Technically older than Berlin itself, Köpenick has a long, historic past, and as of 1920 has become the city’s biggest borough. Holding Berlin’s largest body of water, Müggelsee, and rich with forests and parks, Köpenick offers space and nature just on the eastern edge of the core of Berlin’s creative sector – Kreuzberg. Berlin’s beautiful and subdued southeast neighbourhood is a family-friendly, middle-class neighbourhood complete with an old town area for historical flair.
With so much water around, it’s only natural that Köpenick would be the go-to place for swimming, boating, and wind surfing. It’s a great place to enjoy Berlin’s beautiful nature.
Originally built in 1558, the Köpenick castle is well worth a visit. The large renaissance palace sits proudly on an island on the Dahme River and now partially serves as an art museum. For a more easy-going experience, you can take a stroll around the old, narrow cobblestone roads of Fischerkietz and find the traditional houses that still exist in the area.
City centre: Alexanderplatz can be reached with the S-Bahn in under an hour.
Nearest airports: Schönefeld airport is also just an hour away.