During winter we really struggled to spend our weekends on the countryside in the little house on the prairie because it was freezing cold (outside AND inside). But now you can smell and hear it: Spring is near. The singing birds are waking us up in the morning and I start becoming motivated for some new crafts & garden projects. But first a summary.
In the last years I was kind of busy exploring hikeable areas in Berlin and Brandenburg. Here is a list of most of my hikes in Berlin and Brandenburg including a rough evaluation of the public transport possibilities to get there. Behind every link you’ll find pictures and most of the time a short description including a map of the trail I took.
As always, most of the links include maps which I recorded during my hikes. As I change direction spontaneously—based on weather, on an attractive area I spotted, on my mood or on the fact that it gets dark quickly—I recommend to explore the areas with openness to hike another trail or change the direction whenever you like to. I recommend the landscapes, not necessarily the exact trail I took. Don’t forget to use maps and GPS :-). I highly recommend MapOut offline maps.
How to read the charts:
Location and month:
I noted the month in which I hiked because every landscape looks different with the seasons. For some of them you can have an impression of another weather and therefore another atmosphere of the trail and scenery.
Public Transport Rating:
I always looked up from Berlin Central Station/Hauptbahnhof. This is what set rating means:
★★ = It’s easy and even better to get there by public transport than by car
★☆ = It’s already more complicated to get there by public transport, sometimes you have to walk for a while to reach the trail, sometimes you have to change trains for more than 3 times
☆☆ = You can go everywhere by public transport, but in this case you’ll spend really a lot of time and it’s very complicated to get there
Please use Open Street Map with public transport layer to get a visual impression where you want to go and where you have to get out of the train/bus/tram. And look up on BVG.de how long it will take you to go there.
❤️ = The hikes marked with a heart are my personal favorites. Great lake, picturesque villages or cultural sites to see, or just a very divers hike. This doesn’t mean, that the other hikes aren’t worth while. I just liked them more. Hikes I didn’t like at all are not listed here.
I didn’t have a lot of time today so I chose this tiny hike not far from where I have been. I was blessed with three wonderful lakes in bright sunshine. This hike can easily be extended, for example direction Buckow or Kesselsee. The landscape around there is wonderful and compared to everything around Berlin rather hilly, as we are dealing with the Märkische Schweiz (Märkisch “Switzerland”).
I recommend to get one (or two?) of the wonderful cakes at Cafe Tilia afterwards.
Location: Waldsieversdorf Kindermannstrasse – cross Kreuzfließ – along southern shore of Großer Däbernsee – cross the wooden bridge between Großer Däbernsee and Papillensee – around Papillensee and Kleiner Däbernsee – cross the wooden bridge again – Eastern shore of Großer Däbernsee – Café Tilia/ Distance: 6,5 km / Public Transport: Ostkreuz to Münchener, to Waldsieversdorf by bus, 1:30h / from city center: 60 km / East / East, Weather: 4 °C, sunny / Camera: Nikon D500, 18-105 mm lens Other trails nearby
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