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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

29:41 h

71.1 mi

2,275 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.

In times of Corona, our tour suggestions are mainly one thing: inspirations for hikes and bike tours in the near future, when the everyday restrictions are less strict. Please stay healthy, protect yourself and other people. Avoid any unnecessary travel — if the urgent desire for fresh air lures you out on our tours, please observe the distance and hygiene rules. By the way, FFP2 masks are mandatory in the Berlin S-Bahn!

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    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 change their green …

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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 …

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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 small bathing spots attract especially water lovers, extensive hikes around the island and in the vast forest areas are worthwhile in late summer and autumn.

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  • Intermediate
    02:56
    6.84 mi
    2.3 mph
    400 ft
    400 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-Lienewitz train station you can explore the two lakes and the vast beech and pine forests extensively.

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  • Intermediate
    02:23
    5.68 mi
    2.4 mph
    200 ft
    200 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 surrounding forests are also criss-crossed by countless hiking and forest trails.

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  • Intermediate
    02:59
    7.23 mi
    2.4 mph
    150 ft
    175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    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 …

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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 …

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  • Difficult
    05:36
    13.5 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 small forest lakes. The Biesentahler Becker is now under nature protection and is a paradise for hikers.

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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. …

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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 …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    71.1 mi
  • Duration
    29:41 h
  • Elevation
    2,275 ft
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Oak, Beech, Pine & Co — S-Bahn forest tours in early fall