Großer Wannsee

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Großer Wannsee
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Location Berlin
Coordinates 52°26′36″N 13°9′41″E / 52.44333°N 13.16139°E / 52.44333; 13.16139Coordinates: 52°26′36″N 13°9′41″E / 52.44333°N 13.16139°E / 52.44333; 13.16139
Primary inflows Havel
Primary outflows Havel
Basin countries Germany
Surface area 2.732 km2 (1.055 sq mi)
Max. depth 9 m (30 ft)
Surface elevation 32 m (105 ft)
Settlements Berlin-Wannsee

The Großer Wannsee (Greater Wannsee) is a bight of the Havel river near the locality of Wannsee and Nikolassee (in the borough of Steglitz-Zehlendorf), a south-western suburb of the German capital Berlin not far from Potsdam. Between the river itself and the Wannsee lies the Breite, or Grosse Breite (Broad, or Great Broad).[1] To the north lies the island of Schwanenwerder and, opposite from the Greater Wannsee on the other side of the Havel, is the locality of Kladow (in Spandau).[2]


The Wannsee lake is well known as the number-one bathing and recreation spot for western Berlin, especially from a 1951 Schlager hit by teen idol Cornelia Froboess. The Strandbad Wannsee, an open-air lido with one of the longest inland beaches in Europe and a popular nudist area, was built in 1920–30 after a concept by architect Richard Ermisch.[3] Situated on the eastern shore of the lake it is officially part of the Nikolassee locality.


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