Location: Postbruch near Straußberg – Bötzsee – Spitzmühle – Fängersee – and back on the opposite shore / Distance: 12 km / from city center: 37,5 km/south east / Weather: -1 °C, cloudy / Camera: Nikon D90, 55-300mm lens
We have been to the Wildtierpark Schorfheide yesterday and there was Santa Claus bringing gifts to the animals all while being observed by some vigiliant cameras from local television. The gifts consisted in differently decorated christmas trees. Carrot decoration for the horses, fish for the otters and meat for the wolves. There where some happy animals […]
Location: Wochenendsiedlung am Koppelgraben – Blankenfelde – Biotopsee Arkenberge – Arkenberge – Badesee Arkenberge – along Blankenfelder Graben – Wochenendsiedlung am Koppelgraben / Distance: 12 km / from city center: 14 km / East / Weather: 2 °C, sunny and cloudy / Camera: Nikon D90, […]
The Schönerlinder Teiche are an area just behind the Berlin city limits in the north. We didn’t have a lot of time but we could also have hiked the Arkenberge, which are the highest “mountains” in Berlin (incredible 120m above sea level) and in visible distance from the lakes. On this short hike – approximately […]
Location: Fauler See – Blumenthalsee – Großer Pichesee – along Lange Berge – Blumenthalsee – Fauler See / Distance: 12 km / from city center: 47 km / East / Weather: 7 °C, cloudy / Camera: Nikon D90, 18-105 mm lens
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.
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
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 acloudy / Camera: Nikon D90, 18-105 mm lens
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.
The magic world of mushrooms:
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
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
Deer hiding in the fields
From Zabelsdorf to Gransee
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