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Ferry On, Berlin

While riding around Berlin on your City-Ticket or ABC-Zone ticket you might not be aware of the full extent of the Berlin Transit network. If you have a ticket and are looking for something to do, check out some of the sights outside of Berlin that Berliners like to enjoy on their free time. One such overlooked aspect of the Berlin Transit System (BVG) is the access to the ferry. Here are a few trips you can take on your standard full-zoned ticket:


1.) The Classic: S Wannsee – Alt-Kladow

The F-10 ferry runs about once an hour and is one of the highlights of the BVG. Approx. 150,000 guests annually enjoy the 20 minute ride from the S-Bahn station “Wannsee” to Alt-Kladow. Once you get to Alt-Kladow there are biergartens, restaurants, and cafés waiting for you.

2.) The Green Thumb: Oberschöneweide, Wilhelmsstrand – Baumschulenstraße

The 2 minutes ride from the south end of the beloved Plänterwald park to the small garden colonies of Oberschöneweide departs 6 times every hour. This trip in the F-11 can be really idyllic when the weather cooperates.

3.)  Another Classic: Rahnsdorf, Müggelwerderweg – Kruggasse

This is one of the most scenic ways to enjoy the lake “Großer Müggelsee”. In 25 minutes the F-23 makes 4 stops around the lake.  Starting at Müggelhort there are three worth-while stops en route. In the Waldrestaurant you’ll find traditional German cuisine and some fun bowling lanes available. The next stop is Neu-Helgoland, where you’ll find some festivities: Tanztee, jazz brunch, and other parties. Whatever floats your boat. In the Kruggasse there is a Biergarten waiting for you.

4.) A Ferry for Campers: Krampenburg – Schmöckwitz

There are a few camp sites out here on the peninsula at Große Krampe and the only way out there is the F-21.

Well, thats all I got. Enjoy the good weather while it lasts; it is Germany.


*Route suggestions derived originally from BVG magazine “plus_05” May 2011 issue.



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