The Großer Wannsee in Berlin, often referred to simply as Wannsee, is a prominent lake located in the southwestern part of the city. Stretching over 2.7 square kilometers, it is one of the largest bodies of water within Berlin’s boundaries. The lake is a popular destination for both locals and visitors, offering opportunities for swimming, boating, and picnicking in its picturesque surroundings.
It was an irreplaceable, unmissable experience and probably the happiest time in my life up until that point. Coco, Jim and I had so many great times. But I just can’t express the feeling of freedom I felt there. […] We’d take long all afternoon lunches at the Wannsee on winter days. The place had a glass roof and was surrounded by trees and still exuded an atmosphere of the long gone Berlin of the twenties.– David Bowie, 1999
We went on car trips all over the city. We especially liked to go to Wannsee. There was a restaurant there where we always ate poultry liver and stuff like that.– David Bowie, Tagesspiegel, 2002