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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

Hiking Collection by S-Bahn Berlin

10

Tours

35:09 h

73.7 mi

1,375 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 ten 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 November, 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.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Entlang der Krummen Lake im Grünauer Forst – S-Bahn Berlin

    Intermediate
    02:40
    6.49 mi
    2.4 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Krumme Lake Grünau nature reserve is located on the south-western edge of Berlin, where the Dahme widens into the Langen See. A fen and later a wooded wetland developed here in an Ice Age channel. In parts it is even a bit jungle-like when you roam through the alder forests and observe the inhabitants

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  • Easy
    01:36
    3.87 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 around 30 kilometers long. A total of 10 kilometers of this are in the Berlin city area. The leisurely flowing creek has created large wetlands and bog meadows over time. Even on its last few kilometers in the middle of Berlin, it meanders through a wide meadow landscape. Peat used

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  • Intermediate
    03:23
    6.86 mi
    2.0 mph
    100 ft
    150 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    The Erpe is a 32 km long tributary of the Spree. On its course from Werneuchen to Köpenick, it changes names several times and flows through forests and across meadows as the Stienitzfiß, Langes Elsenfiß and Neuenhagener Mühlenfiß. By far the most beautiful section is the Erpetal between Hoppegarten

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  • Intermediate
    03:05
    6.19 mi
    2.0 mph
    175 ft
    200 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

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  • Intermediate
    03:16
    6.66 mi
    2.0 mph
    75 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 pasture landscape of Hobrechtsfelde and flows into the Panke at the Karower Teiche. Actually, the narrow watercourse is of natural origin. In the course of time, however, it was repeatedly

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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 has its source in Bernau and travels around 30 kilometers before it flows into the Spandau shipping canal at the northern harbor. A total of 20 kilometers of the course of the creek lie within Berlin's urban area. On our hike you accompany the Panke from the city limits across meadows, through

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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 in many places and has created an impressive landscape in the ice age Briesetal. In the wide river bed of the breeze are countless

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  • Intermediate
    03:52
    7.90 mi
    2.0 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

    With a length of more than 66 kilometers, the Nuthe is one of the largest tributaries of the Havel. The Nuthe has its source in the Fläming and flows from there in a loop towards the north. It flows into the Havel in the heart of Potsdam. The narrow river flows leisurely over the wide fields of the Fl

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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 near Hoppegarten and meanders leisurely through the idyllic Löcknitztal until it flows into the Flakensee near Erkner. The Löcknitztal is one of the best preserved lowland river valleys in Brandenburg. The open river valley was created as a meltwater channel during the last ice age

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

    South of Berlin is the beautiful local recreation area around the Dahlewitzer Heide and the Rangsdorfer See. The large lake, popular with water sports enthusiasts, was formed during the last ice age and is only shallow. It is mainly fed by the Glasowbach, which meanders happily on the edge of the Dahlewitzer

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    73.7 mi
  • Duration
    35:09 h
  • Elevation
    1,375 ft

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