Berlin Day Hike: Tour Around The Lakes In Waldsieversdorf

We had a slow and grey Sunday and the sun hid behind clouds again. We all hope spring will manifest soon with great lights and warm sunrays. Pavlov saw a duck for the first time and as he is a “Duck Tolling Retriever” I imagined noticing some interest. But he is also interested in crows in the park 🙂

Berlin Day Hike: Puppy Tour Around Herrensee

Pavlov takes one or two kilos weekly and he really starts to enjoy the outdoors in the last days. We have a lot of fun teaching him how to get treats (easily, with those eyes!).

Berlin Day Hike: Heralds Of Spring Around Dammwiesen

We took a family tour around Dammwiesen in a marvelous and intense light. Everything was blue and yellow, we were able to hike in t-shirts for the first time of the year and in the evening our cheeks were glowing from all the sun we got. Pavlov made friends with the donkeys but even if the oxes were still babies, he showed a lot of respect. Maybe the corns?
Anyway: Even in February there a already ticks. I took four Dermacentor reticulatus (Auwaldzecke, marsh ticks) out of his fur the next day. Time to get him vaccinated.

Berlin Day Hike: Winter Lights And A Dog In A Bag

We hiked around Schönower Heide in the North of Berlin this Sunday and everything was dusted with frost and snow. With the sun rays falling on the landscape there was really some magic in viewing this. Pavlov the dog is still a baby and just stops walking after a while. Of course we brought an extra “doggy bag” with us, to carry him around. In the evening, after all those adventures (we saw birds and deer and a lot of other dogs) he fell asleep on my wellingtons.

Berlin Day Hike: First Sun And First Hike With Pavlov, Our New Companion

Two weeks ago, a tiny being entered our lives and hearts by storm. His name is Pavlov and he is a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever puppy. This was our first hike with him. Of course he is too small to do a lot of kilometers, so we have a backpack to put him in like a baby. You can imagine that we got a lot of OMGs and CUTEs on our way.

And like magic, the sun came out for the first time this year and covered the world with new and shiny colors.

You can follow Pavlov on Instagram if you want to.

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 & JĂŒrgen

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!