Brandenburg is full of gorgeous lakes, forests, and magnificent paths – perfect for a little adventure outside of the big city. We have picked the most beautiful day hikes for you, all easy to reach with transport and especially nice for a hike in winter. Naturally, these lakes cast their biggest spell when the water is shimmering in a sunny blue and meadows and forest are green. But now, in the colder months, they offer a calming romantic atmosphere, which make these escapes the highlight of your weekend.
From Rehagen, it immediately goes through the Luckenwalder Heath over fields and fields. First, you can visit the Klausdorfer Tongruben near the Mellensee and run off the stations of the path.Later it goes to the Sperenberg gypsum breaks, which are filled with water today. They have a wonderfully mystical appearance and represent their own biotope. Super information on what the gypsum breaks are actually, there is on this page: boden-geo-pfad.de.You should definitely climb up to the lookout tower on the Gipsberg and enjoy the good all-round view of the landscape and the lakes before you are already a short time later at the finish in Sperenberg.The starting point in Rehagen can be reached by bus 771 from the train station Zossen. From the finish in Sperenberg you can take the same line back to Zossen or bus 770 to Luckenwalde. All timetables can be found at vbb.de.
After leaving the S-Bahn station and the road behind you, you are already diving into the dreamy Annatal valley. You walk along the water to the hammer mill. There you pass a few little houses and immediately disappear into nature again. On the right hand you are brushing the forest, a forest cemetery.You will find names, last words, flowers, stones and small objects in memory of the deceased. On the left side you have already reached a swampy water. This is a part of Lake Herren, which has not had enough water for two years. If you are lucky, you can see egrets here. Finally, you arrive at your destination, Strausberg Nord with the Straussee, which stretches like a wide river.In the Old Town, opposite the ferry landing stage, you can indulge in homemade cakes and pies in the traditional Café Kunze.
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Starting point is the station Wandlitz. Over the rails, right hand a few smaller waters and to the left the housing estate, you get on the trail towards Ützdorf. You come for a short time in a forest and streak the rainbow lake in the middle of a wetland. Finally, you reach the ferry terminal of the 70-meter-deep Liepnitzsee. In the middle of the lake there is an island that is hit from April to October.Still you wander a bit on the book-rich north side of the lake and then move to Ützdorf. Here you keep left at the barrier to turn into the forest. In Lanke you walk through the wild castle park. The castle was used as a hospital from about 1950-90 and is now privately owned by several families who live there and also offer apartments.The next village is called Hellmühle, which you reach on the shore of Lake Hellsee. Your feet carry you along the picturesque Hellmühler Fließ, past the traveling mailbox, where you can leave a message in the sense of "I was here too", to the bogs of the nature reserve Biesenthaler Becken.All that is missing is a really delicious piece of cake as the culmination of the hike. And you can find that in Café Auszeit in Breite Straße 67 in Biesenthal, which is open from 12-18 o'clock.
Coming from Berlin, you drive to Friedrichshagen and sit down there in a really old tourist train, in the Tram 88. Squeaky and creaky, it is now like at the beginning of the last century to Rüdersdorf. There it will finally be time to walk on.After approx. 1.5 hours you arrive in Woltersdorf along the Kalksee, where you can look at the lock, scramble onto the wooden lookout tower or take a little break. You continue south on the Flaken River, then follow the Löcknitz southeast. Then you climb over the freeway guarded by frogs and continue on the signposted dreamy Löcknitztalweg.Sometimes you have to open here and there a lattice turf to the fenced pasture and share the way with sheep. A welcome relief. From Hangelsberg train station it is then by train in about 1 hour back to Berlin.
It starts in the 600-year-old Wensickendorf. You orient yourself in a northeasterly direction on the way to Stolzenhagen, to get to the same name, very rich in fish, lake. At the Café am Steinberg, you can stop by from Wednesday to Friday and eat East German dishes such as spiced meat and Soljanka or try the homemade cake.From there, continue along the promenade, which will take you to Lake Wandlitz, a lake created during the Ice Age. You cross a boardwalk and take the northern route along the lake, which eventually leads you to the center of Wandlitz, where you can start your journey home from the station.