Best for families
Lie on the sandy beach at Strandbad Wannsee to watch the sailing boats dart up and down the River Havel and you’ll be partaking in an experience enjoyed by Berliners for nearly a century. The waters of the Wannsee (an inlet of the river) are extensive and, in summer, warm enough for comfortable swimming; there’s a strong current, though, so don’t stray beyond the floating markers. Between May and September, there are boats, pedalos and two-person wicker sunchairs, called Strandkörbe, for hire, plus a playground and slides. Service buildings house showers, toilets, shops, cafés and kiosks. Children love it here.