Kayak, Canoe, Stand Up Paddle Boarding: A Day on Hamburg’s Waterways
by Christina Höhnen
From Pedal Boat to Sailing and even Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Residents also benefit from the water, relaxing on the beaches of the Elbe River or taking all sorts of boats out on the Alster River and its many canals. Those who don’t own a boat can rent a pedal boat, kayak, or canoe at one of the city’s many rental stations. For students who want to take up boating as a hobby, Hamburg University offers kayak courses. You can also rent canoes and take rowing classes there. If you’d rather not go canoeing or kayaking by yourself, you can sign up for a weekend tour offered by the university sports centre. And if you always wanted to learn how to sail, Hamburg is just the place to do that as well. Many Hamburg residents obtain a sailing license and spend their evenings and weekends taking sail boats on the Outer Alster. The university sports centre offers free sailing activities from April to September.