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I have this idea in mind that while hiking I can get rid of some mind-bullshit and fill the empty spots with fresh and of course brilliant thoughts.
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Werbellinsee, one hour north of Berlin, is one of the clearest lakes I ever saw in the region. As we had a short stay at Schorfheide, we were able to have a 6km hike very early in the day. As I’m not a morning person, I always miss this perfect, pinkish, misty and still clear light […]
They said there would be snow today and we already started with some expectations. Instead we had a very rainy hike around Liepnitzsee and some smaller lakes. It was beautiful anyway, like always, when strolling through the majestic beech forests near Wandlitz and the contrasts between the frozen and unfrozen parts of the lake made […]
As our brain is specialized in the recognition of patterns, and giving sense to things without sense is its specialty (which can also be quite annoying in everyday life), it is little wonder, that we see faces, figures and characters in nature. I even find a lot of boobs and other private parts, but that’s maybe just me :-).
So on my last three hikes I focused my eyes for the letters of the latin alphabet and further down you can see what I got. I can really recommend to have an eye for those imaginary phenomenons. Research your own alphabet. It’s fun!
The “Dicke Marie” She is supposed to be more than 800 years old and the oldest tree in Berlin, much older than the oak in Grunewald near to Schwanenwerder. The name was given to her by the Humboldt Brothers after a well known overweight cook in the Castle Of Tegel. In 1778 even Goethe […]
Ketzin From Ketzin to Paretz Wild Gooses Meet Up Schleuse Pareetz Paretz Paretz is an “experimental and exemplary” village from the 18th century. King Friedrich Wilhelm III bought it in 1800 to live there with his wife Queen Louise and to redesign it with architect David Gilly. The […]
As I was on my own this time and it rained a lot at the beginning of the tour, I had some thoughts about why I’m doing that and what hiking and being outdoors means to me. Being in nature always comes to one point. It grounds me and makes me aware of the fact, […]
Seventy-six years ago, on the 20th January 1942, some high-ranking representatives from the National Socialist administration met here under the direction of SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich to plan the deportation and murder of 11 Million Jews all over Europe. The protocol written by Adolf Eichmann was found 1947 in a foreign ministry file and documents clearly […]
We had a wonderful small hike trough the wild and sympathetically messy Düppeler Forst which is still inside the city of Berlin. You get an impression of the size of Wannsee on this hike. Just before we visited the Wannsee Conference Memorial (Haus der Wannseekonferenz), a visit which can be connected to this small hike. I […]
Location: Postbruch near Straußberg – Bötzsee – Spitzmühle – Fängersee – and back on the opposite shore / Distance: 12 km / from city center: 37,5 km/south east / Weather: -1 °C, cloudy / Camera: Nikon D90, 55-300mm lens
bake a chocolate cake of your choice, it’s easier to decorate it if the surface is quite big cover it with white sugar paste or – if you like – butter cream or white frosting bake some gingerbread trees and put toothpicks into their trunks before putting them into the oven or just after pulling […]