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Walk the beautiful Lakes of Berlin

Your Guru: Ryan
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5.0
8 ratings
  • Berlin
  • Available in English
  • 1 hour and 45 minutes

About the Guru

Hello, I am a lover of music, a former student of literature, and a seven year resident of the amazing city that is Berlin. I'm discovering more and more about my adoptive home town and I love to share what I have learnt. I know the history and the people and I like to have a fun experience when seeing the city with others.

Hello, I am a lover of music, a former student of literature, and a seven year resident of the amazing city that is Berlin. I'm discovering more and more about my adoptive home town and I love to share what I have learnt. I know the history and the people and I like to have a fun experience when seeing the city with others.

About the Tour

Take a guided walk around the peaceful and beautiful walks of Southwest Berlin and into the picture-postcard neighbourhoods that only the locals know!

Starting near Onkel Tom’s Hütte in the leafy southwest corner of Berlin walk the lakes of  Krumme Lanke, Schlachtentsee and Waldsee. The southern lakes of the Grunewald lake chain.
See the private hunting ground of the Electors of Brandenburg in Prussia in the 16th century.
The adjacent neighbourhood is beautiful cottages built exclusively for members of the Nazi SS.
The beautiful Architecture of the streets named after South American cities and German poets.

Hear the history from glacial to modern day, the Slavic and german poets who were inspired by the lakes in the Prussian period and we couldn't visit without talking about the giant fish that terrorized the swimmers or the strange murder mystery of Ulrich Schmücker.

So come and visit a place well known to locals but easy to miss for tourists who spend all their time in the usual places. And maybe find a moment of tranquility too!

Distance - 4,8km - Begin at U3 Station Onkel Tom‘s Hütte - End at U3 Krumme Lanke.

Please note - we start and finish in areas close to access to a WC. We can finish at either a transport link or Biergarten / restaurant depending on the wishes of the group.   
Additional note - the journey to this region of berlin (depending on your starting point but assuming most people stay in the centre is roughly 35 to 45 mins and if you are in the north East it could be an hour. It is definitely worth it! But please be aware of the travel time when you plan your itinerary so I can avoid cancellations at the last minute. Thank you. 

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: I'm a guy holding a purple umbrella ☂️ if it’s raining. Otherwise I’ll you know how to recognise me.

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (8)

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Hodaya
17 May 2022 Tel Aviv-Yafo
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Travelled in couple - May 2022

We searched for something to do in our last day in Berlin and when we saw this tour we knew we needed to go there because we both love nature. Ryan was such a nice guy and he saw us all the secret places in the lakes. Told us the history of the place and was just a really great guy to talk to. Anyone who love nature should definitely go there!

Response from Ryan
Thank you for the lovely review! Have a safe journey home and I hope I see you again!
Saparya
08 May 2022 Berlin
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Travelled in couple - May 2022

Really great route to discover!

Response from Ryan
Thank you! Nice to meet you
Mandakini
05 May 2022 Nantes
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Travelled alone - May 2022

Ryan takes you through a calm and peaceful part of Berlin. The route takes approximately 2.5 hours, yet the time passes by effortlessly! Ryan is fun and easy to chat with, and the conversation flows without interruptions. His route takes you through stunning lakes and wooded areas. The starting point is a whopping 50 minutes outside of Berlin (by public transportation). Ryan also helped me organise the rest of my day and I visited Potsdam the same day. If the compelling history of Berlin and Germany has you feeling down, this tour is a great way to connect with nature, while still remaining in touch with the dark parts of the city’s history, as Ryan explains during his tour. I recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get out of Berlin without going too far.

Response from Ryan
Thank you so much! It was lovely to meet you and thanks so much for the review. :)
Jade
01 May 2022 Utrecht
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Travelled alone - Apr 2022

Had a lovely tour, walking around the beautiful lakes! Would highly recommend taking this tour if you wanna see another beautiful side of Berlin :)

Response from Ryan
Thank you very much, I’m very pleased you enjoyed the tour :)
Lucy
25 Apr 2022
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Travelled in couple - Apr 2022

Great tour if you want to get out of the busy city and see other parts of Berlin, Ryan knows a lot about the area and is a fun and easygoing guide. Also lots of great tips for other places in the city to visit. Would definitely recommend going on this tour!

Response from Ryan
Thank you Lucy!

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!