About Potsdam

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

Facilities

  • Toilets and showers will be closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Thank you for your understanding. Customers should use facilities on board their boats.
  • 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.

Hotels

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

Restaurants

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

Shops

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, Wed, Fri and Sat: 9am – 5pm. Tue and Thu: 10am – 4pm. Sun: Closed

Address

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

Telephone

+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

www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/overseas

 

Parking

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

For more details about:

  • when to arrive at our bases
  • what to expect when you arrive 
  • how to prepare for check-in
  • what happens on your final day when you return your boat

visit our 'arrivals' page.

Local info