Best lake in Berlin

Check out the top lake in Berlin, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Volkspark Friedrichshain
1. Volkspark Friedrichshain
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89 local reviews
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liat and jef
In the heart of Volkspark Friedrichshain there is a fantastic beer garden, a restaurant, a small lake and a ki…
Susan
A green oasis that hosts outdoor cinema in the summer, the hills are made from post-war rubble. Ping pong, a f…
Melanie
Great beautiful large park, with open-air movies during the summer months, nice Café and Restaurant next to th…
1. Volkspark Friedrichshain
1. Volkspark Friedrichshain
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89 local reviews
liat and jef
liat and jef
In the heart of Volkspark Friedrichshain there is a fantastic beer garden, a restaurant, a small lake and a kids area with a fountain. Nice …
Susan
Susan
A green oasis that hosts outdoor cinema in the summer, the hills are made from post-war rubble. Ping pong, a fountain, tennis courts, and a …
Melanie
Melanie
Great beautiful large park, with open-air movies during the summer months, nice Café and Restaurant next to the lake, great to have a picnic…
2. Treptower Park
2. Treptower Park
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65 local reviews
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George
As a "public park" open to all citizens, Treptow Park in 1888 represented an innovation for its time. From th…
Jan Michael
Nice park with large meadows and a lake, next to it Berlin’s river Spree with playgrounds and excursion boat p…
Jessica
Absolutely gorgeous, chilled, expansive park. Don't freak out if you see naked peeps, it's normal here! Walk a…
2. Treptower Park
2. Treptower Park
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65 local reviews
George
George
As a "public park" open to all citizens, Treptow Park in 1888 represented an innovation for its time. From the landing pier, visitors have …
Jan Michael
Jan Michael
Nice park with large meadows and a lake, next to it Berlin’s river Spree with playgrounds and excursion boat piers. In the center: the Sovie…
Jessica
Jessica
Absolutely gorgeous, chilled, expansive park. Don't freak out if you see naked peeps, it's normal here! Walk across to the water side and si…
3. Schlachtensee
3. Schlachtensee
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15 local reviews
Schlachtensee, Berlin
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Alisha
Lake! Centrally located and easily accessed by S-Bahn, but totally green and makes you forget you're in a big …
Anne
Nice lake surrounded by trees, takes approx. 60min to surround it, and there is also a Beer Garden. It´s not e…
Allanah
Berlin is sadly not beach-adjacent, so in summer everyone goes to the lakes! When it’s too hot to be a tourist…
3. Schlachtensee
3. Schlachtensee
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15 local reviews
Schlachtensee, Berlin
Alisha
Alisha
Lake! Centrally located and easily accessed by S-Bahn, but totally green and makes you forget you're in a big city. Clear water if you find …
Anne
Anne
Nice lake surrounded by trees, takes approx. 60min to surround it, and there is also a Beer Garden. It´s not especially for swimming, but yo…
Allanah
Allanah
Berlin is sadly not beach-adjacent, so in summer everyone goes to the lakes! When it’s too hot to be a tourist, follow the locals and head t…
4. Tiergarten
4. Tiergarten
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37 local reviews
Tiergarten, Berlin
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Nikolai
Fresh air, lakes, bars
Sian
Explore Berlin's largest pubic garden by foot or bicycle. Grab a beer or pizza in the central cafe or hire a r…
Éanna & Joyce
The most famous and well-known park in Berlin. A beautiful location with lots of meandering paths and lakes. E…
4. Tiergarten
4. Tiergarten
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37 local reviews
Tiergarten, Berlin
Nikolai
Nikolai
Fresh air, lakes, bars
Sian
Sian
Explore Berlin's largest pubic garden by foot or bicycle. Grab a beer or pizza in the central cafe or hire a row boat and explore the mini l…
Éanna & Joyce
Éanna & Joyce
The most famous and well-known park in Berlin. A beautiful location with lots of meandering paths and lakes. Easily accessible via the U9 li…
5. Lietzensee
5. Lietzensee
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5 local reviews
Lietzensee, Berlin
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Olivia
A small lake with a wonderful park around directly in the city
Tuan Anh
Park with 2 lakes, nice for walk, chill or also picnic...
Alexander
A beautiful lake to walk around. Attraction of many Berliners from the neighborhood.
5. Lietzensee
5. Lietzensee
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5 local reviews
Lietzensee, Berlin
Olivia
Olivia
A small lake with a wonderful park around directly in the city
Tuan Anh
Tuan Anh
Park with 2 lakes, nice for walk, chill or also picnic...
Alexander
Alexander
A beautiful lake to walk around. Attraction of many Berliners from the neighborhood.
6. Grunewald
6. Grunewald
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9 local reviews
Grunewald, Berlin
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Alex
Perfect for bicycle, to wander, to swim at the lakes, to breath.
Nina
Biggest green area with 3 lakes (all for free)! You'll forget you in Berlin ;)
NOMADS
The lush Grunewald forest, where tony villas peep out between the trees, is in southwest Berlin. Nearby, you c…
6. Grunewald
6. Grunewald
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9 local reviews
Grunewald, Berlin
Alex
Alex
Perfect for bicycle, to wander, to swim at the lakes, to breath.
Nina
Nina
Biggest green area with 3 lakes (all for free)! You'll forget you in Berlin ;)
NOMADS
NOMADS
The lush Grunewald forest, where tony villas peep out between the trees, is in southwest Berlin. Nearby, you can swim in bucolic Schlachtens…
7. Plötzensee Prison
7. Plötzensee Prison
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18 local reviews
Plötzensee Prison, Berlin
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Benjamin
Walk to the lake from home in 20 minutes, and rent a dingy! You can swim in this lake, it has the relaxed Berl…
Waldemar
A nice small lake. You can rent rowing boats or pedal boats there, have a beer or listen to some classic germa…
Sebastian
Nearest Pond. Also try Fischerpinte a funky little open air beer garden and boat rental at the southern tip of…
7. Plötzensee Prison
7. Plötzensee Prison
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18 local reviews
Plötzensee Prison, Berlin
Benjamin
Benjamin
Walk to the lake from home in 20 minutes, and rent a dingy! You can swim in this lake, it has the relaxed Berlin Spirit!
Waldemar
Waldemar
A nice small lake. You can rent rowing boats or pedal boats there, have a beer or listen to some classic german folk music
Sebastian
Sebastian
Nearest Pond. Also try Fischerpinte a funky little open air beer garden and boat rental at the southern tip of the lake. Wait for the owner …
8. Cafe am Neuen See
8. Cafe am Neuen See
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16 local reviews
2 Lichtensteinallee, Berlin
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Stefan
Very delicious food in the wood at the lake. You can rent a boat there. Just beautiful. In summer there is a b…
Emily
A gorgeous forest retreat in the middle of the city, by the side of a glittering whimsical lake, with gliding …
Petros
A gorgeous forest retreat in the middle of the city, by the side of a glittering whimsical lake, with gliding …
8. Cafe am Neuen See
8. Cafe am Neuen See
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16 local reviews
2 Lichtensteinallee, Berlin
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Stefan
Stefan
Very delicious food in the wood at the lake. You can rent a boat there. Just beautiful. In summer there is a beer garten outside.
Emily
Emily
A gorgeous forest retreat in the middle of the city, by the side of a glittering whimsical lake, with gliding ducks and drifting rowboats. (…
Petros
Petros
A gorgeous forest retreat in the middle of the city, by the side of a glittering whimsical lake, with gliding ducks and drifting rowboats. (…
9. Krumme Lanke
9. Krumme Lanke
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5 local reviews
Krumme Lanke, Berlin
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Christina
Nice, inner city lake for a quick swim, very well accessible with S-Bahn...
Alisha
Lake! Centrally located and easily accessed by S-Bahn, but totally green and makes you forget you're in a big …
Ulrike
Take a nice walk at this beautiful lake. At the neighboring lake, Schlachtensee, there is also a great restaur…
9. Krumme Lanke
9. Krumme Lanke
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5 local reviews
Krumme Lanke, Berlin
Christina
Christina
Nice, inner city lake for a quick swim, very well accessible with S-Bahn...
Alisha
Alisha
Lake! Centrally located and easily accessed by S-Bahn, but totally green and makes you forget you're in a big city. Clear water if you find …
Ulrike
Ulrike
Take a nice walk at this beautiful lake. At the neighboring lake, Schlachtensee, there is also a great restaurant with outside seating to ha…
10. Orankesee
10. Orankesee
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2 local reviews
Orankesee, Berlin
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Valeska
Swimming,chillaxing on the Lake, nice walks and running.
Antonio
You can also take a bath and enjoy the waterslide in this nice lake having a pint and learning berliner dialec…
Valeska
Swimming,chillaxing on the Lake, nice walks and running.
10. Orankesee
10. Orankesee
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2 local reviews
Orankesee, Berlin
Valeska
Valeska
Swimming,chillaxing on the Lake, nice walks and running.
Antonio
Antonio
You can also take a bath and enjoy the waterslide in this nice lake having a pint and learning berliner dialect!
Valeska
Valeska
Swimming,chillaxing on the Lake, nice walks and running.
11. Strandbad Wannsee
11. Strandbad Wannsee
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5 local reviews
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Christina
The classic place to go swimming in the lake. The public beach exists since the 19th century, songs are writte…
Alexander
Super famous: the Wannsee beach is a place every Berliner knows. Europe's biggest outdoor swimming paradise: a…
Christina
The classic place to go swimming in the lake. The public beach exists since the 19th century, songs are writte…
11. Strandbad Wannsee
11. Strandbad Wannsee
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5 local reviews
Christina
Christina
The classic place to go swimming in the lake. The public beach exists since the 19th century, songs are written about it
Alexander
Alexander
Super famous: the Wannsee beach is a place every Berliner knows. Europe's biggest outdoor swimming paradise: a sandy beach next to a beautif…
Christina
Christina
The classic place to go swimming in the lake. The public beach exists since the 19th century, songs are written about it
12. Schäfersee
12. Schäfersee
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6 local reviews
Schäfersee, Berlin
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Christoph
Nice little lake, Original Berlin style, short wlk from the flat, nice cofee and cake place
Dany
A nice small lake where you can rent a canoe during summer
Martin
A sweet LAKE closeby 200m from our flat (good for relaxing, not for swimming)
12. Schäfersee
12. Schäfersee
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6 local reviews
Schäfersee, Berlin
Christoph
Christoph
Nice little lake, Original Berlin style, short wlk from the flat, nice cofee and cake place
Dany
Dany
A nice small lake where you can rent a canoe during summer
Martin
Martin
A sweet LAKE closeby 200m from our flat (good for relaxing, not for swimming)