Hermannswerder (Potsdam)

Hermannswerder is a beautiful peninsula in the southwest of Potsdam. It’s perfect for spending a quiet, relaxed day in the countryside – between the Havel Bay, Templiner See and old orchards.

Parts of the peninsula are located directly on Lake Templin and the dense, green vegetation and the shallow water on the shore attract many water bird species. 

Our favourite spot here is an old orchard meadow, where countless apple trees bear fruit in late summer. Several bee colonies are also kept here.

We could linger here for hours, picnic, go for a walk, listen to the crickets chirping, the birds singing – just relaxing. 

You can reach Hermannswerder by ferry from Potsdam West. The ferry stop is called “Potsdam, Auf dem Kiewitt”. The crossing with the cable ferry takes only a few minutes. The ferry is part of Potsdam’s public transport system and is included in the Potsdam A and Berlin C tariff zones.

Alternatively, there’s a direct connection from the main train station in Potsdam as the 694 bus is stopping at Hermannswerder.