Bezirksamt Treptow-Köpenick, Wirtschaftsförderung

The most beautiful bike rides in Treptow-Köpenick

Wonderful lake landscapes, picturesque forests, idyllic canal settlements, sandy postcard beaches and cosy beach bars – a bike ride through Berlin's largest district Treptow-Köpenick feels like a little holiday that you can find right on your doorstep and that experience by bike! Cycling is the best way to get up close and personal with the unique flair between the hustle and bustle of the city and picturesque nature. The seven routes in this Collection take you to the most beautiful places in and around Treptow-Köpenick, combining a city atmosphere with cultural, historical and nature highlights.



It's no wonder that Treptow-Köpenick is an excellent place for cycling: the district is exceptionally green and a perfect place to relax and recharge your batteries. More than two thirds of the area consists of forests, lakes, parks or nature reserves. It comes as no surprise that Treptow-Köpenick is home to more water and forested areas that any other Berlin district. However, it offers not only recreation and natural idyll, but also all kinds of cultural and historical highlights.

Located near the city centre, Treptower Park invites you to relax after your bike tour. Watch the excursion boats as they tour the Spree, or marvel at the lovingly prepared houseboats that sail the river here. If you still want to be active, you can rent a pedal boat or explore Köpenick’s old town where Kiez-Flair and culture await. A visit to the town hall with Köpenick’s chief should not be missed either. From the UNESCO World Heritage Garden City Falkenberg to the legendary regatta course and the Müggelsee – you can reach all of the district’s highlights easily and quickly by bike.

Our seven tours are designed so that you can reach them easily and quickly by S-Bahn from the centre of Berlin. The tours themselves are so short that you still have enough time to stop at the Must Sees along the routes and discover them extensively. Beach baths, bathing spots or cosy bars often invite you to let the tour end in a relaxed way.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    02:13
    20.5 mi
    9.3 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Ferry
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to carry your bike. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    The European Bicycle Route R1 has the makings of a real adventure: It is 4,500 kilometers long, leads through eleven countries and four time zones, from London to Helsinki. He combines metropolises in the most beautiful way of all: on the bike. One of the absolute highlights on the R1 route is the drive through Berlin. On this section, you will cycle from Treptower Park to Erkner and get as close to Berlin as you have never been before.You start under the mighty plane trees of the Puschkinallee in Treptower Park and cycle past the Soviet Memorial. An exciting mix of history and nostalgia awaits you in the adjoining Plänterwald, where you pass the former amusement park, the "Spreepark", and through the fence you can take a look at the slow-moving rides that once entertained the inhabitants of East Berlin.A colorful, urban atmosphere accompanies you on the way. The view of the Spree, beach bars with happy music and cozy allotments - a side of Berlin, you experience the bike close up while you roll over well paved bike paths. The further you follow the route, the quieter it becomes, until you finally roll through a heathland that leads you to Müggelsee. At the latest on the shores of the lake, you should treat yourself to a little break!Continue through mixed forest you reach over a boardwalk in the channel-rich, rich in bridges district Hessenwinkel, also called New Venice. Now it is not far to Erkner, the end point of the Berlin leg of the R1. From here you can easily return by S-Bahn.

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  • Difficult
    01:30
    15.6 mi
    10.4 mph
    250 ft
    275 ft
    Ferry
    Expert bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may require you to carry your bike. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    The Dahme takes you out of the city along its banks. If you follow the small river that flows into the Spree in Köpenick upriver, it happens by itself. It connects the metropolis with beautiful destinations outside Berlin and traverses the surrounding area of the city. The Dahme bike path along the river ensures that you can always roll on quiet roads and fully enjoy your tour.The journey begins in Köpenick, where the Dahme flows into the Spree, and leads over about 25 kilometers to Königs Wusterhausen. If you want, you can easily extend it, because the Dahme cycle path goes even further - it is a total of 123 kilometers long. From the beginning this tour is idyllic: you always follow the water, cycle along the river and its numerous lakes. Shortly after the start a nice change awaits you with a short ferry ride.Again and again you come through small villages, drive over picturesque avenues or through shady woods. From the nice café to the cozy lido there are suitable resting places for every taste. A real enjoyment tour that ends after about 25 kilometers at the lock Neue Mühle. From here it is still about 1.5 kilometers to the S-Bahn station Königs Wusterhausen. With the S-Bahn you can easily travel back to Berlin.

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  • Easy
    01:04
    11.3 mi
    10.5 mph
    150 ft
    125 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Nowhere else can the German and Berlin history be "experienced" as well as on the Berlin Wall Trail. For a total of 160 kilometers, it runs mostly along the former customs route or on the so-called Colonnade. These used the GDR border troops for their control rides. Today, you can ride a bike and enjoy nature in the middle of the metropolis. Use the peace and remember that it was not always so peaceful here. Along the route, historical sections, memorials and remains of walls recall the past while celebrating the regained unity.This section of the Mauerweg leads you to about 18 kilometers from the S-Bahn station Treptower Park to the S-Bahn station Berlin-Schönefeld. You cycle over some of the most beautiful cycle paths in the city and you will always come across green areas with idyllic waters and picturesque cherry blossom avenues. Although the city is always present, this tour is like a little break. Plenty of beautiful places invite you to pause, where you can let your thoughts wander.The way back of this relatively short tour you can - if you still have strength and desire - enjoy the same way by bike. Or you can get on the S-Bahn at Berlin-Schönefeld Airport: the S9 will take you back to the starting point of the tour without having to change trains.

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  • Easy
    01:40
    16.5 mi
    9.9 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
    Ferry
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    Actually Treptow-Köpenick is much better suited for cycling than Venice, because there cycling is not allowed in the narrow streets of the city center! It's a different story on this bike tour: here you are welcome and thanks to the many lakes, rivers and canals along the route you will feel as if you were on vacation - at the latest when you cycle through "New Venice" east of the Müggelsee. So why go into the distance? The good is so close!Start at the S-Bahn station Grünau, where after a few meters already a little break is waiting for you: The ferry will take you across the Dahme to Wendenschloss. By the way, very sustainable, with electric drive and - in the sunshine - with solar power. Then you cycle a little along the Dahme until you drive through a small forest and change the shore and reach the Müggelsee.On wonderfully created bike paths through the shady forest it continues. If you like, you can also make a detour to the lakeshore, where again and again small, free swimming pools invite to a refreshment. Alternatively, there are all sorts of rest stops, where you can strengthen and refresh yourself on the way.You briefly roam the Dämeritzsee before you reach New Venice. The many small canals of the weekend house settlement are actually reminiscent of the capital of the Italian region of Veneto. A little later, the heritage-protected beach Müggelsee invites to another cool refreshment. If you like, do not hesitate to stay longer than the end of the tour, because from here it is not far to the end point at the S-Bahn station Friedrichshagen. Here you can get on the S-Bahn.

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  • Easy
    01:35
    16.3 mi
    10.3 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This approximately 26-kilometer bike tour is perfect for warm summer days, where you can always take a little refreshment. It not only leads through the greenest, water richest Berlin district Treptow-Köpenick, but also surrounds Berlin's largest lake, the Great Müggelsee. Idyllic swimming spots, beach cafés, wonderful viewpoints and beach baths await you on the shores of the lake to offer you well-deserved refreshment.The tour starts and ends at the S-Bahn station Hirschgarten and is easily accessible from the center of Berlin. You start in the south and cycle first over the Müggelheimer dam, whose wooded areas give you shade. After a few kilometers, you will reach the shores of Müggelsee, where you can take a first break on the beach. If you prefer to go further - do not worry: from now on, wonderful rest stops are lined up. Even the little detour to the east of Lake Müggelsee remains rich in water as you drive past Lake Dämeritz and along the small canals of "New Venice".A little later you are back at the Müggelsee. If you fancy a refreshment in a historical ambience, a stop in the historically protected beach Müggelsee is just right for you. If you are more like a little refreshment surrounded by urban flair, you cycle a bit further and enjoy the end of the tour with a cyclist in Müggelpark on the Spree tunnel. By the way, this tour is of course not only beautiful in summer: in the other seasons the route also has a very special charm.

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  • Intermediate
    02:16
    19.8 mi
    8.7 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate gravel ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    This approximately 32-kilometer tour combines the beautiful green nature of the water-rich environment of Treptow-Köpenick with many cultural highlights that can be discovered by bike particularly well.Your journey begins at the S-Bahn station Grünau, the district known for its regatta course. But before you can take a look at it from the ferry, the route makes a small detour to the garden city Falkenberg. The housing estate in Berlin's Bohnsdorf district was designed by architect Bruno Taut in 1912, modeled after English terraced houses. Even today, here is a small idyll and also a colorful eyewitness - so remarkable that the settlement is now part of the UNESCO World Heritage.Now you cross the Dahme by ferry and follow it southwards at the foot of the Müggelberge. Another short ferry ride and you reach Schmöckwitz, a former fishing village that still benefits from its position in the water today. Not by fishing, but as a popular recreational destination. Above all, the nearby Krossinsee, the Zeuthener Lake and the campsites located there attract many tourists and recreation seekers.Along the Seddinsees you now cycle to Gosen. The small village has an interesting past. Founded in the 18th century as a spinner's village to supply regional wool factories, the area developed into an important shipping location in the 19th century - so important that even a school for skippers was founded here. At the time of the GDR was also trained here - but not in shipping. In Gosen was the former training center of the GDR state security for foreign agents. In the Heimatstube Gosen you can always learn everything about the region's past on Sundays from 3 to 6 pm.Finally, you cycle through Berlin's easternmost district Rahnsdorf with its settlements Hessenwinkel and New Venice. Here is worth a short detour to Dämeritzsee before a very special ferry ride is waiting for you: The F24 between Rahnsdorf and Müggelheim is the smallest ferry in Berlin and is powered by oars. From here it is not far to the finish line of the tour: From the S-Bahn station Rahnsdorf you can comfortably and quickly be brought back in all directions of Berlin.

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  • Easy
    01:18
    12.1 mi
    9.3 mph
    250 ft
    175 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The tour starts over the Lange Brücke in the old town Köpenick with Schloßinsel. On the castle island is the only surviving baroque palace in Berlin. Today, the moated castle of the Hohenzollern houses the Museum of Applied Arts for European Spatial Arts of the National Museums in Berlin. The castle park opens charming views over the water and attracts with events in the summer.The old town enchants with its special flair: winding lanes and streets as well as a variety of nice pubs, cafes and shops. The Köpenick Town Hall was known throughout Europe thanks to the scoundrelosity of the cobbler Voigt, who stole the city treasury in 1906, and the Köpenickiade lives on in numerous performances and in the permanent exhibition in the town hall.The tour continues over the dam bridge along the Lindenstraße to Wuhlemündung. Here it is sporty: the largest BMX and skate park (Mellowpark) and the stadium of the Old Forester of the 1st FC Unions are right next door. For all shopping enthusiasts, a break in the forum Köpenick offers.From the Wuhlemündung the signposted cycle path leads along the Wuhle in the north. Here you can roam an adventure playground for the little ones, the butterfly meadows with traces of Germanic and Slavic settlement and the Wuhletal landscape park.It is worth a detour to the Schlosspark Biesdorf with castle, to the left of the S-Bahn and U-Bahn station Wuhletal, before continuing along the Wuhle to the Gardens of the World.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    112 mi
  • Duration
    11:37 h
  • Elevation
    1,975 ft

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