Canoe round trip-Garwitz

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  • Tour tips: Lewitz European bird sanctuary, Garwitz historic lock gate, churches in Matzlow and Garwitz.

Rail connection: Spornitz

Natural idyll on the Old Elde, © Lewitzcamp Garwitz

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Stages: 1 day The tour of contrasts: Canal and old river at the gateway to the bird paradise "Lewitz". Get up close and personal with cranes, kingfishers, herons and beavers.

Stages: 1 day The tour of contrasts: Canal and old river at the gateway to the bird paradise "Lewitz". Get up close and personal with cranes, kingfishers, herons and beavers.

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The water glistens. Dragonflies dance on the shore. The first canoe glides into the water. This is the start of an approximately three-hour journey of discovery. The tour begins with the launching of the boats at the small Lewitzcamp waterway rest area directly on the Müritz-Elde waterway in Garwitz. Lined by old oak trees, the waterway runs about 180 kilometers through Mecklenburg until it meets the Elbe in Dömitz. A small part of it is to be discovered today.

The canoes glide past the extensive woodlands of the Garwitz Forest without any significant countercurrents. Occasionally, a cyclist greets us from the Elde valley circular path that runs along the river bank. About 150m before the canal bridge Damm-Malchow we have to portage. After about 30 meters overland you enter the Alte Elde - the original river arm. A small pine forest directly at the river invites to a picnic. Afterwards, the boats glide comfortably with the current back towards Garwitz. Here the contrast to the waterway becomes apparent. Barely 200 meters straight ahead in one stretch, curves again and again offer a new view of the river and meadow landscape. The 'diamonds of the water', the kingfishers, nest in the break-off edges of the banks. Herons watch the passing boats carefully, occasionally a beaver sticks its head out of the water.

After about 7 kilometers the old river and the canal meet again. Via the Garwitz lock, you get back to the upper section of the waterway after a lift of about 4 meters. The kiosk at the local open-air swimming pool offers the possibility to enjoy a delicious ice cream directly at the canal bank. The last 300 meters to the operation site are now easily done. If you wish, you can end the tour here with a hearty barbecue around the campfire.

Water profile

The first section of the tour leads from the Lewitzcamp on the Elde to Damm. The waterway is easily navigable, light currents and occasional motorboats on the canal section note. No locks. Shortly before the weir the boat must be transferred. Back we go on the tributary of the Elde. Motorboat-free section, again and again wide curves, low gradient, easy and continuous to navigate.

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Garwitz lock gate

  • 19372 Matzlow-Garwitz

The historic upper gate of the lock in Garwitz bears witness to the technical architecture of bygone times.

Read more: "Garwitz lock gate"
© Willy Voss

Pingelhof - Museum of Agricultural History

  • Ringstraße, 19374 Domsühl OT Alt Damerow

Experience the former country life on the 400-year-old Pingelhof - one of the oldest and most beautiful rural complexes in Mecklenburg, which today serves as an open-air museum on 10,000 m².

Read more: "Pingelhof - Museum of Agricultural History"
© Tobias Warncke

Bathing establishment Eldebad Garwitz

  • Am Kanal, 19372 Matzlow-Garwitz

Located on the edge of the Lewitz, the Eldebad is a perfect destination, especially for families, due to its varying water depths. In addition to a large lawn for sunbathing, a baby pool, a non-swimmer pool and a pool with four 50-meter lanes await bathers here, so that water fun is guaranteed for every age and every desire. Open 1 - 6 pm

Read more: "Bathing establishment Eldebad Garwitz"
© Foto: Karl-Georg Haustein

Village church Garwitz

  • 19372 Garwitz

In the Gothic fieldstone and brick church from the 14th century there are unique memorial plaques and a valuable carved altar from the 15th century.

Read more: "Village church Garwitz"
© TMV / Gohlke

Stadtinformation Parchim

  • Open today
  • Fischerdamm, 19370 Parchim

Located on the Müritz-Elde waterway, one of the oldest towns in Mecklenburg surprises visitors with its old part of town that is well worth seeing, lots of natural beauties and a cosy atmosphere.

Read more: "Stadtinformation Parchim"
© TMV/Dorow

Garwitz lock gate

  • 19372 Matzlow-Garwitz

The historic upper gate of the lock in Garwitz bears witness to the technical architecture of bygone times.

Read more: "Garwitz lock gate"
© Willy Voss

Pingelhof - Museum of Agricultural History

  • Ringstraße, 19374 Domsühl OT Alt Damerow

Experience the former country life on the 400-year-old Pingelhof - one of the oldest and most beautiful rural complexes in Mecklenburg, which today serves as an open-air museum on 10,000 m².

Read more: "Pingelhof - Museum of Agricultural History"
© Tobias Warncke

Bathing establishment Eldebad Garwitz

  • Am Kanal, 19372 Matzlow-Garwitz

Located on the edge of the Lewitz, the Eldebad is a perfect destination, especially for families, due to its varying water depths. In addition to a large lawn for sunbathing, a baby pool, a non-swimmer pool and a pool with four 50-meter lanes await bathers here, so that water fun is guaranteed for every age and every desire. Open 1 - 6 pm

Read more: "Bathing establishment Eldebad Garwitz"
© Foto: Karl-Georg Haustein

Village church Garwitz

  • 19372 Garwitz

In the Gothic fieldstone and brick church from the 14th century there are unique memorial plaques and a valuable carved altar from the 15th century.

Read more: "Village church Garwitz"
© TMV / Gohlke

Stadtinformation Parchim

  • Open today
  • Fischerdamm, 19370 Parchim

Located on the Müritz-Elde waterway, one of the oldest towns in Mecklenburg surprises visitors with its old part of town that is well worth seeing, lots of natural beauties and a cosy atmosphere.

Read more: "Stadtinformation Parchim"
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Am Kanal 1
19372 Garwitz



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