track length:
27,00 km
Starting point:
S-Bhf Treptower Park
Goal:
S-Bhf Erkner
Total driving time:
1 h 45 min
Level of difficulty:
easy

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Route description

Under the old plane trees of Puschkinallee the route goes through Treptower Park with the Soviet memorial. At the end of the park is the Archenhold Observatory.

Above us the leaf canopy of the four-rowed avenue, roll towards the Plänterwald. Behind the historical excursion restaurant Zenner you have two possibilities to continue: Either you turn into Bulgarian Street and carefully wind your way along the promenade along the riverbank, or you continue your journey through Neue Krugallee and cross the Plänterwald via Dammweg and Kiehnwerderallee until you reach the ferry landing Baumschulenstraße.

From the Treptower Uferpromenade you can see the church tower of the Stralau peninsula, a relic of Berlin’s oldest fishing settlement. Today, a bridge connects the Treptower Ufer with the Insel der Jugend in a high arch. Opposite the Spreepark, once Berlin’s largest amusement park, barges have moored in front of the Klingenberg thermal power station. At the level of the empty egg house, music from a beach bar near the former GDR radio station in Nalepastrasse sounds over from the opposite bank. Behind the Plänterwald, 200m before the Baumschulenstraße, the Europaradweg R1 changes banks. About every 20 minutes a BVG ferry crosses the Spree.

You drive on well paved paths through the allotment garden colony Wilhelmstrand, cross the Rummelsburger Landstraße and dive into the oak forests of the Wuhlheide.

The forest path meets the Treskowallee at a streetcar stop and leads from here, past the harness racing track Karlshorst, the summer swimming pool Wuhlheide and the model park Berlin-Brandenburg dead straight to the calibration rack. If you want to visit the open air stage, the swimming pool or one of the many events of the Freizeit- und Erholungszentrum (FEZ-Berlin), follow the Eichgestell. If you want to continue your journey, signs east of the FEZ lead you back to the European cycle path R1.

If you want to continue following the R1, you can bypass the recreation area via the extended Rathenaustraße and the street An der Wuhlheide to the east until you reach the railroad overpass. Here the route reaches the Spree again and crosses the river on the Wilhelm-Spindler-Bridge. On the Spindlersfeld side, the long-distance cycle path again accompanies the banks of the Spree. Old industrial plants remind of the first industrial laundry in Berlin. We cycle through the Mentzelpark to the mouth of the river Dahm. On the Gutenbergstraße we reach the Köllnischer Platz and pass the Lange Brücke.

Next to the bridge, the restored baroque facade of the Köpenicker Schloss shines, opposite it the tower of the Köpenicker Rathaus towers above the red roofs of the old town. The tour continues in the direction of the Salvador Allende quarter.

The route leads along the Strandschlossweg and Erwin-Bock-Strasse around the DRK clinics to the Müggelschlösschenweg. You will reach Müggelsee through typical heath landscape of the Mark Brandenburg. Shortly before the Spree tunnel, the cycle path branches off to the south and meanders parallel to the lakeside hiking trail. The Rübezahl restaurant, popular in GDR times, has been rebuilt as the Müggelsee terraces in a new outfit. The Müggelseeperle is now the Hotel Müggelsee.

The last quarter of the Müggelseeradweg cycle path leads along asphalt forest roads in the direction of Müggelhort. In front of the settlement, which also has a ferry landing stage and an excursion restaurant with hotel, the route turns into a forest bike path. You are at the Kleiner Müggelsee. A sign points in the direction of Neu-Helgoland.

Continuing through mixed forest, you will cross a wooden footbridge in the Hessenwinkel district, also called New Venice, which is crossed by canals and has many bridges. Behind the Triglaw Bridge, a sign points towards Erkner and the city limits, the end point of the Berlin stage of the R1. On the canal-, linden- and Lutherstraße, past villas with turrets and lake view, we circle the Dämeritzsee. The route turns into Fürstenwalder Allee and reaches the town of Erkner. At the traffic circle we reach the S-Bahn station, straight ahead a sign points to the Gerhard-Hauptmann-Museum, a sign with the logo of the European Cycle Route R1 announces Grünheide, Buckow and Märkische Schweiz as next destinations.