Many people are attracted to this exclusive residential area in south-west Berlin by the small lakes such as the Nikolassee, Krumme Lanke or Schlachtensee, which offer tranquility in idyllic surroundings. Furthermore, the Dppel museum village with its traditional farm houses offers a trip into the past. Some of the typical detached houses in this district even have river access allowing residents to tie up their boats at the end of the garden. There is a great deal of green open space in Zehlendorf. Parking is rarely a problem and children can run about safely as traffic is rare. The district lies half way to Potsdam, enabling residents to take advantage of the shopping and night life in the capital of Brandenburg as well as the delights offered by central Berlin. The Free University of Berlin is in Dahlem in northern Zehlendorf but because of the distance from the city centre few students actually live in the area, meaning that it is quiet at night. The Luise restaurant and beer garden is well known. The S7 and S1 overground run directly to the city centre, Dahlem is on the U1 underground line, and Wannsee, the terminus of the S1 overground, is also an intercity train station.
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