Rafting tour; application for a permit under navigation law and notification

Rafting trips with boats longer than 9.20 m always require a permit.



Rafting with boats up to 9.20 m in length by the participants may not exceed the limits of public use under water law. The prerequisite for this is in particular that the rafting is possible without illegal use of other people's land and does not lead to any significant impairment of the water, the banks and the flora and fauna.

A permit for rafting with boats over 9.20 m in length may be refused or granted with incidental conditions if the public welfare, the safety and ease of traffic, public tranquility, the protection of property or fisheries or the maintenance of the cleanliness or upkeep of the water body requires it.

In all other respects, reference is made to the obligation to notify or obtain approval for sporting events, advertising events and other events on the water in accordance with §§ 51, 52 BaySchiffV at the locally responsible district administrative authority.


Sporting events with small vehicles without their own motive power must be notified to the district administrative authority at least two weeks in advance.

Required documents

  • Indication of type, place (e.g. also entry and exit point) and time of the event and expected number of participants

  • Description of the boats


  • Costs of €50 to €250 may be incurred for the issuance of a shipping permit.


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