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You do the fun, we’ll do the electrics

Good news! This offer happens automatically, with no need for a promo code:

1. Drive to one of these locations, park in the allocated parking spots and activate ‘Stopover’ mode

2. As soon as you’ve reached 90 minutes, you’ll get €9 credit on your account

This will be taken straight away from your trip price. Your existing credits stay as they are.

Charging en route

Don’t run out  
of juice

Worried about the battery going flat in the middle of nowhere? No need! Charging stations are everywhere these days. Download the Plugsurfing app to see all free charging stations across Germany – including fast charging ones.
During your trip, you can also find charging stations in the WeShare app (but of course please don’t look at your phone while driving).

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A dip in the Dahme

Lifeguard Helga Werner has been looking after happy swimmers here since 1986. Her tip? “The water is much warmer on the right side of the jetty than on the left.” This lovingly cared for lido on the river Dahme remains an insider tip and is big, so never feels overcrowded. There are flowers in bloom, a playground and plenty of shady spots. When hunger hits, eat at Cindy's Café and watch boats go by. A day here is all it needs to shake off the city heat. We recommend arriving at 10am when it opens. Say hi to Helga from us. Park here.

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That Caribbean feeling next door

White sandy beach, large palm trees and a fantastic view over the water, this can’t be Brandenburg? But it is. This is for you if you’re craving the South Seas but only have a Saturday afternoon free. Relax by the water, sip a mojito, swim or do water sports, it’s all  possible here in this Schwielowsee resort. On offer are a restaurant, café, cocktail bar, boat and SUP rental, surf school and yoga. Park here.

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Float. Dream. Breathe out.

‘Treibholz’ means driftwood. Here at Lychener Oberpfuhlsee, you can rent a variety of vessels and float aimlessly through the Uckermark and Mecklenburg lake district. There are kayaks for one and canoes for 10. There are stand-up paddle boards. There are even rafts for groups of 10-100 people (with catering), as well as scheduled raft trips. You can also feel good while you do it: Treibholz is a partner of Naturally Uckermark, a network of sustainable tourism providers. Park here.

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Smooth skating in nature

Over 200km of the finest asphalt waits for your wheels here. Whether you cycle or rollerblade, speed or push a Laufrad, this is heaven (and a nice break from Berlin’s cobbles). It’s well laid out, with circular routes for every skill level. Recharge afterwards at ‘Roggenkönig’ in Gutshaus Petkus. This family-friendly skate hotel offers fresh regional dishes and homemade cakes: plus beds for the night with space for bikes and trailers, as well as a large playground for the kids (how they’re still going we have no idea). Park here.

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Swim with penguins. Yes, really.

Done Tropical Islands? This Lübbenau paradise may be even better. Yes, there’s a kids’ pool, wave machine, heated outdoor pool, an indoor playground and relaxing hotel, but... penguins! Just a pane of glass separates you and these beautiful, curious creatures while you swim. If you want to get closer, you can feed them at scheduled times. There’s also Spreewalddorf, a fabulous sauna landscape. Your family will love it. Thankfully, you will too. Park here.

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Natural gastronomy

Tuck into premium BBQ cuisine in the middle of nature. James is a Swedish-style red hut on an expanse of grass, offering guests peace, nature, freedom to roam – as well as a life-affirming sunset. The Berlin border may only be a few meters away, but you’d hardly know it, because you’ll feel like you’re far, far away. Families and dogs are welcome, and you can even bring your own picnic. Park here.
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Country air? Fresh food? Brodowin!

See how top quality organic food is produced in a tour of this homely farm, including a peek inside the glass-walled dairy. You can enjoy delicious food in the bistro or fill up your picnic basket in the well-stocked shop. There’s plenty to discover in the area too: like renting bikes and canoes and visiting Eberswalde Zoo. Park here.
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Much more than the white stuff

There’s something for the whole family at the Buschmann & Winkelmann farm. You can buy locally sourced asparagus, strawberries, blueberries and pumpkins – and even pick your own. Or eat on site in the farm and barn restaurants and bakery. Kids will love the large playground, petting goats and jeep safari. Plus there’s a cornfield labyrinth, climbing forest and hiking trails. Allow yourself plenty of time! Park here.
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Beach swimming since 1908

Founded in 1908, Strandbad Grünau was the first family swimming pool in Berlin. It’s been modernised since, but the water fun factor remains. If you want to be active, you can rent whatever you need: from table tennis sets to a stand-up paddle board. Or you can just rent a Strandkorb, grab some Pommes and watch life float by. Park here.
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Hiking in Mühlenbecker Land

The walk around Dammsmühle Castle is a special one: the stunning landscape leads you through valleys and moors, past lakes and fallen trees. Just under 30 minutes north of Berlin, it’s not far to go for real forest romance. A good starting point for your exploration is Summt – where several trails begin.
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Small town. Big fun.

Königs Wusterhausen may be difficult to pronounce, but driving there is easy. And there’s plenty to do: including Friedrich Wilhelm I's favorite palace, a radio technology museum, the Notte Canal, a cultural cinema and a zoo. Bahnhofstrasse is good for shops, and the picturesque Dahme river is great for strolls. Park here.

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Morbid but magnificent

You’ll probably know it from countless photographs of abandoned hospital rooms. At the 100-year-old Beelitz sanitarium, you can walk along a spectacular treetop path and gaze down on the place in which Berlin workers once recovered from TB  – and get closer on a guided tour of the buildings. From the 40m observation tower, you can even see as far as Berlin. (For kids, a fun ‘Barefoot Path’ is next door.) Park here.

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Brandenburg’s wild side

The Briese river meanders from Wandlitzsee to the Havel and leads you through a magical, at times primaeval forest landscape. Briesetal (Briese valley) creates a unique atmosphere with its moorland, small springs and beaver dams. The hiking trails are good for families and some are even suitable for buggies. But be sure to wear decent shoes as it can get mucky. Park here.

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Into the past, the electric way

Experience Prussian life and ancient fishing traditions on this hiking trip through the fishing town of Ketzin and Paretz, where Prussian kings spent their summers. You start in the alleyways of Ketzin and walk on a dyke along the Havel. In Paretz, marvel at the royal palace. It looks simple outside, but inside you’ll find a treasure trove of delights, including a coach house full of old carriages. Park here.

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Nature with a historic backdrop

Limestone from Rüdersdorf... it doesn't sound spectacular, but it’s a material you know well. It was used to build iconic landmarks like the Brandenburg Gate and Sanssoucci Palace. In the midst of historical buildings at this museum, you can sniff a bit of history and maybe even remnants of 17th century limestone burners. Park here.

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Picnic at Scharmützelsee

On the shores of this lovely lake, it’s hard to sit still: there’s too much to see. Wander along the edges and gaze at the magnificent buildings from the 1920s and 30s. Bad Saarow is a relaxed health resort that has everything you need for a day away from the big city, from a thermal bath to a theatre to a stroll along the promenade. Park here.

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Visions at the Havel

In the Rathenow Optics Park there’s plenty to see in every sense of the word. The German optics industry began here in the 19th century and and the park honours this in fun and creative ways. There are colour pyramids and rainbow flower displays, coloured musical spaces and optics-themed playgrounds. Raft rides, too. But if you just want to lay on your picnic blanket and close your eyes, that’s OK too. Park here.

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Lions, tigers and bears

Want a walk on the wild side? In Eberswalde Zoo you can get close to 1,500 species of animal. Like, very close: whether in the walk-in kangaroo enclosure or with the monkeys living in the zoo’s trees. With an ice-age glacier landscape, zoo school and adventure playgrounds, family fun is guaranteed. Park here.

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Do. Yourself. Gut.

The historic manor with a relaxed vibe lies in the mittle of the Ruppiner lakes region. On this sustainably managed farm, you’ll find all the relaxation you need (and if you’re like us, that’s a lot right now). Spend lazy days observing farm life, or get closer to nature and muck in yourself. The apartments and double rooms have been designed beautifully, with respect for history. Park here.
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A natural wonder

Nature lovers and bird watchers will find paradise in the Nuthe-Nieplitz Nature Park. Sea eagles and ospreys, tree falcons, great egrets and many other bird species have made their homes here. The swamp forests are picturesque, while the kids will love the imposing sand dune formed by a former military training area. Park here.

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Park. Cycle. Relax.

Nature lovers and bird watchers will find paradise in the Nuthe-Nieplitz Nature Park. Sea eagles and ospreys, tree falcons, great egrets and many other bird species have made their homes here. The swamp forests are picturesque, while the kids will love the imposing sand dune formed by an old military training area. Park here.

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Luxury beach living

This is Germany’s most famous beach: for good reason. Seven kilometres of the finest sand and crystal clear Baltic Sea water wait for you at Timmendorfer Strand. In the town centre and spa gardens you can sip, slurp and stroll. And for those who need more Ruhe, there’s plenty of untouched nature to breathe out in. Park here.
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Wildlife, as it should be

“Those who experience nature up close will treat it carefully” – this is the ethos of the Eekholt Wildlife Park. Since 1970, children and adults have been able to visit native wildlife in its natural habitat. This place is run with passion, and the interactions between animals and humans created here will not soon be forgotten. Park here.
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Respecting nature since 1628

Learn about the importance of biodiversity and organic farming at Hof Eggers in der Ohe. Georg Eggers himself gives you honest insights into the farm’s operation during special tours. You can also set out on a hiking trail, and get to know the philosophy of this regeneration project through information boards. Park here.
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Life exotic on the lower Elbe

You don’t have to waste time wishing you were in the Caribbean when you can find  beautiful beaches on the Elbe. The beach club 28GRAD is tucked away in a beautiful bay that will make you forget the South Seas in no time. Just sit in a deck chair by the water, get a cold drink and let the sun warm your skin... Park here.
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If you want to go for a refreshing dip in Mölln, we recommend heading to Lütauer See. Once you have parked your car, you are only 20 minutes from the public bathing spot at Rolandseck. Walk or cycle through deciduous forests until you reach the beach with the sunbathing lawn Children love splashing in these waters because this entry point is relatively shallow. The surrounding area also lends itself to longer hikes — moors and forests dominate the landscape; little bays pop up along the shoreline en route. A campsite with a private beach is located on the lake's southern shore for anyone who wants to enjoy an extended stay. Park here.

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Back in the day, farmers used Dove-Elbe — a tributary of the main river — for transport. Today, this 18-kilometre-long waterway that winds through Vierlande is particularly frequented by sunbathers and paddlers. Dove-Elbe widens into a lake-like extension that has become a popular bathing destination in Die Reit Nature Reserve. This section attracts visitors with its sandy shores and regatta course complete with pontoons. A narrow strip of land separates the banks of Elbe River from the neighbouring lake, Eichbaumsee. Bathing is prohibited, but you can enjoy views of the island from the lake's western shore and, with a bit of luck, have a small bay entirely to yourself on its eastern shore. Park here.

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Wilstedter See certainly lives up to its reputation as an oasis-like quarry pond — you can swim out into these crystal-clear waters from the beach that stretches from the lake’s northern to its western shore at your own risk. Designated parking lots and a small nudist area also await bathers here. Be sure not to forget to bring along whatever food and drinks you need for the day. Follow the circular path along the shoreline to discover a string of hidden entry points that lead into the water. Park here.

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Bernsteinsee is around one hour north of Berlin. You can swim at the beach, play volleyball, or even go diving. Alternatively you can lay back and relax in the sun at one of the two charming bathing areas. Kiessee Marienwerder is located just across the street. Its west side is home to a camp for wakeboarders and water skiers. If you prefer swimming or sunbathing, the east side of the lake offers a large and relaxing sand beach. To visit both of these lakes during a stopover please use the parking lot close to the public beach indicated here. Park here.
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You don’t even have to leave the city to get to Heiligensee: the beautiful beach with the well-kept grass area is in the Reinickendorf district, directly at Tegeler Forst. If swimming makes you hungry you’ll find delicious snacks at the restaurant. Park here.
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If you want to experience the charm of Berlin’s public beaches of yesteryear, you’re in for a treat at Rahmer See. This idyllic spot is some 45 minutes north of Berlin, and offers great lawns for sunbathing as well as family-friendly facilities. Remember: please use the parking lot indicated here in order for the stopover to work. Park here.
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Another lake worth visiting: Lübars at Ziegeleisee offers a diving platform with a five-meter board, cozy traditional German beach chairs, as well as a spacious sand beach. The restaurant next door serves food on the terrace. Park here.
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45 minutes is all it takes to reach Gorinsee, which is located north of Berlin and has a maximum depth of 2 meters. The tall trees there provide shade on hot days. The water can be murky at times, but don’t let that put you off: this lake’s water quality is excellent. Park here.
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You reach the water at Gamensee via the camping site on the northern edge. Entrance is not always free, but it’s a good investment nonetheless, since a lovely little sand beach and a swimming deck await you here. Bonus tip for people who can’t stand still: the circular trail around the lake. Park here.