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Palace in Köpenick

Schloss Köpenick

Berlin's only surviving baroque palace, on a little island off the Altstadt, houses a branch of Berlin's Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Decorative Arts). It's a rich and eclectic collection of furniture, tapestries, …
Lake in Köpenick

Grosser Müggelsee

At 4km long and 2.5km wide, the Müggelsee is Berlin's largest lake. Hemmed in by forest on two sides, it's hugely popular for swimming and boating on hot summer days. It's easily reached by public transport in less …
Mediterranean in Köpenick

Krokodil

The seasonal fare at this urban getaway is delish, but even more memorable is the idyllic setting on the Dahme River some 700m south of the Altstadt. Join locals in capping a day of lounging on Krokodil's beach with…
German in Köpenick

Ratskeller Köpenick

The olde-worlde ambience at this vaulted cellar-warren in Köpenick's historic town hall is fun, and the menu full of classic rib-stickers (try the smoked pork knuckle) alongside healthier, seasonal and meatless sele…
Historic Building in Köpenick

Rathaus Köpenick

With its frilly turrets, soaring tower and stepped gable, Köpenick's town hall exudes fairy-tale charm but is actually more famous for an incident that happened back in 1906. An unemployed cobbler named Wilhelm Voig…
Memorial in Köpenick

Gedenkstätte Köpenicker Blutwoche

This small exhibit commemorates the victims of a brutal Nazi crackdown against about 500 local communists between 21 and 26 June 1933. Suspects were incarcerated and tortured at the municipal prison. At least 23 of …