World: on, in and on the water: that's why Berlin's waters are simply beautiful - the best tips!

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Dear readers, given the oppressive prophecies around the water shortage in Berlin and Brandenburg, I would now like to share my beautiful impressions of Berlin on the water with them. It starts with the dog in the morning: We two land on the walk along the Spree on most days. And again and again I can look forward to this calm with drizzle or porridge showers, the sluggish river increases many times over.

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Sometimes when I'm still a little tired, I briefly sit on one of the benches and look at the water. This is in so many places in Berlin, because the city has two large rivers with Spree and Havel, plus large and small lakes, channels and ponds, puffs and pond.

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Since I travel a lot in town professionally and privately, I have the feeling that I keep landing on the water. This is more than a feeling, because it is always confirmed. How much water is that actually? I find an answer to this on the homepage of the Senate Department for the Environment, Mobility, Consumer and Climate Protection: “Berlin is a water city in the sense of the word. If you take all the areas that form the water within the city, then it is 6.6 percent of the total Berlin total area with a remarkable 58.9 square kilometers. ”

What does not reveal this sober number is the fascination that starts from the water . By that I don't just mean the relaxing afternoon on the banks of Müggel or Wannsee. I also think of the many sports on, in or on the water, because when it becomes summer, the watermen and mermaid wakes up in us. For this we only need a BVG ticket in Berlin to land on the water.

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with which you can also use the ferries, for example, for the mini cruise over the Wannsee or the F11, which in the Plänterwald connects Treptow with Oberschöneweide all year round. Once a year I treat myself to a boat tour on the Berlin waters. This is not only eventful for the guests of the city. I enjoy looking at the city from this unusual perspective and see the changes. In many places you can still see that Berlin was built from the barge, because the building material for the rapidly growing metropolis of the 19th century came over the water. This is still the case on the Museum Island.

water is our most important food. In Berlin we can drink it out of the rooster. The nine Berlin waterworks supply around 3.5 million people with drinking water in high quality every day. A refreshing innovation are the almost 200 drinking fountains of the Berlin water operations all over the city, which delete thirst for free, especially on hot summer days. Thanks.

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, regardless of whether the heat pulls us to the water, a landing rain refreshes nature, whether we shower or cook coffee - water is life . It connects regions, countries and continents. We should appreciate it.

Your Sabine Stickforth

Courier author Sabine Stickforth writes every Tuesday about life over 50 in Berlin.

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