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Matrosenstation am Jungfernsee

Die Kongsnaes Matrosenstation am Jungfernsee ist eine ehemalige Anlegestation für die Wasserfahrzeuge des preußischen Königshauses.

The Jungfernsee belongs to the Havel waters and is used as a federal waterway. Most of its water surface is located in the Potsdam city area. Only a small area of the southeast bank belongs to the Wannsee district in Berlin.

The area between Heiligensee and Jungfernsee is a favorite destination for walkers and cyclists. Here, the bike path splits into two routes near the SAP building: an asphalt bike expressway slightly higher up and a paved sandy path directly on the shore in the nature reserve. Near the lake 160 meters from the shore is Cecilienhof Palace, which was acquired as a summer residence Frederick William I in 1783 and is open for visitors.

Swimming in Lake Jungfernsee

Near the Glienicke Bridge, behind the Hasengraben, as well as in the New Garden near Cecilienhof Palace, two beautiful swimming spots with sunbathing lawns invite visitors to relax. Both are easily accessible on foot or by bicycle. The reedy northern shore of the Jungfernsee, on the other hand, is almost completely covered by the Königswald nature reserve and offers little opportunity for swimming.

Facts about Jungfernsee

The Jungfernsee is a glacially formed basin and channel lake and lies across the natural flow direction of the Havel. Through the southeastern part of the lake, parallel to the Berlin shore, runs the state border between Brandenburg and Berlin, which before 1990 was the state border of the GDR and West Berlin and thus part of the Berlin Wall. The name "Jungfernsee" refers to the Benedictine convent of Spandau, which originally owned the lake.

Jungfernsee in Potsdam

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Last edited: 6 July 2022