Rund um den Großen Stechlinsee
Hiking Highlight (Segment)
Heiner and dkozian went for a hike.
June 20, 2021
Nice tour, Heiner! I really enjoyed the trip around the Stechlin last year. You hardly see other people in the pictures, was there so little going on or did you catch the right moments?
June 21, 2021
Thank you, Burkhard! There are areas around the Stechlin where you hardly ever meet people, but there are also large parts that are full of people in this weather, especially near Neuglobsow. But I always try, for personal rights reasons, to have as few people as possible in the pictures.
Around 10:10 am we arrive in Neuglobsow with the 839 bus. The place is already full of people who are all striving for the shores of the deepest lake in Brandenburg, the Stechlin. No wonder, the Große Stechlinsee is one of the most beautiful lakes in Brandenburg with crystal clear water and a visibility of up to eleven meters.We quickly pass the village and first walk northwards, past the Stechlinsee fishery, on the E10 hiking trail. This leads a piece along the east bank and the north bay. And again and again we find the small bathing spots already occupied by people, around the north bay.At the end of the north bay we want to take a very short shortcut, it would have only been three or four steps. But even the first step shows that this is a big mistake. I sink my left foot into the mud up to my ankle. We decide to use the tree trunk as a bridge. The shoe will dry soon.Except for the fantastic views of the lake, there are hardly any real highlights along the way. The path around the Stechlin is lined with beeches, oaks and pines, which provide shade that is very desirable today. The ground of the paths is usually nice and soft, as rotted needles and leaves form a carpet here.One of the »highlights« is of course the former Stechlin nuclear power plant, which was built west of the lake. This has been out of service for a long time because it no longer met safety standards. I don't know whether all of the residual material has already been disposed of. As far as I know, a few years ago there were still fuel rods waiting to be removed. The Stechlin itself was probably not damaged by the power plant.Now we reach a headland that protrudes far into the lake. Here we use a sturdy beech trunk for our picnic. Amazingly, we then circled the headland very quickly. We are really shocked when we suddenly find ourselves on the south bank. So far we have met very few people, that changes very quickly on the south bank. The closer we get to Neuglobsow, the fuller the bank becomes.From here you can also see the platform in the lake, from which the lake is constantly observed. The station in which the measurement data is evaluated is also located on the south bank. And after a while we reach the Neuglobsow lido. All hell is going on here.Since we wouldn't be able to take the on-call bus at 2:44 p.m., we decide to concentrate on the next one, which is supposed to leave two hours later. First of all, the Fontanehaus attracts with a Swedish ice cream sundae. Since we still have a lot of time, we stop at the Luisenhof, there is a strawberry sundae and coffee (for Detlev) and tea (for me). Around 4.30 p.m. we walk towards the bus stop and meet my uncle and his girlfriend in front of the Stechlin-Center Neuglobsow. Unfortunately, we only have five minutes for a short talk.Around 4.40 p.m. we arrive at the bus stop, where a bunch of people has already gathered. With wise foresight, a large number 839 bus was sent, which left for Fürstenberg at around 4.45 p.m.That is where the chaos begins. There is replacement traffic between Fürstenberg and Neustrelitz and due to a line closure between Fürstenberg and Berlin, our train (RE5) arrives half an hour late and then goes back to Berlin accordingly.The whole thing is a really nice tour. Even at higher temperatures you can walk the path, as the beeches and oaks provide a lot of shade around the lake. The paths are soft and mostly easy to walk, it is a little more difficult by bike because many roots stick out of the ground.Today the temperatures were over thirty degrees, which was relatively easy to bear in the shade and with light air movement. The sky was a bit hazy at times, but mostly the sun was shining. The announced rain did not materialize.
Hike with jam jars, boards and cutlery - madness. 😂To picture 17: I don't care about the shoe, the mistake is sure to be walking in jeans in this weather (or at all). I suffer at the thought. 🥸Nice tour, even if I would have been interested in the power plant from the inside. 😉
Thank you, jogging bread! I don't know whether the power plant can be visited in the meantime. If so, then probably only with guidance.As for the pants, it sometimes goes through nettle bushes. I don't want to wear shorts there.
I recommend some kind of footless knee socks from the football department - easy to put on, but above all to take off again. 😉And finally an animal is needed that only feeds on nettles ...
During and after the Second World War, many people ate stinging nettle soup ... That these things were not exterminated 😅
In these extreme temperatures you are already brave to take this beautiful tour, which is really not easy to reach from Berlin with public transport. I agree with you. There are actually no major highlights, the attraction of this hike is simply the result of the idyllic location of the lake and the possibility of always going around it directly on the water. My idea that you shouldn't do this tour at the weekend in the weather for excursions is confirmed by your experience. Nevertheless, your documentation is an advertisement for the Stechlinsee.
Thank you, Jürgen! The traffic connections to Neuglobsow actually take some getting used to. That makes a lot of people prefer to drive.The Stechlin itself is beautiful and there are also large areas where you can relax. But I will definitely not repeat this tour like this. Maybe next year we can find normal accommodation again, then we want to hike from Gransee to Prerow. The first night would be in Neuglobsow.
Oh, that sounds like an exciting (and certainly exhausting) project with which you would revive your hikes from 2017 and 2018 👍. I wish you all the best. As tourist-oriented as I got to know Neuglobsow, overnight stays should actually be possible!
Nice hike .... ☺
Thank you very much, Wanderspatz!