Boasting forests, idyllic lakes and untamed rivers, the Barnim Nature Park is a stunning natural paradise and a relaxing haven just outside of Berlin.
This large conservation area spanning 750 square kilometres across Brandenburg and Berlin stands in stark contrast to the big city. Nature lovers can expect adventure and chance to relax. They can set off for a walk on the 66 Lakes Trail around Berlin and through the Barnim Nature Park or enjoy a bike ride on the Berlin-Usedom Cycle Route that will take them past ever-changing scenery. With its many bodies of water having been formed during the last Ice Age, the region is home to many rare wildlife species, such as kingfishers and grey wagtails. The Schönow Heath to the south of the nature park offers stunning views from the viewing tower and there may even be a chance to spot a fallow deer, a red deer or a mouflon.