You probably already know that hiking just a few steps in a forest calms your mind. With your everyday life at home and your mobile phone sleeping in flight mode at the bottom of your rucksack, you head out into the countryside. Out in the middle of nature, your ideas suddenly start to come to the surface. Out here, beside a stream or forest lake, you find solutions to the little stress triggers and problems of your daily life. Between the towering trees, you develop a plan for the coming year. At the sight of a wide view, you flick a switch and come up with an idea. Clearly, nature inspires us time and time again. Whether you prefer to hike alone or with your family or friends, you’ve probably experienced that you get the very best ideas while hiking. Without everyday thoughts consuming your thoughts, your mind finally has the space to unwind.
Nature is never far away – it’s right on your doorstep. Hop on a train or a bus and let us take you into the hidden green spaces in your region. Did you know that, according to legend, the water goddess Elwine felt at home in Magdeburg and settled on Elbe island for a while? Everyday life must be far away in a place where a goddess can feel at home – just like in the Bischofswiese Nature Reserve on the outskirts of Halle an der Saale. In addition to relics from the neolithic age, you find beautiful heathland and a view that will lift your spirits – mentally and literally.
The devil is said to have once been at work here, creating a primeval forest landscape with small canals and ditches by accident. Today, you can listen to the tapping of woodpeckers rather than hammering construction sites. In the Spreewald, you find an idyll that inspired the writer Theodor Fontane. You can also go on a hut Tour in Brandenburg – there’s no need to go to the Alps. In the Barnimer Land, you hike to beautiful forest lakes, between fragrant pines and barren heath. Time and again, a cozy mountain hut emerges where you can take a deep breath – the perfect place to shift down a gear.
From campfires to altitude, there’s nothing you can’t find in Berlin. As you climb the Drachenberg and Teufelsberg, you can put everyday problems aside. Instead, you are rewarded with incredible views over the extensive Grunewald forest. So, grab your loved ones and friends and enjoy a cosy evening with a beer around a crackling campfire, looking out over the wide fields of the Wartenberg Landscape Park. Enjoy the fiery red sunset and an evening full of equal measures of peace and inspiration.
An island, a small temple and lots of water - what sounds like a typical holiday in Greece is a magical hike through the green of Magdeburg. The tour takes you to the beautiful Elbe island, a gem between the Old Elbe and the Stromelbe. Here in the Rotehornpark, the water goddess Elwine is said to have laid down her red conch shell when her husband broke his vow never to distrust her. A spring still gushes at his grave.
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A short walk, wide fields, wonderful views and a beer by the campfire. For this evening as it is written in the book, you don't have to wander far into the distance, just as far as Wartenberg in northern Berlin. Because the capital can not only provide hip, but also a perfect adventure feeling. Grab your loved ones or buddies and leave the city behind for a few hours.
Berlin is not exactly known for its alpine terrain. Nevertheless, in the middle of the capital there is one or the other hill that will make you sweat on the ascent. And at the top? White tarpaulins await you there, fluttering ghostly from strange round knolls. It goes up to the famous Teufelsberg and right next door beckons another elevation of fabulous nature. Off to the heights of Berlin!