According to some traditions, a devil's altar is said to have stood here, on which Celtic priests worshiped Belzebub. Bogs and dark lakes are places where there were often Celtic places of worship. The Celts sank valuable objects in bogs and lakes in their rituals. The custom of throwing a coin into a well is a remnant of source and lake worship. Maybe you can throw a ring or a silver coin into the lake?
Inge Kiessig's Berlin saga collection tells of another saga about this gloomy lake:
“There used to be a big stone in the thick reed belt on the edge of the Teufelssee. It was called the princess stone because it indicated the place where there had once been a magnificent castle that a princess lived in. She was cursed and sank together with her palace in the bog. But sometimes it came out. "
May 26, 2016
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.
March 25, 2017
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.
March 8, 2018
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 in the Ice Age and was created as a sink by the meltwater from the ice. On the lake, the Teufelssee forest school maintains a three-kilometer nature trail that leads around the lake, past rare plants such as pond roses, 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, which is 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 should 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)
December 29, 2020
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