Nature Park Travel - Europe off the beaten track
City Trips: Berlin, Germany
In Berlin you are never far from water: Take a
boat trip on the rivers and canals,
A special experience are the Turkish Steam Baths Hamam for women in Kreuzberg and - also for men - in Schoeneberg.
The Glashaus-Arena on the Treptow Spree bank offers theater, music, party and a swimming pool on a boat anchored in the Spree river.
Spree river, Havel river and several canals run through Berlin from East to West, from South to North. By boat you float along the Spree river starting off on the Mueggelsee lakes via Koepenick and Treptow, Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain, past Nikolai quarter, via Reichstag and Schloss Bellevue to Spandau at the confluence with the Havel river. From here, you continue north on the Havel river to Tegeler See lake or south past Grunewald, via Pfaueninsel and Wannsee to Potsdam.
Central boat piers are at Schlossbruecke, at Zeughaus and at the Pergamon-Museum on Museums Island (S-train station Hackescher Markt, S3, S5, S7 S 75, S9, bus 100, 200), at Potsdamer Platz (S- and U-train station, S1, S2, S25, S26, U2, bus 200) , at Nikolai quarter (S- and U-train station Alexanderplatz S3, S5, S7, S75, S9, U8), at Friedrichsstrasse (S- and U-train station Friedrichstrasse S1, S2, S25, S3, S5, S7, S75, S9, U6) and at Jannowitzbruecke (S-train station S3, S5, S7, S75, S9) , Schloss Charlottenburg (U-train station Mierendorffplatz, U7) and Spandau (U-train station Rathaus Spandau, U7).
Municipal Swimming Pools, Lakes
The pool of the Olympia stadion is open to the public (U- and S-train station, U2, S75).
In Volkspark Jungfernheide park at Tegel airport you find an open air swimming pool (U-train stations Jakob-Kaiser-Platz, Halemweg, Siemensdamm, U7).
Near Volkspark Rehberge park in Wedding there is a swimming pool at Ploetzensee lake (Seestrasse 80, tram M13, M50, bus 327 from U-train station Osloer Strasse, U8, U9).
You rent boats and swim in the open air swimming pool at Weissen See lake in Pankow (Berliner Allee 150, tram 12, 27 from S- and U-train station Friedrichstrasse).
You swim in the lake of Volkspark Wuhlheide park (S-train station Wuhlheide, S3).
You swim in Tegeler See lake and there is an open air swimming pool nearby (U-train station Alt Tegel, U6).
Strandbad Wannsee lakeside beach is very popular in summer (S-train station Nikolassee, Wannsee, S1, S7, regional train RE1 from Ostbahnhof, Alexanderplatz, Friedrichstrasse or Zoologischer Garten, then bus 118, 218, 318), the same goes for Mueggelsee lake (S-train station Friedrichshagen, S3, then tram 60, 61).
Wellness and Fun Pools, Sauna, Municipal Swimming Pools
In winter you heat up in the Thermen am Europa-Center - sauna, steam bath, thermal brine and massage (U-train station Wittenbergplatz, U1, U2, U3). The former blub Badeparadies - now "Saunawelt al Andalus" - in Neukoelln (U-train station Grenzallee, U7) offers sauna and steambath. The indoor swimming pool at Spreewaldplatz in Kreuzberg (U-train station Goerlitzer Bahnhof, U1) owns wave pools and water slides.
You swim and sauna in stylish historic surroundings in the Art Noveau indoor swimming pool of Stadtbad Charlottenburg (U-train station Richard-Wagner-Platz, U7, Deutsche Oper, U2)or in Classicist Roman Style in the Stadtbad Neukoelln (U-train station Rathaus Neukölln, Karl-Marx-Strasse, U7): The two indoor swimming pools were built around 1900.
The Glashaus-Arena on the Spree river bank in Treptow is a former bus depot. At the anchoring spa ship you find a swimming pool, there is a club and restaurant ship next door. In the Glashaus-Arena concerts take place, theater performances and parties (U-train station Schlesisches Tor, U 1, S-train station Treptower Park, S9, S42, S41, or station Eichenstrasse, bus 265, N48).
Women relax in Kreuzberg in the Turkish Steam Bath Hamam (Mariannenstrasse 6, U-train station Kottbusser Tor, U1) - including massages, face and skin treatment. There are men's days in Sultan Hamam in Buelowstrasse 57 in Schoeneberg (U-train station Buelowstrasse, U2) .
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