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Lake Sacrower See

A hidden treasure

The beautiful Sacrower lake lies in the northern part of Potsdam, close to the border of Berlin. This dreamy and picturesque lake in the forest will lure you to make an excursion in the greenery – and of course, also invite you to bathe in one of the two bathing sites located at the northern bank.

The bathing site next to the restaurant “Landleben Potsdam”, with its flat access and clean sand, is a favourite family spot in summer time. There is also a second bathing site located approx. 400 meters away at Wendensteig. Both bathing sites have been allowed, however, they are not officially approved by the city. The nine-kilometre-long circular hiking trail through Königswald around the lake is worth a hike, not only in summer, but indeed throughout the year.

It leads from the southern part of the Sacrower lake through the park of the Sacrow palace right up to Heilandskirche at the bank of the Havel. Although the area is a picturesque place now,  it has been a part of the dark chapters of the history of Berlin in the past. The lake belonged to the bordering area at the time of the Berlin wall, and was under surveillance. Rainer Liebeke drowned in the Sacrower lake in 1986 while attempting to escape.

Getting there

  • Unfortunately, it is not easy to reach the Sacrower lake by public transport and it only has a few parking places, it is therefore recommended to travel by bicycle.
  • You can also use the waterway and the paid water taxi from Krughorn in the Glienicke park to the Sacrower Heilandskirche.