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.

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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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