Pristine nature, hidden cultural treasures and hundreds of native animals and amphibians: the lakes in the municipality of Wandlitz north of Berlin are an idyll. Far away from the hustle and bustle of the capital, you can experience peace and impressive landscapes on wonderful hiking trails. Swampy forests, wet meadows, wild horses, glittering lakes and bathing spots await you here.
Lake Wandlitz, which covers more than 2 square kilometres (1.2 mi), and Lake Liepnitz, one of the clearest lakes in Brandenburg, were formed during the Weichsee Ice Age. This was the last ice age before the warm period that still continues today. Back then, huge glacier tongues stretched from Scandinavia across Brandenburg to northern Russia. The Wandlitz lake district was formed by the advance and later thawing of these ice masses.
In this Collection, you’ll find six circular Tours and one out-and-back hike that take you through these remarkable landscapes. On the hikes, which are between 5 and 14 kilometres (3 to 8.7 miles) long, the focus is on one thing above all: the protection of these natural landscapes in the municipality of Wandlitz.
Instead of using overcrowded riverside paths, the Tours lead you along beautiful alternative routes, showcasing the flora and fauna worth protecting instead of simply pointing to the next bathing spot. You and your family can experience nature from unique perspectives on viewing platforms and other adventure stations.
Tourism, wild camping, open fires, rubbish and leaving marked paths have been causing severe strain on the ecosystem of the Wandlitz lakes for years. If you choose one of these Tours, you’ll be helping to protect the nature around you. We’ve included picturesque, official resting places, bathing spots, refreshment stops, small themed trails and alternative paths so you can get to know our lakes from their most beautiful side and at the same time contribute to their protection.
If you want to spend longer exploring the region, there are plenty of campsites and other accommodation options available. Wild camping is not permitted in our nature reserves and nature parks.
You can also take a look at the region’s wonderful cycling routes – another great way to explore here. You’ll find inspiration for your next cycling Tour here: komoot.com/collection/1883669.
In the southeast of the village of Lanke lies the original Hellsee. You can walk around the lake, which is also popular with anglers, on a beautiful eight-kilometer hiking trail. The starting point for the tour is the Lanke, Dorf bus stop.
From there you first go to the northern bank path. You hike into…
In the east of Wandlitz you can visit the Liepnitzsee, which fills an ice age channel. On this twelve-kilometer round tour, you hike the lake on paths that lead you away from the overcrowded shore paths.
You can also start the almost flat tour with the whole family from Wandlitzsee train station. From…
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Would you like an idyllic tour with fantastic lake views and a boat or SUP tour at the end? Then this nine-kilometer hike around the large and small Lottschesee is the right one for you. The starting point is Lotschesee train station.
From there you hike north in an arc over the L100 until you reach the…
Marshes, flowing landscapes and picturesque lakes: there is a lot to discover in terms of water on this tour through the Barnim Nature Park. And not only that: With its numerous wet meadows, the Prendener lake area is home to many native bird species and amphibians. So pack a pair of binoculars.
Hardly any incline and a lot to experience: This short circular hike, which follows the dandelion path through the "Schönerlinder Teiche" nature reserve, is ideal for going on a discovery tour with the youngsters.
After the ponds were created in 1908 for raising carp and keeping ducks, they lay idle from…
A slightly longer tour from train station to train station awaits you between Zepernick and Schönwalde. A good 14 kilometers lead you from Zepernick first through the district of Schönow with the picturesque fieldstone church and then into the Schönower Heide.
The heath landscape is a special kind of…
Of course, a tour around the largest lake in the municipal area in terms of area should not be missing on a hike around Wandlitz. On this route you circle the Wandlitzer See for a good nine kilometers and combine nature and bathing opportunities with a visit to the Barnim Panorama, which, true to its…
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