Bike Touring Highlight
Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
Matto went for a bike ride.
June 18, 2020
We drive through Berlin's green lung: the Grunewald. On our tour we leave the Grunewald lakes with their glacial origin on the right and left. Then we roam the old Jewish and British soldiers' cemetery. After crossing Heerstrasse, we visit the only wild water buffalos in Berlin with civil status on the Tiefwerder Wiesen. Passing the Unterhafen Spandau we get to the old town of Spandau. Since we will get there before dark, we do not have to worry that the sidewalks have been raised like we did less than 100 years ago. We quickly leave the old town of Spandau, which was developed in 1232 as the so-called old town island. We then drive along the Spandau Lake to the island of Eiswerder, which developed into an important military and armaments location in the 19th century. When we arrive at the Hohenzollern Canal, we turn right. Cyclists ready to go on holiday now have the opportunity to spontaneously get a last-minute flight at Tegel Airport while it is still open. The rest of the group cycles along the canal along allotment garden colonies to the left and the first industrial areas of the 1970s on the right. On the north shore of Lake Plötzensee we can see the finest sandy beach. This is no hold back when the ice age left this channel. The beach was created together with the construction of an outside staircase, a restaurant and a promenade path.Arrived at the Westhafen, this most important cargo port in Berlin does not have to shy away from the perspective of a cyclist compared to other German ports. After all, it was Germany's second largest inland port in 1926.Now the houses are becoming more grand and tall. Along the Berlin Wall Trail, we now come to the Invalidenfriedhof. One or the other photo from days gone by can be viewed there. Afterwards our today's tour ends at the main station.