The Hermitage in Bretzenheim

We made a stop in Langenlonsheim near Mainz to visit a friend of my Mum. We stayed for a night and had a very good time there. In the morning I had a long walk with Pavlov to the near Hermitage cut into rocks in the middle ages. The last hermit lived there until 1827. He died after 52 years of service.

Odenwald Hike: Trough The Forest To Beuchertsmühle

Mum, Auntie, Pavlov and me had a very flowery hike downhill from Walldürn to Beuchertsmühle. In Walldürn the city decided to have flower fields instead of lawn to feed the bees. It’s not only good for the bees but it’s also extremely beautiful. At Beuchertsmühle Pavlov finally had the opportunity to jump into the water. Of course this was his favorite part of the hike. Except of seeing a deer perhaps.

Berlin Day Hike: A Trip To Oder River

We had a hot sunny day near to Oder River in Stolpe and Stolzenhagen. Pavlov saw and played with dogs and learned, how to jump into the water from above. At first he was kind of reserved, but once he got it, he was unstoppable.

Stolpe and Stolpe Tower

A Walk to Stolper Loch

An old industry complex at the canal

Berlin Day Hike: Through The Forest to Klobichsee

A fine hike on a bright Sunday afternoon to beautiful Klobichsee. Have a cup of coffee in the middle of the forest at Drei Eichen.

Berlin Day Hike: Around Waldsieversdorf

We made a tour around Däbernsee on a bright Sunday afternoon with Jörgs parents and had some fine cakes in our evergreen café Café Tillia in Waldsieversdorf.

The Garden In June

Compared to last year it rained quite a lot this year and everything is green and blooming in June. Pavlov likes to bite plants.

Berlin Day Hike: Around The Lakes in Blumenthal

We had a very refreshing walk through the woods near Blumenthal, between Tiefensee and Prötzel. Jörg and Pavlov even took a short dip into the lake which was very refreshing because the lake is very cool underneath the surface. For a Sunday afternoon it was absolutely calm. No one except of us has been there – despite the beautiful beach. I guess it’s too far from a parking opportunity.

Location: Stadtstelle, B168 between Prötzel and Tiefensee, direction North to Blumenthalsee, southern shore, Fauler See, Southern shore, northwest to Großer Pichesee (which is not really a lake), south direction B168, if you choose this way you have to walk along the street for about 1km which is really unpleasant here / Distance: 9 km / from city center: ca. 30 km / East / Weather: 25 °C, sunny  / Camera: Nikon D500, 35mm lens

Berlin Day Hike: Flower Fields Forever

We had a very colorful summer hike near Ihlow in Brandenburg. As it is June, everything is in bloom and the fields show their most splendid dresses. We even saw a deer, but fortunately Pavlov didn’t. I guess he is a city dog.


If you are around Ihlow, don’t miss to visit Biohof Café and have a rhubarb yeast cake. Yummy!

The Garden In June And Two Crazy Dogs

Coco came to visit Pavlov or – you can also say – Eva and Olli came to visit us we had coffee and the two dogs played for hours, slept, played again and killed my bergenia field. Coco is a Great Dane and will soon be much bigger than Pavlov.

Berlin Day Hike: Summer Day Around Tornow Lake

We had a nice day in the forest and at the lakes around Pritzwalker Mühle. Pavlov had a lot of fun in the forests and I’m very happy that he doesn’t show any ambition to hunt (except of pigeons in the city). At the end we bought some homemade honey next to Haus Tornow am See and a man told us the moved history of the building (Orphanage, war hospital, home for difficult adolescents).

Take a seat and have some coffee and cake on the lake side. It’s a really wonderful place.