Tips for beginners for the houseboat vacation - ready for the holidays
When you go on a houseboat holiday, you usually do not need a driving licence. Holiday on a houseboat means peace, leisurely flowing rivers and canals, quiet lakes and the quiet bubbling of the engine.
Vacation on a houseboat means having time: for the beauty of the landscapes on the shore, for nature, for the people you are travelling with. Time for land and people, extensive meals on board and time for yourself. You determine the pace and program of your boat holiday. On a houseboat trip you experience the ideal connection between culture and nature. Your boat is both a means of transport and a home: you decide when and where you want to moor. Houseboats are so easy to manoeuvre that you will quickly be at the helm with the serenity of an experienced skipper.
For the first trip with a houseboat a route without the need for a driving licence on the wonderful lakes in Brandenburg and Mecklenburg is ideal, here one can learn the first steps on the houseboat in peace and quiet after a first briefing. For the very beginning one should limit oneself to the numerous small lakes and avoid the big lakes. These can be travelled in a later vacation after the first experiences with the houseboat.
What type of boat?
In any case, a boat with an outside helm should be chosen in order to have a good overview of the water and the landscape, as well as a large upper deck that offers space for the whole crew.
One week is enough for the first houseboat holidays, and this should not be planned with activities. A houseboat holiday means enjoying the atmosphere on board at leisure. Sometimes less is more. If you like it somewhere, you just stay there longer - that's the freedom of a boating holiday!