Berlin - Strandbad Wannsee

Posted on: 08-12-2012
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View from riversideThe lido at Berlin’s lake Wannsee, which is a natural part of the river Havel, is said to be Europe’s largest bath outside of the sea coasts. This beach also consists of original fine sand from the Baltic Sea, which was brought there from Travemünde by railway. Of course you can also find beach chairs, a typical german phenomenon of sea beaches. One third of the famous Strandbad Wannsee is a beautiful nudist beach. The Strandbad Wannsee is open from May to September. For official information check:
Entrance building
The Wannsee beach has already been a very popular recreation area for more than a hundred years, the buildings and infrastructure as well as showers, toilets, shops and so on were established in the 1920s by progressive city politicians. In 2007 nearly everything was completely modernized.
Beach showerThere are not only showers with hot and cold water inside the facilities, but also cool showers directly on the beach for refreshing and cleaning off sand or possibly algae. The shore is very flat, but slopes down as you go further. Usually the water is clean, but there can be a lot of seaweed when it's hot.
Sun terrace on top of the buildingThere are also large sun terraces on the upper decks of the buildings, where you can relax in a more quiet atmosphere or sunbathe without being disturbed by sand. Furthermore you can get a beautiful view over the surrounding countryside and the beach. Do not miss this opportunity, so climb up the stairs. The infantry only uses worn paths.
At the front section of the nude beach you will find mostly couples and families, while the rear part is visited mostly by gay men.
Mixed naturistsBut as a true naturist don’t be surprised to meet animal guests such as ducks and swans. They are quite tame and in search of food, so neither frighten nor chase them away. Adult swans can become aggressive, as the beach area is their kingdom and will be never yours!
Ducks in the men sectionEven if it is a nudist beach, unfortunately, not all visitors take off their swimwear, especially the gay men, who come here from all over the world. Sometimes foreigners or immigrants just do not know the meaning of “FKK” (German: free body culture or just nudism) or they deliberately ignore it. Often gay nudists meet up with other gays, who are not into nudism, but want to be within the gay community and like to have a look at naked people.

Male naturists in the men section

Clothing-optional visitors from all over the worldThere is very little shade, just one big tree. If necessary bring an umbrella with you.
In good weather the snack bar on the nudist beach is open. Otherwise, food and drinks can be purchased a few hundred metres away on the textile beach. A walk to the dock is another popular pastime.
At the dock
Due to permanent parking problems it is highly recommended not to go by car on weekends or hot days in the summer holidays. Furthermore the access roads are sometimes closed for special events inside and outside the beach area. By car use highway A 100 (AVUS) to exit “Spanische Allee”, turn to the side of a gas station with fast food and then go straight ahead at the next traffic light. Follow the road “Wannseebadweg” into the woods about a kilometre and try to find a legal parking space somewhere, as illegal parking will be fined. Don’t leave any valuables in the car, as break-ins occur.
Tired young (grey) swans
Using public transport take S-Bahn S 1 (coming from city centre into direction “Wannsee”) or S 7 (direction “Potsdam”), go to the station “Nikolassee” (not “Wannsee” - from there you'll have an extra kilometre to walk!) and get out there. Both lines run every ten minutes during the day, so no need to hurry. In front of the station building is a pedestrian bridge over the highway, which guides you directly to the above described traffic light. Cross the street “Kronprinzessinnenweg” and walk straight ahead to the shady “Wannseebadweg”, about a kilometre.
Baggage check by beach patrolAfter passing the ticket office in the entrance building (a normal day ticket costs € 4 per adult) take one of the paths on the right hand or follow the signs “FKK”. Once you discover the beauty and the unique flair of this place, you will love it.
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