The Humboldt Walk starts in the vicinity of Schloss Tegel. As this large manor house was the childhood home of the renowned scientists and scholars Alexander and Wilhelm von Humboldt, it is also known as the Humboldt Palace (Humboldtschloss). The Humboldt brothers would certainly have explored some of the walks around the lake “Tegeler See”. The Humboldt Walk leaves Tegel along the course of the drainage ditch “Nordgraben”. The ditch, however, would not have existed during the Humboldt brothers’ lifetime. It only dates from around 1930, roughly one hundred years later, and was constructed to adjust fluctuations in the river “Panke’s” water levels.
Walk 16 – Humboldt Trail (36 km)
Senate Department for Urban Mobility, Transport, Climate Action and the Environment
Contact person for path markings
Berliner Wanderverband e.V.