Guided Punting Tours in Lübbenau and Lehde

General overview

The old town of Lübbenau is the perfect starting point for an excursion through the spree forest, which is also famous as the green Venice of Germany.
There are various ports, where selfemployed boatmen, bounded in cooperatives, collect tourists for punting tours. They all are 15 to 20 minutes (by walk) away from the train station.
The flat bottom boats (punts) have room for 20 to 27 people and every punt starts as soon as it is filled up completly. The loading times can be very different and depends of the inflow of visitors.
The majority of the boatmen of Lübbenau is very experienced and is telling not just jokes, but also interesting facts about the Spreewald in German.
The prices are pretty similar among the providers of “Kahnfahrten”. So costs a Roundtrip to the village Lehde and back 14,- Euro per person and the more extended forest tour to the restaurant “Wotschofska” 19,- Euro each. (current prices 2019)

I can provide punting tours for organized groups and private family tours (boat rental) only as it is offered on this website.

Guided punting tours for organized travel groups from Lübbenau

As a local boatman and member of the cooperative “Grosser Hafen” in Lübbenau I carry out guided punting tours for organized travel groups since 1988 in the Spreewald around Lübbenau and Lehde.
I present the impressive history and unique human lifestyle of this population during the boat tour through the network of waterways.
My punt has a capacity of 27 seats and is equipped with a roof in a case of rain. Cold drinks are available as well. My favourite Roundtour “Lehde” lasts around 2 hours and costs 13,-Euro per person for groups only. An aditional stay of one hour in a restaurant for lunch would cost 15,-Euro per person.
The starting point of my boat tours for organised travel groups is the central boat landing place in Lübbenau.
The address is:
Dammstraße Nr 77a / 03222 Lübbenau.
This point is easy to find if you let out the first two “Hafen” and “Kahnfahrten” and keep walking just further 500 meters.

More informations here: Grosser Spreewaldhafen Lübbenau

Exclusive family tours from Lehde

For couples and families is the rental of their own boat reasonable and has become increasingly popular. They can enjoy the nature a bit off the beaten track in a private ambience and get the information, what they really want. Furthermore will they benefit the flexibility of the break times for lunch or even museum visits.

My small boat has 4 benches and is very convenient up to 8 persons. The starting point of my private family tours is my house in Lehde. It is around 2,5 kilometers from the train station Lübbenau away. Taxi can be organized. My tours starts optionally at 11:00 am or at 2:00 pm.
All my private family tours are leading through the ancient village Lehde, which is quite unique regards its location, lifestyle and history. It seems to be another world.


Itinary of my private family tour

Especially for nature lovers is a guided punting tour to the hidden restaurant Wotschofska in the middle of the biosphere reserve Spreewald a good choice.
Short after leaving my homeyard in Lehde at 11:00 (14:00) am we will have a short stop at a pickle seller point to try the spreewald especialities with a lard bred and a cup of coffee or tea.
Following the main channel “Hauptspree” we will have a sightseeing tour through the unique village Lehde with its ancient wooden loghouses an beautiful gardens.
Around 12:00 midday leads us our tour to the interior part of the Spreewald with its meadows- and forest areas. There will the visitors observe and admire quite seldom dragonflies, birds and sometimes even a racoon or a beaver.
forest tour spreewald So 12:30 midday is the estimated arrival time in the guesthouse “Wotschofska”. Built in 1896 has it always served a traditional spreewald cuisine like fried pike filet with spreewald sauce but recently also international food like pasta with tomatoe sauce or vegetable pancakes for vegetarians.
After a one hour break for lunch starts the return journey on a different track to Lehde.There is then the oportunity, to enjoy a traditional pancake with applesauce or an ice cream in one of the numerous cafès there.

Private tour up to 8 persons: 170,- Euro in total

Attention please! If individual tourists in groups with less than 8 persons so the price remains.

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