About Potsdam

Due to the effects of Coronavirus, we have delayed the opening of this base. For more information please visit our Go Boating with Confidence page.

Potsdam is in the Brandenburg region. While the stretch of waterway on which the base is located is licence free (you can enjoy a short break as far as Werder) to travel any further you will need a licence. The bright lights and cosmopolitan vibe of central Berlin is just 5hrs from Potsdam, with the pretty nature reserve of Spreewald beyond. Potsdam itself is the capital of this region and worth exploring, especially to see the Rococo splendour of Sanssouci Palace.

From Potsdam it is:

  • 36hrs (21 locks) to our base in Jabel
  • 25hrs (17 locks) to our base in Marina Wolfsbruch

What you get on the base


  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Wifi

Extras & options for your cruise

The following extras are available to prebook or purchase locally at this base. A reduced fee will apply to items that are prebooked. Please see 'Holiday Extras' for more details about each extra. Restrictions apply.


Practical extras

  • Early check-in & late check-out
  • Boat cleaning Parking (see 'Travel info' tab)
  • Eco cleaning pack
  • L.E.D. lantern
  • Top-deck cushions
  • Grocery packs

Fun extras

  • Bike hire
  • Special occasion gift baskets
  • Gas barbecues
  • Angling dinghy and outboard

Payment Means

Please note that payment of fuel, deposit & any extras booked and paid locally are required in the local currency of the base. Our bases accept Visa & Mastercard, but not American Express.


Mercure Airport Hotel Berlin Tegel - +49 (0) 30 410 60

Holiday Inn Berlin-Tegel - +49 (0) 304 600 30

Mercure - Potsdam - +49 (0) 331/2722

Avendi am Griebnitzsee - Potsdam - +49 (0) 331 709 10

Ascot-Bristol - Potsdam - +49 (0) 331 6691 0

Best Western Parkhotel - Potsdam - +49 (0) 331 981 210

Bayrisches Haus - Potsdam - +49 (0) 331 550 50

Froschkasten - Potsdam - +49 (0) 331 291 315

Pension Zeitlos - Potsdam - +49 (0) 331 704 82 00


Kartoffel - +49 (0) 331 710 159

Zum Starstecher - +49 (0) 647 44 818

Taj Mahal - +49 (0) 3329 69 21 56

Am Stadttor - +49 (0) 331 29 17 29


At Potsdam you will find all the main facilities. The main supermarket is situated in the city centre, which is a 5 minute walk away from the base.

Shops are generally open from 09:00 - 18:00 on Mondays to Fridays and from 09:00 - 14:00 on Saturdays.

Please note that most shops and restaurants do not accept payments with credit cards

Local market

Monday to Saturday

Opening hours

Mon & Sat: 8am - 12noon & 1pm - 6pm | Tue, Wed, Thu: 8am - 12noon & 1pm - 4pm | Fri: 8am - 12noon & 1pm - 4:30pm | Sun: Closed


Le Boat Potsdam, Yachthafen Potsdam
Kastanienallee 22C
D - 14471 Potsdam


+49 (0) 339 215 0956

Travel to Potsdam

To book a taxi to or from the base you can contact the number below.


Taxi Potsdam‘ (00 49 3 31 29 29 29)


Approximate price (4 passengers) from:

  • Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL) 58€
  • Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF) 73€
  • Potsdam Charlottenhof Train Station 10€
  • Potsdam Hauptbahnhof Train Station 15€

By Road

Be prepared

It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with local road rules and abide by them. Most European countries have a list of compulsory equipment that you must take with you. For driving advice and a list of the equipment you’ll need, please visit




Secure parking (pre-bookable extra – fee applies)

By Train

Closest train station(s):

  • Potsdam Charlottenhof: 1 km
  • Potsdam Hauptbahnhof: 3 km

By Air

Closest airport(s):

  • Berlin Tegel: 35 km (A115)
  • Berlin Schönefeld: 41 km (L40)

Arrival at Potsdam

When to arrive

Your boat will be ready to depart for 16:00 - 18:00. If you have booked an Early Check-in Service, please arrive at the base ready to depart between 11:00 and 12:00 or from 14:00.

If you don't have an international or German certificate (for operations of pleasure crafts on inland waterways) you will have to arrive at the base by 2pm for a 2 hour training course. Even after this tuition you will still not be allowed to cruise in licensed areas. If you already have a licence this additional tuition is not required, your pre-departure briefing will take the usual 1hr and you may arrive any time between 14:00 and 17:00 (unless you have booked early check-in). 

Late arrivals

If you are going to be arriving at the base late, you will need to inform the base directly or our UK/IRE sales team. When you arrive at the base there will be a note on the reception door informing you where your boat is. The boat will be left open for you to stay on board that night. The base staff will do the full briefing the following morning.

Upon arrival

Our base staff look forward to welcoming you to their cruising region and aim to make your arrival and holiday as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

When you arrive our base staff will:

  • Take a deposit to cover the fuel and gas you use during your holiday as well as engine wear and tear. Any extra fuel used will be charged on your return or we will refund the difference for fuel you have not used.
  • Take a refundable collision damage deposit. This will be refunded if you return your boat and its inventory undamaged at the end of your holiday. The amount collected (and thus your liability) can be reduced by purchasing a Collision Damage Waiver in advance. Please contact our sales team for details.
  • Familiarise you with your waterways guide, maps and other helpful documentation provided to help you plan where you want to go and where you’d like to stop.
  • Brief you about your boat, the equipment on board, and the cruising area (places to visit, etc.).
  • Give you a boat handling demonstration on the water with one of our technicians.

Your return

Your boat should be returned and unoccupied by 09:00 on your last cruising day (or by midday if you have booked a Late Check-out).

Local info