Hermannsburg, Germany
Canoe Kayak
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Canoe Tour on the Örtze

A 22 km paddle tour for experienced paddlers on the Örtze. On the Örtze there are many possibilitys to do a paddle tour. For example, the Tour Hermannsburg – Eversen offers itself as an beginner course. For advanced guests, the big day tour from Hermannsburg to Wolthausen with a length of approx. 22 kilometers and a journey of 6.5 hours. We will be glad to advise you in detail so that your paddle tour becomes a successful experience.


  • 3/4 seater Canoe or single kayak
  • Paddle & life jackets
  • Dry bags for valuables and spare clothes
  • Route map as well as a detailed instruction

Meeting Point

Celler Str. 21, 29320 Herrmannsburg

Start Time

On request, arrangement after booking


6,5 Hours

The river

The Örtze rises north of Munster and flows after 54 kilometers, at Winsen, into the Aller. As the largest river in the Lüneburg Südheide, it has a relatively strong gradient with a flow of about 0.70 meters per second and a water depth of 0.5 to 2 meters. Due to its higher flow rate, curvy sections and partly low branches, the Örtze is more difficult for canoeists than the Aller and is not recommended for small children, for example.


The Örtze is part of the European Nature Conservation Network "Natura 2000", which is under special protection under the "Flora-Fauna-Habitat"-directive. For this reason, the river has strict rules for paddling. It is only allowed to paddle there from 16th of May till 14th of October.


Its spectacular course through landscapes and historic villages in the nature Park Südheide has already impressed the poet Hermann Löns more than 100 years ago, so that he even devoted the river its own chapter.


We will gladly arrange for you the concessional transfer by bus or taxi to/from the boat jetty or the place of your choice.

Further Information

Degree of Difficulty



Kanu-Feeling, Hermannsburg


22 km

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