Finally summer again! This year, the people of Brandenburg and Berlin will be spoiled with countless hours of sunshine. In such beautiful weather, there is nothing better than a trip into nature. Just turn off your mobile phone, close your laptop and go straight out into the countryside. The picturesque forest lakes in the surrounding area of Berlin are of course perfectly suited for extensive hikes. First, you enjoy the shade of the trees and then it goes into the cool water - a perfect summer day.
We have selected eight idyllic forest lakes in Berlin and Brandenburg—all of which you can discover on a hike. And there is something for everyone: long Tours for enduring outdoor sports enthusiasts, shorter Tours for leisurely hikers and above all fantastic beaches for water lovers.
As you're probably not going to be the only one who goes out into the countryside on summer weekends, we've planned all of the hikes so you can skip the traffic and arrive at all trailheads and starting points by S-Bahn or regional train. All you have to do is hop on the train and head out into the countryside—ready to enjoy the wonderful summer weather.
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!
To the north of the capital, beautiful Oranienburg not only attracts with its gleaming white castle and all sorts of other historical buildings. As a widening of the Oder-Havel Canal, the Lehnitzsee offers pure bathing fun. If you like it remote and mystical, then you simply hike the entire tour along the water to Grabowsee. Hidden here on the shores of the shimmering lake are beautiful bathing spots away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
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