The Luisenstadt Kanal in the districts Berlin-Kreuzberg and Berlin-Mitte was opened in 1852 as a waterway, which connected the Landwehr Kanal with the river Spree. In 1926, it was partly filled in with soil and redesigned into a garden. During the time of the Berlin Wall, 1961 until 1989, the border between East and West Berlin ran along the northern part of the canal. Since 1991, the garden has been reconstructed and in the spring of 2007 the newly designed pool opened.
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For a total length of 46 km the river Spree runs through the City of Berlin.
In the centre of Berlin, the two arms of the river Spree form Spree Island. After the branch at the Humboldt Harbour on the Berlin-Spandau Canal finally flowing into the river Havel in Berlin-Spandau.
There are 27 species of fish in the river Spree.
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With an area of 384.3 hectares, the second largest lake after the Berlin Müggelsee, it is primarily used by sailors, motor boat drivers and excursion steamers. On the north shore of Greenwich Promenade, there is a long avenue with benches and a playground.
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A part of the river Havel
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The complete canal is within the Berlin area. It branches in the south-east on Humboldt Harbor (directly at the main railway station) from the Spree, goes in a northerly direction through the North Harbor to the West Harbor, then in a westerly direction through the Jungfernheide, finally culminating at the northern end of Spandau Lake in the Havel. To level the difference between the Spree and the Havel the lock at Plötzensee was built.
The Lietzensee is an urban lake in Charlottenburg. The sickle shaped lake has an area of 6.5 hectares, the surrounding parks of Lietzenseepark further 10.1 hectares. The name comes from the village Lietzow, which until its incorporation in 1719 was in the territory of today's Charlottenburg.
The Grunewaldsee is located in the west of Wilmersdorf on the verge of Grunewald forest. The lake, with an area of about 175,000 m² belongs to the glacial channel of the Grunewald chain of lakes. In the north it includes the nature reserve Hundekehlefenn and the Hundekehlesee. In the south-west the chain of lakes follow the two natural protected areas Langes Luch and Riemeisterfenn and then the Krumme Lanke.
Following Berlin's north west stretch through Potsdam, to below the town of Brandenburg, the Havel flows through a chain of partially quite large lakes.
This includes the Niederneuendorfer See (lake), the Tegeler See and the Spandauer See between Henningsdorf and Spandau.
Opposite to the Island, Grosser Wall, the Berlin Spandau Schifffartskanal (ship canal) branches off south east. Below the Spandau locks, opposite to the old town of Spandau, the River Spree then flows into the Havel to pass later through the Tiefwerder meadowlands and the last of Berlin's remaining natural swamp and pike breeding grounds.
Shortly after this, the Grosser Wannsee (Great Wannsee Lake) with the Pfaueninsel (Peakock Island) and the Jungfernsee (Maids' Lake) then flows off west into the Sacrow-Paretzer Kanal.
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The Teltowkanal, length 37.82 kilometers, is located in Berlin and the southern surrounding of Berlin. It combines the Dahme waterway (Dahme, a distributary of the river Spree) with the Potsdam Havel. As a federal waterway the canal flows through the federal states of Berlin and Brandenburg and forms partly their national border.
The Wannsee is both a locality in the southwestern Berlin district of Steglitz-Zehlendorf and a linked pair of lakes adjoining the locality.
The Kleiner Wannsee is located in the south of the Berlin in the district of Zehlendorf. As part of the Griebnitz Kanal it connects Großer Wannsee and Pohlesee.
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Griebnitzsee is a lake in the western outskirts of Berlin. At an elevation of 29.4 m, its surface area is ca. 0.592 km². The lake forms the border between the German states of Berlin and Brandenburg.
The tubular Schlachtensee is almost the most southern lake in the Grunewald chain of lakes. The lake with approximately 421,000 square meters and a maximum depth of about 8 ½ meters is one of the larger lakes in the city of Berlin, the circumference is 5.5 km. The lake is intensively used for walking, and with its well trodden paths along the banks it is one of the most popular jogging trails in Berlin. With its good water quality and wooded location, the Schlachtensee is also a popular bathing spot.
A lake near to the Schlachtensee used for swimming and sunbathing.
The Landwehr Kanal was built between 1845 and 1850 in Berlin to relieve the Spree as a transit. It connects the upper Spree at the East Harbour with the lower Spree and flows through the districts of Kreuzberg, Neukölln, Tiergarten and Charlottenburg.
Die Spree in Treptow
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Der Teltowkanal in Treptow
The Langer See is a lake situated in the south-eastern outskirts of Berlin, the capital city of Germany. The lake is aligned south-east to north-west and forms part of the course of the River Dahme. The Langer See is approximately 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) long, with an average width of 218 metres (715 ft) and an area of 2.84 square kilometres (1.10 sq mi).
The Dahme flows into the Langer See from the Zeuthener See, at the south-east end of the lake by the Berlin suburb of Schmöckwitz. It flows out to the north-west near Köpenick and its confluence with the River Spree. At Schmöckwitz the Langer See also mingles with the Seddinsee.
The Müggelsee is the largest of the Berlin lakes. More specifically called the Grosser [Large] Müggelsee because it’s brother is the Kleiner [Small] Müggelsee with only 0.16 km ².
The Dämeritzsee is located in the south-east of Berlin and is still half on the Berlin city area and the other half of Brandenburg county.
The Dämeritzsee is for the local leisure navy a hub, as one can explore the various waters in and around Berlin.
The Wuhle valley hiking trail between S-Bahnhof Ahrensfelde and S-Bahnhof Köpenick is recommended.
After a journey across several main roads you come to a rural single settlement which you would not suspect in this district. Then you walk through meadows and undergrowth over a trail, soon to see a lake from afar, just as you would in Upper Bavaria. Two lakes are connected here, surrounded by forest, reeds and a long sandy beach.
The Orankesee is a lake in the Berlin Alt-Hohenschönhausen. Together with the Obersee it’s in the centre of the Hohenschönhausen residential district.
The Obersee emerged in 1895 as a water storage for the Löwenbrauerei [brewery] located at Berliner Straße. There was no digging necessary as the area previously was a natural depression. After the turn of the century the second residential colony of Hohenschönhausen was established around the area. Today the area of the lake is completely enclosed.
Der Weiße See
The Weisser See is a lake in the part Weissensee of the district of Berlin Pankow. With a depth of 10.6 m it is one of the deepest waters of Berlin.