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The 11 Best Running Routes in Berlin

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Best jogging routes in Berlin
Best jogging routes in Berlin © (c) visumate

The whole of Berlin runs - all the parks and streets are used. Berlin offers you an incredible variety of routes and paths. Along the water, through the city, across fields and through forests... . Why not train for the upcoming virtual half marathon, which you can take part in between 9 and 11 April? This will give you a nice goal and motivation for your training.

But whether you want to train for the next sporting competition or just want to run for fun, we have selected the most beautiful jogging routes in the capital. Try them out - variety is guaranteed.

Tip 1: Small but nice

A young family jogging
Jogging with the whole family © Getty Images, Foto: Halfpoint

The Volkspark Prenzlauer Berg offers the ideal route for beginners. With a distance of 2.7 kilometres - which can also be shortened at the beginning - you'll cut a fine figure even at the start of your running training.

Volkspark Prenzlauer Berg

Tip 2: The Pankeweg

Schloss Schönhausen / Prussian summer residence in Berlin Pankow
Schloss Schönhausen in Berlin © visitBerlin, Foto: Arthur F. Selbach
Schloss Schönhausen, Berlin-Niederschönhausen

Much more physical fitness is required on the Pankeweg. The trail starts at Chausseestraße and goes all the way to Schönhausen Palace Park. On the way, you walk along the river. If you want to go further, you can follow the route to Buch.

Schloss Schönhausen

Tip 3: Tempelhofer Feld

Kite Landboarding at Tempelhofer Feld
Kite Landboarding at Tempelhofer Feld © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

This classic had to be mentioned because it is simply suitable for everyone: Beginners and experienced. The runway of the former Tempelhof Airport is many hundreds of metres long and straight ahead on an absolutely flat surface. Plenty of space and freedom to let your gaze and thoughts wander to the horizon.

Tempelhofer Feld

Tip 4: Always along the water

Insel der Jugend
Insel der Jugend © visitBerlin, Foto: Thomas Kierok

Around the Stralau Peninsula and on to Treptower Park, houseboats are anchored and on sunny days there are many people on the green meadow. If you start at Ostkreuz, you follow the riverbank path for almost ten kilometres. On the way back, you will pass through the Plänterwald forest and the former amusement park.

Treptower Park

Tip 5: Three Lakes Circuit

Known fontain in the "Weißen See"
Known fontain in the "Weißen See" © visitberlin, Foto: Philip Koschel

Here you not only run around the three lakes Orankesee, Obersee and Fauler See, but you also get a bit of sightseeing and pure nature on the way. You'll pass the Mies van der Rohe bungalow and a wonderful nature reserve where you can see rare plants and bird species while jogging. If you're still motivated after the 7 kilometres or so, head straight for the next lake: The White Lake offers another 5 kilometres. This is also a wonderful route.

Weißensee

Tip 6: Friedrichshain park

Volkspark Friedrichshain
Volkspark Friedrichshain © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

If you don't just want to run, but work on your strength and fitness, you can go to Volkspark Friedrichshain: up and down the Bunkerberg a few times and then over the Trimm-Dich trail. Sore muscles are pre-programmed!

Volkspark Friedrichshain

Tip 7: Kienbergpark

Kienberg Berlin - cable car
Kienberg Berlin © (c) visumate

You can also strengthen your stamina in Kienbergpark. Around the mountain and then simply choose the route to the top - this way you can clear your head and enjoy a beautiful view over Berlin.

Kienberg

Tip 8: Through Berlin's centre

Reichstag and Gouvernment buildings in Berlin
Band des Bundes and Reichstag © iStock.com, Foto: savoia
Band des Bundes mit Reichstag, Paul-Löbe-Haus, Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus. Bundeskanzleramt nur im Hintergrund wage zu erkennen.

Berlin's largest park - the Tiergarten - is the starting point for a jogging tour through the centre. Along the way are numerous sights, such as Bellevue Palace, the House of World Cultures or the Ribbon of the Federation. Through the park itself, many paths branch off into very individual routes.

Tiergarten

Tip 9: Rehberge park

Ballspielwiese im Volkspark Rehberge
Ballspielwiese im Volkspark Rehberge © wikimedia, Foto: Fridolin Freudenfett (CCBY-SA4-0)

You can jog through the Volkspark Rehberge in a particularly undisturbed way. An enchanted landscape of forests, meadows, hills and lakes awaits you here. On a total distance of 25 kilometres, there is a suitable route for every level. You will find the challenge directly at the open-air museum, where the path climbs slightly.

Rehberge park

Tip 10: Royal jogging

The Schlosspark in Charlottenburg
Palace and park Charlottenburg © visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

Against the backdrop of Charlottenburg Palace, it is a wonderful place to walk - even if you would like to stop here and there and stroll a bit with the other visitors. The almost four-kilometre-long paths through the palace park lead past the mausoleum, the rococo pavilion or the tea house.

Schloss Charlottenburg

Tip 11: Müggelsee

Lake Müggelsee in Berlin
Lake Müggelsee © visitBerlin, Foto: Dagmar Schwelle

Finally, a round for all those who have been actively jogging for a while: A loop around Müggelsee. Depending on your level of fitness, you'll need between two and a half and four hours for the 25 kilometres. You'll love the route: on the one hand, the view of the lake and on the other, the running route itself leads almost entirely through woodland and parkland.

Müggelsee

Catrin

Catrin

lives in Berlin for over 20 years and loves to travel the city. Preferrably by bike, she discovers the most exciting and interesting sides of Berlin. Across the city, across country and also off the beaten track.

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