The name Wutzsee sounds a little less romantic than, say, Bernsteinsee but you’ll surely encounter fewer crowds at this small lake in Brandenburg. With some of the clearest water in the state, Wutzsee in Lindow am Mark in the Prignitz region offers several natural bathing spots surrounded by pines and oaks that offer ample shade. Sun worshippers won’t miss out either, with narrow sandy beaches perfect for tanning sessions. From the end of the road Am Wutzsee, a narrow forest path leads to a small bathing spot that is easily accessible for families. The second spot is a little further, though the 7.5km forest walk is fun to do, even in winter.
If you fancy something sweet after the walk, make a stop at the Süsse Ecke, a cafe with espresso, ice cream and a nice view of the lake. Another stop you can make is the architecture and culture of Lindow and its monastery, but this time we stuck to the summer highlights: the rustling of the leaves in the wind, reed banks, water lilies and the cool, clear water. We’re not alone in liking Wutzsee: it’s been recommended by Markus Kavka in Christoph Amend’s Zeit Magazin newsletter, among others.
Text & Photos: Nina Trippel