Want to unwind from the city stress? Look no further than the relaxing Grunewald. This magnificent stretch of forestry is spread out over thousands of hectares in the western part of the city. The green forest is known as the green lungs of Berlin and remains a massive attraction for locals and tourist to escape the hectic rush of the city. The magnificent thing about the forest is its large chain of beautiful lakes such as Teufelssee and Hundekhlensee. There are plenty of benches to sit and enjoy the scenery of the lakes, horticulture and wildlife. There is a lot to see around Grunewald besides the beautiful scenery such as the famous memorial of the Slavic Prince Jaczo on the peninsula Schildhorn, and you can cross over to the island of Lindwerder by ferry if you feel like exploring. There are also quite a few nature reserves which visitors have access to, however some are closed off to the public to protect the local amphibians and birds.
At Grunewald you will completely forget you are in one of Europe's biggest capitals with its atmosphere of peace and utter tranquility. The fact that the forest is so large it is never overcrowded even in the glorious summer weather. It is a great way to unwind with a picnic or a morning coffee and newspaper. Kite flying is also very popular throughout the area so why not bring the kids a long and give it a try! For all you sports and athletic enthusiasts, Grunewald offers a great selection of outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, yoga, running, pilates and much more. If the dry heat of the city becomes too much in the summer months, you can always find a cooler breeze in Grunewald with many of the friendly locals sunbathing and splashing about in the lakes. Grunewald is definitely the place to be for nature and outdoor lovers, or even if you just fancy a change of scenery.
Check out some of Berlins more peaceful attractions such as Berlin Zoo
, River Cruises
and Charlottenburg Castle
Take a look at some top notch hotels near Grunewald such as Romantik Hotel Kronprinz Berlin
, Louisa's Place
and KuDamm 101 Hotel