#3 My favourite (best!) lake for swimming in Berlin – “Lake Krumme Lanke”
There are so many wonderful lakes in Berlin. My favourite one is Lake Krumme Lanke. It is located near the last U-Bahn stop of U3. Getting there by bike or with public transport, you can easily find it.
Facts about swimming in Lake Krumme Lanke in Berlin:
Random Fact: What I love about this lake is that it is so big. This means everyone can find a private spot. This place is mostly known to locals, so this place is perfect for a sweet escape.
Good to know: There is no kiosks nearby, so prepare some sandwiches and refreshments to spend a day like a slacker : )
You would have never guessed: If you are a fan of fresh vegies and dairy products and like animals, you can stop by a real farm on your way to the lake! The name of the farm is “Domäne Dahlem” is located in 30 minutes from the Krumme Lanke, the address is Königin-Luise-Straße 49, 14195 Berlin, http://www.domaene-dahlem.de/home/
The farm also contains an agriculture museum and is just outside the underground station “Dahlem Dorf”, which is also on the U3 line.
People working there are friendly and welcoming. They can tell you about the whole process “from farm to fork”, you can pet and feed animals and try the food at the market or take away. It’s especially good when it’s warm and exceptionally good if you have a family and kids.
|If you are||Dreaming of a good swim|
|Duration||While it’s still hot|
|What time of day?||When you are free and want to cheer up a friend of yours!|
|Visiting the Domäne Dahlem the Museum will cost you 4 euros maximum. Children up to 18 years are free of charge.|
|Location||Take a short-distance walk through the Grunewald (a forest surrounding the water reservoir)|
|My personal tip||Go swimming – What I love about this place is that the lake is so clean (its water condition is monitored by German government!)|
It’s simple and it’s fun!
I can assure you, this combination will bring something new to your daily routine.
If we never leave the centre of Berlin, we may be unaware, how much we miss seeing green grass instead of grey asphalt :)
#4 Have a romantic picnic at Berlin Thai Park (Preussenpark)!
If hearing “Som Tam and Pad Thai” makes your mouth water, I have something for you here. Get ready, Berliners.
Continuing the story of a west-berlin miracles, the Thai Park may spark your interest. A long forgotten real name of this small park is “Preußenpark”.
Somehow, Asian culture is different it attracts attention of the Germans and its cuisine is still on demand.
Random Fact: The story behind this small green area near U-Bhf Konstanzer Straße starts in the 1990s. Back then, some Asian families were coming here to have picnics in a community. They soon understood people from the city loved to join their get-togethers.
Good to know: Bring a blanket. Make yourself comfortable and enjoy the food, as there are no places to sit. Also, better bring your own beverages. You’ll save a lot of money. Last but not the least, as it gets hot during the day, I would stick to the appetizers made from scratch.
You would have never guessed: It’s super cheap, all specialties start from 1 Euro! The variety is great – sups, grilled seafood and meat, a lot of vegetarian dishes, desserts. Even if you are here out of a curiosity, you will eventually try something!
|You wil love this, if you are||A Thai food-lover, ready for some cultural exchange or just want to have some good food in Berlin!|
|Duration||Weekends and weekdays, if the weather is good|
|What time of day?||During the weekend from 12 till 17-18:00|
|€€€||From 1 Euro till infinity|
|Location||Thaipark (Preußenpark) Brandenburgische Strasse, 10707 Berlin|
|What I love about this place||The atmosphere actually reminds you of Thailand in a way that all the salespeople are preparing food right in front of you, standing shoulder to shoulder, happily chatting away.|
Those of you who’ve been in Thailand can tell!
Apart from that, the taste of the food will take your breath away. You won’t find anything similar, at least in my opinion, this is top notch!
Tiny smiley lady-cooks will make you long for more :)
Finally…Why I love doing things in Berlin over summer!
Warm season in Berlin is something I cherish. I know, I will remember every summer I spent in this amazing city.
Don’t hesitate to create unforgettable stories for yourself too!
Berlin’s summer will fix it for you.
Follow your craziest dreams and don’t forget to have fun!
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