Fun hikes – visit unexpected attractions with the S-Bahn

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S-Bahn Berlin

Would you like to get to know Berlin from a completely new perspective? Are you in the mood for daring adventures? Are insider tips exactly your thing? If this sounds like you, we've put together a package to help you explore the hidden corners of Berlin. This Collection of hikes has something new to offer even the most experienced Berlin experts. We will take you to the craziest, most unusual and best-kept secret attractions in the capital. From cozy family activities to eerily-beautiful sites and thrilling adventures, everything is included. So hold and get ready for an adventure!

We have put together seven hikes which will lead you to exciting and entertaining attractions in Berlin. Are you looking for a thrill? Then climb from tree to tree in AdventurePark Potsdam or climb up the narrow iron steps to the Gasometer Schöneberg. Are you traveling with your family? Then you will enjoy the Berlin-Brandenburg Model Park and the Park Railway in the Wuhlheide. Would you like to discover a unique vantage point? The Marzahn Skywalk is waiting for you. Or are you looking for a place to take unusual photos? There are only a few places in Berlin where you can take pictures that are as exciting as the ones in the abandoned Spreepark in Treptow.

To make sure you have enough time to visit the attractions, you can reach all seven tours with the S-Bahn Berlin. Just get on the train and the fun begins.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Easy
    00:55
    2.17 mi
    2.4 mph
    100 ft
    75 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    You may already know the anti-aircraft bunker at Volkspark Humboldthain, but did you know that you can explore the massive concrete block from the inside? The association Berliner Unterwelten regularly offers guided tours through the ghostly inner life of the Flakbunker. On the adventurous tour, you will visit three of the once seven floors on stairs, cantilevered walkways and bridges - so a little thrill is guaranteed. There are all sorts of exciting facts about the history of the bunker. The guided tours take place several times a day from the beginning of April until the end of October - only on Wednesdays is the rest day. The tour lasts around 90 minutes and costs 12 euros admission. More information can be found at berliner-unterwelten.de/fuehrungen/oeffentliche-fuehrungen/vom-flakturm-zum-truemmerberg.html.Our short hike to the Flak Tower starts at the North Station, which is served by the S-Bahn lines S1, S2, S25 and S26. From here you stroll through the park at the North Station to the impressive Liesenbrücken, two former railway bridges. Here you continue on Scheringstraße to Humboldthain.It goes a little uphill to the Gustav Meyer height. It is the rubble mountain of a former anti-aircraft bunker, which was completely blown up after the war. Through the park our route takes you to the Flakbunker Humboldthain. After you have enjoyed the view of the city, it goes into his inner life. After the tour, it is only a few meters to the Humboldthain S-Bahn station, where you can take the S1, S2, S25 and S26 lines home.

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  • Easy
    01:09
    2.77 mi
    2.4 mph
    50 ft
    75 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Spreepark - Berlin's famous and abandoned amusement park - is no real insider tip, but a visit is still very worthwhile. After the city of Berlin has bought the amusement park, it should be redesigned in the next few years. At the moment he is still in the romantic, half-dilapidated state and you can visit him on guided tours. The tours take place on all weekends and public holidays from April to November. At gruen-berlin.de/spreepark/besucherinformation-0/fuehrungen you can book a place in advance.Your tour to the Spreepark begins at the S-Bahn station Baumschulenweg, which is served by the S-Bahn lines S45, S46, S47, S8, S85 and S9. From here you stroll comfortably through the rustic Plänterwald to the Spreepark. After the guided tour through the Spreepark - bring your camera here - you will continue through Treptower Park.At the Klipper restaurant or at the Gasthaus Zenner you can round off your tour with a stop before you walk through the park and along the banks of the Spree to Treptower Park S-Bahn station. Once there, lines S41, S42, S8, S85 and S9 will take you to your next destination.

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  • Easy
    02:00
    4.77 mi
    2.4 mph
    175 ft
    150 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Marzahn is not exactly one of Berlin's tourist hotspots, but the high-rise district in the east of the city has a lot to offer. Surrounded by prefabricated buildings, the village center of Alt-Marzahn, contemporary art in the castle Biesdorf, quiet meadows and ponds in the Wuhletal, the only cable car in Berlin - it is more varied than you think.A special highlight - in the truest sense of the word - is the Skywalk Marzahn. At a height of 70 meters, you can throw an impressive view of Marzahn and the Brandenburg hinterland high up on one of the old East German prefabricated buildings. Far in the distance you can also see the silver ball of the TV tower and in clear weather even the listening station on the Teufelsberg. There are two guided tours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, where you can visit Skywalk - and all for free. The only requirement: you have to register in advance.You start your tour to Skywalk Marzahn at S-Bahn station Wuhletal, which you can reach with the line S5. From here you can wander through the valley of the same name to the north on the calmly flowing Wuhle. It goes along ponds and wet meadows, under the cable car and finally around the Kienberg.After crossing the pretty meadow park, you will reach the striking prefabricated buildings of Marzahn. Continue on Landsberger Allee to the intersection Marzahner Promenade, where you will find the Degewo office. From here, take the lift up to lofty heights and out onto the Skywalk. After you have whistled the wind around your nose, you continue on to the S-Bahn station Marzahn and get on the line S7.

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  • Easy
    01:03
    2.54 mi
    2.4 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    You like to putt small rubber balls over concrete tracks and you know that the failed sixth stroke is followed by a penalty point? Then you should definitely see this tour as a miniature golf fan. In Görlitzer Park you will find a particularly unusual minigolf course - or should we say, under the park? In the basement of the old freight yard is the black light miniature golf course. In several rooms, the walls were decorated with works of art made of fluorescent colors that glow ghostly when the black light is switched on. On our tour we will guide you from Treptower Park station through the Silesian bush to the blacklight minigolf.The Treptower Park station is served by the S-Bahn lines S8, S85, S9, S41 and S42. You wander past the Axa skyscraper, cross the Puschkinallee and then enter the small park Silesian bush. Soon you will reach the Landwehrkanal, which you cross on an old railway bridge towards Görlitzer Park. From the bridge you have a beautiful view of the canal and its green banks.After you have crossed the Görlitzer Park, which has only partially earned its bad reputation, you reach the old freight yard building. Here is the destination of your tour: Blacklight Minigolf. After a nerve-wracking round of miniature golf, it's then on the Skalitzer road to Oberbaumbrücke and on to the S-Bahn station Warschauer Straße. From here the lines S3, S5, S7, S75 and S9 bring you back home.

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  • Easy
    01:26
    3.51 mi
    2.4 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Just admire the Brandenburg Gate completely without tourists, Charlotteburg Castle without scaffolding and the Berlin Cathedral without coaches - and also without long distances? Then you are exactly right in Modellpark Berlin-Brandeburg. The is located in the Volkspark Wuhlheide between Karlshorst and Köpenick and offers you a nice overview of the most exciting, beautiful and historic buildings in Berlin and Brandenburg. The models are designed with great attention to detail and not only children have their fun here. The park is open from April to October and a visit can be perfectly combined with a walk in the Wuhlheide.Your tour to the model park begins at Wuhlheide station, which is served by the S3 line every 10 minutes. If you like, you can change at the train station to the park railway, which is mainly run by children. With the nostalgic locomotives and wagons it goes in a round through the Wuhlheide. Alternatively, make your way on foot and stroll under large trees and on wide trails to the house nature and the environment. Here is a nature museum and a small petting zoo.From here you can walk along the alley called Eichgestell and continue through the park until you reach the model park Berlin-Brandenburg. After you've looked at all the architectural models here, it goes through the Wuhlheide back to the starting point.

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  • Easy
    01:00
    2.42 mi
    2.4 mph
    50 ft
    25 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The most famous viewpoints in Berlin are the TV tower, the radio tower and the Kollhoff Tower at Potsdamer Platz - but if you do not feel like going on a tour, but have a little thrill, then we have the right alternative for you here. The old gasometer in Schöneberg has been shut down since 1995 and its steel skeleton stands silently above the railway tracks. And this is where it gets exciting: Together with a guide, you can climb up to the top platform on the steps of the structure and have a unique view of Berlin from above. For the tours you have to register by e-mail in advance and they only take place in good weather. All further information can be found at euref.de/euref-campus/campus-leben/#gasometerbesichtigungen.Your tour to the gasometer Schöneberg starts at the S-Bahn station Yorkstraße, which is served by the lines S2, S25 and S26. From here we lead you through the Flaschenhalspark and over the S-Bahn tracks. Along the tracks you then hike on a quiet bike and walking path - the Schöneberger loop - further south.At the station Südkreuz you turn off and can already see the gasometer in front of you. Only a few steps through the Cheruskerpark and already begins your adventurous ascent to the gasometer. Do not forget sturdy shoes - visitors with flip flops or sneakers stay down! Afterwards you can end your tour with a visit to the café in the water tower on the grounds of the EUREF campus, before returning home at the Schöneberg S-Bahn station with the S1, S41, S42 or S46 lines.

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  • Easy
    00:47
    1.78 mi
    2.3 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Climbing forests there are now many in Germany, but the adventure park in Potsdam is still out of the ordinary. Over 1.7 kilometers of secured courses in all levels of difficulty make the climbing forest one of the largest of its kind. Here you climb on ropes and platforms high up in the treetops of impressive pines and beech trees - only for those who are free from giddiness. Absolute highlight: the 200-meter-long zip-line makes your heart beat faster. Except for thunderstorms or storms, the Adventure Park is open daily from late March to early November.Take the S-Bahn S7 line to Potsdam Central Station. From here it goes via Leipziger Straße in the direction of AbenteuerPark. If you like, you can make a short detour to the Havel shore here - here is an old storage, which is today, among other things, the Komoot headquarters. Afterwards our route leads you into the forest of the Telegrafenberg.After a short distance you will reach the Adventure Park. Plenty of time here, to let off steam on the course to your heart's content. With burning arms and legs - and after a break in the forest bistro - it goes back to the main station Potsdam.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    20.0 mi
  • Duration
    08:19 h
  • Elevation
    625 ft
Fun hikes – visit unexpected attractions with the S-Bahn
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S-Bahn Berlin