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The Baltic Sea features various types of coastlinesshaped by ice ages and constant westerly winds. The beauty of a yacht charter on the German Baltic Sea coast is that almost all of these coast types can be seen here. The areas range from the Fördeküste and bottom landscapes to deep bays like Mecklenburg Bay, and islands like Rügen or Fehmarn. In addition, there are very good wind conditions for sailing in a challenging area. Whether you prefer sightseeing or sporty sailing – experienced sailors will find both on the Baltic Sea. But there are also more protected areas for beginners, like the Schlei or the Boddenküste, ensuring a pleasant sailing holiday for all.

For those who prefer a slower pace, a houseboat vacation on Germany'sinland waters would be highly recommended. Here you can rent a houseboat in certain areas even without the recreational boat licence. The selection ranges from the Mecklenburg Lake District, Havel and Spree in the east, the Saar near the Elsass for a two-country tour in the west, to the international Bodensee in the south.

Climate: moderate with temperatures between 12 and 25 degrees
Sailing season: at sea May to September, in inland areas March to October

Yacht charter Germany

From Flensburg to Rügen along the coast of the Baltic Sea

A yacht charter in Germany has a lot to offer to sailing enthusiasts. The 84 islands in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea alone as well as the more than 200 marinas within short distances make for a delightful choice of destinations during a sailing trip. The Baltic Sea is a particularly diverse sailing area. On a yacht charter you will find partly challenging areas with very good wind conditions, but also calm waters to relax or for first sailing experiences like the Schlei or the Bodden waters.

The Fjord coast is suitable for sailing professionals as well as for less experienced sailors. From the bases in Flensburg, Eckernförde, Kiel and Laboe you can start in different bays of the fjord, which were formed by glaciers from the sea during the ice age. Situated close to Denmark, a two-country-trip offers itself, the islands Als, Fünen and Langeland are not far away. Less experienced sailors will find calmer conditions in the Schlei from Kappeln and can follow in the footsteps of the Vikings in Haithabu. Also close to the Danish islands are Heiligenhafen and Großenbrode with a large selection of yachts. From here it is only a few strokes to Lolland and Falster. If you are looking for a wide range of water sports activities, the island of Fehmarn is the place to be. From Burgtiefe you can sail around the island on a weekend or include Denmark on a longer trip from here.

From bases in the Mecklenburg Bay you start in the middle of the German Baltic Sea coast, so that you can arrange your trip from here both along the production coast towards Denmark or east along the Bodden coast to the islands of Rügen or even Usedom. In the bay, which also includes the Lübeck and Wismar bays, there are sandy beaches and seaside resorts where you can relax after sporty sailing. The bases here are, for example, Warnemünde near Rostock and Großenbrode.

The Bodden coast in the east has something to offer for different interests and sailing levels. The islands of Rügen, Hiddensee and Usedom invite nature lovers and beach walkers with their unique landscape and beaches. Traditional Hanseatic towns like Greifswald, Stralsund and Wolgast provide for varied shore excursions. And in the Bodden waters, sailing beginners will find calmer conditions for their sailing experience. In Greifswald and Kröslin you start from the mainland, from Kröslin in the more protected Peene stream. Breege on the island of Rügen is also located in the quiet bay of the same name with a historically influenced coastline. From here, an extensive cruise to Denmark or a short trip around Cape Arkona are also possible destinations.

If you also plan the Polish Baltic coast into your trip, you can also start on the Polish side in Swinemünde, depending on your schedule.

Houseboat vacations on Germany's inland waters

As an alternative to the coast or as an introduction to boating, we also have a wide selection of houseboats for you on Germany's inland waterways. On a part of the German waterways you can also rent a houseboat without a driving license. More information about chartering without a license and which areas are license-free can be found in our blog article "Boat charter without a license".

Popular for a houseboat vacation is, for example, the Mecklenburg Lake District with the Müritz in the east and Lake Plauer in the west. This area is free of locks and you can try yourself as a boat novice, because the conditions here are easy. You can start from Waren, Göhren-Lebbin or Plau am See.
From the Müritz southward you can also continue on the Havel, which flows in various waterways from the Müritz a curve past Berlin through Potsdam and Brandenburg back north into the Elbe. Especially nature lovers will find natural banks and a rich flora and fauna, cycling and hiking routes in the shore area and opportunities to explore the small side arms by canoe. On the Havel directly you can also set off from Fürstenberg, Zehdenick and Brandenburg.
A different perspective is offered by houseboating through Berlin, which can also be further explored by bicycle. On the Spree, you can then continue to the various bathing lakes and forests in the southeast of the capital.

If you start from Merzig, you can not only explore the Saarland with Saarbrücken on the Saar, but also continue your houseboat vacation further into Alsace. In addition to the sights in Strasbourg and Nancy, the canals take you through nature parks, past castles and through an area with culinary highlights.

If two countries are not enough for you, you can sail on Lake Constance in the same three-country corner. With its large area and three lakes, it offers many opportunities to find quiet places for yourself and a large number of sights such as the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen, castles such as Meersburg or Arenenberg or the flower island of Mainau. At the same time, you always have the Alpine panorama in view. The starting point is Kressbronn near Lindau.

The best time for a yacht charter in Germany

The Baltic Sea is a more demanding sailing area and is one of the best in the world. The stable wind conditions are perfect for a sailing trip. The weather can also include fast changes between highs and lows. Overall, the area is more suitable for more experienced sailors, but also sailing beginners will find more sheltered areas such as the Bodden coast or the Schlei.
On German inland waters you can start the boating season even in March and sail till October if there is a heater on board.

Our service for your yacht charter in Germany

To make sure that your next yacht charter in Germany will be perfect, our experienced team of the 1a-Yachtcharter agency will support you - from the consultation to the booking of your dream sailing trip. We offer you an extensive network of numerous boat owners, from which you can charter different boat types like sailing yachts, motor yachts, catamarans as well as trimarans. So you can explore the best German sailing areas with a boat of your choice - either alone, with the whole family or with a sporty team of professional sailors.

If you wish, we will support you already during the planning of your charter, either by mail or by phone. After booking you will receive as an additional service various sailing proposals.

The team of 1a Yachtcharter wishes you a successful yacht charter in Germany!

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