Between Buckow and Fürstenwalde/Spree you find the small village of Hoppegarten (not to confuse with Hoppegarten next to Berlin). From there you can take a beautiful walk around the lakes.
Location: Hoppegarten/Mark, Am Maxsee, South-Eastern shore, short detour to the marshlands on the most southern point – go back on the North-Western shore/ Distance: 13 km / Public Transport: Berlin – Strausberg by S-Bahn, by bus direction Hoppegarten (you need to call the bus), 1:30h / from city center: 25 km / East / Weather: 21 °C, cloudy / Camera: Nikon D500, 18-105 mm lens Other trails nearby
We had the hottest day today and I stood inside and slept because there were Sahara-like temperatures outside. When it turned dark and a little less hot, I felt the need to go outside for a while to get the summer-in-Berlin-feeling. The yellow glow of the streetlights still does it even when everything else has changed a lot in the last years.
Location: Wilkendorf, Am Schlosssee – direction North – around Ihlandsee – back to Wilkendorf – through the village – coffee and Cake at the Golf Club – back to Am Schlosssee/ Distance: 9 km / Public Transport: Strausberg, by bus direction Altlandsberg, get off at Wilkendorf, 1:30h / from city center: 55 km / East / Weather: 18 °C, sunny / Camera: Nikon D500, 18-105 mm lens Other trails nearby
When we hiked around Buckow last week, we met a couple that told us about a huge dam build by beavers on the other side of the town. I was quite curious to see it and so I followed his description “at the end of the village direction Strausberg along Sophienfließ. In fact, it was not one dam but at least ten of them embedded in a magical, shire-like and blooming landscape where the sunlight falling through the trees is caught in the creek and the birds are singing as if there was a competition to win.
The Ruins of Wurzelfichte, killed by storm Kyrill in 2007
Along Drachenkehle and Poetensteig
Location: Northernborder of Buckow – go right and follow Sophienfließ heading north until “Wurzelfichte” – through Drachenkehle until Krugberg Tower – back to Buckow over Poetensteig – along Sopphienfließ on the other shore / Distance: 6,5 km / public transport: over Strausberg and Müncheberg, from Müncheberg to Buckow by bus, at least 1:40h / from city center: 60 km / East / Weather: 18 °C, sunny / Camera: Nikon D500, 70-300 mm lens
We started and ended our hike in Buckow and had a quite relaxing day around the picturesque capital of Märkische Schweiz. I saw the Brecht-Weigel-Haus for the first time and it’s still more beautiful than on all the pictures I saw before. Our friends from England liked the German country side but were quite surprised […]
We had a wonderful hike with our dear guests from England and we chose a trail which is mostly outside the forest to get some sun. When hiking along the Buckower Kleinbahn you’ll see an alley with huge old trees on the other side of the rails in the middle of nowhere. It leads to […]
Just a short hike to have a look how this landscape looks like to hike it another time. Unfortunately it began to rain like hell and we weren’t well equipped. Location: Bahnhof Herrensee – direction Hennickendorf – along Stranggraben – Dammwiesen – and back / Distance: 5 km / Public Transport: Bahnhof Herrensee over Lichtenberg, around […]
In the last years I was kind of busy exploring hikeable areas in Berlin and Brandenburg. Here is a list of most of my hikes in Berlin and Brandenburg including a rough evaluation of the public transport possibilities to get there. Behind every link you’ll find pictures and most of the time a short description including a map of the trail I took.
As always, most of the links include maps which I recorded during my hikes. As I change direction spontaneously—based on weather, on an attractive area I spotted, on my mood or on the fact that it gets dark quickly—I recommend to explore the areas with openness to hike another trail or change the direction whenever you like to. I recommend the landscapes, not necessarily the exact trail I took. Don’t forget to use maps and GPS :-). I highly recommend MapOut offline maps.
How to read the charts:
Location and month:
I noted the month in which I hiked because every landscape looks different with the seasons. For some of them you can have an impression of another weather and therefore another atmosphere of the trail and scenery.
Public Transport Rating:
I always looked up from Berlin Central Station/Hauptbahnhof. This is what set rating means:
★★ = It’s easy and even better to get there by public transport than by car
★☆ = It’s already more complicated to get there by public transport, sometimes you have to walk for a while to reach the trail, sometimes you have to change trains for more than 3 times
☆☆ = You can go everywhere by public transport, but in this case you’ll spend really a lot of time and it’s very complicated to get there
Please use Open Street Map with public transport layer to get a visual impression where you want to go and where you have to get out of the train/bus/tram. And look up on BVG.de how long it will take you to go there.
❤️ = The hikes marked with a heart are my personal favorites. Great lake, picturesque villages or cultural sites to see, or just a very divers hike. This doesn’t mean, that the other hikes aren’t worth while. I just liked them more. Hikes I didn’t like at all are not listed here.