This is a lakeside suburb in Eastern Berlin which still retains a village atmosphere. It's a great centre from which to explore the less familiar lakes and woods that were once the main recreational area for the 'capital of the DDR'. As in West Berlin, you can take boat trips, or walk up to the Muggelberg, the highest point in Greater Berlin. The town itself escaped much of the world war two bombing, and is full of restored 18th century houses and plenty of places to eat and drink. Schloss Kopenick, on its island, has also recently been restored properly, and now contains a Museum of Applied Art.
Kopenick S-bahn station is a short walk from the town centre, and is a 20-minute journey from central Berlin.
Wannsee is a lake very close to Berlin and you can go by train (not really expensive). It's a lovely place where you can have a bath, walk, or take a ship which is going to take you around Postdam, the Devil Mountain or the world war two spy bridge.
Just have a look at a train map.
It's a fantastic and beautiful lake in Berlin-Zehlendorf, 20 minutes from Charlottenburg. You can swim in it, and the cafe is a very trendy place that's popular with Berliners at the weekend.
U-station Schlachtensee, Am Schlachtensee, Zehlendorf, Berlin, 14163
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