City-Tour Jena

Experience the quiet side of the pulsating young town Jena on our City-tour in the heart of the “Lichststadt”. Get to know Jena from another point of view on the tamed river Saale, which provides the ideal conditions for newbies and advanced paddlers.

After a short introduction to the handling of the boat and a safety instruction by one of our guides you can start your trip in the green heart of the city. In the middle of the large park, paddlers are able to get right into the city centre, where cafés, bars invite you for a visit. Besides that you can also get to one of the numerous museums, the theatre or the famous “Planetarium” within minutes.

Upriver, passing the stadium and the lake “Schleichersee”, river Saale leads you up to the old lock in Jena-Burgau and its historical bridge. Advanced paddlers can furthermore discover the city-beach in Jena-Göschwitz or the waterside park in Jena-Lobeda after passing around the old lock.

Because of its slow velocity of flow on river Saale, the City-tour is also adequate for Stand Up Paddling. In kayaks, canoes or rafts, the neutral conditions help even unpracticed guys and children to gain the needed confidence in using a paddle.

  • Safety instruction und rules of paddling on rivers
  • Introduction in the handling of the boats and paddling-techniques
  • Route-explanation and notes on pass-around points and locks
  • A relaxing boat-trip in the city of Jena
  • Duration: 2-3 hours incl. breaks
  • Canoe, kayak or raft
  • Stand Up Paddling: SUP/iSUP-Board
  • Paddle
  • Life-jackets / swimming vests
  • Waterproof luggage-box
  • Map
  • Appropriate clothes / shoes according to weather conditions
  • i.e. sunscreen / headgear
  • 2nd outfit / towel
  • Weekends: 11 o’clock
  • Weekdays: negotiable

Additional booking options

  • 1 Night in a Hotel or guesthouse including breakfast for a total price of 69€ per Adult, and 54€ per Child up to until 12 years old.
  • 1 Night at a camping-site (you must provide your own tent) for a total of 33€ per Adult and 23€ per Child.

from 20 € (per adult) / 14 € (per child)

Difficulty: Easy

in canoe / kayak / raft / SUP

  • incl. equipment
  • Distance up to 10 km / Duration: 2-3 hours
  • pass-around points and/or locks: 1