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Teufelssee

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Please check local regulations for: Teufelsseemoor Köpenick

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Location: Berlin, Germany

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  • manulie

    A beautiful spot of nature in the middle of Berlin. The forest school offers a range of interesting offers. If you want to relax or go on a journey of discovery, this is the place for you. The pier through the middle of the lake and moor offers great insights into fauna and flora.

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    • March 25, 2017

  • According to some traditions, a devil altar should have stood here, on which Celtic priests worshiped Belzebub. Moors and dark lakes are places where Celtic cult sites often lay. In their rituals, the Celts sank valuable objects in moors and lakes. The custom of tossing a coin into a well is a remnant of spring and lake worship. Maybe you can throw a ring or a silver coin in the lake?

    In her collection of legends in Berlin, Inge Kiessig tells of another legend about this gloomy lake:

    "In the dense reed belt on the edge of the Teufelssee there used to be a large stone. It was called the Princess Stone because it indicated the spot where a magnificent castle once stood, inhabited by a princess. She was cursed and has sunk with her palace in the moor. But sometimes it came to the fore.”

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    • May 26, 2016

  • A beautiful little lake that is easy to miss. Make sure to walk all the way around it and take the bridge over the marsh.

    • October 21, 2017

  • A quiet and peaceful lake hidden away from the crowds. Be sure to walk all the way around it so you don't miss the silver birches and the bridge across the marsh.

    • October 21, 2017

  • The Teufelssee in the Berlin Müggelberge is a beautiful combination of lake and high moor. The footbridge through the moor was completely renovated in 2015 and 2016. Unfortunately, it is no longer as romantic as the old Knüppeldamm. He walked through a beautiful moor forest. The forest no longer exists because the trees have fallen victim to the renaturation work.
    Nevertheless, a detour to the Teufelssee is always worthwhile, if only to find the little moor ghost sitting in the moor and waiting for the hikers, and the hoof impression left by the devil.

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    • April 18, 2018

  • Legend has it that there is a sunken castle at the bottom of the lake. Some days you should hear the princess singing at midnight ...

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    • April 18, 2018

  • A very beautiful nature trail around the Teufelssee and the associated moor. Here you can discover something in every season and the paths are well developed.

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    • January 20, 2018

  • Beautifully designed educational trail for young and old! Very nice knowledge transfer with practical relevance!

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    • September 7, 2021

  • A very nice and interesting area with many opportunities for children and adults. Here you can observe the siltation of a lake and thus the formation of a moor very close.

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    • March 25, 2017

  • Really comfortable with benches on the wooden jetties! It can be reached via many hiking tours and radiates wonderfully natural tranquility!

    It is beautiful here

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    • October 1, 2018

  • The holiday camp is a legend that never existed here, at least not in my life. Maybe long before 1959.
    But in any case, there was a restaurant of the HO right on the lake. After the turnaround, the grounds of the restaurant were renatured. Only those who know the place know that there was a restaurant there.

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    • March 8, 2018

  • Nice and well-kept with Teufelssee in the middle.

    There are wooden benches, deep calm and nature to be amazed at.

    Enjoyed it here very much and imagine it to be great in all seasons.

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    • October 1, 2018

  • There are a few ways to rest with benches

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    • April 2, 2018

  • Lake and Moor are a great destination in every season

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    • January 6, 2019

  • not only interesting for children - the Kesselmoor is a real trip tip, sensationally beautiful landscape

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    • January 6, 2019

  • Small lake with a lot of charm

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    • April 25, 2020

  • Currently pond roses in white and red in several places of the small lake with the beginning of flowering.

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    • June 21, 2020

  • The Teufelssee is located in the district of Berlin-Köpenick around 750 m south of the Großer Müggelsee at the foot of the Kleiner Müggelberg in the Köpenicker Bürgerheide.

    The lake measures almost 150 m from northeast to southwest and is a maximum of 100 m wide. Its area is around 1.2 hectares. The shallow and nutrient-rich lake is a raised bog that was formed during the Ice Age and was created as a sink by the meltwater from the ice. At the lake, the Teufelssee forest school maintains a three-kilometer-long nature trail that leads around the lake, past rare plants such as pond roses, water hemlock and sundew. Since the ground is partly boggy, a large part of the path leads over wooden board paths. A few hundred meters southwest of the lake is the Müggelturm on the western slope of the Kleiner Müggelberg. The Müggelberge toboggan run, popularly known as the Death Railway (closed), ends near the Teufelssee.

    In December 2015 a new, approximately 300 m long jetty was inaugurated between the moor and the Teufelssee, which was built as part of the environmental relief program UEP II project "Nature conservation measures for upgrading and development in the FFH area Teufelsseemoor and the surrounding area".

    With the Teufelssee in Grunewald, there is a second lake of the same name in the urban area of Berlin.

    There are various legends about the water. According to one of these stories, a devil's altar is said to have stood there. Inge Kiessig recounts the beginning of another legend about a castle that disappeared in the lake as follows: “In the dense reed belt on the edge of the Teufelssee there used to be a large stone. It was called the princess stone because it indicated the place where a splendid castle once occupied a princess. She was cursed and, together with her palace, sank into the moor. But sometimes it came to light. "

    Source: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teufelssee_(Berlin-Köpenick)

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    • December 29, 2020

  • The Teufelssee is located in the Berlin-Köpenick district around 750 m south of the Großer Müggelsee at the foot of the Kleiner Müggelberg in the Köpenicker Bürgerheide. Nice spot Berlin again and again.

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    • April 8, 2021

  • Very nicely laid out and who is there early can enjoy it without many people

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    • May 11, 2020

  • Nice corner to enjoy nature. Ideal in the evening! 😉

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    • September 7, 2021

  • It's really worth it! Our Lieblinswanderung: Parking Müggelseeperle, cross the Müggelheimer dam and up it's about 110m. Not the serpentines, but the way straight up. Is already a bit steep for us Flachlandtiroler. Arrived at the top, detour to the left. Here comes a hint "highest mountain of Berlin". Unfortunately, the cross has found a new owner. There is nothing left, only the stone is still there. Back again, then go right. You pass the Ascension site. Keep running, then you can climb the Müggelturm. Or you go down before, down the side of the currently closed downhill route. You come out right on the Teufelssee. About Rübezahl and on Müggelsee along then back to the parking Müggelseeperle. Great hike!

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    • November 7, 2019

  • Here you can walk over a wooden footbridge that is part of a nature trail.

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    • November 28, 2020

  • Well developed and very informative.

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    • January 22, 2018


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