The courses SaarRowingCenter offers in Dreisbach on the river Saar are 3-day and 4-day courses for rowers in single sculls, double sculls and larger boats. Dreisbach an der Saar is located between Trier and the Luxembourg border, and is an excellent place for rowers looking to improve their technique or novices wanting to learn to row in a single scull.
Summer courses in Dreisbach on the river Saar are:
- Beginners’ course single sculling: 4 days
- Single/double sculling or 2- for advanced and experienced rowers: 3 or 4 days
- Single/double sculling or 2- for advanced and experienced rowers with targeted strength training or functional movement training: 3 days
- Personal coaching in single scull (1x): 3 days
- Personal coaching in double scull (2x): 3 days
- Personal coaching in 2-: 3 days
- Team/Crew coaching
Our rowing water
In and around Dreisbach, the river Saar, a tributary of the Moselle, flows through a beautiful stretch of nature. The sheltered location means the water on the Saar around Dreisbach is usually flat. There is little commercial and recreational traffic on the Saar. We have made a short VIDEO, recorded from the boat, to give an impression of the rowing water at our Dreisbach location. From the rowing centre, you can either go up to 5 km northward, along the sweeping Schleife bend and through some magnificent surroundings, to the Mettlach lock, or up to 4 km southward toward the Besseringen nature area. During the outings, your coach will accompany you by bike, coaching from the bank.
Participants will be rowing in a Wintech Club Racer single scull or in a Wintech International double. When selecting a boat for any individual participant, we make sure the weight class of the boat matches that of the rower. The boat will be fitted with shoes in a suitable size and the grips of the sculls will be matched to the size of your hands, as women’s hands tend to be smaller than men’s. Using smaller grips can help them maintain a relaxed grip and therefore a relaxed body posture.
Accommodation in Dreisbach is on full board basis in the “Bootshaus”, located in a magnificent setting overlooking the river Saar.
The “Bootshaus” was an important training centre for rowing and canoeing between the 1950s and the end of the 1970s. The boats are stored on the ground floor, with a hotel, a pleasant café and a large patio occupying the first floor. The basic 2- and 3-person rooms are located on the top floor. Each room is provided with a toilet and shower. A sauna is available downstairs, and adjoining the Bootshaus there is a a multi-purpose field for playing tennis, basket ball, volleyball or five-a-side football.
The easiest way to get to Dreisbach is by car or train. The train will take you from Cologne along the rivers Rhine, Moselle and Saar – a particularly scenic journey. From Mettlach or Merzig train station, it is just a short taxi ride to the “Bootshaus” in Dreisbach.
Each summer, SaarRowingCenter welcomes around 150-190 rowers in more than 20 courses in singles and doubles. Most courses have an international character, with participants from Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Denmark and the United Kingdom.
Saarland, the area around the Saar, is renowned as an excellent region for walking and cycling. One of the many hiking and cycling routes passes just in front of the rowing centre. A 1.5-hour walk will take you from the “Bootshaus” up to the viewpoint overlooking the Schleife, the sweeping bend in the Saar river. Another option for a nearby excursion is to take the ferry across the Saar and climb the castle ruins. You will be rewarded with some truly magnificent views. The surroundings are also very well suited to exploration by mountain bike. In addition to the natural surroundings, there are a number of attractions and towns nearby that are well worth a visit. Mettlach, also known as Germany’s Ceramics City, is within walking and cycling distance. In addition to the Villeroy&Boch factory with its bustling outlet shop, the Ceramics Museum is a worthwhile attraction to visit. And don’t forget to pay a visit to the picturesque town centre of “Weinort” (“wine town”) Saarburg. A little further off at around 45 km, the beautiful old city of Trier boasts a wealth of intact Roman remains.