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Oak, Beech, Pine & Co — S-Bahn forest tours in early fall

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Oak, Beech, Pine & Co — S-Bahn forest tours in early fall

Hiking Collection by S-Bahn Berlin

10

Tours

29:18 h

70.1 mi

2,325 ft

Fall — the time of year when the sun lets you see its softer side, when morning mists cover meadows and lakes like a blanket, and the leaves turn a beautiful golden brown. Shortly before the temperature plummets, it's the perfect time to head outside — to jump on the S-Bahn and head into the countryside. At this time of year, after all, what could be better than a gentle stroll through the light-flooded forests of Berlin and Brandenburg? The swimmers have all but abandoned the lakes — and you can once again enjoy the outdoors all to yourself.

We have selected ten hikes in the most beautiful forests of Berlin and Brandenburg. Between a short walk in the Plänterwald and a long day trek through the Biesenthal basin, there is something for everyone. On our Tours, the experience of nature is clearly in the foreground: peaceful forests, narrow valleys and quiet streams are just waiting to be discovered while you roam through the landscape in that beautiful September hue.

So that you don't get stuck in traffic on your way to the Tours, all walks can be easily reached by the Berlin S-Bahn or the regional train. The trains take you comfortably to your hiking destinations and back home.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Duftendes Laub am Glasowbach – S-Bahn Berlin

    Intermediate
    02:42
    6.54 mi
    2.4 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Glasowbach in the south of Berlin is an absolute gem. So close and yet felt so far from the big city. And when the trees slowly turn their green dress in autumn and the leaves gradually sink to the ground, completely new contrasts open up around the babbling brook.

    

    The S-Bahn line S2 takes you every

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  • Intermediate
    03:37
    8.42 mi
    2.3 mph
    500 ft
    500 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    When the days get colder, a few meters in altitude to warm up are quite right. We think so too and send you on this tour to the highest mountains around Potsdam. From the Little and Big Ravensberg you can have a unique view of the autumnal colorful sea of leaves below you in the otherwise flat surrounding

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  • Intermediate
    04:36
    11.2 mi
    2.4 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    In the far south-east, surrounded by the Seddinsee, Krossinsee, Zeuthener See and the Großer See is the Schmöckwitzer Werder peninsula. The island is almost completely covered by pine forest; the original mixed forest of pine, beech and birch has only been preserved on the shore. While in summer many

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  • Intermediate
    02:57
    6.83 mi
    2.3 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A wide lake landscape extends south of Potsdam. The largest lake is the Schwielowsee, which is visited by cyclists all year round with its paved circular path. On the other hand, it is a little quieter in the forests on its east bank. There wooded slopes rise up to the two Lienewitz lakes. From the Ferch

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  • Intermediate
    02:22
    5.68 mi
    2.4 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Briesetal is a unique natural area. The river flows slowly through the forest, creating a wide swamp area. Above all, alders thrive in the boggy soil, and they are perfectly adapted to extremely moist soils. But not only the paths on the banks of the Briese invite you to go on a hiking tour. The

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

    Around the Müggelsee in the east of the city are some of the largest forest areas in the Berlin metropolitan area. While most visitors stroll along the shores of the lake or enjoy the view of the Müggelsee, a detour to the vast pine forests in the north of the Müggelsee is also worthwhile.

    

    The Rahnsdorfer

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  • Easy
    01:37
    3.85 mi
    2.4 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Grunewald is probably the most famous forest in Berlin. On the other hand, its northernmost branch is less well known. Directly above Heerstraße you will find the enchanted Schanzenwald and the Murellenschlucht.

    

    In the quiet forest, framed between the S-Bahn tracks and the Olympic Stadium, there had

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  • Difficult
    05:35
    13.4 mi
    2.4 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    North of Bernau you will find the Ice Age landscape of the Biesenthal basin. The glaciers of the last Ice Age formed a small-scale landscape of hills and valleys here. Narrow brooks babble through gullies, wide swamp-like lowlands and dense mixed forests alternate. In between the large Hellsee and several

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

    You can discover a very special place in the Reinickendorfer Forest. On top of the Ehrenpfortenberg, at 69 meters the highest natural mountain in Reinickendorf, there is a summit cross. For people from Bavaria or Austria probably more to smile about, but the Berliners are proud of their small mountains

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  • Easy
    01:14
    2.99 mi
    2.4 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    In the middle of the city and yet completely in nature - the Plänterwald with its natural forest trails also attracts you to take a short walk through the woods after work. Even if you would hardly guess it on your tour: Despite its natural character, the Plänterwald is used for forestry.

    

    In 1760 it was

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    70.1 mi
  • Duration
    29:18 h
  • Elevation
    2,325 ft

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