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The secluded rivers in the northeast of Mecklenburg Vorpommern

Peene River and Peene-Canal | River Trebel with Trebel-Canal | Germany: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 104 km
Max. depth: 2.00
Max. headroom: 4.00
Degree of difficulty: For beginners (few locks)
Requirements: No license asked for hired boats
Character of waterway: back to nature
Profile of waterway: Used by tourists only
Facilities groundside: Sufficiant

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Waterway has access to:

Baltic Sea

Peene, Mecklenburgische Schweiz
Even though it’s called Mecklenburgische Schweiz, you can’t expect any mountains. Hills are rare too. All the same, the sources of East- and West-Peene are only a few kilometers north of  the ones of Müritz and Havel and are located on 125 meters above sea level!

The Peene used to be inland waterway from Malchiner See to the northwest end of the small Stettiner Haff. Here it becomes maritime and continues to the north, where it finally flows into the bay of Pommern, and therefore the Baltic Sea, at Peenemünde

The inland waterway Peene
today is navigable from Malchim only, meaning that the lake of Malchim is not accessible anymore.

Places along the Tiver Peene
Anklam / Stolpe / Jarmen / Loitz / Demmin / Verchen

The Peene branch-canal to Neukalen
This very short canal with 2.3 km goes from Kummerow See to the small town of Neukalen with its small port.

Penne Kanal
used to make a connection between Kummerow See and Malchin See. Today it’s not navigable all through anymore. It ends after 5 km in the town port of Malchin. Here the very picturesque old boat houses can be seen.

To this canal we got the following information from Jürgen Clausen of
I would like to add to this: from the Peene upwards, one will not get very far with a houseboat, this for several reasons: we have many sand banks and strong weedage and the bridge is not operated anymore.  It is however a paradise to paddlers! Best greetings from Kiel, Jürgen Clausen

Thank you very much!

Trebel River and Trebel-Canal
A bit northwest of Demmin, the Trebel is branching off to the northwest.
As from km 8.4 it is partly canalized but one hardly realizes this today, one almost gets an Amazonas feeling.  At km 18.3 comes the beautiful drawbridge at Nehringen. At Bassendorf, km 23, begins the real Trebel-Kanal, which ends at the barrage at km 30, a bit south of Tribsee.