When living in the centre of this cosy little town, one sometimes tends to forget that Berlin actually lies in the middle of a beautiful holiday region with hundreds of lakes, forests and parks to discover. Sadly, I make use of that way too rarely (like when I was having the idea to go out to visit Wilde Gärtnerei in the beginning of this summer and suddenly, like two weeks later, it was October again…). Luckily, a friend of mine asked me on a short day-trip to Tegeler See one past Sunday, an area I’ve never been before despite it being located very centrally, just behind airport Tegel. This lake is actually a wider part of river Havel with some very pretty small islands with such fancy names like Maienwerder, Reiswerder and Baumwerder (Werder is the German word for island), on which many Berliners own smaller (or bigger) holiday houses. You can either rent a rowing boat or use the ferry to get onto them for an autumn walk.
Easiest way to get there is by taking your bike to Haselhorst (U7) or Borsigwerke (U6) and then cycle around.