The sun’s rays peek through the pines and warm up the sand on the banks of the bay. The wind sweeps across Unterhavel’s surface, causing the light to dance atop the soft waves. It’s only been 30 minutes since we left the city’s bustling streets behind us. Standing on Lieper Bucht’s shore, we rest our gaze on the horizon. Our thoughts begin to drift as we admire the sight of the expansive scenery.
Unterhavel is the river that runs through Steglitz-Zehlendorf. Looking onto the water, you could easily mistake it for a lake, which is why we snuck it into our Berlin Edition. The riverbank is lined with an array of places from which you can access the water. Thanks to the idyllic path that traces the waterfront through Grunewald Forest’s lush vegetation, this river remains one of our all-time favourite destinations—especially on days when we only have time for a quick getaway to the water’s edge.
Simply hop in a car with the person of your choosing. You’re also more than welcome to keep travelling with us in thought for the time being. As the lockdown persists, we will continue to provide you with inspiration and tips for regional day trips from our Berlin Edition. This spring, join us as we set out to explore Berlin and Brandenburg’s waters, and discover the marvel and wonder of nature near you.
Unterhavel, Lieper Bucht (Berlin Edition – p. 209)
Car: 30 min. | Location: 20 km from Berlin city centre | 14193 Berlin