Treptow-Köpenick

Proportionally, Treptow-Köpenick has the largest area of forest, waterways and lakes of any Berlin borough. And with its rivers and lakes, beautiful parks and the charming old town of Köpenick, the south-east of Berlin is like a weekend trip, every day, any day. But it also has many other fascinating facets, from the history recounted in its old industrial buildings to the popular FEZ leisure centre,

In the early 1930s, Köpenick town hall and old town were immortalised on the stage. Carl Zuckmayer’s classic play, based on real events, recounted the exploits of an imposter known as “The Captain of Köpenick” (Hauptmann von Köpenick). Even today, the town hall is a regular venue for readings from the play. Close by, you can find a beautiful baroque palace on a little island.

For a break, head for the cosy Altstadtcafé Cöpenick and treat yourself to the sorts of delicious cakes you might find in a Viennese coffee house. Afterwards, stroll down Bölschestraße in Friedrichshagen, window shopping in the many little outlets selling hand-made goods.

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