|track length:||28,00 km|
|Starting point:||S-Station Friedrichshagen|
|Total driving time:||3 h|
|Level of difficulty:||easy|
In 2002, Lake Müggelsee was officially recognized as a nature and bird sanctuary and has since then enjoyed increasing popularity, especially due to its diverse and breathtaking natural highlights.
The tour starts at Friedrichshagen S-Bahn station. Here the Bölschestraße attracts with its mulberry trees, stores, boutiques, restaurants and galleries. Please turn left at the market place towards Seebad Friedrichshagen. Further east, the cycle path passes the Museum im Alten Wasserwerk. On more than 7,000 m² the permanent exhibition tells the exciting story of Berlin’s water supply and wastewater treatment.
In Rahnsdorf the smallest ferry in Berlin waits for its guests to take them safely to the other side of the lake.
Those who want to continue can look forward to a highlight: New Venice. Branching small canals of the Müggelspree and idyllic properties on the waterfront cast a spell over visitors. Over the bridge on Triglawstraße you can reach the southern bank of the Müggelspree.
South of the Müggelsee, the Müggelberge awaits you. The nature trail of the adjacent Teufelsee with its moor, which was formed shortly after the last ice age, awakens the spirit of discovery. Numerous endangered bird species and reptiles can be observed here. A newly built footbridge, with which the entire moor can be crossed, provides particularly intimate insights into the untouched nature. The Müggelturm offers a breathtaking view over the region.
After a break in the traditional restaurant Rübezahl we continue our trip in the direction of the old town Köpenick. If you get tired, you can shorten the tour here through the Spree tunnel back to Friedrichshagen.
The old town enchants with its special flair: winding alleys and streets and a variety of nice pubs, cafés and stores. The town hall Köpenick became famous all over Europe because of the trick of the shoemaker Voigt, who stole the town treasury in 1906. Even heute the Köpenickiade lives on in numerous performances and in the permanent exhibition in the town hall.
The baroque moated castle of the Hohenzollern family on the castle island is home to the Museum of Decorative Arts for European Spatial Art of the National Museums in Berlin.