For those of you who love a nice trip into Berlin’s amazing nature, I can only say one thing: Take the Bus 218 which goes from Messedamm/ICC to Pfaueninsel and enter another world.
The Grunewald, one of Berlin’s biggest and most remote forests, awaits you with open arms and in autumn, with an explosion of colours. The best part of it, the line 218 runs all through this amazing forest and is, at least for me, way better than all the real tourist busses driving around the city. You can hop on and off wherever in the forest you discover a stop sign, and on your way discover beautiful pristine little beaches, fishing spots en gros and even sightseeing points of international fame like the Grunewaldturm (check the Grunewaldturm article) or the Pfaueninsel, Berlin’s most beautiful island.
Special tip: consult the busses’ timetable for a chance to ride on an original Berlin bus from the 1960s, the only one which is still operating – a unique experience. The driver will announce all stations personally, and you will be jerking through the forest extra-happy!
Caution: Leaving the forest again after one day might come as a shock, as you will ask yourself why everything is so damn noisy and fast paced.