14,5 km
approx. 5 hours incl. breaks
  • almost stagnant water
  • nature reserve
  • Paddler with the passion of nature
  • groups
standard physique
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Amazon of the north

To be honest, it’s not quite as warm as the “real” Amazon. But with a little imagination the banks do have some similarities.
And here are snakes, too. Anyone who drifts through the water intently may spot a swimming ring snake – also the Kingfisher can be spotted at the Wakenitz.
The nice difference to Brazil, though: There are cafes and restaurants on the tour.
So you can leave the picnic basket, but we recommend you carry binoculars or a camera with you.

On the Wakenitz you leave Lübeck by canoe in the direction to the Lake of Ratzeburg. The river has been dammed up for centuries, so lake-like extensions have formed, which are covered with thatch and water lily fields. Since 1999 this area is in nature conservation. By the way, it is the shortest river in Germany! The low current allows paddling in both directions. Because of the north-westerly winds and for logistical reasons, we drive the Wakenitz mainly to the south.

There are some berthing facilities on the way and a small meadow for camping at the destination in Rothenhusen. From here you can return to Lübeck with the public transport after a short hike . The pier of the shipping company is near the canoe exit point as well.

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Without passenger transfer

Adults per person in Canadian Canoe 28,00 €
Children (3 – 14 years, on middle benches) 8,00 €
1-pers.-Kayak incl. steering system 35,00 €

With passenger transfer

Adults per person in Canadian Canoe 36,00 €
Children (3 – 14 years, on middle benches) 16,00 €
1-pers.-Kayak (at least 2 Kayaks) 43,00 €


Rain rescission guarantee (per person)
The weather on the day of the event is relevant!
3,00 €


  • Life jacket
  • 1 seat in the canadian canoe or kayak
  • Paddle
  • 1 baggage ton (per boat) or bag (kayak)
  • Transport cost
  • Tour description
  • Instruction


  • Child discount only with 2 full-paying guests per boat!