Boating on the Waterways of Berlin
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Between the graffiti-speckled banks of the Spree River, tourist-packed double-decker ships maneuver around souped-up motorboats and makeshift rafts. And as the land along the water has developed, boating has become an increasingly popular pastime.
“There are more and more people each year,” said Christopher Röllinghoff, whose boating school, Bootsschule Röllinghoff (Müggelbergallee 1; 49-30-210-282-31), prepares students for the boating license tests administered by the city. In recent years, he added, there have been so many people signing up, the sessions are sometimes overbooked.
Berlin’s more than 100 miles of navigable waters eventually connect to the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the Rhine, so the city is ideal as a starting point for long trips like Mr. Ohler’s, but the waterways also offer a special vantage point for taking in the city itself.
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