Boat trips in Bavarian Lower Franconia - the Franconian Saale is a natural paradise for water sports enthusiasts.
The magic takes effect immediately. With the first stroke of the paddle you glide into a wonderful world where stress and hectic are quickly forgotten. The Franconian Saale meanders through a fascinating nature reserve, past meadows, forests and venerable willows whose branches bend low down to the water’s surface. The 140-kilometrelong river rises in Grabfeldgau near Bad Königshofen and flows into the Main near Gemünden. Around 100 kilometres are navigable for water sports enthusiasts. Kayak, canoe, canadier or stand-up paddler – everything is possible, there are rental stations everywhere. Courses for beginners and guided tours are also offered here.
The mostly leisurely flowing Saale also offers beginners the opportunity to enjoy the adventure of water hiking in a relaxed way. The river is one of the most popular areas because it offers so much variety when viewed from the water. In addition to the impressive nature, old villages and towns nestling along the river are fascinating, with historical sights such as castles and palaces in between.
An ideal starting point for tours on the water is the Romantik Hotel Neumühle in Wartmannsroth. The lovingly restored mill is located directly on the banks of the Franconian Saale and, in addition to comfort, culinary delights and wellness at the highest level, also offers easy access to the water sports paradise on the doorstep. Host Christoph Hoenig: “Just do what you want. Leisure means freedom – from everyday life, from constraints, from routine.” On the Franconian Saale, it only takes a few strokes of the paddle to achieve this liberating goal.