As the morning progressed, the weather got sunnier and especially warmer. So, we had the perfect excuse to go to the waterside! Lars and I went to the Wannsee.
The Wannsee actually consists of 2 lakes, the Little Wannsee and the Greater Wannsee and is situated in the southwest of Berlin. It is a very popular local bathing area with a big beach. This time, it took us a longer time to find a place to park the car.
Once Lars and I got out of the car, we went to the waterside. Our attention was immediately attracted by the statue of a lion. Not just any lion, because this is the Isted Lion, a war monument to celebrate the Danish victory over Schleswig-Holstein. This victory was obtained in the Battle of Isted (1850), hence the name of the statue. Originally, the monument was located in Flensburg, afterwards in Berlin and after World War II, it went to Copenhagen. The statue you see here is therefore a copy.
We were a bit excited by this unexpected piece of Danish history, but soon had a look at the small harbor, located a couple of meters beneath us. Pubs and restaurants were getting ready to receive their first customers. People were jogging or having a stroll.