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Schlachtensee - Southern Bank

Schlachtensee - Southern Bank

Small, private coves with tall-standing oaks and acorns providing shade are a trademark of Schlachtensee.

Most of the banks of the lake are fully grown with roots of trees, but there are a couple of sandy spots leading into the very clear water. A rather flat descent into the water with a fairly large resting area can be found close to the beer garden Fischerhütte. Since there is also a playground nearby, this is a spot used by lots of families with children.

More children can be expected on the northern bank of the lake, our main reason to recommend the southern bank due to it being calmer.

Good to know: Since summer season 2015 there are no more dogs allowed in and around Schlachtensee.


Schlachtensee - Southern Bank

Am Schlachtensee 1
14129 Berlin




Business hours

  • Open: Continuously

Important information

  • Recreation Area: Small, secluded coves (on hot days you have to do quite a tour around the lake to find a free one); the soil is a mixture of sand and clay with lots of roots; a bigger recreational green can be found near the S-Bahn station Schlachtensee; near Fischerhütte a bigger sandy area with a gentle descent into the water
  • Cleanliness: Ok, there are a couple of trash cans but they are hardly enough for an entire weekend
  • Water Quality: Information on the current water quality in all of Berlin's lakes can be obtained from Lageso, the Office for Sanitary and Social Affairs under phone +49 30 90229 5555
  • Bank and Ground: The bank of the lake is a little higher, the soil has clay and little sticks and twigs
  • Swimming Factor: Good, due to the size of the lake the bathing crowd disperses quite well, on weekends you will however also find rowing boats on the lake
  • Bathing Crowd: Lots of groups of younger people, but also families with children, lovers, nudists and people who just like reading by the water
  • Sun/Shade Relation: You will have a hard time finding a sunny spot there
  • Snacks: The Restaurant Fischerhütte is right on the lake, near the S-Bahn station is another restaurant and an Aldi's
  • Next Toilet: In the Restaurant Beer Garden Fischerhütte
  • How to get there: Schlachtensee may be Berlin's only lake with direct S-Bahn connection. Coming off the train you're nearly already in the water.
  • Parking: Difficult, special designated parking area for guests of the Fischerhütte


All Top10 results of the list "Bathing Lakes for Swimming"

Rank 1: Sacrower See

4.90 of 5 Top10Points
Foto: Top10 Berlin

Purest water, sand as fine as powder and a beer garden right on the beach - do you need anything more to be happy?

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Rank 2: Groß-Glienicker See – Northern Bank

4.89 of 5 Top10Points
Foto: Top10 Berlin

Not only the extremely clear water with a depth visibility of up to 4 metres but also two green enchanted little islands in the lake make Groß-Glienicker See very special to its visitors.

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Rank 3: Kleiner Müggelsee

4.63 of 5 Top10Points
Foto: Top10 Berlin

Nestled away in the forest under pine trees you will find the bathing beach Kleiner Müggelsee.

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Rank 4: Havel – Badestelle Kuhhorn

4.50 of 5 Top10Points
Foto: Top10 Berlin

Tucked away in the Grunewald, deserted and absolutely peaceful - if you prefer a calmer place to go for a swim, the bathing spot Badestelle Kuhhorn on the banks of the Havel might just be the place for you.

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Rank 5: Schlachtensee - Southern Bank

4.45 of 5 Top10Points
Foto: Top10 Berlin

Small, private coves with tall-standing oaks and acorns providing shade are a trademark of Schlachtensee.

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Rank 6: Liepnitzsee

4.33 of 5 Top10Points
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Liepnitzsee with its crystal-clear water has long ceased to be an insiders' tip, yet it is still quite picturesque.

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Rank 7: Lieper Bucht

4.25 of 5 Top10Points
Foto: Top10 Berlin

A large sandy beach, shaded spots in a small grove and several small bathing spots in the Lieper Bucht open the view of the river Havel and the island Lindwerder.

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Rank 8: Straussee

4.10 of 5 Top10Points
Foto: Top10 Berlin

Several bathing spots, a small historical bathing marina and truly idyllic recreational greens create a little paradise for swimmers on Straussee.

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Rank 9: Strandbad Orankesee

3.90 of 5 Top10Points

If you can't do without amenities like changing rooms, restrooms and snack bars, you should go for a swim at Strandbad Orankesee.

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Rank 10: Plötzensee

3.83 of 5 Top10Points
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Plötzensee is not really an insiders' tip tucked away off the beaten track, it's much more centrally located in the city - in the heart of Berlin-Wedding. It is, so to speak, a lake with S-Bahn connection.

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