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Müggelsee Loop

A circular walk around a beautiful lake with many reasons to break along the way.

Hiking Easy

18 km
33 m
33 m
3-4 hrs
Low Point
32 m
High Point
38 m
Müggelsee Loop Map

This hike has something for everyone as it boasts amazing views of the lake, man-made beaches, beer halls and a variety of restaurants. It passes through this forestry, quaint towns and involves a unique ferry crossing on tarmac footpaths. It's a great hike in summer and winter depending on your preference and there is a must stop at an authentic, outside fischerei which smokes and prepares its own fish.


This route is easily accessed from Berlin city centre by taking the S train to 'Friedrichshagen.' You will need a day ticket as there is a short but cool ferry crossing. From Friedrichshagen train station you can start 2 ways. Either by heading SW and crossing Salvador Allende Brucke Bridge or by heading directly south and the river via the Spree Tunnel. Once you have crossed you will be on a footpath which circles the lake.

The first part of the walk is through a dramatic forest with plenty of openings to the lake and photo opportunities. There are also barbecue huts to provide shelter and opportunities for camping out for a whole day. On the south side of the lake, there is a beer garden and refreshment stop about 2 miles into the walk. Continue following the path around the lake until you hit the Kleiner Mueggelsee where there are some beautiful houses. Continue on the footpath E and head into a more residential area once you hit the road Zur Fahre turn left and head north towards the canal where you will need to catch the public transport ferry. I do not advise swimming.

Once you have crossed the river, there is a local Fischerei and beer garden which is the perfect spot for lunch and a halfway refreshment stop. The next part of the walk passes through a beautiful village with diverse houses, it has a cute rural feel to it, and each house is very different

Continue heading NW with the Lake on your left until you hit Strandbad which is a man-made beach, perfect for a summers day or the more adventurous winter swimmers. Continue to walk around the lake until you reach Friedrichshagen where you can head N or to your right in order to return to the train station and head back to Berlin after a full day out!



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

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

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