Tegeler Fließ Hiking Route
This hike is such a cutie. Firstly, it’s easy to reach from Berlin with a Zone C ticket and the S8, as this circular route starts and ends at S Mühlenbeck-Mönchmühle. The loop takes 4 hours to complete with a lovely lunch pub you reach after 1.5 hours - just enough to have cooked up an appetite. AND the scenery is so diverse! From wide paths through mixed forests to the amazing Tegeler Fließ swamp and boardwalks and open fields to finish, this walk really has something for everyone. I especially love the signs along the route pointing out the amazing wildlife that lives in this natural area. But nature isn’t all this walk has to offer: this walk has some amazing history associated with it, too. The Tegeler Fließ was part of the controlled border area between East and West Germany, and the route includes an amazing (if horrendous) display of so called “Stalin rasen”, or “Stalin’s lawn”: metal mats with 10cm steel pokers that were hidden in the swamps to injure anyone who attempted to wade through the water to freedom. Yikes! And that STILL isn’t enough to rock your boat, there’s a sign about swamp corpses, aka bog bodies. What’s not to love.
This is a wonderful hike to do over a whole day with a lunch break in the pretty village of Lübars – I really recommend Landhaus Alt Lübars for a cosy break and delicious meal. And at just 4 hours long you can even do it in winter time with enough daylight hours to get you back to the train before dark.
Click here to find the route on Komoot. Enjoy and let me know what you think in the comments! <3