Stages: 3-4 days From Dahmen at Lake Malchin, this tour leads through the unspoiled natural landscape of Mecklenburg Switzerland, which is home to beavers, ospreys and kingfishers, among others. Historic places like Malchin, Neukalen and the Hanseatic town of Demmin invite you to visit.
On the Swiss lakes
- Tour tips: Estate in Bristow, St. John's Church with winged altar in Malchin, Verchen Monastery Church, remains of Demmin's city fortifications with Luisentor and Powder Tower.
Rail connection: Malchin
The tour begins in Dahmen. Surrounded by forests, reed belts and reed beds, you paddle through Lake Malchin, which leads into the Dahmen Canal at the northern end. This is not a typical canal, but very scenic and varied. Forest, meadow and floodplain areas characterize the landscape. If you look closely, you can discover beaver castles and observe ospreys and white-tailed eagles circling over their hunting grounds.
After about 17 kilometers, the tour leads to the small town of Malchin. Via the Peene Canal, you then reach Lake Kummerow. This is one of the largest lakes in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and should therefore be enjoyed with caution in westerly winds. After crossing the Kummerower See lake, the Wasserwanderrastplatz Aalbude invites you to take a short break.
Freshly strengthened it goes toward the Peene. This completely natural and sometimes very shallow river is considered one of the most beautiful lowland rivers in Europe. It winds its way through swampy meadows and peat pits filled with water. Especially in spring, polyphonic bird concerts interrupt the silence. In the Hanseatic town of Demmin, the destination of this tour is reached. If you wish, you can continue paddling on the Peene as far as Anklam.
Calm waters without any transfer. On the Kummerower See, strong waves form from wind force three on the eastern shore. The Peene can also be paddled upstream because of the low gradient (30 cm).
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Malchin City Hall
- Am Markt, 17139 Malchin
In 1927, the new town hall was inaugurated after the old building burned down in 1925.
- Dorfstraße, 17139 Kummerow
The baroque palace on the shores of Lake Kummerow was renovated to the highest standards of historic preservation. The castle houses a private collection of modern art with a focus on international photography.
Verchen Monastery Church
- Pastorweg, 17111 Verchen
Already in the 13th century, a Benedictine monastery settled in the convent church of St. Mary, built in 1269. For about 300 years the Benedictine nuns prayed and worked here in Verchen.Then a lot happened...
Village church Kummerow
- Dorfstr., 17139 Kummerow
Medieval church with rich baroque decoration
Hanseatic Quarter Demmin
- Schiffsanleger, 17109 Demmin
Get an insight into the world of the Middle Ages.
Small exhibition of the Nature Park “Mecklenburgische Schweiz und Kummerower See“
- Wargentiner Straße, 17139 Basedow
The exhibition about the nature park “Mecklenburgische Schweiz und Kummerower See“ in Basedow can be found in the cafe “Alter Schafstall“, on the right side of the guest room. It displays land and people of the region.
City information Malchin
- Steinstraße, 17139 Malchin
Malchin - town on two lakes in the heart of Mecklenburg Switzerland
- Meyenkrebs, 17109 Demmin
WasserWanderRastplatz with canoe, dragon boat, rowing/motorboat and bicycle rental at the confluence of the Peene, Trebel and Tollense rivers Tour advice and organization, material transport Day and multi-day offers for singles, families, groups and school classes
Adventure Peene Valley - Canoe Station & Nature Park Info Verchen
- Seestraße, 17111 Verchen
Discover a river landscape unique in Europe with a huge diversity of species in the heart of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern - the Peene Valley. The Peene, the "Amazon of the North", is a wild and romantic river in the middle of a huge nature reserve and flows from the Mecklenburg Switzerland and Lake Kummerow Nature Park through a pristine moorland landscape to the Peene River. Through the diverse offers of Abenteuer Peenetal you can experience this nature up close.
LakesCountryAgentour - Salem base
- Am Hafen, 17139 Salem
Get to know the 1x1 of sailing from scratch with the SeenLandAgentour - whether big or small - there is something for everyone here.
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