Messing About on the River

There’s nothing like a languid paddle along the sun-dappled Neckar River in summer. Hire a row boat, canoe, pedalo or punt at Bootsvermietung Märkle, or sign up at the tourist office for punting around the Neckarinsel. The summer's most hilarious fest is the Stocherkahnrennen punt race, where students in fancy dress paddle hell for leather to be the first to the bridge.