Top 10 Houseboats In Berlin, Germany

Leizle Anne
Leizle Anne  
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Berlin and the surrounding state of Brandenburg are known for their expansive rivers and other running streams. No wonder the city is an excellent choice for an exciting houseboat vacation and holiday getaway. You can explore the region’s natural attractions such as the Havel, Ruppiner Seenland, and Uckermark Lakes. Other must-visit places in the city include the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag Building, and Museum Island. Renting a houseboat is a creative and practical way to enjoy a relaxing and relatively quiet environment. You can spend time with friends and family and discover what it’s like to be in touch with nature and enjoy a waterfront view as you wake up. In and around Berlin, there are numerous types of houseboats to choose from. Scroll down for the top houseboats in Berlin, Germany, for great stays.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status. recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on November 27, 2023.

1. Historic houseboat with infrared heaters (from USD 241)

Dating back to 1925, this houseboat is specially designed for relaxation on the water. This 70-sq-m (753.5-sq.-ft.) modernized ferry boat has bright rooms with infrared heaters, a large living space with a historic steering wheel and contemporary fireplace, The sleeping cabins are at the stern and bow, and a fully equipped kitchen is also available here.

Situated right across Rummelsburger Bucht, the accommodation offers guests a daily dose of nature in the heart of the city. You can unwind on the ship’s private deck, which offers stunning views. Hosts can also provide a kayak or a stand-up paddle board for those who are interested in getting into the water and exploring the scenery around.

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Berlin, Germany
7.91 km (5.0 mi) from Köpenick Palace
139 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Houseboat 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Location:
great airbnb with a perfect location in berlin close to nightlife
this is the perfect location for a romantic getaway within the city
its not a central location but also not too far from town and some great clubs and restaurants
beautifully presented and a wonderfully scenic location
beautiful place wish i could live there
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2. Well-equipped houseboat docked in Citymarina Berlin Rummelsburg (from USD 162)

Picture yourself spending your holiday with your family in this cozy and private floating apartment, with beautiful views all around you. You can make this a reality when you stay at this rental. This houseboat is situated at Citymarina Berlin Rummelsburg, just within 4.3 mi (7 km) from Alexanderplatz. The houseboat features a bright lounge and large windows that provide an unobstructed view of the outdoors, making you feel more connected to nature. This floating apartment is also equipped with an underfloor heating system, making occupants comfortable.

Moreover, you can enjoy a spectacular view over the marina and Rummelsburg Bay while enjoying your meals at Citymarina Berlin. The harbor kitchen serves breakfast and lunch on weekdays and dinner from Wednesday to Sunday.

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Berlin, Germany
7.74 km (4.9 mi) from Köpenick Palace
62 reviews   Wifi Available
Houseboat 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
extremely clean perfect for a couple
she’s kept very clean and is modern
Host:
elena who attended to us is a superstar and was very helpful
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3. Unique and comfy houseboat (from USD 232)

With a length of 8.5 m (27.8 ft), a width of 3.5 m (11.5 ft), and an area of around 16 sq m (172 sq. ft,), this Nautilus-type houseboat is a great choice for couples and families with children.

It comes with a unique design and features such as a pull-out double bed and a fully equipped kitchen. The fore deck and roof terraces are also ideal spots to enjoy your drinks while admiring the beauty of nature. It is powered by a 15 hp motor and can cruise around Berlin, Brandenburg, and Mecklenburg (except Müritz and the rivers of Elbe and Oder) without a specific permit.

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Berlin, Berlin, DE
5 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

4. Luxurious houseboat located in the heart of Berlin (from USD 968)

When you are looking for safe and comfortable floating accommodation close to Olympiastadion and Messe Berlin, consider this houseboat. Powered by a 470-hp engine and with an area of 142 sq m (1528.5 sq. ft.), this luxury houseboat was specially designed to accommodate large groups (including kids) and event trips. You can also take in the beautiful view of the Havel river as you celebrate and enjoy the day with family and friends.

This steel-hull houseboat also features a fully equipped suite room and a sun deck that comes with a hot tub, US barbecue kit, lounge seating group, and a canopy.

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Berlin, Germany
25.86 km (16.1 mi) from Köpenick Palace
19 reviews   Wifi Available
Houseboat 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Location:
a unique experience in a great location
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Berlin Tour Guide

Matti Geyer

Matti Geyer

I was born in Berlin the year before the wall fell and thus had the fortune and privilege to grow up in a city that was growing up itself. In 2008, I decided to turn my passion for this amazing city into a career by becoming a tour guide. Both my parents lived in East Germany: My dad became a teacher, until refusal to join the Communist party ended his career, whilst my mom worked as a tour guide for tourists from the Soviet Union. In a way, I am following in her footsteps, although our tours would be incredibly different. For instance, my mom failed her first test tour, when she didn’t refer to the Berlin Wall by its official East German propaganda term ‘antifascist protection barrier.’ On my tours, I am always happy to share personal family stories about what it was like growing up in such an exciting and ever-changing city. I have a Bachelor’s degree in English and History from the University of Potsdam and a Master’s degree in European Studies from the Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder. When I’m not guiding, I work as a journalist at one of Berlin’s biggest radio stations or spend time with my wife and son. I have also lived in New York City and in Brussels, where I worked at the Goethe-Institut and the European Parliament, respectively. I speak fluent English with hardly any accent. I am a member of the Berlin Guides Association. I am looking forward to showing you around this amazing city – on and off the beaten track – and to sharing its fascinating anecdotes, stories, and secrets! I am also a big fan of Potsdam, and am always happy to take people there as well!

Tours by Matti

5. Eco-friendly houseboat with a fireplace

This houseboat is an ideal accommodation for vacationers who are looking to take their holiday on the river to the next level. This 40-sq-m (430.5-sq.-ft.) eco-friendly floating apartment features a spacious living area that comes with a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom with an extra bed good for two guests.

Included also in their amenities are a solar electric system, a wooden fireplace, and a gas-powered underfloor heating system to keep you cozy. A one-week supply of water is provided onboard as well.

With its berth located in Citymarina Berlin, you can certainly enjoy sumptuous food served at the harbor kitchen. In addition, you don’t have to worry when it comes to safety and security as the boat is safely attached to the shore stream and guards patrol the harbor area at night. Please note that a sports boat license is required if you choose to drive the boat.

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Berlin, Germany
7.68 km (4.8 mi) from Köpenick Palace
46 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Houseboat 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
stylish clean space with all comfort of a normal apartment
Host:
the hosts were amazingly helpful and timely in responding to any questions we had
special place to spend some time nice area and kind staff
Location:
very close to sisyphos which is great fun - other bars restaurants a short hop on public transport
great place to stay very easy check in and check out
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6. Luxurious houseboat suitable for events (from USD 492)

Get that relaxing and magical houseboat experience when you spend your next holiday or weekend getaway at this property. This houseboat offers luxurious amenities including an elegant living area with an open kitchen and a chic bathroom.

In addition, the boat is also an ideal setting for photo sessions, workshops, and intimate celebrations. The rental can cater to up to 55 people for outdoor celebrations.

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Berlin, Germany
6.55 km (4.1 mi) from Köpenick Palace
11 reviews   Wifi Available
Houseboat 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Host:
nicola was a great host
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7. Spacious houseboat with a cinema screen (from USD 547)

Choose this rental if you’re looking for a comfortable and relaxing holiday home on the waters of Berlin. This houseboat features three bedrooms that come with box spring beds and a sofa bed. The boat is also equipped with a heating system, fireplace, cinema screen, barbecue, and internet. They also have a 90-sq m (968.7-sq ft) living area and a roof terrace, which are perfect spots to unwind and spend quality time with family and friends.

Insurance is included when you book this accommodation.

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Berlin, Germany
8.76 km (5.5 mi) from Köpenick Palace
8 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Houseboat 4 Beds 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Host:
martin is a super kind and cool host
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8. Spacious, cozy floating home

If you need to escape from busy city life and enjoy the beauty of nature, this spacious and cozy floating home is a great choice for you. The houseboat comes equipped with a kitchenette, fireplace, barbecue grill, and fire bowl. You can also enjoy the scenic beauty of the lake and take a breath of fresh air at the sundeck. For a relaxing and rejuvenating experience, you can also make use of the floating sauna whenever available.

The boat is anchored on the Spree close to Treptower Park, and a pedal boat, situated on the Alt-Stralau peninsula, is provided for an easy crossing. With its great location, the site can be conveniently reached by bus 347 or M43, and it only takes a 20-minute walk from Ostkreuz.

It is important to note that the houseboat is mainly a place of relaxation, and not intended for parties. They enforce quiet hours that begin at 10 pm. Moreover, please also bring your own drinking water as it is not provided onboard.

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Berlin, Germany
7.79 km (4.9 mi) from Köpenick Palace
129 reviews   Wifi Available
Houseboat 1 Bed 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed and couch are super nice
Host:
tobias and martin are the best hosts that i've seen
our host very quick and kind to response every time
our host very quick and kind to response every time
martin was a great and very friendly host
everything was provided by martin and he was very helpful and friendly
Location:
we enjoyed our stay and the location was nice
the houseboat is in a great location near good transport links
amazing location the coziest of spaces inside and out a wonderful calming inspiring stay
more spacious than expected great communication super location and a very unique stay
original place to stay in berlin
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9. Stylish houseboat with a large roof terrace (from USD 193)

Step inside this elegant houseboat nestled in the heart of Berlin, specifically in Havelchaussee, Grunewald. Featuring a large roof terrace, this private accommodation offers scenic views, allowing you to relax and de-stress. The rental has a cozy bedroom, a living room that comes with a high-quality sofa bed, and a fully equipped kitchen. For a more exciting outdoor experience, you can also make use of the barbecue area and hammock.

All guests can also take advantage of the lockable tool shed for bicycles and parking. Stand-up paddle boards are also available for rent. Planning to bring your pet dog with you? No problem with that. Dogs are permitted on board the houseboat for a fee of 40 EUR (approx. 40 USD).

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Berlin Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany
25.66 km (16.0 mi) from Köpenick Palace
82 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Houseboat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing place beautiful view and warm water to enjoy a swim across the havel
Host:
lovely and helpful host x
she is so friendly and kindness
the hospitality is kind and very helpful
lászló was a helpful host happy to show us around and explain everything
dorit was the perfect host and we were left to our own devices
Location:
the location is exceptional - so peaceful and lots of herons and ducks to keep us company
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10. Large houseboat near Spandau Citadel

This houseboat is a conducive place to recharge and relax by the water. It has an open-plan lounge where you can spend some fun and cozy time with friends and family and experience the stunning view of the sunset. The accommodation comes with two double cabins, a fully equipped kitchen, and a walk-in shower. With its berth situated in the Altstadthafen Berlin Spandau, near the Spandauer See, you will also get the chance to have a scenic view of the Spandau Citadel.

Please note that the boat is primarily designed as a floating hotel, and not for sailing. But you can sail the houseboat if you have a sports boat license.

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27.08 km (16.9 mi) from Köpenick Palace
10 reviews  
Houseboat 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Location:
nice and cozy place especially for hot shiny days not far from u-bahn restaurants and supermarket nearby
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Relaxing vacation in a houseboat in Berlin

These accommodations are perfect for those who are looking to have an unforgettable and comfortable holiday in Berlin in a houseboat. You will certainly be astounded by the unique and cozy amenities that these houseboats have to offer. Plan your next adventure on the water today and book your stay in any of these floating homes.

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Leizle grew up in Dumaguete City, the City of Gentle People. This place shaped her into who she is today, especially as a travel writer. She started writing blogs and articles in 2015, and since...Read more

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