On the first day of the City of Bristol rowing trip to Berlin, we coverd 45km. Starting from Treptower Rudergemeinschaft, the rowing club we stayed with for four days, we rowed on the River Spree past a diverse East Berlin urban scenery before taking the first short break at the 1936 Olympic regatta course in Gruenau. From there we continued to the small village of Schmoeckwitz for the second short break. The tour continued across the Seddinsee and Gosener Kanal from where we turned into Kleiner Spreearm which leads through a residntial area, characterised by canals, called Little Venice. After having lunch we crossed the Grosser Mueggelsee, a vast and at times very choppy body of water that we shared with sailors, motor boats and wind surfers. Once crossed we stopped by at Friedrichshagener Ruderclub for a drink and headed back home from there.
This day trip was followed by three more shorter tours in Berlin, all of them as amazing as this one. I will post more about those soon.