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Flow – follow Berlin’s rivers with the S-Bahn

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Flow – follow Berlin’s rivers with the S-Bahn

Collection by S-Bahn Berlin

9

Tours

32:31 h

67.2 mi

1,225 ft

The outskirts of Berlin is not only known for its famous lakes, but also countless rivers, streams, brooks, and small creeks. Here and there, quaint rivers wind their way through wide meadows, rustic swamplands emerge and sometimes a narrow stream flows slowly through dense forest. Along many rivers and streams, you will find beautiful paths waiting to be discovered on a hike.

We have selected nine splendid hikes where you can discover the countless tributaries of the Havel and Spree rivers. Erpe, Panke, Löcknitz, Tegeler Fließ, Anna Fließ or the Nuthe. All of the tributaries around the capital will enchant you with their unique charm and different landscapes. Wide floodplains, quiet forests, quaint moorlands, vast fields and fairytale alder forests await you here. In September and October, the special light bathes the landscape in a mystical atmosphere – a hike in nature couldn't be more beautiful.

Best of all: thanks to the S-Bahn and regional trains, you can accompany the streams on their journeys and start your trip home directly from the end of your hikes. Simply choose your favourite stream and follow its course through Berlin and Brandenburg.

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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    Easy
    01:32
    3.71 mi
    2.4 mph
    75 ft
    125 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Tegeler Fließ is about 30 kilometers long. Of these, a total of 10 kilometers are located on Berlin's urban area. The leisurely flowing stream has created over time large …

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  • Intermediate
    03:21
    6.83 mi
    2.0 mph
    75 ft
    150 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Erpe is a 32 kilometer tributary of the Spree. On its course from Werneuchen to Köpenick, it changes its name several times and flows as Stienitzfließ, Langes Elsenfließ and Neuenhagener Mühlenfließ through forests and meadows. By far the most beautiful section is the Erpetal between Hoppegarten and Friedrichshagen. Here, the Erpe flows through a wide floodplain landscape. You can explore the Erpetal on a leisurely hike. You accompany the Erpe up to its mouth in the Spree.

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  • Intermediate
    03:06
    6.22 mi
    2.0 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The source of the Annafließ is located in the middle of Strausberg. From there, the stream meanders through the city and then flows through moors, ponds and forests to Lake Stienitz. Depending on the season and rainfall, the width of the river may vary considerably. In very hot and dry summers, the stream above ground even dries out completely. Our hike will take you from Strausberg town along the river Annafließ through the extensive Strausberg forests.

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  • Intermediate
    03:18
    6.71 mi
    2.0 mph
    100 ft
    125 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Lietzengraben is a narrow tributary to the Panke. The watercourse rises in the Schönower Heide, flows through the pastures of Hobrechtsfelde and flows into the Panke at the Karower …

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  • Difficult
    06:00
    12.2 mi
    2.0 mph
    125 ft
    200 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Panke rises in Bernau and lays back about 30 kilometers, until it flows into the Spandau shipping canal at the northern harbor. A total of 20 kilometers of the creek are located on Berlin's urban area. On our hike you will accompany the Panke from the city limits through meadows, through parks and finally through the city to Wedding. At the mouth of the Nordhafen your paths separate again.

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  • Intermediate
    03:56
    7.85 mi
    2.0 mph
    275 ft
    200 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The breeze rises in Wandlitzer See and flows over 17 kilometers through a haunted alder quarry to the Havel. The very slowly flowing river is more reminiscent of stagnant water …

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  • Intermediate
    03:57
    8.06 mi
    2.0 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    With over 66 kilometers in length, the Nuthe is one of the largest tributaries of the Havel. The Nuthe rises in the Fläming and flows from there in a loop …

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  • Difficult
    05:25
    10.9 mi
    2.0 mph
    250 ft
    225 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Löcknitz rises at Hoppegarten and winds its way leisurely through the idyllic Löcknitztal until it flows into the Flakense near Erkner. The Löcknitztal is one of the best preserved lowland river valleys in Brandenburg. The open river valley was formed as a meltwater channel during the last ice age. Through the entire Löcknitztal with its beautiful trees and the peaceful meadows leads a beautiful hiking trail. On our hike you can explore the Löcknitztal from Erkner.

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  • Easy
    01:56
    4.69 mi
    2.4 mph
    75 ft
    75 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

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  • Tours
    9
  • Distance
    67.2 mi
  • Duration
    32:31 h
  • Elevation
    1,225 ft
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Flow – follow Berlin’s rivers with the S-Bahn