Located north of the former Tegel Airport in the Reinickendorf district, the Flughafensee is Berlin's deepest lake at up to 34,3 meters of depth.
Th Flughafensee is an artificial lake in a quiet area of Reinickendorf, away from major roads. On its beautiful lakeside paths you can enjoy the surrounding nature during a walk. On the southwest shore is a bird sanctuary, whose inhabitants can be observed from three viewpoints. North of the lake is a wide sandy beach which invites you to sunbathe and relax. The waters of the Flughafensee are rich in fish and therefore popular with anglers.
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Swimming in the Flughafensee
The water quality of the Flughafensee is regularly checked. The best way to access the lake is from the bathing beach on the north shore, which is popular with swimmers and divers.
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Facts about the Flughafensee
The Flughafensee was created during the period from 1953 to 1978 as a result of the mining of gravel in this area. Extensive renaturation measures ensured that the artificial lake now fits naturally into its surroundings. The lake is about 74 acres in size and, with its maximum depth of 34.3 metres, is the deepest body of water in Berlin.
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Between the former airport, the waters of Tegeler See, and the Borsigwerke: the district of Reinickendorf at a glance.
Last edited: 6. July 2022