I have been there several times and the surroundings of Teschendorf are always worth a hike. Horses, cows, vast green landscapes with slight hills (very tiny Brandenburg-like hills, of course) and light forests build a great shire atmosphere which invites you to to immerse in nature.
My Moms neighbor has an absolutely overflowing flower garden. Even more beautiful after the rain.
Next to La Wantzenau, which is a very picturesque village North of Strasbourg, we made a walk trough a forest with a small animal enclosure. We saw some interesting beasts but were also eaten by them: mosquitos everywhere! I was very happy to have spray with me.
But the best part was when we found out we were directly next to two rivers: The small river Ill and the huge river Rhine. we just had to climb some stairs to see it. How strange that a river is upstairs.
Pavlov was very jumpy that day :-).
We have been to Strasbourg before: My brother was just born and I myself have been 4 years old. My Mum at the time bought a leather handbag from a street vendor which was very smelly. We called it “the dog” and it had its place on the balcony for many years to come.
At the bottom of this post you will find some old pictures from Strasbourg my Dad made more than 40 yrs. ago.
At the time we went onto the roof of the famous cathedral but this time (Corona and I don’t know) the cathedral was closed over noon and we haven’t had the chance to see it again from the inside. But we went into another, very beautiful church – Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune-protestant – which is really a gem and worth to go.
Eglise Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune protestant
A little throwback to the past
The last picture I remembered to have seen in our family album. I made my mum repeat the pose from memory. Not too bad! And she doesn’t look at all like she is more than 40 yrs older than on the first picture!
Mum, Pavlov and I have been to Alsace for some days and we saw a lot of timbered houses and bought and ate many different cheeses. On our first day we took a trip to some smaller but very picturesque towns. The weather was very variable and we had to pull out our raincoats several times.
We made a stop in Langenlonsheim near Mainz to visit a friend of my Mum. We stayed for a night and had a very good time there. In the morning I had a long walk with Pavlov to the near Hermitage cut into rocks in the middle ages. The last hermit lived there until 1827. He died after 52 years of service.
Mum, Auntie, Pavlov and me had a very flowery hike downhill from Walldürn to Beuchertsmühle. In Walldürn the city decided to have flower fields instead of lawn to feed the bees. It’s not only good for the bees but it’s also extremely beautiful. At Beuchertsmühle Pavlov finally had the opportunity to jump into the water. Of course this was his favorite part of the hike. Except of seeing a deer perhaps.
We had a hot sunny day near to Oder River in Stolpe and Stolzenhagen. Pavlov saw and played with dogs and learned, how to jump into the water from above. At first he was kind of reserved, but once he got it, he was unstoppable.
Stolpe and Stolpe Tower
A Walk to Stolper Loch
An old industry complex at the canal
A fine hike on a bright Sunday afternoon to beautiful Klobichsee. Have a cup of coffee in the middle of the forest at Drei Eichen.
We had a very refreshing walk through the woods near Blumenthal, between Tiefensee and Prötzel. Jörg and Pavlov even took a short dip into the lake which was very refreshing because the lake is very cool underneath the surface. For a Sunday afternoon it was absolutely calm. No one except of us has been there – despite the beautiful beach. I guess it’s too far from a parking opportunity.
Location: Stadtstelle, B168 between Prötzel and Tiefensee, direction North to Blumenthalsee, southern shore, Fauler See, Southern shore, northwest to Großer Pichesee (which is not really a lake), south direction B168, if you choose this way you have to walk along the street for about 1km which is really unpleasant here / Distance: 9 km / from city center: ca. 30 km / East / Weather: 25 °C, sunny / Camera: Nikon D500, 35mm lens