Day Trip from Berlin to Müggelsee

Müggelsee Lake is a perfect escape on a warm summer day

Sunbathers enjoying a sunny day on the beach at Muggelsee
Sunbathers enjoying a sunny day on the beach at Muggelsee cc licensed photo by Juanjo Bazán

Müggelsee Lake is the largest lake in Berlin and a favoured escape for residents, especially during the summer. Located about one hour east of the city centre (by public transport), Müggelsee and the surrounding area make an ideal day trip.

Müggelsee is a shallow lake with three sandy beach areas for swimming and sunbathing on its northern shore.

A wide variety of watercraft is available to rent from several boat rental facilities. Spreepoint boat rentals operate two locations, one west of the lake on the Spree River and one on the southwest shore of Müggelsee.

The southern shore of the lake great for hiking. A trail runs along most of the shoreline, and an extensive network of trails criss-cross the forest-covered hills extending from the south and west side of the lake.

If you enjoy walking, you can even trek to Devils Lake, a lovely small lake that belies its name. A little further you cannot miss Müggelturm Lookout Tower on top of Berlin’s highest natural hill. Combined with the height of the hill, the 30-meter tall tower provides a superb 360° view of the surrounding area. On a clear day, you can see all the way to central Berlin.

Below you will find public transport directions for getting to the northern beaches or to the southern shore. Either takes about one hour from central Berlin.

You can cross between the north and south side of the lake on the F23 ferry at the eastern end. Your transit day-pass covers the fare.

We recommend Müggelsee’s northern beaches for swimming and sunbathing and the southern shore and neighbouring forests for walking, hiking and exploring nature.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Address: Müggelsee, 12 Berlin, Germany

Müggelsee Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 Star Rating

4 Star Rating A beautiful lake, u can walk around for hours as a matter of fact you can as well cycle jogg go for a picnic. The ship tours are very tempting i sadly couldn’t catch one, hopefully next time. The parking is for free.
amy howwari - 12 months ago

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5 Star Rating Awesome to walk around and have a swim in one of the many beaches it's got ✨
Tebas Martínez - 8 months ago

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5 Star Rating A beautiful lake. Accessible by public transport from Berlin city center. A very good place to relax and enjoy sunshine. Restaurant near is good too. Worth spending an afternoon here. Big area for kids too. Recommended on a sunny day.
Praveen Mehrotra - 5 years ago

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5 Star Rating I visit Müggelsee 🌊 on a Saturday afternoon, and it was a beautiful day, partially cloudy ⛅ with 11°C. I enjoyed walking🏃 in the woods till I reached the lake, which was frozen ⛄. There were many people with kids, dogs🐕 and 🚲. Everyone was nicely maintaining social distance 🙌. It's ideal for a day outing with family or friends. There are small kiosks that sell snacks and drinks by the lake but don't entirely rely on them as they could be closed, so I recommend that you pick-up food 🍟 and beverage🥤from the town. Please note if you are coming by public transport you could face some delays with tram and bus schedules. Other than that, don't let the cold weather stop you from exploring in the wild. 😉
Taruna Verma - 3 years ago

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4 Star Rating A bigger lake easily reachable by bike or public transport from Berlin, great to get away from the city, recharge in nature and wander around the forest surrounding the lake. Tip: the smaller Teufelsee nearby is a more chilled area and the Müggelturm provides a good view of the area.
Lilla Kocsis - 4 years ago

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How to get to Müggelsee by S-Bahn + Bus or Tram

Nearest S-Bahn + Bus or Tram Line(s): S3, S5 + Tram 61 or Bus 61
Nearest S-Bahn + Bus or Tram Station(s): S Friedrichshagen

For the north shore of Müggelsee take the S-Bahn to S Friedrichshagen Then take Bus #61 or Tram #61 east to the Strandbad Müggelsee stop.

For the south shore of Müggelsee take the S-Bahn to S Berlin-Köpenick. From there, take Bus #169 east to the Rübezahl stop. The bus portion takes about 16 minutes. From the stop you can walk north on Rübezahl to the lake or take the path going south into the forest to walk to Devils Lake and the Müggelturm Lookout Tower.

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