On the occasion of the super-birthday of my super-friends Moni & Robert we have been to Würzburg and made a little tour through the beautiful city. As I have spend a lot of weekends of my early twenties here I should have a proper picture of this wonderful franconian city surrounded by vineyards in mind but I guess […]
They said there would be snow today and we already started with some expectations. Instead we had a very rainy hike around Liepnitzsee and some smaller lakes. It was beautiful anyway, like always, when strolling through the majestic beech forests near Wandlitz and the contrasts between the frozen and unfrozen parts of the lake made […]
Ketzin From Ketzin to Paretz Wild Gooses Meet Up Schleuse Pareetz Paretz Paretz is an “experimental and exemplary” village from the 18th century. King Friedrich Wilhelm III bought it in 1800 to live there with his wife Queen Louise and to redesign it with architect David Gilly. The […]
As I was on my own this time and it rained a lot at the beginning of the tour, I had some thoughts about why I’m doing that and what hiking and being outdoors means to me. Being in nature always comes to one point. It grounds me and makes me aware of the fact, […]
Between Limbach and Scheringen along Elz River Einbacher Mühle Einbach Location: Scheringen – along River Elz – direction Einbach – Einbacher Mühle – Einbach – Scheringen / Distance: 8 km / Weather: 0 °C sunny / Camera: Nikon D3100, 18-55 mm Lens
Bödigheim Castle With the first parts build in 1286 and a moving history, the Castle of Bödigheim today is mostly used as residential quarters for normal people. I envy them for the huge gardens. From Bödigheim to Eberstadt Did you ever experience this? The thick fog today intensified my impression of total silence around […]
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, […]
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
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.