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The south east link from the Havel at Berlin to Eisenhüttenstadt at the Oder


Spree-Oder-Waterway | Germany: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Length of waterway: 130 km
Number of locks: 6
Lock dimensions: 67.00 x 8.50
Max. depth: 2.00
Max. headroom: 4.00
Degree of difficulty: Demanding
Requirements: Boating license essential
Character of waterway: no rating
Profile of waterway: Main waterway
Facilities groundside: Sufficiant

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Spree-Oder-Wasserstrasse (SOW),
 the southern Havel-Oder variety
This waterway begins at the waterways crossing of Berlin-Spandau, where the Untere Havel-Wasserstrasse, die Havel-Oder-Wasserstrasse and the Berliner Spree, as a part of the SOW, meet.  SOW passes from the west of Berlin through the city and then, over Fürstenwalde to Eisenhüttenstadt at the Oder and therewith also to the southwest of Poland with its industrial area around Breslau.

After the Castle of Charlottenburg the Landwehrkanal branches off the Spree to the southwest, surrounds Kreuzberg and flows then again into the Spree. From Köpenick on
the skipper navigates on the Dahme to the Seddinsee where the Spree-Oder-Kanal branches off.
The Spree itself continues at Köpenick (called Müggelspree) in direction Grosser Müggelsee, Dämeritzsee and then as Spree again to Fürstenwalde, where it affiliates at the “Grosse Tränke” with the SOW.
From km 79 we are on the Fürstenwalder Spree and cross this town at km 75. At km 90 we change again into the Oder-Spree-Kanal, passing Müllrose to Eisenhüttenstadt and Fürstenberg. Therewith we are at the Oder and the border to Poland.


Places along the Spree-Oder-Waterway
Fürstenwalde / Müllrose / Eisenhüttenstadt / Berlin

The Schwielochsee
At km 104 one has the opportunity for a side trip over the Müllrose See to the southerly end of the Schwieloch-See at Goyatz. The distance is 45 kilometres and you’ll find in Jessern as well as in Goyatz fully fitted marinas.