Forests + Lakes

Forests + Lakes

Rustling waves, green forests, nature, rejuvenation and peace—that too is Berlin. Because all around the city, of over one million residents, a unique landscape is situated with large forests and beautiful lakes: from the Müggelsee in the east part of the city to the Grunewald and the Wannsee in the west. Berlin’s nature offers the visitor most of all one thing: relaxation—regardless, whether by walks, jogging, fishing, or bathing.

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When the Berlin Wall still stood, the Grunewald was the largest forested area in the western part of the city, and often enough, overrun by strollers and bike riders....
Its deepest end was measured at close to eight meters. It is four and a half kilometres in length, two and a half kilometres wide, and Berlin’s largest lake: the...
"An image from my childhood springs to mind like a fairytale: a palace, peacocks sitting up on a high branch or fanning out their tails, fountains, shady lawns, winding...
In summer, encircling the Schlachtensee, countless bathers are to be found; yet, the cleanest Berliner swimming lake is not only favoured by them. The fishermen also...
Situated in the north of Berlin, with a surface area of 4.6 square-kilometres, is Berlin’s second largest lake—and one of the most beautiful: the Tegeler See. The wind...
“Pack up the swimwear, grab your little sister and get the heck out to the Wannsee. Yes, we’re cycling like the wind, through the Grunewald swiftly and then soon we’ll...

Five minutes’ walking distance from Alexanderplatz. Huge hand-painted film posters hang on the sandstone façade of the postmodern building from the 60’s. Though its architecture is striking from the outside, the building’s most impressive features are found inside. With its magnificent chandeliers, retro eastern European style, red armchairs and huge glass front, the cinema’s foyer is a highlight in itself. Be it premieres or gay parties, this cinema hosts all sorts of events where glamorous VIPs mix with students, film lovers and party people.