Großer Müggelsee is located on the southeastern side of the city in Treptow-Köpenick. As one of Berlin’s most renowned lakes, it’s not exactly a best-kept secret. Nevertheless, you’ll always be able to find relaxing spots waiting for you along this lake’s shoreline. if you set out from the city, depending on where you’re based, you’ll have a number of different routes to choose from—getting here is usually relatively quick and easy. Today, we’re heading out from Mitte. With a surface area of 7.4 km², Großer Müggelsee is Berlin’s largest lake. The parking lot is just two-minutes from the Strandbad’s main entrance.
During winter, the gates are open from 9:00 to 16:30 every day. Entry is free, and you can roam around the public beach for as long as you please. The entrance leads through a little, blue building where you’ll be greeted by open skies and an amazing view of the lake. A wide staircase guides visitors down to the sandy shoreline. Walking north along the Strandbad, you’ll reach a grassy area that’s partly shaded by trees. In summer, this is where the designated nudist beach is located.
If you’ve got a bit more time on your hands, we recommend planning a stopover along the lake’s southern shoreline. The 7.5-kilometre-long Müggelsee Promenade traces the water’s edge from Köpenick until the northern part of Müggelheim and makes for a revitalising stroll.