Current language: English


  • teufelssee (1)

    The Canadian Jessica J. Lee bathes in Berlin in the Teufelssee.

  • teufelssee (2)

    Ground fog lies over the Teufelssee in the early morning.

The Teufelssee is located in the middle of the beautiful Grunewald forest in the district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf.

The Teufelssee has its origin in the ice age and covers an area of 2.4 hectares. It is embedded in Berlin's Grunewald, an extensive forest area in the west of the city. The lake is part of the "Teufelsfenn" nature reserve on the northern bank. To the northeast is the Teufelsberg, which was heaped up from the rubble and ruins of the Second World War. Here are the ruins of the US listening station.

Swimming in the Teufelssee

Even though the Teufelssee is part of a nature reserve, swimming is allowed in some places. On the southern shore of the Teufelssee there is a bathing area with a lawn for sunbathing, which is often used by some visitors as a nudist beach. This section is monitored by a DLRG water rescue station. Those who want to swim here should bring their own picnic, as there is no infrastructure around the lake. Dogs are not allowed to bathe in the Teufelssee.

Facts about the Teufelssee

The Teufelssee was formed from a lump of dead ice and has no outlet. It is part of the Teufelssee-Pechsee-Barssee-Rinne, a meltwater channel from the ice age. The lake is home to the rare fish species Bitterling. Since the Teufelssee has had too little water for years, groundwater is constantly being added.


A map view follows. Skip map

City map

End of map view

Am Teufelssee 1
14193 Berlin

Related Content

Keime im Badesee

Lakes for Swimming

Berlin has many beautiful swimming lakes where visitors and locals like to cool off on hot summer days. Discover Berlin's most popular lakes and lidos.  more

Sommer in Berlin

Summer in Berlin

Parks, lakes, open-air events, beach bars, beer gardens and festivals: To enjoy summer to the fullest, life in Berlin takes place outside during the warmer months.  more

Last edited: 7 July 2022