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Kaulsdorfer Seen

Walk around 3 tranquil lakes in East Berlin.

Hiking Easy

9 km
40 m
40 m
1-2 hrs
Low Point
35 m
High Point
56 m
Kaulsdorfer Seen Map

One of the lesser-known natural treasures of Berlin’s eastern districts is Kaulsdorfer Seen—three lakes surrounded by woodland and meadows, with lots of wildlife and a very calm atmosphere. After traveling through the high rise concrete tower blocks of the eastern district, you suddenly find yourself in serene countryside, still within the city limits!


Take the train to S-Bahn Mahlsdorf, walking through a patch of residential area, before crossing Wadlow Park. Cross over the main road and then follow the public footpath diagonally across a field. After crossing another road, you will hit the edge of the first of a series of three lakes, which are collectively referred to as Kaulsdorfer Seen. Walk counter-clockwise around Butzer See, then Habermannsee, and finally Elensee. When you are finished picnicking, taking a dip and exploring the lakes, jump back on the path at the edge of Elensee and retrace your steps back to S- Bahn Mahlsdorf.



Walking along a well-kept trail that’s mostly flat. No obstacles are present.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between March and October


  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features
  • Family friendly

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