Stages: 6-7 days Hardly any other river in Germany is surrounded by so much wild nature as the Peene. On a length of about 96 km it meanders through fens, peat bogs, forests, floodplains and rarely through single villages. Every kilometer here becomes a nature experience - eye to eye with white-tailed eagles, kingfishers, otters and beavers.
On the Amazon of the North
- Tour tips: Demmin city fortification remains with Luisentor and Pulverturm, Nikolaikirche and Otto Lilienthal Museum in Anklam.
Railroad connection: Malchin, Demmin, Anklam
The Peene meanders leisurely from Verchen to Anklam through a unique nature reserve and offers ample opportunities for nature observation. Water birds of all kinds populate the north of the Kummerower See. It is also worthwhile to take a look from the viewing platform in Aaalbude over the magnificent landscape, where thousands of migratory birds rest in spring and autumn.
About 10 kilometers downstream, the Trittelwitz waterway rest area lies idyllically in a tributary of the Peene. Beavers have their home in the immediate vicinity. Their bustling activity can be observed in the early morning or at dusk before one of the most beautiful sections of the Peene Valley begins. The canoe glides through largely untouched nature, past marshy meadows and watery peat bogs to Demmin. No village far and wide, only a pasture now and then. In Demmin, the Tollense and Trebel rivers flow into the Peene. The town is situated on a hill in the midst of beautiful nature - bushes, marshes and reeds wherever you look. And on it goes through the mysterious landscape, accompanied by sea eagles, kingfishers, beavers and otters.
Rustic resting places and bathing spots often invite you to take a leisurely break. Some surprises are offered by detours into one of the numerous tributaries of the Peene, such as the Swinow estuary with the remains of an old sawmill or a hike to the Gützkow orchid meadows. 8 km before the destination Anklam, the old Viking transhipment site Menzlin is located somewhat off the Peene. A beautiful conclusion of the tour is a panoramic view from the church Nikolaikirche in Anklam.
Calm waters with low current and low gradient (30 cm). The Peene can therefore also be navigated upstream. No weirs, no transfer. Permitted for motorboat traffic.
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St. Nicholas Church Anklam
- Nikolaikirchstraße, 17389 Anklam
The Nikolai Church in the center of the Hanseatic city of Anklam, very close to the river Peene, is one of the few preserved witnesses of brick Gothic architecture from Anklam's founding period 750 years ago. With the gallery of the "coat of arms windows of the Hanseatic League", a unique monument for Europe is created in the Nikolaikirche.
Hanseatic Quarter Demmin
- Schiffsanleger, 17109 Demmin
Get an insight into the world of the Middle Ages.
Otto Lilienthal Museum
- Closed today
- Ellbogenstraße, 17389 Anklam
Otto Lilienthal Museum, holder of many awards, tells the tale of how the technical history of aviation became human flight's cultural history
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...
Anklam Water Resting Area
- Entensteig, 17389 Anklam
This modern water resting area is located in the Hanseatic city of Anklam directly on the Peene river.
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.
Water Hiking Rest Area Stolpe at the Peene river
- Peeneblick, 17391 Stolpe an der Peene
Directly at the "Amazon of the North" in the nature park "Flusslandschaft Peenetal" is the water hiking rest area Stolpe. You can expect beautiful excursions by canoe on the river or a crossing by bicycle ferry to the other side of the river in the direction of Quilow, the historic village center, the historic restaurant "Stolper Fährkrug", the Stolper monastery ruins and the Wartislaw memorial church.
- 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
Camping and camper site Amazonascamp Loitz
- Mühlentorvorstadt, 17121 Loitz
Discover the Amazon Camp, a well-equipped campsite, idyllically located in the middle of the Peene Valley River Landscape Nature Park.
Auf dem Amazonas des Nordens
Auf dem Amazonas des Nordens