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Forest lakes — with the S-Bahn to hidden ponds and waters

Carola K.

Forest lakes — with the S-Bahn to hidden ponds and waters

Collection by S-Bahn Berlin

10

Tours

32:32 h

76.6 mi

2,400 ft

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!

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Tours & Highlights

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    Intermediate
    04:35
    11.1 mi
    2.4 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Where Friedrich Wilhelm I used to hunt foxes and game, you can walk on the southern edge of Berlin and Potsdam through fragrant coniferous forests and heathland. Hidden in the …

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  • Intermediate
    03:27
    8.42 mi
    2.4 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    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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  • Intermediate
    02:27
    5.87 mi
    2.4 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    The Liepnitzsee on the outskirts of the town Wandlitz is one of the most popular lakes in the Berlin area. And rightly so, because the large forest lake is easy …

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  • Easy
    01:33
    3.68 mi
    2.4 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Briesetal in the north of Berlin is a very special place. The breeze flows here with all ease through a wooded valley. Over time, the riverbed widened, creating a …

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  • Intermediate
    01:10
    2.84 mi
    2.4 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    In the north of Lichtenberg, just before the Berlin city limits, lies Lake Malchow. Surrounded by fields and heathland, it is a true natural idyll. Unlike many other lakes in …

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  • Intermediate
    04:01
    9.74 mi
    2.4 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    Ferry
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    If Berliners fancy greenery and nature, then Strausberg is always a popular destination. In addition to the lake of the same name, not only the vast forests, but also several …

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  • Difficult
    05:03
    11.8 mi
    2.3 mph
    650 ft
    650 ft
    Ferry
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required. The Tour includes a crossing by ferry.

    The Potsdam cityscape is dominated by the Havel and the countless lakes and canals. But north of the city center and separated from the rest of the lake landscape is …

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  • Intermediate
    04:19
    10.3 mi
    2.4 mph
    325 ft
    350 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    Around the Müggelsee you will find numerous rivers, streams, ponds and smaller lakes. The two most enchanted lakes are the Crooked Laake and the Devil's Lake. Both hide between vast …

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  • Intermediate
    03:27
    6.87 mi
    2.0 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    At the southernmost foothills of the Märkische Schweiz is on the edge of Waldsieversdorf a small group of lakes. The largest lakes are the Papillensee, the small Däbersee and the …

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  • Intermediate
    02:29
    5.95 mi
    2.4 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Schlachtensee, Krumme Lanke, Teufelssee and Grunewaldsee - everyone knows the lakes in Grunewald. But attentive hikers can discover even more in the big forest. Southwest of the Teufelssee lie in …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    76.6 mi
  • Duration
    32:32 h
  • Elevation
    2,400 ft
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Forest lakes — with the S-Bahn to hidden ponds and waters