiful lakes an unusual variety for canal boaters.

Places along the Müritz-Elde-Waterway

Dönitz / Eldena / Grabow / Neustadt-Glewe / Garwitz / Malchow / Parchin / Slate / Burow / Plau am See / Alt Schwerin / Malchow / Eldenburg