Berlin Day Hike: Winter Hike Around Bötzsee

Always a good walk around the lakes near Strausberg. We mainly talked about dogs and how we both wish to have one, which ones and how to teach them stuff. Who would have thought that this would have been my last hike without a dog …

Berlin Walk: The Jewish Cemetary in Weisensee

The Jewish Cemetary of Berlin-Weißensee is the biggest still existing Jewish Cemetery in Europe with around 42 hectare (1000m x 500 m) and 116.000 graves. Unlike a lot of other cemeteries in Germany I have visited, it is still active. Since the 70s it is listed as a historic monument.

Other Jewish cemetaries:
House of Eternity: The Jewish Cemetery in Berlichingen
Odenwald Hike: Islands Of Noise In An Ocean Of Silence

It’s a very calming, beautiful and meaningful walk in the center of Berlin.

A Birthday Party Without A Party

As every year, I had my birthday beginning of January. But this year it wasn’t possible to have some friends over. So I decided to do it differently this time. I invited every one of them separately to a Covid-safe meeting, either to

  • a walk at night in the city
  • or a hike on the countryside
  • or a video chat

And I’m still on it. It will take more than three month and it’s great. Don’t get me wrong: I could really have a party and some food with friends right now, but I had a lot of good conversations that I wouldn’t have had on a gathering with a lot of other people.

So here ist the documentation til now:


Walk in the Park with Edi


Videochat with Elke from Hongkong

Elke was “imprisoned” in her hotel room at the time. She was in quarantine for 18 days. She even had an “ankle cuff” on her arm.


Meeting Vika & Sebastian


Night hike through Tiergarten with Susanne


Night Hike along Panke with Chris


Hike around Bötzsee with Eva


Along Panke with Jonathan, Nico and Louis


To Plötzensee with Christian


Fullmoon walk through Wedding and Mitte with Jenni


In the Park with Judith, Tilman und Ilma


Night walk with Inke & Jürgen

To be continued …

Berlin Night Walk IV

With home office, I’m siting inside my apartment most of the time and to not turn crazy and move my bones a bit I going outside for extended night walks. Sometimes with friends, sometimes on my own. God, I wish to have a dog!