Kayaking

From the canals of Germany’s Spreewald Biosphere Reserve to the largest lake in Switzerland

Kayaking the Medem River in Germany

When you think of visiting Germany, paddling is probably not a sport that comes to mind. Few visitors experience its lakes and rivers except from shore. Part of this is simply because it can be difficult finding out where you're allowed to go, where to park w...

Baltic Sea Camping at Ostsee-Camp Kliff

Have you ever wondered what it's like camping in Germany?  Or are you planning your own camping trip and want to know what to expect?  After an inordinate amount of effort on our part, we can now answer that.  We finally camped in Germany i...
kayaking the Werra River

Kayaking the Werra River

Several weeks ago, Travis and I drove over to Kiessee, a small lake in Göttingen, to meet some folks from the Göttinger Paddler-Club. Hanging out on the club's deck at the lake for well over an hour, we chatted with Robert, one of the organizers, and several o...
Oru kayaking on Lake Gruyere, Switzerland

An Oru Maiden Voyage

Lake Gruyere is the second largest reservoir in Switzerland.  It stretches for 13.5 km from just south of the small university town of Fribourg nearly to the town of Broc, home of the country's famous Nestlé chocolate factory.  An artificial lake, it was creat...