canoe tour Osnabrücker Land, © TMN / David Kollmann
© TMN / David Kollmann

Watersports in Lower Saxony


The North Sea is one of the most popular destinations in Lower Saxony for people who love kayak vacations and more. But you don’t always have to get out on the sea to enjoy water sports in Germany. From the North Sea coast to winding heathland rivers and the expanses of the Weser, the Ems and the Elbe, there’s a wide range of experiences to choose from.

Canoe adventures

The varied surroundings of the estuaries have plenty to offer for paddlers. Leaving everyday life far behind you, a canoe trip is the perfect way to explore and enjoy the river. From challenging sections to areas suitable for beginners, there’s a canoe tour for everyone. Our passionate canoe tour operators have expert knowledge and are always happy to share useful tips.

Exploring the estuaries by motorboat

If you want to explore the water by motorboat, there’s nothing better than the estuaries between the Ems, the North Sea and the Elbe river. And when it’s time to go ashore, there are harbour festivals big and small in delightful towns like Leer or on the North Sea island of Borkum. Experienced skippers will thrive on the challenge of the coastal waters.