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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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  • Paseo Pilar Berlin Guide. Excellent! Good lad stories told about the Kings of Prussia. Then we had lunch and continue the walk towards Santssouci. Magnificent
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  • When it is a nice warm day in Berlin, and on weekend, just don't think and go to the Wannsee lake! It is a place where Berliners go to have fun, swim, eat, sale, do sports or play golf during the week...  more »
  • Gorgeous nature, beaches, lakes, a bunch of restaurants and cafes. Be in Berlin and not visit the Wannsee is losing a lot. You must to visit.
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