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Children jumping into a lake © Getty Images, Foto: FatCamera

Lake Motzener See

Paradise for keen swimmers

The Motzener lake lies in the south-east of Berlin, which is one of the most popular destinations for excursion in the region during summer. Awarded with the blue European flag, the water in the clear lake is extremely clean.

Motorboats are prohibited, but you can surf, and go fishing, diving and - of course -swimming. There are three bathing sites on the banks of the Motzener lake, the most popular among them is the Kallinchen open-air pool with its widespread lawns, water slides, boats on hire and beach volleyball fields. You can buy fresh fish at the entrance – to take away or to relish as a lip-smacking fish bun with a view of the waters.
At the bank of the lake, there is a golf course, and the villages Kallinchen and Motzen are situated here too. The picturesque landscape around the lake offers numerous options for hiking and cycling.

Besides this, the lake is also famous as the “wet cradle of German nudism”, because one of the oldest German nudist clubs started in Kallinchen in the year 1921. According to the natives of Motzen, the culture of nude bathing had started on the other side of the lake already in 1919.   

Getting there

  • You can arrive at the Motzener lake by car via A13 or B96.
  • With the regional trains RE5 and RE7, you can go to Zossen and then you can take a bus, or cycle to the bathing site Kallinchen.
  • Or you can take the RE to Königs Wusterhausen and then take a bus, or cycle to Motzen.