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SUP, canoe & kayak rentals

Ludwigsburg is on the Neckar, one of Germany’s prettiest rivers. An unexpected pleasure for many visitors is taking a tour by canoe, kayak or SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board). The scenery along the way includes steep vineyards and medieval villages. In the Ludwigsburg suburb of Hoheneck am Neckar, the Die Zugvögel rental company welcomes everyone from beginners to experts.

Zwei Männer im Kanu auf einem Fluß
© Die Zugvögel
Blick auf eine Kanu-Tour entlang der Steillagen
© Die Zugvögel
Blick auf den Neckar und eine Kanu-Tour-Gruppe im Steilhang
© Die Zugvögel

Paddle along the Neckar River

The Die Zugvögel company is well-known throughout the region as a top-class canoe, kayak and SUP rental and tour operator. Their aim is to provide a fun experience for all, from individuals and groups to guided tours. The instructors and guides are all highly-trained. They can teach beginners, suggest ways for the advanced to improve and advise on equipment. That way, everyone can enjoy a day out on the water. Whether it is on the Neckar, the Enz or the Rems, the countryside is glorious.

Insider Tips

  • Tour tip: As well as an extensive choice of courses, Die Zugvögel offers entertaining themed group tours, from birthday parties for children to Aqua-Fun events for youth groups or team building. For older folk, the ever-popular "Canoe & Wine" tour combines hiking, paddling and wine tasting!

Prices, opening hours & information

Tickets & prices

Prices are for paddling tours on your own with a rented canoe or for SUP excursions from Ludwigsburg:

Category Basic prices
Canadian canoes with 3 or 4 paddlers, 2 hours, Adults € 15 p.p.
Canadian canoes with 3 or 4 paddlers, 2 hours, Children up to 12 years € 10 p.p.
SUP (Stand Up Paddle Boarding), 2 hours, Adults € 20 p.p.
SUP (Stand Up Paddle Boarding), 2 hours, Children up to 12 years € 20 p.p.
Each additional hour per person € 5

The prices are just examples from the extensive tour program. Further information is on

Opening hours

Day of the week Mai - Oktober
Saturdays from 11 am
Sundays and public holidays from 11 am

During the school summer holidays, the rental station is usually open from Monday to Sunday.


Contact us

Die Zugvögel Rentals
Holzgartenstrasse 18
74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen
Tel: +49 7142 9999440

More Ludwigsburg

Weißes, zweistöckiges Ausflugsschiff auf einem Fluss im Grünen.

A must-do experience is a trip on the Neckar River aboard an elegant boat in the Neckar Käpt'n fleet.

Die Theke der Touristeninformation, Innenansicht

When you get to Ludwigsburg, start here at the Tourist Information Center. Our staff are locals, who know what’s on, where to go and what to see.

Luftaufnahme eines Seeschlosses mit einem kleinen Boot auf dem Wasser.

Monrepos overlooks a lake. Go boating, play golf on the nearby course or have a tasting at the winery.

Das Jagd- und Lustschloss Favorite auf einer grünen Wiese umgeben von Bäumen.

Built as a hunting lodge and summer retreat, the 300-year-old Favorite Palace is set in a wooded park.

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