The Örtze is a real gem for canoers. Its source can be found to the north of Munster, and it flows into the Aller river 54 km downstream at Winsen.
Experience a little of the “Amazon in Lower Saxony”. The river meanders through varied landscapes, meaning a canoe trip along the Örtze is an adventure but also somewhat challenging! There are several places along the Örtze where visitors can stop for a picnic as well as two camp sites and a youth hostel with a field for pitching tents.
Between 16 May and 14 October from 9 am to 6 pm, canoeists can only access the Örtze from the village of Müden to its confluence with the Aller river. The water level must be within the green area of the gauge for canoes to be allowed on the Örtze. You can check this information online or take a reading at your boarding point. There are only two weirs along the Örtze, one can be crossed in a canoe and the other requires portage. In order to protect the delicate wildlife along the Örtze, the banks may only be accessed at designated jetties.