In a city with so much to do, it’s important to keep fit in order to maintain the stamina needed to hop from one art gallery to the next, revel in Berlin’s nightlife, and indulge in its marvelous food scene. Luckily, Berlin also offers plenty of green space for doing so. Here are a few of the most picturesque places for a jog around the city.
Müggelsee is one of Berlin’s largest and most popular lakes. This is a good spot to come if 8.5 kilometers sounds like child’s play because this route offers a total of 23 km comprised of jogging paths along the lake, forests, and nearby parks. It is also possible to literally run under the River Spree through the Spreetunnel and past the sprawling white Weiße Villa. Müggelsee is even the site of a half marathon in October.
In addition to the Spree and its many surrounding lakes, Berlin has a canal system running through its west side. Landwehrkanal in Kreuzberg is a popular hangout for locals as there are plenty of places along the canal for relaxing in the evenings after work when the weather is nice, along with a smattering of bars, cafes, and restaurants offering terrace seating. While the path along the canal receives its fair share of mothers pushing babies in prams, cyclists, and the occasional cluster of confused tourists, the picturesque water lined with old weeping willows makes a jog here totally worth maneuvering around any people encountered on the path.