In collaboration with WeShare, we planned and tested exciting excursions. All are easily accessible from Berlin and close to a series of e-charging stations.
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So far, we’ve driven north of Berlin with WeShare’s e-Golfs to explore Bernsteinsee and west to explore Lieper Bucht along Havel River. Today, we’re heading 30 km east of the city to relax on Flakensee’s sandy shores.
Once again, we’re quick to reserve a fully charged e-Golf via WeShare’s car sharing app. The Berlin-based mobility provider charges its fleet with green energy. A fully charged battery can last up to 230 km, making for an ideal companion to accompany us on our lakeside adventures. Ready to hit the road, we hop into our trusty electric car and turn up the volume on our Spotify playlist. The landscape flutters by on the other side of the windshield; clusters of trees quickly replace the little rows of houses enroute. By the time we approach Flakensee’s shimmering, blue waters, we can barely contain our excitement.
Flakensee is located on land which transitions from the Barnim Plateau to the Berlin-Fürstenwalde Spree Valley Lowland. It has a surface area of 0.67 km2 and a maximum depth of 8 m. This beautiful, clear lake features three bathing spots, each of which promises a wonderful day by the water.
Feeling the urge to stretch our legs for a bit, we start our day trip with a scenic stroll around the lake, paying a visit to the three bathing spots listed in our book along the way. Once our feet begin to tire, we settle for a sunny place in the sand and spend the rest of the afternoon sunbathing, picnicking, reading, and dreaming up plans for the months to come. Before heading home, we stop by Strandbad Müggelsee to take in the sunset from the steps.
If you’re eager to explore more, we also recommend the 10-minute drive from Flakensee over to Werlsee (Berlin Edition | East | P. 119). A little island called Liebesinsel is idyllically situated in the middle of the lake.
It’s not hard to uphold social distancing guidelines at quiet spots, lonesome lakes, and enchanting bays. By partnering with WeShare, we’re thankful to have discovered an easy and carefree way of avoiding public transportation and minimising our contact with others on our day trips to the countryside. Especially in times of isolation and uncertainty, we’re grateful that we still have the opportunity to explore the beauty that lies beyond our city’s borders. Our trusty Berlin Edition is always here to lead the way.
Both Berlin and Brandenburg are equipped with an abundance of electric car charging stations—the city itself features over 400 outlets, and you’ll find numerous others scattered throughout the countryside! Install the Plugsurfing app on your phone for a comprehensive overview of the charging stations nearest to you.
Car: 45 min. | Location: 32 km from Berlin city centre | Erkner
1) Schöneiche, Kalkberger Str. 189 (north)
2) Berlin, Ludwigshöheweg 18 (eastward towards Müggelsee)