Regionalpark Osthavelland-Spandau

Escape the hustle and bustle of Berlin – cycling in Osthavelland-Spandau

Frank Meyer

Escape the hustle and bustle of Berlin – cycling in Osthavelland-Spandau

Bike Touring Collection by Regionalpark Osthavelland-Spandau

9

Tours

15:57 h

155 mi

2,550 ft

Fragrant forests, wild swimming lakes, pretty village churches, and enchanting old towns – beyond the hustle and bustle of Germany’s capital, the region of Osthavelland-Spandau to the west of Berlin is known for its peace and quiet. Yet, you can reach this oasis in just a few minutes from the centre of Berlin with the S-Bahn. The gateway to tranquil villages and small towns in the picturesque East Havel countryside, Spandau manages to combine cosiness, quiet, excitement, and sophistication. The best way to explore the region is by bicycle. In this Collection, we present nine beautiful day rides in and around Spandau.

To the north of Spandau, you will be surrounded by forests and water, with the Havel River as your constant companion. You can unwind as you watch ships pass by. In the Spandau Forest, you may even spot a few woolly sheep. Further south, you can explore the historic Fort Hahneberg and the impressive citadel which is surrounded by water. Riding through the green fields of the Bullengraben and the Spekte-Niederung nature park, you are immersed fully into the natural world. In the far south, you ride through the town of Kladow where you can visit the Military History Museum of the German Armed Forces nearby which has exhibits ranging from captured balloons to fighter planes.

Just a stone's throw from Spandau, you find the idyllic community of Schönwalde-Glien. The circular ride takes you to the tranquil villages of Pausin, Perwenitz, Paaren im Glien, Wansdorf, and Grünefeld, among others. Of course, the legendary village of Ribbeck where Herr von Ribbeck is said to have given pears to children also lies en route. The historic town of Nauen is also a great place to stop. Its pretty old town is lined by elaborate half-timbered houses and beautiful brick buildings. If you take a detour through Dallgow, you can also visit the 1936 Olympic village and the Döberitzer Heide

To ensure you can start pedaling effortlessly, the start and endpoints of the routes are easy to reach by train. At the starting point in Schönwalde-Siedlung, there are also several parking spaces directly at the town hall. So hop on your saddle and escape the hustle and bustle of the big city in the beautiful region of Osthavelland-Spandau.

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    Easy
    00:55
    9.69 mi
    10.5 mph
    200 ft
    175 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Forest and water as far as the eye can see. At around 16 kilometers, this wonderful circular tour is a great trip for you and the kids. In addition to …

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  • Easy
    01:40
    15.1 mi
    9.0 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Magnificent buildings from the time as a garrison town await you on this 25-kilometer tour through Spandau. Discover Prussian fortifications and the impressive citadel surrounded by water.You start at …

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  • Easy
    01:56
    19.1 mi
    9.8 mph
    325 ft
    325 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this round tour of around 31 kilometers you will follow the traces of the former inner German division and the nature in and around Spandau. You roll along the …

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  • Difficult
    01:59
    18.5 mi
    9.4 mph
    325 ft
    300 ft
    Expert bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Old meets new - on the approximately 30-kilometer circular tour you cycle on brand new bike paths to idyllic villages and on a historic post route through the wonderful Krämer …

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  • Intermediate
    01:52
    17.2 mi
    9.2 mph
    225 ft
    200 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The cycle path of sympathy takes you from the Berlin district of Spandau out into the surrounding area to Falkensee. You cycle through the "green lung" of Spandau, the Spekt …

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  • Difficult
    01:16
    13.3 mi
    10.4 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
    Expert bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    This beautiful, almost 17 km long church tour is a relaxed excursion for the whole family. You visit the tranquil towns of Dallgow, Seeburg and Rohrbeck and with a little …

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  • Easy
    01:41
    18.3 mi
    10.9 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    "Herr von Ribbeck on Ribbeck in Havelland. There was a pear tree in his garden ... ”- who doesn't know Theodor Fontane's famous poem? But have you ever been there where Herr von Ribbeck generously gave his glowing pears to the village children? No? Then get on the saddle and follow this great tour to the location of the well-known pear tree.

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  • Intermediate
    02:59
    29.2 mi
    9.8 mph
    525 ft
    525 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Seven in one fell swoop - with the approximately 47-kilometer Gliendörfer church tour you cycle through seven districts of the rural community of Schönwalde-Glien and take six pretty village churches …

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  • Intermediate
    01:39
    14.4 mi
    8.8 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    In the south of Spandau you will be charmed by rural flair and water. A long stretch leads you directly along the Havel. There is also a lot to discover …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    9
  • Distance
    155 mi
  • Duration
    15:57 h
  • Elevation
    2,550 ft
Regionalpark Osthavelland-Spandau

Escape the hustle and bustle of Berlin – cycling in Osthavelland-Spandau