Berlin Day Hike: The Havel From Above On The Havelhöhenweg

A wonderful hike along Havel river through Grunewald, Germanys biggest city forest.

  • Read something about the very moved history of the beautiful island of Schwanenwerder at the entrance of the island.
  • On the island, during Nazi era, Goebbels, Speer and other leaders “bought” – for more or less symbolic prices – Villas from Jews.
  • In 1933 when the first edition of Monopoly appeared in Germany, the most expensive road wasn’t Schloßstrasse like it is today but Inselstrasse, upon which Goebbels banned the game.
  • Maybe you can have a cappuccino in one of the sailing clubs overviewing the Havel. But at the end it’s Berlin. You never know before trying 🙂
  • Gaze at the other shore of Havel river trough Großes Fenster and have a look at Grunewalds oldest oak tree in the garden of the lifesavers station.
  • If you do it in summer, bring insect repellent.
  • The only downer is that you will always hear some slight traffic noises even when already in dense underbrush. But man, you’re still in the city! What do you want?

Location: Strandbad Wannsee – crossing Inselstraße to Schwanenwerder – along Havel – Großes Fenster – Havelhöhenweg – Havelberg – E-Gestell – back to Strandbad Wannsee / Distance: 10,5 km / from city center: 20 km / South West / Weather: 22 °C, sunny and a little cloudy  / Camera: Nikon D90, 35 mm lens

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Sorry, the recording didn’t work between Schwanenwerder and Großes Fenster. You’ll find the old oak tree approximately where the red line begins and crosses the green line.

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Odenwald Trip: Schloss Lichtenberg

 

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Odenwald Hike: A Sea Of Rocks – The Felsenmeer

The Felsenmeer is an enormous agglomeration of huge rocks which is hundreds of millions of years old. Due to the continental drift this strange formation build up and shows us earth’s history ever since. At least since we are here 🙂 Some of the rocks have even been sculpted by the ancient romans. We have been there to explore the rocks and the surroundings.

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Odenwald Trip: Timbered Houses And Everyday People In Mosbach

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Everyday People “Alltagsmenschen”

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Odenwald Trip: Schloss Zwingenberg And Wolfsschlucht

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Trip to the Bavarian Alps: Kampenwand

Today we had to meet our nemesis: A short stretch of about 15m with only a rope above the abyss. Just a hint: swearing helps a lot.

And after the descent, as it was Sunday, there was even some Blasmusik (a bavarian band playing traditional music on brass instruments).

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The Kampenwand

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Wallberg Tegernsee

Trip To The Bavarian Alps: Wallberg am Tegernsee

In a kind of kamikaze action we drove 650 km on friday night from Berlin to Rottach-Egern south of Munich to take part in a vertigo class. I highly recommend the useful lessons from our trainer Heike, who was a Höhenängstler (someone who has Vertigo) herself once, which makes her very credible.

Vertigo is not gone after two days but at least I know what is happening inside of me and what I do right or wrong in the moment of truth. The rest is training she says. And in fact: My confidence concerning the abyss has already increased slightly.

All the stress is forgotten when I’m standing on the top of a mountain and see the snow covered mountain tops of the near Austrian alps.

 

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Tegernsee:

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Kulturinsel Einsiedel

A Crazy Forest And A Short Visit To Polonia

Kulturinsel Einsiedel and its strange creatures:

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Bielawa Dolna:

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Görlitz / Zgorzelec:

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Unicorny Days At The Lake

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Berlin Day Hike: Between Weathers, Between Lakes

Location: Schmöckwitz – eastern shore of Zeuthener See – western shore of Großer Zug – western shore of Krossinsee – southern shore of Oder Spree Kanal – southern shore of Seddinsee – Schmöckwitz / Distance: 15 km / Weather: 7-15 °C, cloudy, rainy, windy, sunny / Camera: Nikon D90, 35mm lens

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The rain

Sun comes out again

Lying trees

After the rain, the fragrance

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