I'm trying to rent kayaks for the day out of Stuttgart. Anyone know where I can do that? Thanks, Bob
Have a look at lauffen.de/website/…kanutouren which is only in German so use your computer browser's translation facility. The location is Lauffen am Neckar ( www.lauffen.de ) which is a very pleasant small town between Stuttgart and Heilbronn that has a small completely walled town.
You can also canoe through Esslingen's ( www.esslingen.de ) canals and river …esslingen.de/servlet/…index.html , again, only in German. Of course Esslingen has an excellent well-preserved medieval oldtown center.
These are the only places that I know about where it is possible to canoe or kayak on the Neckar River through using rentals. You can rent rowboats and peddle boats in Tuebingen ( www.tuebingen.de ) which is our favorite town in Germany, but I doubt that they will rent you one of the large traditional boats that has to be poled, at least they refused to rent one to me. It might also be possible to rent boats of some sort at the Max-Eyth-See on Stuttgart's north side, a small lake alongside the Neckar River.
There are canoe rentals for the idyllic Danube and idyllic Grosse Lauter River ( www.grosses-lautertal-alb.de ) of the Swabian Alb ( www.schwaebischealb.de ) with one of the highest concentrations of castle ruins in Germany. www.kanutouren.com/ is their website.
When it comes to large tourist boat trips on the Neckar the following places and websites have trips:
Stuttgart- www.neckar-kaeptn.de .
You also might see the many kayak and rowing crews from the university. They are often practicing on the river. One of their headquarters is in Neuenheim, just across the Neckar on Neuenheimer Landstrasse.
There are plenty of boat clubs along the Neckar River, but the problem is that they are private. I haven't seen many kayaks or canoes.
On Sunday mornings there will be a lot of sculls out of all sizes as a number of the boat clubs have them and that seems to be the most popular time.
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