Holidays in the Spreewald: Canoe tours, stand-up paddling & Tropical Islands – 5 tips

Holiday in the Spreewald – You want to experience a really great holiday with lots of action, nature and everything that goes with it? Then you should definitely travel to the Spreewald near Leipzig on your next holiday in Germany. Whether you’re planning a family holiday or a cosy weekend for two, the Spreewald has something for everyone. In this article we have put together 6 great tips for a holiday in the Spreewald with which your holiday is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience!

Spreewald: nature, water fun and relaxation

You like to discover nature and action in the form of canoe tours and stand-up paddling are totally your thing? Then a holiday in the Spreewald is absolutely perfect for you, because in the Spreewald you can relax in nature, canoe through the Unesco Biosphere Reserve Spreewald and stroll through the castle park Lübbenau. There are also many other attractions like the Tropical Islands, a bathing paradise where you can spend a great day. If you want to know more about the Spreewald then read on here.

Spreewald Map: Location in Germany

Spreewald is located in the southeast of Brandenburg.

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Spreewald from close up.

Three facts about the Spreewald

Here is already a small overview of the Spreewald.

  • The Spreewald is known as the land of cucumbers
  • More than 2.5 million tourists visit the Spreewald every year.
  • The Spreewald is located 100 km southeast of Berlin

View over the Spreewald

In this video you can already get a small overview of the beautiful Spreewald!

360° panorama

Camping at the castle park

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Tip 1: Discover nature and relax

You long for relaxation from your stressful everyday life? Then discover a unique landscape and rare animal species in the Unesco Biosphere Reserve Spreewald. You can spend an eventful day here and completely immerse yourself in the animal and plant world.


Tip 2: Canoe tours and stand-up paddling for action enthusiasts

Are you in the mood for action during your holiday in the Spreewald? Then a canoe tour through the Spreewald is the perfect attraction for you. You can rent your boat on site at the canoe rental and choose one of the many exciting canoe tours. Perfect for family camping holidays with a converted van, camper or roof tent, the boat rental also offers life jackets especially for children. For the super sporty, stand-up paddling is also offered. Curious? Here you will find camping tips for the Spreewald.

Tip3: For those interested in history a hike to the Bismarck Tower

Atop the Bismarck Tower you have a beautiful view of the entire Spreewald, so a hike to the Bismarck Tower is an absolute must if you’re vacationing in the Spreewald.

Tip 4: Enjoy culture in the Lübbenau castle park

In the oldest part of the city of Lübbenau, the Schlosspark Lübbenau, you can spend a relaxing day. Take a nice walk through the castle garden and get an ice cream or a waffle at one of the many delicious ice cream parlors and waffle stands nearby or enjoy the sun’s rays with a picnic. If you’re particularly interested in history, a tour of the historic castle is an absolute recommendation for you.

Way description to the best cafes and waffle stands

To make your walk in the castle park perfect, you should treat yourself to a delicious waffle or a coffee and cake in a café, here we have picked out the best cafés and waffle stands in the area for you:

  • Waffle stand at the castle district
  • Farm Shop Café

Tip 5: Fun for the whole family at Tropical Islands

If you want to spend a great, action-packed day with your family, then Tropical Islands is just right for you: A tropical world of adventure with various water worlds awaits you here. If you like it more relaxed, the whirlpool or the enchanted lagoon with grotto is definitely something for you. The 28 degree warm South Sea with its 200 m long sandy beach is also an absolute highlight. If you like action, you will have a lot of fun on the 27 m high water slide tower. Tropical Islands is also perfect for a relaxing weekend for two: the sauna area and spa are ideal for a romantic and relaxing weekend.

Similar regions: Holidays in Dresden Old Town, Open-Air Cinema & Great Garden

Your perfect holiday is a mix between relaxing, discovering the city and enjoying culture? Then Dresden is the right place for you: you can easily stroll through the beautiful old town and pass by important sights and delicious restaurants like the Frauenkirche and the Augustiner Restaurant at the Frauenkirche. Dresden also offers a lot culturally, the city is known for its great museums and exhibitions, especially the chocolate museum is an absolute recommendation.