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: 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 & Jürgen

To be continued …

Berlin Night Hike: Empty Covid City

I started taking walks at night sometimes on my own, sometimes with a friend to move my tired home-office legs. You see some dog walkers around but even Unter den Linden and Brandenburger Tor is empty. Nobody is out there and it’s like in a movie where you wake up and suddenly you become aware that you are the only person around.

Berlin Day Hike: Tiny Cows And Foggy Lakes

We had a cold Sunday Hike around Dammwiesen between Rehfelde and Stienitzsee. On our way we saw donkeys and cows grazing on this huge natural reserve area. Really worth a hike!
Some weeks before we made the same hike, but as the trees still had most of their leaves and the sun was hining the atmosphere was completely different.