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Our March 12 coffee morning produced an AMAZING collection of suggestions!

By category below, or plotted on Google Maps.


Botanical garden

Königin-Luise-Straße 6-8, 14195 Berlin, Germany

+49 30 83850100


Gaerten der Welt

Blumberger Damm 44, 12685 Berlin, Germany

+49 30 700906720

Nature Park Schöneberger Südgelände

Prellerweg 47-49, 12157 

Berlin, Germany

+49 30 700906710


TV-ASAHI Cherry Blossom lane

This lane is part of the Mauerweg and beautiful with all cherry blossoms in April. You can bike there via the Teltow canal (20 min from Rathaus Kleinmachnow).

Lichterfelder Allee 165

14513, Kirschbaumallee, Teltow, Germany



14109 Berlin, Germany

You go here with a ferry for 4 minutes, you pay 2 or 3 euros to cross and go back. There are peacocks walking freely.  No bikes on the island.


Tempelhofer Feld

A great open area to walk, bike, rent an e scooter. There is also a great biergarten.

Tempelhofer Damm, 12101 Berlin, Germany

+49 30 700906710

Volkspark Potsdam

A great bike ride from Kleinmachnow, via the bridge of Spies and Neues Park, a great place for kids to play and to walk around. There are different playgrounds, disc golf, mini golf and the biosphere Potsdam. You pay a small entrance fee.

Georg-Hermann-Allee 99, 14469 Potsdam, Germany


Tiergarten (near the Brandenburger Tor)

A great park to explore with a lake (boat rental), Memorials, playgrounds, cafe am Neuen See (great place to get a coffee while strolling around) and even a street light open air museum.


Schlosspark Charlottenburg

Spandauer Damm 10-22, 14059 Berlin, Germany

+49 30 320911


Schlosspark Sanssoucci

Maulbeerallee, 14469 Potsdam, Germany


Teufelsberg and Drachenberg

A great relic from the cold war era where you can now see great street art, have an amazing view and a great walk to get there. There is an entrance fee to get in but the walk up and the view is for free.

Teufelsberg, 14055 Berlin, Germany


Off Leash for Dogs

Here dogs can go off leash

Grunewald (dog beach) 

Guterfelder See

Wannsee - Duppel Forst

Krumme Lanke (on the path around the lake only with leash)

SchlachtenSee (on the path around the lake only with leash)

On public transportation your dog needs a ticket and a muzzle (Maulkorb).




Zoologischer Garten Berlin

Hardenbergplatz 8, 10787 Berlin, Germany (currently need to book tickets)

+49 30 254010


Tierpark Berlin

Am Tierpark 125, 10319 Berlin, Germany (this zoo allows dogs and book a ticket online

+49 30 515310


There is a great combination annual ticket for the above zoos and the aquarium at the Zoologischer Garten.


Vogelpark Teltow

Kastanienstraße 13-19, 14513 Teltow, Germany

+49 171 3861763

Biking/ Walking

Berlin to Potsdam

Mauerweg (160 km)

To the Alt Autobahn Brücke in Kleinmachnow (opposite from Albrechts Teerofen), via Checkpoint Bravo and old Trainbridge (street art!)

Along the Teltow Canal (Tourist information in Teltow is in old town)


Klausenerplatz opposite Schloss Charlottenburg

Berlin Zoo has a great playground


Dalandweg 23, 12167 Berlin

Yehudi Menudinpark, near Kleinmachnow but in Berlin

Rutschenterminal inVolkspark Potsdam

Bornstedt, 14469 Potsdam, Germany


Street Art


Urban Nation street art museum

Emser Str. 19-20, 10719 Berlin, Germany


Around Mehring Platz (Willemstrasse/Franz Kluhsstrasse)

East Side Gallery

Mühlenstraße 3-100, 10243 Berlin, Germany

+49 30 2517159


Useful websites with more information on street art:


Sport activities


Flaeming Skate

A place to bike and skate, a bit further out but great to explore

14943 Luckenwalde, Germany


Mount Mitte

In the middle of the city, this is a great place to play beach volleyball and climb.

Caroline-Michaelis-Straße 8, 10115 Berlin, Germany

+49 30 555778922


Kanu and Kajak rental

Heerstraße 199B, 13595 Berlin, Germany

+49 1575 4499299


SUP rental at the Schlachtsensee

Fischerhüttenstraße 136, 14163 Berlin, Germany


Werner Hoppe Rowing boats rental at the SchlachtenSee

When you are standing in front of the Fischerhuette walk left along the Schlachtensee and you will find it.


Outdoor Swimming


Strandbad Wannsee

Wannseebadweg 25, 14129 Berlin, Germany


Strandbad Plötzensee

+49 30 8035450Nordufer 26, 13351 Berlin, Germany


Freibad Kiebitzberge

Fontanestraße 30, 14532 Kleinmachnow, Germany


And of course: open swimming along entire shores of Schlachtensee, Krumme Lanke, Grunewald (with dogs) and along the WannSee


Points of interest

Glienicker Brücke (bridge of spies)

Königstraße, 14109 Berlin, Germany


Checkpoint Charlie

Friedrichstraße 43-45, 10117 Berlin, Germany; also a great open-air exhibit on the Berlin Wall, adjacent


Checkpoint Bravo

Albert-Einstein-Ring 45a, 14532 Kleinmachnow, Germany


Dutch Quarter

Benkertstraße 6-12, 14467 Potsdam, Germany


Neue Hakeburg am Machnower See

Am Hochwald, 14532 Kleinmachnow, Germany

Next to the parking lot of BBIS. There are tours twice a month, go to this website. Tours are normally in German.


Königliche Gartenakademie GmbH & Co.

Altensteinstraße 15a, 14195 Berlin, Germany

+49 30 83220900

Interesting apps

Going Local Berlin

BVG app, buy your public transport tickets via this app, find your routes.

Geocaching - this activity is VERY much still a "thing." Make every walk into a treasure hunt -- hidden "caches" are literally everywhere you go.  Try the free app "Geocaching," available on all phones - this allows you to know where they are, roughly.  Mark as "found" on the app when you find the cache.  Great for all ages (and adults).

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