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Wannsee, Berlin

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The Großer Wannsee is a bight of the Havel river near the locality of Wannsee and Nikolassee, a south-western suburb of the German capital Berlin not far from Potsdam. Between the river itself and the Wannsee lies the Breite, or Grosse Breite . To the north lies the island of Schwanenwerder and, opposite from the Greater Wannsee on the other side of the Havel, is the locality of Kladow .OverviewThe Wannsee lake is well known as the number-one bathing and recreation spot for western Berlin, especially from a 1951 Schlager hit by teen idol Cornelia Froboess. The Strandbad Wannsee, an open-air lido with one of the longest inland beaches in Europe and a popular nudist area, was built in 1920–30 after a concept by architect Richard Ermisch. Situated on the eastern shore of the lake it is officially part of the Nikolassee locality.Photogallery
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  • Nice for a day trip to one of the many beaches. Easy to reach with public transport. Options to take a boat cruise. Less than 1 hour from city center and offers the quiet and nature.  more »
  • The Lake is very large. From Berlin take the S-Bahn and alight at Wannsee. From there the Lake is nearby. If, upon exiting the station, turn right and continue along the road towards the South (which I recommend), meet the ferry terminal Stern und Kreis, Loretta's restaurant at the Wannsee and a nice Park with benches along the Lake to relax. If, instead, exit the station, turn left and continues North, meets a beautiful forest and, much later, also a seaside resort, much frequented by Berliners particularly hot on summer days.
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  • Today, after much wandering in the days precedenri, I asked to do something relaxing, which riequiliabrasse our energies. My friend had no doubts: Wannsee. I have crooked nose because that name reminds me of the Conference that in 1942 decreed the deportation and extermination of European Jews. I got the same, being his guest. It was really very nice. The Lake, formed by the river Havel is one of the most beautiful in Germany. We strolled in the tranquility of its shores, raggiundendo also the island of peacocks, gorgeous, with all these birds in the wild, and from afar, we ammmirato the famous White Castle. It was a quiet day although I have wanted to visit the structure that housed the Wannsee Conference, we are on the dl back and I'm writing to local fisasare for emotions and feelings, we often do not find time to review. The Lake and its beauties are worth a stop.
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