Being stuck in Berlin for the entire summer doesn’t sound too bad: the weather is (for the most part) lovely, and during the semester break, you normally get the chance to explore the city’s hidden summer gems, such as idyllic, lesser-known lakes, open-air techno parties, and indie flea markets.
But the unprecedented coronavirus crisis has limited the entertainment options in the German capital (and taking that island-hopping holiday in Greece is a rather painfully complex issue at the moment). So, if, for you, summer is part and parcel with travelling, swimming and sunbathing, you can get a small fix of all that by taking the F10 ferry from the Wannsee pier to Alt-Kladow in Spandau. The ferry ride is short and sweet: 20 minutes of sailing the waters of the Greater Wannsee and the River Havel, past the Schwanenwerder island and all the way to the shore of Alt-Kladow. A little promenade with a swimming spot, restaurants, and a playground awaits you at this picturesque part of Spandau. And the best part: the F10 ferry line is part of the BVG network, which means that you can experience this mini voyage with your campus card — no additional ticket needed.
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