if you are fed up with walking around the city sights in this heat, then why not go to a lake near by and have a relaxed day at the beach?!? Thats what we think too! In no city in the world, summer is as beautiful as in Berlin. And nowhere is there a big city with so many and varied opportunities for swimming in natural waters. So today we would like to introduce to you, our TOP 5 lakes around Berlin City.
1. Berlin Wannsee
Berlin Wannsee is like THE most known lake around Berlin. It is located in the southwestern Berlin borough of Steglitz-Zehlendorf. Wannsee lake is well known as the number-one bathing and recreation spot for western Berlin, especially from a 1951 Schlager hit by teen idol Cornelia Froboess. The Strandbad Wannsee, an open-air lido with one of the longest inland beaches in Europe and a popular nudist area, was built in 1929-1930.
How to get here: the fastest and easiest way to get there is to catch the “RE1” Train from Alexanderplatz “Gleis 2”. So catch the “U2” from Senefelderplatz, 2 stops to Alexanderplatz and then catch the “RE1”.
2. Kleiner Müggelsee
A large sunbathing area with a beautiful sandy beach right on the water is perfect for swimming. Whether families, friends or couples in love – everybody will find its perfect place for swimming day. Sun-seekers lie down in the pure sun. Others find shady spots under the trees on soft forest floor. At almost 100 meters in length it comes from the idyllic beach on the soft ground seamlessly into the clear, green-shimmering water.
How to get here: This one is not as easy to reach as the other lakes, but its totally worth it. So you would have to catch the “U2” and go to “Schönhauser Allee”. There you catch the “S41” and go to Ostkreuz. Take the “S3” and get of at “Köpenick”. Now catch the Bus “X69” to its last stop.
Small, private bays with tall oaks and maples provide shade characterize the Schlachtensee. The increased bank is indeed traversed a large extent of root systems, but there are also a couple of sandbars, which lead to very clear water.
How to get here: You just catch the “U2” to Potsdamer Platz. There you catch the “S1” and get of at Schlachtensee station. You will be just in front of the lake.
4. Berlin Weissensee / Weißer See
Weissensee is the smallest of our TOP 5 lakes. It is also the one nearest to the Hostel. The small bathhouse beach side was build in 1912 and is one of the oldest in Berlin. This is the right place for families. If you dont like to pay for the bathhouse beach side, just walk around the lake and find you own little place. There are plenty, and poeple relax all arond the lake.
How to get here: To get here catch the “U2” to Alexanderplatz. There you catch the “M4” Tram in direction “Zingster Straße” and get of at “Berliner Allee / Indira-Gandhi-Straße”. The lake will be right in front of you.
5. Strandbad Orankesee
Here you will find a lake with a sandy beach and a green lawn, added a 52m long water slide and a water slide for children. The lake is divided into a non-swimmer and swimmer area. On the grounds there is a small children’s playground, two table tennis tables and a beach volleyball court.
How to get here: To get here catch the “U2” to Alexanderplatz. There you catch the “M4” Tram in direction “Zingster Straße” and get of at “Buschallee / Hansastraße”. It is a 200 meter walk from that station.
If these are not enough, you can also check out – “Krumme Lanke” – “Liepnitzsee” – “Groß-Glienicker See” – or “Sacrower See”
go there – have fun