Walk the beautiful Lakes of Berlin

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: English
Guru: Ryan
Quality Verified Registered on January 31, 2022

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.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

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. 

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  • Meeting point:
    U Onkel Toms Hütte, Onkel-Tom-Straße ...
    U Onkel Toms Hütte, Onkel-Tom-Straße 99, 14169 Berlin, Germany
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    I’ll be standing by the red sign post outside the station usually with a green backpack

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Priscilla 30 Jun 2023

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Travelled in group - Jun 2023
We travelled an hour by train to meet the Guru and we were very looking forward to our tour. Unfortunately the guide never showed up. After contacting him, he stated that he no longer works with the company. So, whose fault is it if profile is still active but Guru doesn't work anymore with the company? All the tours we have booked before were always 100% satisfactory. Totally disappointed today 😤
Fadoua 01 Nov 2022

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Travelled alone - Oct 2022
IT IS A SHAME! Not professional at all! No matter how many reminders you receive don’t trust this Ryan, he won’t show up! He just made me commute for two hours and wait for 20 min after which he didn’t even bother to answer my texts. Ryan you said it yourself you should be the one who’s courteous and let us know if you won’t come. I’m only spending 2 days in Berlin and you’ve just ruined one day because of this tour I didn’t plan for any other thing today and I have lost 4 hours in trains back and forth plus the unnecessary waiting time. Update: he texted me two hours later to tell me that the tour departed and he couldn’t see me which was obviously not true because only two people booked the tour, me and another person, if you have this low number of participants the least you can do is to check your inbox to try to find the other 50% of your audience.
green 31 Oct 2022

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
What a great tour!!!! Ryan was an amazing tour guide! We fully enjoyed his tour and seeing the outskirts of Berlin!! Would highly recommend this tour to everyone!!
Beatriz 15 Sep 2022

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Travelled alone - Aug 2022
Lovely walk in the lakes, I highly recommend it for those who have never visited the area before.
Gosia 28 Aug 2022

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Travelled alone - Aug 2022
Ryan is very enthusiastic and informative guide, with many stories to share and great energy. Really recommend this tour - it’s a great alternative to the classic historical tour of Berlin. You can discover the green, relaxed Version of Berlin.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

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