A ticket to the beach, please! The bus connection to the Tegelsee lido has always been a hot topic in the Reinickendorf district of Berlin since the iconic lido was reactivated two years ago by operator Udo Bockemühl together with the Neue Neighborhood Moabit e.V. association. It has recently become clear that the lido on the western shore of Lake Tegel will be accessible by public transport during the summer holidays. The Reinickendorf newsletter of the Tagesspiegel reports on this in its current issue.

“In a pilot project, a bus will bring bathers to the gates of the lido over the summer holidays in 2022,” said the district office. The summer holidays in Berlin begin on July 7th and end on August 19th. Bus line 222 will be used, which will run every 40 minutes during the summer holidays. For example, the bus stops at the Alt-Tegel underground station; the 222 drives from Tegelort to Lübars.

Until now, the best way to reach the lido was on foot or by bike, the nearest bus stop was just under one and a half kilometers away. There are only a few parking spaces for cars here.

City councilor for transport Korinna Stephan speaks of “long negotiations and intensive talks with the Senate administration, the BVG and the Berlin forests”. The FDP parliamentary group also calls for a bus connection beyond the summer holidays: “It shouldn’t stay with the summer holidays. As the FDP parliamentary group, we will work to ensure that the lido is served at least for the bathing season,” says transport policy spokesman and FDP parliamentary group leader in BVV David Jahn.

The bathing season is also an issue elsewhere in the north of Berlin: Because the DLRG Reinickendorf sounds the alarm and reports on staff shortages – here is the full text in the Tagesspiegel.

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And here are some of the other topics that you will find in the current Reinickendorf newsletter.

– Nails buried in Heiligensee: Children’s playground closed immediately

– “For many refugees, their animal is a family member” – Marlena Fricler from the Irina Initiative talks about her commitment to people who flee Ukraine with animals

– Rias balance of anti-Semitic incidents 2021: few cases in Reinickendorf, high number of unreported cases

– The 222 bus goes to the Tegel lido during the summer holidays

– Topping-out ceremony at the Hoffmann-von-Fallersleben elementary school: the shell of the modular timber construction was completed within two weeks

– “Blossoming meadows in Tegel”: Nabu invites you to explore

– Exhibition “Raw material turnaround now!” in the second-hand department store Noch Mall

– Rowohlt author Matthias Nawrat will be reading at the Center Bagatelle in June

– Whether Tegeler See or Havel-Ufer: DLRG raises the alarm for bathing summer 2022

The Tagesspiegel newsletter is available for all 12 Berlin districts and already has over 260,000 subscriptions. In it we inform you once a week in a bundled and compact way about what’s going on in your neighbourhood. We also often let readers have their say in the newsletter, after all nobody knows the neighborhood as well as the people who live there.