The most beautiful forests in and around Berlin during autumn

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The first leaves are falling slowly from the trees, treetops are changing their cloaks from rich green to warm yellow, orange and red. The morning feels pleasantly cool and you grab your cozy autumn jacket for the very first time in this season. You stroll through rustling heaps of leaves like a little child and enjoy the warming rays of sunshine that transform the forest into a sea of gold through the treetops. Autumn is here.

We've put together a Collection of seven delightful hikes for you that reveals the colorful splendour of the most beautiful forests in and around Berlin. Grab your mushroom basket and look out for chocolate brown mushrooms in northern Berlin. Or, enjoy the view of an abandoned baroque castle shining in the amber evening sun, as though from a fairytale, as you walk through the forest. Don't forget to pack a few juicy carrots for the wild boar and deer when you visit one of the natural wildlife enclosures.

Almost all of the walks are easy to reach either with the car or public transport. From short walks to longer hikes through the Brandenburg heath landscape, you will find something to suit any mood and all weather in this Collection.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    02:37
    6.32 mi
    2.4 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Right in the north of Berlin, you start your tour in the Berlin forests from the village-like district Frohnau, which you can easily reach by S-Bahn. After a few steps through the cozy residential area you are already in the middle of the Tegeler forest. Your hike will take you to small hills with a historical flair and let you enjoy nature.Once you've left the sounds of the city behind you, the tour takes you over leafy forest trails to Ehrenpfortenberg, the first of two mountains at Berlin's height. Have you extensively examined the summit cross, it continues on the Apolloberg, on which about 200 years ago a tar furnace was built.For a breather or autumnal rain, you'll find one of the typical playgrounds nearby that always reminds you of giant mushrooms. On the way back you already hear the cheerful grunts of wild boars on Eichelsuche and follow the short detour to the deer enclosure. Before it goes back to civilization, you can still enjoy the view over Frohnau and Hermsdorf.Your autumn hike ends again at S-Bhf Frohnau and you are already planning your next tour through the golden autumn of Berlin during your trip home.

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  • Easy
    01:40
    4.08 mi
    2.5 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A trip for young and old, young and old is waiting for you on this beautiful tour through the Spandau forest. On moderate forest roads there is plenty to discover on the left and right. Look forward to wild boars, deer and deer, which can reach the fence of the game enclosure.From the parking Schönwalder Allee you can already see the first colorful bustle. Only a few meters away is one of the most beautiful game reserve in Berlin. Wild boars, deer and even moufflons are waiting behind fences for your visit. There are four enclosures to discover here.A nice wooden bridge over the river Kuhlake leads you deeper into the forest. Following the Kuhlake you find yourself in the wetland of the Spandauer Forst again and are standing on the Hoheheideteich. With a little luck you can observe the amphibian diversity of the small biotope here. Just a few steps further invite several wooden benches for a rest at the middle Heidesee.The way back to the car park will take you along the other side of the Kuhlake and ends at the deer park again to say goodbye to the curious wild boars.

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  • Easy
    01:39
    3.94 mi
    2.4 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    An abandoned fairytale castle, enchanted forests and whispering winds over idyllic forest lakes, you have rarely been so quickly pulled out of the big city hectic.Once you have arrived at the Waldparkplatz Schloss Dammsmühle, you are already immersed in the middle of the peaceful forest area of the Barnimer Land. Your way leads you first south into the beautiful Tegeler river valley. As soon as you notice it, the gently babbling river Tegeler flows into the Mühlenbecker See. Golden leafy trees line the shore as you follow a small path close to the shore.Only a narrow piece of land separates Mühlenbecker See from the much smaller, but no less impressive Mühlenbecker pond. In the middle of the enchanted forest you can see the fairy-tale-like Dammsmühle Castle, which was originally built as a watermill and today watches over the Mühlenbecker pond in deep sleep.As you go around the pond, you will have plenty of opportunity to look at the castle from its most beautiful perspectives, before taking the forest road south again, which will take you back to your starting point for the romantic tour.

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  • Intermediate
    02:02
    4.64 mi
    2.3 mph
    350 ft
    350 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Beyond the big city and yet so close you climb two mountains with a view of the western part of the capital and even discover an eerie ruin. But in the Grunewald there is more to discover.From the parking lot at the foot of the Drachenberg you climb the numerous steps up to the fantastic view over Berlin and one of its landmarks, the Funkturm. But that's not even the most exciting discovery. From the summit of the Drachenberg you can see the nearby Teufelsberg listening station. The white towers with their ghostly fluttering panels give a little Halloween mood. As soon as you have descended the Drachenberg, it is already steep again uphill, until you reach the summit of the Teufelsberg.What is more fascinating? The unique shape of the historic buildings or the wide view over the city. Curved paths take you from the mountain down to the tree-lined Teufelssee with its swimming area. And as if the tour was not already multi-faceted enough, you are suddenly on a large sand dune in the middle of Grunewald.After this unexpected wealth of discoveries, your path leads you back to the parking lot at the foot of the mountains.

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  • Intermediate
    03:05
    7.49 mi
    2.4 mph
    175 ft
    125 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Pure nature surrounds the village Hennigsdorf in the north of Berlin. An ideal starting point for a leisurely hike. This tour takes you along blooming meadows and through shady coniferous forests undiminished into the idyllic Briesethal just before Birkenwerder.As soon as you get off the train, you are already crossing the gently flowing Havel. Not far from the bridge stretches a wide stretched wetland, the Havel meadows. Autumn is the golden season, because right now you can see numerous migratory birds, which strengthen themselves here before their trip to the south here a neat.Your feet whirl up the yellow-gold piles of leaves and on your left, the Havel always flashes through the treetops. Time for a refreshment in the Havelbaude before exploring the wild footbridge landscape of the Briesethal. A curved boardwalk brings you dry foot through the boggy hinterland. If you do not shiver the cool water, then something special is waiting for you: the Wassertretstelle on the outskirts Birkenwerders.When the last drop of water has dried on your refreshed feet, you have almost arrived in Birkenwerder. From here you can return home with the S-Bahn relaxed and already have the next starting point for the continuation of your hike along the Briese.

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  • Difficult
    05:08
    11.9 mi
    2.3 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Leave behind the deciduous forests of Berlin and head south to the varied Teltow-Fläming. Beyond the picturesque village of Blankensee with the lake of the same name and impressive castle, the Brandenburg heath awaits you to discover its sandy mountain world.In order to give you the best possible starting point for nature, the village of Blankensee has specially set up a hiking car park at the southern entrance to Ruhemannweg. From here you head west and walk along the edge of the forest before you are surrounded by dense pine forest. Unexpectedly, you suddenly stand in front of a wooden lookout tower. Hurriedly you climb up to enjoy the great view of the countryside. A little further away you can already see the Glauer Berge, your next destination.With every step, a little more sand collects in your shoes, because you are traveling in the Brandenburg heathland. Sandy forest paths are your companion along the mountain range Glauer Berge and up to the Fuchsberg, where even a summit cross awaits you.The Fontaneweg takes you back to Blankensee. You pass the manor house "Schloss Blankensee" and can already sniff the fragrant fresh cake of the regional bakery Röhrig. As a reward for the long hike, you can strengthen yourself in the adjoining courtyard café. Then it goes back towards the trail parking lot, a short detour to Blankensee is worthwhile. On the boardwalk you can once again reminisce about the beautiful tour or just enjoy nature, before you go back home.Unfortunately, the small town of Blankensee can not be reached by public transport. For hikers but a trail parking lot at the southern entrance Ruhemannweg has been established. Here starts and ends your trip.

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  • Intermediate
    02:11
    4.92 mi
    2.3 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From the "Müggelturm" car park, this tour will take you on steps, root paths and picturesque forest trails in Berlin's highest mountains, the Müggelberge, in spooky moors and the shores of the large Müggelsee.Hardly got out of the car, it's already uphill. A small path leads you to the beginning of the tour on the small Müggelberg with its unique lookout tower. From here you can overlook the weather in good weather almost the whole city. The descent brings you on a short distance in the Teufelsmoor, where according to legend once a Celtic devil altar should have stood.From here, the path winds on the highest natural elevation of Berlin, the Great Müggelberg. You can already guess where your tour will take you further, because the Müggelsee is very close. Do not forget to look at the root pavilion along the way from inside. A secret from the deep is waiting for you. After you have strolled along the bank, which was churned up by autumn winds, you have earned yourself a refreshing drink in the cult restaurant "Rübezahl" after the exhausting ascents.The canon mountains are the last successful climb of the day before you get back in the car from your mini-adventure.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    43.3 mi
  • Duration
    18:23 h
  • Elevation
    1,875 ft