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Talisker Micro Adventure Guide

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Living in a big city has many, many benefits, but I do need to leave once in a while, or more often, to reset my brain and recharge immersed in nature. Thankfully Berlin is surrounded by hundreds of lakes, some of them even inside the city and so there’re plenty of options to escape. Especially if you want to keep it short and sweet, and are just looking for a micro adventure without much planning or big budgets. To kick off outdoor season, I have assembled my favorite unique spots by the water in and around Berlin. There aren’t many things that are as soothing as staring or jumping into a natural water and Talisker knows that more than anyone else. Their profound connection to the sea is unique and reflected in their whisky made on the Isle of Skye. Berlin’s shores aren’t nearly as rough and rugged but beautiful in their own, often murky way and the perfect destination for a beautiful break from daily routine. You can find even more ideas for micro adventures on Talisker’s madebythesea.info!

Swim in Berlin: Langer See

It’s that time of the year again! The question: do you know a beautiful lake with crystal clear water, nice patches of grass and, like, no people?? is literally haunting me. The answer is, I don’t have one. And if I had one, people would probably murder me if I spilled the secret. Like when they said I destroyed Bernsteinsee three years ago. That pretty gravel pit turned lake was always well visited by people, but some claimed my post on this humble blog was the last nail in the coffin. Promised, this lake is not a new discovery, it’s no secret, which is why you’ll meet people there, even a lot of them when the weather is right, also because a tram is transporting you right to it. HOWEVER, it’s a gorgeous lake with refreshing water and nice sunny patches in a forest to lay down your towel and doze through the heat wave.

Escape: Grunewald

I was hesitant to call this article “Escape”, Grunewald obviously belongs to Berlin, yet everyone I know needs at least 30mins on bike, train or in car to get there. And I definitely go there to escape the city, to enjoy the forest, the lakes and all the oddities this richest of all Berlin districts has to offer. And when I was asked by Heineken to name my favorite five places in one of my favorite districts for their new “Open Your City” campaign and brand new heatmap, I immediately knew it was this.

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Escape: Canoeing on the Rhine

The heat is currently frying Berlin and its inhabitants, making a stay here quite exhausting. And if we believe the forecast, we’ll still have to face the peak of the heatwave this Sunday with over 37 degrees. But there’s cool hope for all of us and it lies in Brandenburg, of course: Canoeing.

Escape: Bernsteinsee

Guys, it’s summer in Berlin. No one knows how long it will last (certainly shorter than we’re hoping or deserving) or how hot it will get (see parenthesis before), so it’s time to pack your bathing suit and start planning those lovely trips to one of the many lakes outside of Berlin. For example, go about 50 kilometers north, park your car in the woods and walk towards Bernsteinsee.