Lake Tegel

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Tegeler See
Lake Tegel
Tegeler See 1a.jpg
Location Berlin
Coordinates 52°35′0″N 13°16′0″E / 52.58333°N 13.26667°E / 52.58333; 13.26667Coordinates: 52°35′0″N 13°16′0″E / 52.58333°N 13.26667°E / 52.58333; 13.26667
Primary inflows River Havel, Tegeler Fließ
Primary outflows River Havel
Basin countries Germany
Max. length 4 km (2.5 mi)
Surface area 4.61 km2 (1.78 sq mi)
Average depth 7.9 m (26 ft)
Max. depth 16 m (52 ft)
Islands Hasselwerder, Lindwerder, Scharfenberg, Reiswerder, Baumwerder, Valentinswerder, Maienwerder
Settlements Tegel, Tegelort

Lake Tegel (German: Tegeler See) (About this sound German pronunciation ), is the second largest lake in Berlin, Germany. It is situated in the northwest of the city in the Reinickendorf borough, in the Ortsteil of Tegel.


The historic name Tegel (first recorded in 1322 as Tygel) is common for a larger territory and also used for the settlements of the Tegel locality, the Tegelort ("Tegel Village") neighbourhood within the Konradshöhe locality and the Berlin-Tegel International Airport.[citation needed]

The lake is connected to the navigable River Havel, which flows in and out of the lake at its western end. The lake is navigable to its eastern end, and navigation is administered as part of the Havel–Oder–Wasserstraße.[1][2]

Most of the waterfront of the lake is privately held. Within the lake are the islands of Hasselwerder, Lindwerder, Scharfenberg, Reiswerder, Baumwerder, Valentinswerder and Maienwerder. Scharfenberg, Valentinswerder and Maienwerder are accessible by some of Berlin's ferry services.


  1. ^ "Hauptstrecken Abkürzungen" [Main route abbreviations] (in German). Wasser- und Schifffahrtsverwaltung des Bundes. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2011-02-06. 
  2. ^ Sheffield, Barry (1995). Inland Waterways of Germany. St Ives: Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson. pp. 100–103. ISBN 0-85288-283-1. 

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