Day Trips, Landscape & Urban Design

Schlachtensee

If you are in Berlin and it is hot, I recommend you make your way to the train and head'er straight to the lake. There are many lakes around Berlin, but Schlachtensee is said to be the cleanest and most scenic. We didn't need to be told twice on a hot May holiday: we packed up our towels, sunscreen, and snacks and headed west on the S1. 

If you want a sandy beach, try the Strandbad Wannsee (West) or the Müggelsee (East). But if you want a private lakeside retreat with your lover, choose the Schlachtensee. 

Third choice if you can't make it out on the train: Sommerbad Kreuzberg or Sommerbad Neukölln. Here's a map via Secret Berlin with all the swimming lakes marked out.


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