Water sports

The yellow sleek boats of the rowers belong in the summer months to the picture of the island town Ratzeburg! 

The Ratzeburger Karl Adam (1912 - 1976), teacher at the Lauenburg School of Rowing and Learning after the Second World War, revolutionized the rowing sport with his own theoretical investigations and established completely new and above all groundbreaking sports and training methods. He created the concept of the "mature athlete"! Adam laid the foundation for a unique success story and made Ratzeburg the "Mecca of rowing". From 1959 to 1968 the boats he trained won numerous titles at European and World Championships and in 1960 and 1968 the Olympic gold medal in Rome and Mexico City! Karl Adam was co-founder of the Ratzeburger Ruderclub and the Ruderakademie Ratzeburg, today the Bundesleistungszentrum für Rudern. 

But meanwhile everyone can experience the water fun in Ratzeburg: Pedal boats, canoes, water bicycles, electric and sailing boats are available for hire. Even stand-up paddlers get their money's worth: Lake Ratzeburg offers wonderful opportunities for this sport. 

Talk to us: there are different rental stations! 


Wittler's Hotel • Große Kreuzstraße 11 • 23909 Ratzeburg • Tel.: +49 (0)4541 - 3204 • www.wittlers-hotel-ratzeburg.de • info@wittlers-hotel.de

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