Initiative of the German Bundestag 2009

In 2009 the German Bundestag passed a resolution for the development of water tourism on federal waterways: "Improving infrastructure and marketing for water tourism in Germany" (BT-DS 16/10593).

Based on the resolution, a feasibility study was conducted to analyse the organizational, personnel and financial prerequisites for the improvement of the necessary infrastructure for the development of a successful water tourism market in 2011. As a pilot-project the North Brandenburg Water Tourism Initiative (WIN) was analysed in this study.

More Information (in german):

Bericht an den Ausschuss für Tourismus des Deutschen Bundestages Juni 2011 

PWC: Untersuchung der organisatorischen, personellen und finanziellen Voraussetzungen zur Verbesserung der wassertouristischen Infrastruktur 

Governmental programme "Blue Ribbon"

The governmental programme "Blue Ribbon" aims at developing so called side waterways and small rivers in Germany which no longer hold a relevant significance to the transportation of cargo.

More information (in german):

"Bundeprogramm Blaues Band Deutschland"