Berlin Day Hike: Along Werbellinkanal In The Winter Sun

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In Eichhorst next to the lock we had a short meal with simple but very tasty fish variations at the Schorfheider Fischexpress. Also the take away smoked fish is very good. But please pass on the espresso, it’s made out of coffee powder. Yuck.

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Location: Pechteichsee – around Grabowsee, eastern shore – (there is a little bushwhacking) – Rosenbeck – along Werbellinkanal – Eichhorst – back trough the forest and along the western shore of Grabowsee / Distance: 13 km / Public Transport: There is a bus from Eberswalde to Eichhorst, but from Berlin Center it’s rather complicated / from city center: 60 km / East / Weather: -3 °C, sunny / Camera: Nikon D90, 18-105 mm lens

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Bucharest Snagov

Snagov Island Monastery: Spooky History At A Beautiful Quiet Place

On our weekend trip to Bucharest, I wanted to have a tour outside the city to see a little bit of the rural surroundings and to get an idea of the landscape. Snagov is approximately 40 km north of Bukarest and we went there with our adorable hosts Silvia and George from the fabulous cloud 9 living hostel and their baby daughter Josephine.

To reach the island we had to cross a pedestrian bridge over a wonderful lake. At the entrance of the church we encountered some disagreements because our hosts didn’t agree with the dubious guy cashing entrance fees from tourists but not from locals. Obviously nowhere in Romania the entrance for a church has to be payed.

The beautifully paint small church is also considered to be the tomb of barbarous Vlad Țepeș a very famous guy in Romania who is today knewn as the source of inspiration to Bram Stokers Dracula.

When officials opened the tomb in 1931, it was – of course – empty.

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Oderbruch

Vastness At The Oderbruch

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We went to Coethen, one hour east of Berlin next to Bad Freienwalde to see an exposition of the artist Karin Kerkmann in the beautiful chapel of the village.

 

Afterwards we still had some time to hike above Stille Oder and Alte Oder. As you hike on hills you have some breathtaking vast views on the Oderbruch. A real hiking recommendation! Next time I’ll come with more time.

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Location: Schiffmühle – Teufelsauge – Bergkolonie – Granitberg – Gabow – Schiffmühle / Distance: 7 km / from city center: 60 km / North East / Weather: 18 °C, sunny and a little cloudy  / Camera: Nikon D90, 35 mm lens

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Berlin Day Hike: Sunny Sharpness At Tegeler See

Location: Bernauer Strasse – Uferpromenade – over the Borsigdammbrücke – Greenwichpromenade – Tegeler Hafenbrücke – until the “archaic Archangel” – and back / Distance: 8,5 km / from city center: 14 km / northwest / Weather: 22 °C, sunny with massive clouds  / Camera: Nikon D90, 35 mm lens

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