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Bernsteinsee Ruhlsdorf

The bathing lake "Bernsteinsee Ruhlsdorf" near Berlin is located in the district Barnim in Brandenburg. Not far from the lake are the two villages Ruhlsdorf and Marienwerder. Although the bathing place is also called lido at the Bernsteinsee, it is not comparable with classic lidos in terms of equipment and infrastructure. The bath at the quarry pond impresses with a fine and spacious sandy beach, several beach volleyball fields and sufficient parking spaces for the journey by car. A public toilet is also available. According to our information the entrance is not free. You can find more information in the info box below.

Water skiing and wakeboarding at the Bernsteinsee Ruhlsdorf

Right next to the Bernsteinsee is the Ruhlesee. There you can find the waterskiing facility Ruhlsdorf. Along a 920m long cableway, up to 10 people can let off steam at the same time while waterskiing, wakeboarding or kneeboarding. Those who like it a bit more relaxed can rent stand up paddle, take a diving course or simply swim or play volleyball.

After you've had enough of the water sports equipment, you can slip right out of your wetsuit, use the shower and changing rooms, and then end the day at the beach bar on the beach.

Location and approach to the Bernsteinsee near Berlin

Many people know the Bernsteinsee from hearsay and do not know exactly where it is located. So where is the Bernsteinsee? The lake is located north of Berlin at the place Ruhlsdorf. Ruhlsdorf already belongs to the district Barnim in Brandenburg. A little further north-east of the lake is also the town of Marienwerder, which is why people often ask about Bernsteinsee in Marienwerder.

The best way to get to the lake is with your own car. There is a large parking lot with 400 free parking spaces on the eastern shore.

Camping at the Bernsteinsee Ruhlsdorf

In addition to the wakeboard facility, Wake & Camp Ruhlsdorf also operates a campground. The campground is located directly at the Kiessee, which is separated from the Ruhlesee by a peninsula.

Fishing at the Kiessee near the Bernsteinsee

In the Kiessee, which is rich in fish and where the camping site is located, fishing is allowed. You should only be careful that you don't fish a bather out of the lake. :-)

At a glance

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  • Simple bathing place
  • Beach
  • Sandy beach
  • Free of charge
  • Child friendly
  • Public transport connection
  • Parking spaces near
  • Beach volleyball



Public transportation

Those who would like to spare themselves the journey by car and the search for a parking space can arrive by public transport.

Car & Parkn

Those who would like to go to the bathing by car will find suitable parking spaces nearby.


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Opening hours

April to September daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Adults 3€

Reduced 2€

Family ticket 8€


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Here you will also find the latest information on the Water quality.

Sport & Fun

This is what you can discover

Beach volleyball

Besides swimming and relaxing, you can also play beach volleyball on the premises. The sand court with its fixed net invites you to dig, block and smash.

Water Ski

If you want to go water skiing, this is the right place for you. Nearby there is a water ski provider. Get on your skis and glide over the water.


Get on the board and glide over the waves! In wakeboarding, your feet are strapped to the board with a tight binding and you are pulled by a motorboat or a water ski lift.

Sport & Fun

Beach volleyball
Water Ski

Water quality overview

We have the following data on the water quality of the bathing place - Bernsteinsee Ruhlsdorf *.

very goodgoodsufficientdeficient
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  • 5
  • 5

*Water quality is based on the annual report of the European Environment Agency EEA.

Water quality Bernsteinsee Ruhlsdorf 2022

Safe bathing thanks to regular water tests

In the year 2021, the water quality of the bathing place Bernsteinsee Ruhlsdorf was last checked and submitted to the European Environment Agency for the current report. The current water quality of 2021 is very good suitable for bathing.

Moreover, since the water quality has been classified with the top grade "excellent" for 5 consecutive years the bathing place reaches the highest Swimcheck water quality rating of 5/5 points.

A constant water quality is a good sign and gives you another point of orientation point of reference when answering the question of whether or not to swim here. Please also check the latest publications of the regional authorities, as environmental influences such as heavy rain or hot spells can negatively affect the quality in the short term. cyanobacteria, vibrios or cercariae, among others. Swimcheck does not guarantee the accuracy of the information and does not make any recommendation.

In total, more than 297 bathing sites and lakes are registered in Brandenburg registered, which are regularly inspected by local authorities for bathing safety. The results are submitted annually to the European Environment Agency.

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Catering and gastronomy

Unfortunately, we are not aware of any restaurant/snack bar or supermarket in the immediate vicinity of the bathing place known. We therefore recommend to bring a small catering for the day.

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Bea - 20.06.2022

Einfach herrlich, es ist immer wieder wie ein kleiner Urlaub! Nette Mitarbeiter, schöner Sandstrand und die Beachvolleyball-Felder sind super! Fast wie an der Ostsee :-)

Charlene - 17.06.2021

Das Wasser ist sehr schön sauber und der Strand richtig schön groß ! Es gibt einen tollen Volleyballplatz. Ein Steg fĂŒhrt in das Strandbad rein, dort ist es sehr sauber. Parkplatz, Toiletten und Imbisbude sind dort vorhanden. Ich kann den See alle Male empfehlen! :)

Norbert - 16.06.2020

Wir kommen aus Eberswalde und waren heute angenehm ĂŒberrascht, wie sich das Anwesen am Bernsteinsee in ca. 4 Jahren verĂ€ndert hat. Auf Grund von Corona haben wir lange auf FKK verzichten mĂŒssen und auch in der nĂ€heren Umgebung keine Anlage gefunden, die schon geöffnet hatte. Es gibt am Bernsteinsee sowohl einen grossen Textielbereich, als auch einen ausgeschilderten FKK- Bereich (bitte nachfragen, da er nicht auf der Webseite steht). Dieser sollte bei steigender Nachfrage auf Grund der gesamten GelĂ€ndegrösse auch erweitert werden können. Das GelĂ€nde um den See besteht aus Kiessand, wie an der Ostsee und im Ufer nahem Bereich aus einer Badewiese. Die ÜbergĂ€nge zur Badewiese sind teilweise mit Bretterwegen, wie an der Ostsee, hergestellt. Die Gastronomie besteht aus einem grossen Imbisswagen. wo es Pommes, Bratwurst, Softeis sowie eine Beach Lounge fĂŒr Cocktails gibt. Der Immbiss ist mit grossen SitzbĂ€nken und Tischen unter grossen Sonnenschirmen ausgestattet. Die sanitĂ€ren Einrichtungen beschrĂ€nken sich im vorderen Bereich auf zwei SanitĂ€rzellen mit fliessend Wasser, Desinfektionsmittel und allem was dazu gehört (kein DIXI). Es können LiegestĂŒhle ausgeliehen werden und vieles mehr. HauptsĂ€chlich kann auf der Anlage aber Beachvolleyball gespielt werden, aber natĂŒrlich können auch andere Sportarten ausgeĂŒbt werden. Also alles in Allem BeachgefĂŒhl pur.

Katharina - 19.06.2019

Wir waren jetzt schon 3 mal da als Familie â˜ș ...die Mitarbeiterinnen sind sehr nett..👍.es ist wunderbar sauber und gepflegt dort ....mal ein See wo kein MĂŒll oder Dreck rum liegt.das Wasser ist klar ...der Sand ist sehr weich 👍 können dort wunderbar im wasser spielen .ohne Angst zu haben das sie gleich unter gehen...weil man kann sehr weit rein laufen da es sehr flach ist dort...ein kleinen Snack gibt es da wird auch gegrillt 👍und die Preise sind wirklich angenehm.wir kommen gern zu euch und empfehlen diesen See gern weiter ...Danke fĂŒr eure Freundlichkeit.Macht weiter so â˜ș

Frequently asked questions

What recreational facilities are available at the bathing site Bernsteinsee Ruhlsdorf?
You'll find the following highlights on site: Beach volleyball, Water Ski, Wakeboarding


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