Ratzeburger See 10 km
For lovers of large bodies of water or some small waves the Ratzeburger See offers ideal opportunities for paddlers who prefer a canadian canoe rather than a kayak. Accessible from Rothenhusen or in the reverse direction from Ratzeburg.
Camping possibilities are available in Buchholz (6 km) and Ratzeburg.
You can paddle around the island city, with the canoe in about 2 hours.
Schaalseekanal 11 km
The Schaalseekanal is the most beautiful canal in Schleswig-Holstein.
It connects the Schaalsee with the Ratzeburger See and was originally built to operate the small hydropower plant in Farchau. Because the small power plant is still in operation, you and your canoe have to cross over for the duration of one kilometer (1.6miles), with the help of a canoe trolley, before the canal runs into the Ratzeburger See at the height of the restaurant Farchauer Mühle (Farchauer mill).
The distance between Farchau and Ratzeburg is 2.5 km.
Stop your car and enjoy the outdoors by combining the canoe trip with a bike ride (see “Paddle & Pedal”).
This tour can also be used in the opposite direction.