Now it’s undeniable—the dark winter times are coming. Since I hike and photograph, I experienced a change in mindset when looking at the weather: Through the lens every kind of weather is beautiful and has it’s charming parts. Very bright sunshine can eliminate all shadows and makes landscapes flat and boring, while raindrops on the […]
Last summer days! We have been very lucky to have one of those bright, golden and warm days in October where we can go out in shorts and shirts. The world changes to prepare for winter now. Maybe I should, too. Location: Lobetal – Mechesee – Plötzensee – Langerönner See – Mechesee, opposite shore […]
It’s a humble experience to be in an area where you can see and smell that life on earth is futile. We hiked 16 kms to see the huge caldera of Sierra Negra Volcano and the bizarre volcanic landscape of Chico Vulcano. Sierra Negra erupted for the last time in 2005 and created an immens, […]
One hour drive from Berlin brings you to an UNESCO protected area, the Biosphärenreservat Schorfheide. It contains the biggest continuous forest area in Germany, about 240 lakes, 1000 moorlands and natural grasslands. The Wildpark Schorfheide was constructed within the idea of this protected area and it shelters animals which are or have been domestic in this landscape. The animals live in vast enclosures on an area of approximately 105 ha. Visitors can walk around between the species-appropriate enclosures on walking trails.
If you want to go there: It’s next to Groß Schönbeck or Zerpenschleuse and the entry for adults is 7€, for children 4,50 €.
Animals to see: goats, otters, peacocks, rabbits, wild boars and pigs, wild horses, different kinds of cattle, deer, bisons, mooses, mufflons, wolves, raccoons and the very rare lynx. Enjoy the photos!
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
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.
Location: Bernauer Strasse – Uferpromenade – over the Borsigdammbrücke – Greenwichpromenade – Tegeler Hafenbrücke – until the “archaic Archangel” – and back / Distance: 8,5 km / from city center: 14 km / northwest / Weather: 22 °C, sunny with massive clouds / Camera: Nikon D90, 35 mm lens
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.