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: Forest lights And Mushrooms In Briesetal

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Location: Borgsdorf Waldfriedhof – along Briese and crossing Briese over the wooden runway – continuing along Briese until the L211 street – direction Summter See – orbit Summter See – and back to Borgsdorf through the forest / Distance: 19,5 km / from city center: 30 km / North / Weather: 18 °C, sunny and a cloudy  / Camera: Nikon D90, 18-105 mm lens

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Berlin Day Hike: Happy Spiders and Butterflies Day At Möllensee

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If you look at the map you might wonder why I took the forest highways instead of the single trail paths. Starting my hike on a summerly overgrown path on the shore of Möllensee I soon got attacked by thousands of spiders hanging between the trees waiting on prey. And guess what: I hate spiders. I than grabbed a stick and used it like a windscreen wiper in front of me to not walk into a spiderweb again. What shall I say. It didn’t work out so well. I already had blisters on my wiping hand when I decided to leave the single track to the bicycle trail. Perish of insects? My ass. I was covered from top to toe in a thick sweaty layer of Anti-Brumm (containing 30% deet) except on the spots where my shorts and shirt was. The little bastards bit me through the denim material of the shorts.

 

 

After the little hamlet of Kagel I crossed the forest on a dirt road and saw millions of butterflies on the sides. That reconciled me again with the insect world. Because guess what: I love butterflies.

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Location: Alt Buchhorst/Grünheide (Mark) – Western shore of Möllensee – Elsensee – Baberowsee – Kagel – trough the forest to Kiessee – Alt Buchhorst / Distance: 15 km / from city center: 45 km/east / Weather: 27 °C, sunny / Camera: Nikon D90, 55-300mm lens

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Brandenburg By Bike: The Green Jungles North Of Berlin

First time since a very long time by bike! You can already guess what that means to my butt :-). The advantage of biking is clearly that you are able to make bigger distances and see more different landscapes but on some occasions I had the impression we where going too fast. I guess I missed a lot of things happening next to me in the slopes and on the wayside. On some others – and this was completely my fault – I would have wished to go faster :-).

Along Kopenhagen Radwanderweg to Zehdenick
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Deer hiding in the fields

 

 

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From Zabelsdorf to Gransee
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Location: Starting in Oranienburg on the “Radwanderweg Berlin – Kopenhagen” – Oranienburg – Bernöwe – Liebenwalde – Zehdenick – Zabelsdorf (here we quit the route to spend the night at a friends house and continued the next day) – Wentow – Zühlsdorf – Gransee  / Distance: 60 km / from city center: 45 km / north / Weather: 17 °C, rainy and cloudy / Camera: Fuji X20