Guidebook

5 Idyllic Nature Hikes Around Berlin

Reconnect with nature without straying too far from the city lights.

Description

Berlin is a fantastically green city... well, once winter’s grey sky has lifted and summer is in full bloom! 18% of Berlin is forest, and 23% is composed of bodies of water, parks, and farmland, which are pretty high percentages for a capital. Its vast amount of beautiful freshwater lakes make it the largest water landscape in all of Germany, together with the neighbouring region of Brandenburg. So although Berlin may be extremely flat and developed, it still provides its residents with a lot of opportunities to escape the concrete and immerse themselves in the natural world.

There's a tremendous number of lovely parks in Berlin, but if you want to go a step further into greenery and the great outdoors, then try these hikes in Berlin’s wilder patches of nature. All the hikes listed in this guidebook are reachable by the S-Bahn from Berlin.

Wannsee Loop
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Wannsee Loop

Berlin
4 - 5 hrs
23.6 km
210 m
210 m
Explore the Wannsee area by foot on a 4-5 hour hike through forests, across rivers, and next to the Großer Wannsee lake.
Moderate
Private
Groß Glienicker See Loop
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Groß Glienicker See Loop

Berlin
1 - 2 hrs
6.2 km
36 m
36 m
Discover the natural and historical wonders of Groß Glienicke by foot.
Easy
Private
Potsdam to Saarmund Across the Ravensberg Hills
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Potsdam to Saarmund Across the Ravensberg Hills

Berlin
2 - 3 hrs
13.9 km
220 m
218 m
Explore the famous Telegrafenberg region and climb Potsdam's highest mound.
Difficult
Private
Kleinmachnow Loop
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Kleinmachnow Loop

Berlin
1 - 2 hrs
8.3 km
39 m
39 m
An easygoing walk in the countryside around the historic border town Kleinmachnow.
Easy
Private
Nikolassee Loop with the US NSA Station Teufelsberg

Nikolassee Loop with the US NSA Station Teufelsberg

Berlin
5 - 6 hrs
24.0 km
379 m
378 m
A historically impressive and scenic hike through thick forests and along the banks of beautiful lakes.
Moderate
Private