You are probably aware that Berlin is an interesting, vibrant city. But did you know that it has around 60 rowing clubs? With its many lakes and waterways, Berlin is actually an ideal place for rowing. We use the beautiful, tastefully decorated facilities and boat house of the friendly and hospitable rowing club “Rudergesellschaft Wiking” in Neuköln, near the city centre. The club also has an extensive field and is located along a stretch of excellent rowing water.
New in 2018 are the summer courses in Berlin:
Our rowing water
Outings will take place on the sheltered Teltow Canal, which is excellent for rowing, with little other traffic. Coaching will be done from the coaching launch.
Participants will use singles and doubles from RG Wiking. Like in Dreisbach, there will be sculls with small, medium and large grips.
Hot lunch will be provided at RG Wiking.
Participants will book their own accommodation. There are several hotels at walking distance from the rowing club. Accommodation in other parts of Berlin can be reached easily by U-Bahn (metro) or S-Bahn (tram/train). Finally, participants can also choose to stay in one of the two clean, basic dormitories (hostel-style) and use the nice kitchen facilities at RG Wiking.
Berlin is easily accessible by train and airplane, and has an excellent public transport system. From RG Wiking in Neuköln, the U-Bahn, S-Bahn or bus will get you to Kreuzberg in a few minutes, or to Potzdammerplatz in about 20 minutes. Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) is also quick and easy to reach by public transport.
Berlin has lots to offer in terms of art and culture, and has a wide range of international restaurants. Plenty to do and to discover after rowing!