Unless you’re one of those hardened cold water swimmers, you’ve probably already said goodbye to this year’s swimming season and stowed your swimming gear safely away for the winter. But even with sinking temperatures you can still explore the Spreewald from the water. Canoe or kayak tours are a great experience in summer as well as in autumn and winter. (In the dark season, however, a reasonable level of experience is required to take to the water safely.)
If you like it more cosy or if you are travelling with children, you can book a seat on one of the barges and warm yourself with a hot mulled wine or cocoa, while the ferryman (or the ferrywoman) steers and tells stories of the Spreewald. On shore there are coaches and even sledges for excursions.
When the nights become really, really cold and frosty, the river turns into a 1,500 kilometre long network of ice rinks where everything is possible, from turning pirouettes to playing ice hockey and ice hiking.