The “Beetzsee” regatta venue

The “Beetzsee” regatta venue, a modern competition venue is more than 40 years old. Visiting the modern and lavishly designed sports facilities today, you would hardly believe that national and international championships have been held here for four decades now. In this region, enthusiasm for watersports is a tradition that goes back more than 120 years. The facility became an increasingly popular competition course. Proof of this are the many events it hosted, including about 70 canoe regattas, among them 3 World Cups Canoe Marathon, seven German canoe sprint and dragon boat championships, 20 state championships and 20 Eastern German canoe sprint championships, as well as other events, not forgetting the annual Brandenburg Grand Canoe Regatta.

Emphasizing the multi-purpose nature of the “Beetzsee” regatta course are the regular sailing regattas, triathlon events and even the traditional Beetzsee Run which are all held here. In addition to sporting events, the site of the regatta course is also used for trade fairs and cultural events. After the successful Under 23 World Rowing Championships in 2008, the 2009 European Championships Canoe Sprint and the 2011 ICF Junior Canoe Sprint World Championships was the next in the series of major international events.

The face of the regatta course continues to change substantially, with the expansion of the rail network and other modernization projects being undertaken. These include the extension of the spectator stand, the completion of the broadcasting and media system, a newly designed press and media area, the extension of the judges’ tower, the construction of new athletics facilities, modifications to the accreditation area and improvements to the display screen. The venue is also built for Paracanoeing and the facilities are prepared for disabled persons in athletes and spectators venue. The waterway features are some of the most placid and beautiful water to paddle on in the world.


  • 15.09.1967: Start of construction with the goal to build a race track that meets the requirements of international championships.
  • ab 1970: DKSV carries out the Great Brandenburg International Canoe Regatta on an annual basis
  • 09.-13.08.1972: European Women Rowing Championships with 21 teams
  • 08.-11.08.1985: 1st Junior World Rowing Championships with 30 teams
  • after 1990: Decision at local and national level, to restore the traditional nature Regatta Course and to step by step develop it into a venue for international championships
  • 1994 / 1995: Modification and renovation of referee tower
  • 1999 / 2000: Modification first gallery
  • 2001 / 2002:Modification second gallery and roof
  • 2003 / 2011: Extensive renovation of the complete site e.g. referee tower, functional building, showers and restrooms were adapted to the needs of the disabled

Features of the Regatta Course Brandenburg

  • Internationally recognized racing technology, including: Olympic standard time measuring device by Swiss-Time
  • Latest technology inside the “old” new finish tower, with 170 sqm of floor space
  • Jetties and buildings adapted to the needs of the disabled
  • Fiber-optic wiring throughout the grounds of the race track
  • High-Speed Internet
  • 64 sqm video wall
  • TV in the catering area and on the paddock with “Regatta Live TV”
  • Large catering area on the paddock
  • 14,000 sqm for the preparation of the athletes and boat set up
  • Automatic starting system
  • Partially roofed galleries
  • Very good transport access, ample parking available

Canoe-Regattas since 1990 at national level

  • 6 x the German Championships in canoe racing, each with over 1,000 participants
  • 25 x the Big Canoe Regatta Brandenburg (since 2008 incl. International Juniors Cup); about 900 participants each
  • 26 x the East German Championships in canoe racing; 900 participants each
  • 26 x the National Championships of Brandenburg AFR; 400 participants each
  • 2 x the German Championships in canoe marathon with 260 participants
  • 6 x German dragon boat Cup

Canoe-Regattas on an international level

  • 3 x Canoe Marathon World Cup with 15 nations and about 130 participants
  • 2 x Canoe Racing Championships (2009), (2014)
  • 1 x Junior World Championships in canoe racing 64 nations, 600 participants
  • 1 x World Cup sprint canoe racing in the Masters 28 nations with 270 participants
  • In preparation: Canoe Marathon World Cup 2016 & World Championships Canoe Marathon 2016