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Stand Up Paddling on the river Spree
Stand Up Paddling on the river Spree ©

Stand Up Paddling (SUP)

Whether you like to workout or enjoy to tour the city, stand up paddling is perfect for the Berlin summer

Stand-up paddling (SUP) means standing on a special surfboard and propelling yourself on the water with a paddle. In this full body workout, stand-up paddlers strengthen their balance as well as various groups of muscles in the trunk, shoulders and back. It’s good for relaxation and for physical and mental balance and also improves concentration, endurance and coordination. At the same time Stand Up Paddling is a great way to discover Berlin from the water - in a sustainable way.

SUP rental in Berlin: The best providers

Stand up paddling at sunset
Stand Up Paddling at the Spree in Berlin © Getty Images, Foto: Felix Kayser/EyeEm
Stand up Paddling auf der Spree in Treptow

Kolula SUP is represented at three locations. You can start directly at the Funkhaus (Nalepastrasse 18) or from Lindwerder Island. If you are planning a day trip to Brandenburg, you can use the rental at Krossinsee in Wernsdorf (Niederlehmer Chaussee 15, Königs Wusterhausen).

From the Funkhaus you can also launch into the Spree with the rental boards of the StandUpClub Berlin. Popular paddling destinations from it are the Plänterwald , the Rummelsburger Bucht , or the Insel der Jugend, where you can take a refreshing break in the beer garden. Paddle under the Oberbaumbrücke bridge, past the Molecule Man to Neukölln. Those who dare to get on a SUP board for the first time can also book a course or take part in a guided tour.

Note: The StandUpClub at the Badeschiff in Kreuzberg is currently closed.

Pura Vida in Rummelsbuger Bucht (Zillepromenade) is actually a sailing school, but the SUP trend has long been established here as well. In addition to SUP basics, SUP fitness and SUP yoga skills are also taught.

With WhatSUPBerlin, you set off from Spandau into the Havel (Scharfe Lanke 109). In addition to regular SUP boards, you can also rent large team boards or try out new trend sports like foil surfing or wings, where you fly over the water like the Silver Surfer. If you're new to SUP, take a course. More experienced SUP enthusiasts book tours to Klein Venedig or Lindwerder.

SUP rental at Berlin's most beautiful lakes

Nalani SUP on the Spree_summer
Nalani SUP on the Spree in summer ©

At Wannsee, sports enthusiasts visiting Berlin can rent the appropriate equipment at the Wassersport Center Berlin directly at Strandbad Wanssee or at Standup Wannsee (Am Großen Wannsee 58 B). Of course, courses and tours are also offered, for example to Schwanenwerder or once around the Pfaueninsel.

Meanwhile, you can also choose between a rowing boat or SUP board on the Schlachtensee in Zehlendorf. Afterwards, how about a walk through the Grunewald or refreshments in the beer garden at the Fischerhütte. Here you will find the rental Steh-Paddler.

On a trip to Müggelsee you can also try your hand at stand-up paddling by the hour. You can find boards and paddles at Nalani Surfing in Friedrichshagen and at Wasserläufer in Köpenick.

Tip: If there is no SUP rental at your favourite Berlin lake, you can also have a SUP board delivered. The provider is SUPRIDE Berlin. Here you can also rent inflatable SUP boards for a few days to take home. Enquiries to or by phone on 0176 28 11 51 06.

Find an overview of the most beautiful lakes, beaches and outdoor pools in Berlin on our Berlin Swimming Map.

Nalani Sup Surving at Oderbaumbrücke in Berlin
Nalani Sup Surving at Oderbaumbrücke ©