If you need a break from cooking, BBQ'ing and picnicking, there are many basic restaurants and bars in the area.

In the village of Groß Köris directly, is a floating restaurant with a good home-cooked menu and delicious fish dishes. Fine and fresh fare with a certain flair is served just across the way at Märkische Riviera. For coffee and sumptuous cakes, visit Pension Schwalbennest situated on the beautiful Karbuschsee lake.

The Wiesencafe in neighboring Schwerin is lovely and also has delicious cakes and fresh seasonal fare. Greek cuisine in a rustic outdoor setting can be found nearby. As you're headed toward Teupitz, you'll pass Mirko's Eiscafe where you'll find not only ice cream but also a small playground.

Another cafe serving ice cream awaits at the placid market square in Teupitz. You can order very basic dishes nearby at Tupzer Hafer, which has an attractive seating area. For a more refined selection, the Schenk von Landsberg in Teupitz is also an option.

All organic: At Bio Oase in Klein Köris, special attention is paid to organic ingredients, very delicious food and baked goods. You can eat in the smaller restaurant area or in the garden, under the pear tree. Ice-cold or hot drinks are served beach-side and beneath the palmtrees at the Funplace Beachclub. Little ones can jump on the trampoline, dig around in the sandbox and enjoy some ice cream.

And for those willing to take a 15-minute drive, we definitely recommend Hermanns Marktwirtschaft in Märkisch Buchholz. Here, you'll enjoy delicious stone-baked pizza or a burger beneath towering chestnut trees and wild grapevines.