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  1. rdf231 went for a bike ride.

    7 days ago

    63.7 mi
    10.2 mph
    6,700 ft
    6,725 ft
    Daggy🍁🚶🏼‍♀️, Tom 🤓 and 39 others like this.
    1. rdf231

      Due to the good weather, the district challenge continued today
      Part 1: Marzahn-Hellersdorf and Lichtenberg districts: komoot.de/tour/318099180
      Today in part 2 it goes to the south of Berlin in all districts of the districts Neukölln and Tempelhof-Schöneberg. For an overview of the districts, see here: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verwaltungsgliederung_Berlins#Bezirke. Today there were a total of 11 districts in this order:
      - Rudow
      - Gropiusstadt
      - Buckow
      - Britz
      - Mariendorf
      - Lichtenrade
      - Marienfelde
      - Friedenau (unfortunately without its own district sign)
      - Schöneberg
      - Tempelhof
      - Neukölln
      Even today there were a few detours to look for the district signs, e.g. in Rudow and Lichtenrade. There was also much else to discover:
      - Contrary to my expectations, Gropiusstadt not only has high-rise buildings but also a very nice green area
      - Buckow is a "divided" district, it is divided into "Buckow I" and "Buckow II", both parts are separated from each other by Gropiusstadt, but the names I and II are not official, the signs only say "Buckow ", a divided district should be unique in Berlin (Info: berlin.de/special/immobilien-und-wohnen/stadtteile/neukoelln/908311-5170841-buckow.html)
      - The first time I was in Britz was the Hufeisensiedlung, a modernist settlement that was built in the late 1920s, it was built in the shape of a horseshoe and there is a small pond in the middle, the settlement is very beautiful
      - Mariendorf once had an idyllic village green, today it is surrounded by the roaring traffic; In Rudow, Buckow, Lichtenrade and Marienfelde, on the other hand, you can actually still find old village green that do not suffocate in traffic
      - in Lichtenrade there is probably only one sign from the Brandenburg side at the southernmost point of Lichtenrade, the search was quite long and I had to cross the Wall Trail once to the southernmost city limit and then drive back again
      - Unfortunately I didn't find a sign in Friedenau, and didn't look at all of the "borders", so only the picture of the S-Bahn station, if someone should know where the Friedenau sign is (if it even exists), then gladly bring it on
      - in Schöneberg I saw for the first time that there is an above-ground underground station with windows under a bridge in Rudolph-Wilde Park, it is the underground station "Rathaus Schöneberg"
      - In Tempelhof I was off the main roads for the first time and discovered the very beautiful "Old Park" with the small village church and the Klarensee, a small but nice park
      - Tempelhofer Feld is always very beautiful anyway, especially with the great weather
      - in Neukölln it went through the old town center of "Rixdorf" (former name Neukölln) around Richardplatz
      With that, the districts of 2 other districts are ticked off, apart from my home district Treptow-Köpenick, the rest of the still outstanding is always further away, there will probably only be districts of one district per tour.

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      • 7 days ago

  2. rdf231 went for a bike ride.

    February 20, 2021

    Daggy🍁🚶🏼‍♀️, Taximichl and 48 others like this.
    1. rdf231

      Today the weather was finally good for cycling again and so I could start my project for this year today.
      As is well known, Berlin is divided into 12 districts and the districts are divided into districts, there are a total of 97 districts in Berlin (de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verwaltungsgliederung_Berlins#Bezirke).
      There is a district challenge on the Internet (radsalon.regine-heidorn.de/challenges), you have to photograph the entrance sign of each district and a typical place or a point of interest in the district, according to the site there are only 96 Districts, but now there is one more. So I am now facing this somewhat longer project. I would say that I know my way around Berlin relatively well, but I've never been to any of the districts either and there's always something to discover. So I found this idea very good and started with it today.
      I will probably proceed district-by-district in order to keep track of the districts visited. It starts today in the east of Berlin with the districts of Marzahn-Hellersdorf and Lichtenberg, I visited a total of 15 districts today:
      - Mahlsdorf
      - Kaulsdorf
      - Biesdorf
      - Hellersdorf
      - Marzahn
      - Neu-Hohenschönhausen
      - Falkenberg
      - Wartenberg
      - Malchow
      - Alt-Hohenschönhausen
      - Fennpfuhl (unfortunately without a sign)
      - Lichtenberg
      - Rummelsburg
      - Friedrichsfelde
      - Karlshorst
      There was a lot of interesting to see:
      - in Mahlsdorf there is the Berlin balcony, a small elevation on a field from which you can look towards the city
      - In Marzahn it was of course up to the Kienberg, the view is always great
      - in Marzahn there is a windmill between prefabricated buildings
      - Until now I only knew Wartenberg from listening to it as the S-Bahn terminus, but there isn't much to see there either
      - in Alt-Hohenschönhausen there is the very beautiful Obersee with a water tower
      - Fennpfuhl has a very nice park but no sign for a district, at least I haven't found one, if someone knows if it exists and where it is, bring it to me
      - where the Fennpfuhl district sign should be, there was only a district sign for Lichtenberg
      - Next to the beautiful Rummelsburg Bay, Rummelsburg has a strange brick tower on top of a residential building
      - in Rummelsburg I have the horizontal-vertical elevator at S Bhf. Betriebssbhf. Rummelsburg seen in action for the first time
      - In Karlshorst I explored the old railway and military area "Biesenhorster Sand", a very nice lost place
      - In Karlshorst there was once an airfield, looked very interesting, when the airfield was no longer used, there were barracks of the Soviet army here
      On the way back, I looked at the excavation pit in Köpenick, which was full of water, in Pohlestrasse (rbb24.de/panorama/beitrag/2021/02/bauherr-schepers-menschliche-versagen-baugrube-pohlestrasse-mehrfamilienhaus .html). Two weeks ago the construction pit there filled with water, presumably due to building botch, but the building contractor and administration are arguing who is to blame. It is also unclear whether the houses next to it are still habitable, as there is a risk of collapse. Even today you could still see the pit full of water.
      The first tour of the district challenge was definitely very interesting, let's see if I can visit all 97 districts.

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      • February 20, 2021

  3. rdf231 went for a hike.

    February 15, 2021

    Wasserscheu, Günter and 27 others like this.
    1. rdf231

      Since it will be warmer again tomorrow, today was the last opportunity to cross the frozen Müggelsee. The ice was thick enough, it was really busy today. There were ice skaters, ice sailors, skiers and even cyclists on the lake. I started on Fürstenwalder Allee and walked over the Mühlenfließ to the pier at Müggelsee, the part between Fürstenwalder Allee and Müggelsee is the only part of the river that still carries water, to the north of it the river has unfortunately dried up, today the water was The leading part of the river is naturally also icy and therefore accessible.
      On the Müggelsee I stayed closer to the shore, a few were also far out, but then I have too much respect on the Müggelsee. The Müggelsee was last frozen in 2018, but for its size as the largest lake in Berlin, it is rather shallow, namely only 8 m deep. The northern bank area in particular is very flat, you also notice when you feel like you have to walk 1km while bathing in summer in order not to be able to stand. Therefore, the lake is likely to freeze over there relatively quickly.
      I walked to the waterworks in front of Friedrichshagen, but you could have easily crossed the lake from Rahnsdorf to the Spreetunnel in Friedrichshagen, but there wasn't enough time.
      Instead I walked back past the pier and the mouth of the river to the island of Müggelwerder. The island is a great lost place on the Müggelsee, which is not so well known.
      From 1900 the Inselhotel Müggelwerder with the beach restaurant Müggelsee was located there, from 1956 the Academy for Sciences of the GDR and the VEB Physikalische Werkstätten Rahnsdorf with research in the field of plasma and nuclear fusion physics used the island for research. The island has probably been empty since the fall of the Wall. Although I know the area well, for a long time I didn't know what was there. There is little information about the history of the island like here: fotowiesel.de/berlin/2016-rahnsdorf-wilhelmshagen/PICT3841.
      The island is also connected by a bridge and can be reached from Rahnsdorf via Seestrasse, but there is a massive fence there (as can also be seen on the link in the picture) and you cannot get there easily from the land side. From the water side, however, you can get to the island very easily and explore the old buildings and the island.
      Luckily I used the ice to explore the island for the first time, unfortunately I didn't have time for a detailed exploration and only walked around once. Since I don't have a boat, I won't be coming back to the island anytime soon, only if the lake freezes over again. If you do not have your own boat, you can also rent a pedal boat from the Borkenbude at the lido in summer and then sail to the island. The island of Müggelwerder is a really interesting place in a beautiful location, and it is definitely worth it for fans of Lost Place.

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      • February 15, 2021

  4. rdf231 went for a hike.

    January 31, 2021

    17.5 mi
    3.9 mph
    1,775 ft
    1,800 ft
    Daggy🍁🚶🏼‍♀️, Tom 🤓 and 34 others like this.
    1. rdf231

      Da es dieses Jahr im Gegensatz zu den letzten Jahren tatsächlich etwas mehr Winter gibt, bin ich heute mal nicht Rad gefahren, sondern auf zu Fuß umgestiegen. Da ich mich mit schönen Strecken zu Fuß nicht so auskenne, habe ich einfach etliche Uferwege an den Seen mit den Müggelbergen und Kanonenbergen kombiniert, war auch eine wirklich sehr schöne Strecke, gerade mit dem Schnee.
      Los ging es an der Bushaltestelle Gosener Kanal, mitten im Nichts direkt am namensgeben Kanal, man kommt da auch nur einmal die Stunde vom S Köpenick mit Umstieg in Müggelheim hin, schon ein Grund, warum ich von da starten wollte um nicht am Ende eine halbe Stunde da warten zu müssen.
      Zuerst ging es ab der Mündung des Gosener Kanals den Uferweg am Seddinsee komplett lang. Das ist glaube ich zusammen mit der Großen Krampe der schönste der Uferwege dieser Tour, es ist teilweise nur ein schmaler Pfad direkt am Ufer entlang. Die Seen waren heute alle leicht vereist. Am Ende des Seddinsees kam dann die Landzunge "Windecke" am Kreuz zwischen Seddinsee, Dahme/ Langer See und Großer Krampe.
      Weiter ging es einmal um die komplette Große Krampe, eine andere Möglichkeit gibt es auch gar nicht, wenn man vom Seddinsee an den Langen See will, früher fuhr da noch im Sommer die Fähre, davon zeugt auch noch ein alter Steg am Ostufer der Großen Krampe, heute lag ein Hausboot da. Aber auch der Weg am Ufer um die komplette Große Krampe rum ist sehr schön, nur in Müggelheim ist man nicht direkt am Wasser, da das Ufer hier bebaut ist, sonst geht es immer nur am Wasser lang.
      Das andere Ende der Großen Krampe ist in Krampenburg, da ist heute sogar noch ein Zeltplatz (mit dem interessanten Namen "Kuhle Wampe") und im Sommer fährt die Fähre von dort nach Schmöckwitz.
      Ich bin weiter am Ufer des Langen Sees, einem Teil der Dahme gelaufen. Auch hier ist der Uferweg sehr schön, aber deutlich breiter als an Seddinsee und Großer Krampe und etwas mehr begangen. Ich bin nur das erste Stück am Ufer lang, irgendwann bin ich in den Wald abgezweigt, da ich ja in die Müggelberge wollte. Es ging hoch auf den höchsten natürlichen Berg Berlins, den Großen Müggelberg, etwa 115 m hoch. Wenn man nicht wüsste und das Gipfelkreuz dort nicht stehen würde, kann man das wahrscheinlich nicht wirklich erkennen.
      Ein bisschen Aussicht gab es dann vom Aussichtspunkt, weiter gings über den Kammweg am Müggelturm vorbei bis in die Kanonenberge. In den Müggelbergen war viel los, etliche Rodler, obwohl auf den Wegen oft kaum wirklich viel Schnee lag. Die komplette Straße zum Müggelturm war zugeparkt, das habe ich im Sommer am Wochenende bei bestem Wetter noch nie erlebt. Es parkten sogar Autos auf Waldwegen, das Gebiet ist Trinkwasserschutzgebiet, eigentlich ist Parken außerhalb der Parkplätze (und außerhalb der Straße erst recht) strengstens verboten.
      Die Kanonenberge kannte ich noch nicht, es gibt keine dolle Aussicht, aber hat Blick auf den Müggelturm und durch die Bäume auch auf dem Müggelsee. Der Gipfel ist mit mehreren Bänken auch sehr schön angelegt.
      Man kann auch in die Sandgrube der Kanonenberge schauen, im späten 19. Jahrhundert als in Berlin viel gebaut wurde, hat man den Sand als Baumaterial hier hergeholt, eine ähnliche Sandgrube gibt es auch in den Seddinbergen nahe des Seddinsees. Der Name "Kanonenberge" kommt daher, dass als der Sandabbau beendet war die Armee Schießübungen in der Sandgrube mit Kanonen in Vorbereitung auf den1. Weltkrieg durchgeführt hat, mehr Infos zu den Kanonenbergen: koepenick.net/kanonenberge.htm.
      Von den Kanonenbergen ging es über den Müggelheimer Damm, dort war in die eine Richtung stockender Verkehr, normalerweise ist das auf dieser geraden langen Straße nie so. Entlang des Müggelsees ging es dann zum Spreetunnel nach Friedrichshagen, da ich noch Zeit hatte, bin ich noch entlang der Müggelspree weiter gelaufen.
      Während der asphaltierte Weg am Müggelsee zu Fuß ziemlich langweilig ist, geht es an der Müggelspree auf einem deutlich schmaleren Weg deutlich schöner weiter. An der Müggelspree ging es bis zur Salvador Allende Brücke.
      Ich nenne diese Brücke mittlerweile "BER von Köpenick", die Brücke war ewig halb gesperrt und der Baustart hat sich immer verzögert, irgendwann war sie so marode, dass sie für den Autoverkehr komplett gesperrt werden musste. Da hat man immerhin schon mit dem Bau angefangen. Die größte Panne beim Bau war die Durchbohrung eines Stromkabels vor etwa 2 Jahren, dies hatte den größten Stromausfall Berlins seit dem 2. Weltkrieg zur Folge, große Teile Köpenicks waren da komplett dunkel. Der erste Brückenneubau ist seit etwas mehr als einem Jahr fertig, vom zweiten sieht man jedoch noch nichts, mal schauen, ob es wie geplant noch im Jahr 2021 fertig wird.
      Nachdem die Salvador-Allende-Brücke überquert wurde, ging es direkt zum S Bhf. Hirschgarten und damit zum Ziel der Tour. Um die S-Bahn noch zu schaffen, gab es auf den letzten Metern nochmal einen kleinen Sprint.
      Die Tour war durch die langen Uferwege am Wasser und auch durch die Müggelberge sehr schön, heute war es durch den Schnee nochmal etwas ganz Besonderes.

      • January 31, 2021

  5. rdf231 went for a bike ride.

    January 2, 2021

    David, Turbo and 37 others like this.
    1. rdf231

      Today a round criss-cross through the Köpenick district. First, I drove via Gosen along Seddinsee to the mouth of the Oder-Spree Canal. From there it went along the canal to the bridge and back on the other side and on to Schmöckwitz. Then on the Long Lake to Grünau and from there to the Teltow Canal. I drove quite a bit on the Teltow Canal, first on small side roads and then the well-known Wall Trail, then I followed the Wall Trail along the Heidekampgraben.
      It always went south via Kiefholzstrasse, Südostallee and Groß Berliner Damm. Then I turned onto the old railway site at the Schöneweide depot, also known as the "track lens". Around the S Bhf. Betriebsbhf. Schöneweide
      is now called Johannisthal, which is somehow misleading, since Johannisthal is more at the Schöneweide S Bhf. However, at the former depot. Schöneweide a new residential and commercial area will be built, for this purpose new roads have been created and the cycle path in the "Gleislinse" park next to the S-Bahn. Nothing has been built on yet, I'm curious what the site will look like when everything is finished.
      In addition, construction work for the construction of a new tram line from Schöneweide to Adlershof can already be seen very well in Groß-Berliner Damm, the tram will then open up the new residential and commercial area. The construction work is already quite far, the tracks are already on large parts and there are also stops recognizable, according to Wikipedia, the tram route should open in the second half of 2021, let's see.
      Then I drove across Adlershof and over to Spindlersfeld.
      There was something to see at two level crossings. Since yesterday the Berlin S-Bahn has new trains, which initially only run on the S47 line between Hermannstr. and Spindlersfeld are used (tagesspiegel.de/berlin/auf-der-linie-s47-erste-neue-s-bahnen-rolle-durch-berlin/26762284.html). Yesterday I went with you once (since there was nothing else you could do with the bad weather), I think the new trains are comfortable and, above all, nice and quiet. Only the new beep at the doors is kind of annoying, the bike compartment is no bigger than on the other trains, but it has no bars. Both inside and outside I think the new trains are beautiful, today I was able to watch the new trains from outside in action at the level crossings.
      At both level crossings there were a number of amateur railway photographers who apparently had not just waited for a train. I was lucky because he happened to be driving by when I came and I was able to take a picture of it.
      Then I continued along the Spree over the Kaisersteg and drove through Oberschöneweide to Wuhlheide. In the Wuhlheide I wanted to drive on the old embankment again. It runs well above the Wuhlheide, and the dam should be a connecting curve. However, trains never went there, because there were never rails on the embankment and there was never a bridge, only the bridgeheads are there. Information: flanieren-in-berlin.de/bezirke/treptowkoepenick/keine-schienen-auf-dem-bahndamm.html. The path is very beautiful, as you drive well over the Wuhlheide, at the beginning there is a bridge and at the end the bridgehead.
      Then I wanted to see what the old bridge of the Wuhlheide Park Railway was doing. Apparently the disused route over the old bridge is being put back into operation, north of the bridge there are new sleepers everywhere. The old bridge has also been completely cut free, a few years ago it was even more overgrown. So you can still walk over the old bridge without any problems, but the park railway will probably soon go over again. So if you want to take another look at the old bridge and cross over, you shouldn't wait too long.
      Then I drove back via Köpenick and south of the Müggelsee. The tour was very nice, watching the changes in the old railway area in Schöneweide is very interesting.

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      • January 2, 2021

  6. rdf231 went for a bike ride.

    December 31, 2020

    66.7 mi
    11.5 mph
    6,100 ft
    6,150 ft
    weisweber, DonDeddy and 49 others like this.
    1. rdf231

      At the end of the year a slightly larger group, once again in the Grunewald and the Teufelsberg.
      We went over the beautiful Spreeuferweg through the Plänterwald and Treptower Park. Here I noticed a UFO house on a ship at the height of the Insel der Jugend, it looks very bizarre. I imagine I saw something like this earlier on the other bank at the Funkhaus Nalepastrasse. However, I don't remember exactly either, in any case, this UFO house is already special, that's where I first noticed it.
      Then we went straight through the city, this time on a slightly different route than usual. From S Bhf. Grunewald I first drove south on the Kronprinzessinenweg (Krone) to the Havelchaussee and then north again on the Havelchaussee. Both paths are always great to drive, the car traffic on the Havelchaussee was limited, so the descents on the Havelchaussee were really fun. Past the Grunewald Tower to just behind the Stößenseebrücke, then I turned off the Havelchaussee and drove over to the Drachenberg.
      The Drachenberg is simply the best free view there is in Berlin. You can look over the entire city center up to the Müggelberge and also have a beautiful view of the Grunewald and the old listening station on the Teufelsberg. If you know your way around Berlin, you can see a lot of buildings from the Drachenberg. Today the Drachenberg lived up to its name and there were a few kites in the sky.
      After that there had to be an ascent to the Teufelsberg, although it is higher, there is almost no view from there, as it is overgrown by trees except for a line of sight. The old listening station is an exciting place, but can only be visited with guided tours. I was there once in 2014 and the view from the top and the visit to the radome was exciting. To what extent you can still get to the very top with the guided tours today, I don't know, but it was really worth it back then.
      Then we went on the great descent down to Teufelssee and from there past the sand dune back to the Grunewald station. Back it went through Schöneberg and then again over the Tempelhofer Feld, which is always nice. The further way led through Neukölln to Treptower Park, this time I rode the cycle path on the S3 and then through the Wuhlheide. I also drove the somewhat nicer route through the Spree tunnel through Köpenick.
      The tour was a very nice end of the year, Grunewald and especially the view from the Drachenberg are always great.
      For me it was the first year with Komoot and it really made me start exploring lost places, which was always a lot of fun. There are still a few lost places on my list for the next year, but more in the warmer season.
      Of course, I wish everyone here many new beautiful tours and discoveries in the New Year and all the best for 2021. And I wish the Lost Place explorers among us many more exciting explorations.

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      • December 31, 2020

  7. rdf231 went for a bike ride.

    December 30, 2020

    Tom 🤓, Taximichl and 36 others like this.
    1. rdf231

      Today again a round in Berlin, because the weather and visibility was so good today, I wanted to visit a couple of observation peaks in Berlin.
      First we went back to Adlershof as always and from there on the Wall Trail on the Teltow Canal. Then continue on Johannisthaler Chaussee to Gropiusstadt and from there the green corridor parallel to the main street to Buckower Chaussee, where long closings of barriers at the level crossing made it possible to observe incredibly long traffic jams, nice that you could cycle past them.
      Then we went to the Marienfelde amusement park and the Marienfeld Alpine summit there. It's not a joke, the hill is really called that, someone who comes from the mountains will probably laugh at us for it. But the view from above to one direction of Berlin and the other over the fields in Brandenburg is still very nice and it is worth driving up there, even if the paths with the bike are sometimes more to push. Incidentally, the Marienfelder Alpengipfel is a garbage dump that was operated from 1950 to 1981, today it has been converted into a very beautiful park.
      We continued over a piece of the Wall Trail to the Fliegerberg Lichterfelde in Lilienthalpark. The mountain served the aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal since 1894 to carry out gliding and flight tests, for which the mountain was specially created. He reached flight distances of up to 80 meters, at that time a flight looked like this: upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3e/Lilienthal_in_flight.jpg.
      The park with the pond and the mountain with the Lilienthal monument is very beautiful, from here you also have a beautiful view of the park and the surrounding residential area.
      We then continued through Lichterfelde, past heaps of police and ambulances in Hildburghauser Strasse, to the Teltow Canal. The path along the Teltow Canal and through the Steglitzer Stadtpark is very nice to drive, but it is also the only beautiful path in Steglitz / Lichterfelde / Lankwitz and Zehlendorf that I know. Otherwise, all of the bike paths are pretty junk.
      What is even worse is that there are no bike paths at all on busy streets such as Ostpreußendamm or Steglitzer Damm. Fortunately, I only had to drive short sections, but that was annoying enough.
      The next peak was the Insulaner, the mountain was built from the rubble of the war between 1946 and 1951. Today there is an observatory on the summit and there is also a view of the city to the north.
      Then I drove on over the cobblestone route and the narrow ramp at S Bhf. Priesterweg, which then turns into a very nice bike path along the railway line to the Südkreuz. Then we went to the last summit, the Kreuzberg in Viktoriapark. On top of the mountain is the National Monument to the Wars of Liberation, which was built from 1818 to 1821. The monument commemorates the Wars of Liberation against Napoleon from 1813 to 1815. From the top you have a great view of the city, since you only go up stairs, you have to connect the bike below. In addition to the Humboldthain, the Kreuzberg is one of the best vantage points in the city center.
      Then I drove to Tempelhofer Feld and once across the field, which is always nice. From Tempelhofer Feld it went over Neukölln and over the entire Ostkrone on the Teltow Canal back via Adlershof and Köpenick.
      The beautiful weather made it a great tour, the "peaks" and of course the Tempelhofer Feld are always worthwhile.

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      • December 30, 2020

  8. rdf231 went for a bike ride.

    December 29, 2020

    Turbo, Stefan 🏳️‍🌈 and 37 others like this.
    1. rdf231

      Today I drove south again to the bunker town of Wünsdorf, but without much exploration in Wünsdorf. There it went through the Spree tunnel via Köpenick and Adlershof, then the Wall Trail and on through Schönefeld along the main road to Mahlow. From Mahlow I always drove along the B96 via Zossen to Wünsdorf. Basically there were good bike paths on the entire route from Schönefeld to Wünsdorf along the main roads B96a and B96, only in the area of the city of Zossen it is quite annoying to ride, as the bike path here is quite bumpy and broken.
      There are so many lost places to see in the bunker town of Wünsdorf that you can hardly make it all in one visit, today I only drove through the facility for a short time. To do this, I went to the old officers' mess at the water tower, there you can still find Russian lettering at the entrance that reminds us of the time between 1945 and 1994, when the site was a location for the Soviet military. Even before that, Wünsdorf was a military base, there had been a military training area there since 1910, especially during the Nazi era, in preparation for World War II, the area was expanded with many bunkers and served as an important military base for the Wehrmacht during World War II. Info: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/W%C3%BCnsdorf#Milit%C3%A4rstandort_1918%E2%80%931939. Today the most diverse bunkers can usually also be visited.
      The pointed bunkers, which are also called "corner bunkers" after their inventor and are also known as "concrete cigars", are very special. Due to their pointed shape, they should offer the bombs as little attack surface as possible above. Inside there were up to 9 floors and could accommodate 600 people. In Wünsdorf you can easily find 5-10 of these old pointed bunkers, some have also been blown up and you can only see the remains of them.
      The last thing I passed was the "Officers' House", this is a very impressive building, unfortunately you cannot get in here either, as everything is cordoned off, usually you can sometimes get in here by guided tours. The building is also very impressive from the outside. In Wünsdorf I have already discovered a lot more interesting "real" lost places that were really accessible. an old sports hall or an abandoned accessible bunker in the middle of the forest: komoot.de/tour/244461268. When it is warmer and longer light, I will definitely come back and explore the whole area further.
      Then I continued on the road to Töpchin, no bike path, but hardly any traffic and there is a great descent down to Töpchin. I continued via Motzen (great place name), on Lake Motzen and across the road to Bestensee, from there I drove through side streets via Körbiskrug and Senzig to Neue-Mühle, after crossing the lock bridge, I took the well-known route via Niederlehme , Wernsdorf and back through the forest via Gosen.
      The tour was very nice, especially in the bunker town of Wünsdorf there is always a lot of interesting to discover.

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      • December 29, 2020

  9. rdf231 went for a bike ride.

    December 28, 2020

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    1. rdf231

      Heute mal wieder ne Runde quer durch Berlin. Vielen ist es vielleicht schon aufgefallen, es gibt in Berlin gerade in den Randbezirken viele Straßen die keinen Namen sondern einfach nur eine Nummer tragen. Die Nummern sind mir erstmals aufgefallen, weil es bei mir im Viertel eine "Straße 567" gibt und früher noch ein paar mehr Straßen mit einer 500er Nummer, die aber mittlerweile umbenannt wurden. Ich habe mich immer gefragt, ob es bei den Nummern ein System gibt, bisher habe ich nichts gefunden, wer dazu was weiß, kann das gerne anmerken.
      Die Nummernstraßen mit der Nummer 1 waren heute Ziel meiner Tour. Die "Straße 1" gibt es in Berlin gleich zweimal: einmal in Wartenberg und dann noch in Heinersdorf. Zusätzlich gibt es noch die "Privatstraße 1" in Alt-Hohenschönhausen, das ist aber entgegen des Namens auch eine öffentliche Straße.
      Hin gings über Köpenick und Biesdorf, in Biesdorf ist der Bahnübergang mittlerweile komplett dicht (auch für Radfahrer und Fußgänger), ich musste das Rad über die Brücke mit Treppen tragen, ich glaube da waren aber auch Aufzüge. Weiter ging es über Marzahn und den Radweg durch die Gewerbegebiete nach Falkenberg, wieder an der rätselhaften Auto-Stapelbox vorbei. Von Falkenberg gings dann rüber nach Wartenberg zur ersten "Straße 1". In der "Siedlung Wartenberg" haben fast alle Straßen Nummern, bis "Straße 10" habe ich da alle Nummern gesehen.
      In Wartenberg ging es unter dem S-Bahnhof durch und weiter nach Hohenschönhausen zur "Privatstraße 1".
      In dem Viertel tragen die Straßen nicht nur Nummern, sondern auch alle die Bezeichnung "Privatstraße", es gibt dort 12 Privatstraßen. Der Sinn der Bezeichnung "Privatstraße" erschließt sich mir nicht, alle Straßen sind heute öffentlich.
      Weiter ging es über den Hohenschönhauser Weg durch die Stadtrandsiedlung Malchow und die große Kleingartenanlage "Märchenland" bis nach Heinersdorf, wo die zweite "Straße 1" Berlins ist.
      Dort scheinen nicht so viele Straßen nummeriert zu sein, ich habe nur bis Straßen bis Nummer 3 gesehen.
      Schon allein, dass es zwei Straßen mit der gleichen Nummer gibt zeigt, dass das System auf dem ersten Blick ziemlich sinnlos ist. Ich dachte immer, dass die Straßen in ganz Berlin von 1 bis zur letzten Nummer durchnummeriert sind und keine der Nummern zweimal vorkommt, doch das ist so nicht.
      Die beiden "Straßen 1" und die "Privatstraße 1" sind keine besonderen Straßen, es sind völlig normale Straßen in einem Wohngebiet, aber die Nummer ist halt besonders. Am besten ist es da, wenn man in der "Straße 1" oder der "Privatstraße 1" in der Hausnummer 1 wohnt.
      Danach bin ich weiter nach Pankow gefahren, am S Bhf. Pankow Heinersdorf kann man von der Brücke die alten Rundlokschuppen des ehem. Rangierbahnhofs Pankow sehen, rein kann man da leider nicht, da das Gelände direkt an der Bahnlinie ist und mit einem hohen Zaun umgeben ist. Neben dem Rundlokschuppen in Rummelsburg ist dies glaube ich der einzige davon in Berlin. Er sieht von der Brücke toll aus und verfällt genau so wie der in Rummelsburg, in die beiden Lokschuppen kommt ja leider nicht rein.
      Weiter ging es durch den Schlosspark Schönhausen und dann zum ehem. Flakbunker Humboldthain.
      Von 1940 bis 1942 wurden Flaktürme an 3 Orten in Berlin errichtet, um die Stadt vor Luftangriffen zu schützen: im heutigen Volkspark Friedrichshain, in Tiergarten und am Humboldthain. Nach dem Krieg wurden die Flakbunker alle gesprengt und mit Trümmern überschüttet. Am Humboldthain ist der Flakbunker noch am meisten sichtbar, hier gibt es noch einen vorhandenen Teil, der auch durch Führungen begehbar ist, weitere Infos: berliner-unterwelten.de/verein/projekte/flakturm-humboldthain.html . So kann man nur auf den Bunker rauf, das lohnt sich auf jeden Fall, denn von oben hat man eine tolle Sicht auf die Stadt und den Norden Berlins.
      Danach bin ich einmal quer durch die City gefahren, ich bin das erste Mal die autofreie Friedrichstraße gefahren, ich habe schon davon gehört, bin da nur nie langgekommen, da ich fast immer in Ost-West und fast nie in Nord-Süd-Richtung unterwegs bin. Heute war durch Corona sowieso kaum Betrieb, da konnte man problemlos fahren, keine Ahnung wie es ist, wenn mehr los ist. Aber schön, dass es autofrei ist, allerdings darf man da als Radfahrer nicht mehr als 20 km/h fahren, einen Blitzer gibt es natürlich nicht.
      Dann ging es zum Mittelpunkt Berlins, der liegt aber nicht in Mitte sondern in Kreuzberg in der Alexandrinenstraße bei einem Sportplatz. Auch der Mittelpunkt Berlins ist eher unspektakulär und wenig schön, aber kann man mal gesehen haben, zumal ich am östlichsten, westlichsten, südlichsten und nördlichsten Punkt Berlins auch schon war.
      Zurück ging es dann unter der Hochbahnstrecke über die Oberbaumbrücke rüber und weiter zur Rummelsburger Bucht.
      Dann bin ich noch am zweiten Berliner Rundlokschuppen in Rummelsburg vorbeigekommen, habe ich auch beide Rundlokschuppen in Berlin in einer Tour.
      Bis Köpenick bin ich immer parallel zur S-Bahn Trasse gefahren, bis zum S Bhf. Wuhlheide die Straße und dann den gut befahrbaren Waldweg, auf dem Rückweg musste ich mir auch noch mal das neue Köpenick-Wandbild an der Union Fankneipe "Abseitsfalle" anschauen, was ich neulich bei einer Tour von Turbo erst gesehen habe, sieht sehr schön aus.
      Die Tour hat sich auf jeden Fall gelohnt, am schönsten war die Aussicht vom Humboldthain, die mich echt überrascht hat, aber auch der Besuch der Straßen mit der Nummer 1 und des Mittelpunktes Berlin waren interessant.

      • December 28, 2020

  10. rdf231 went for a bike ride.

    December 26, 2020

    48.8 mi
    13.1 mph
    2,275 ft
    2,225 ft
    1. rdf231

      Today I wanted to go again to one of my favorite corners, namely Dahmeland south of KW. It became my favorite round again on very nice bike paths (Dahme-Radweg, Hofjagdweg) with a very nice lost place, namely the former field airfield in Löpten, which you can easily incorporate into the round.
      Due to a mobile phone crash after 78 km, the tour is not recorded to the end. It was 102 km long and corresponds exactly to the route from the end of October: komoot.de/tour/276481119.
      We went there via Erkner and from Wernsdorf the Dahme cycle path, in Neue-Mühle the car bridge at the lock is still missing, it is probably a long construction site. We continued on the very beautiful Dahme cycle path via Dolgenbrodt and Prieros, then the long straight straight through the forest to the Hermsdorfer mill, then we passed the former NVA holiday camp in Klein Hammer, there was no time for exploration today, we continued the forestry hammer and then the gravel path to the former field airfield in Löpten. Here, too, I only drove along the runway.
      I visited and documented the many lost places in the corner on the other tours: Löpten airfield and 2 bunkers in the forest: komoot.de/tour/178779628 as well as the former NVA holiday camp Klein Hammer: https : //komoot.de/tour/276481119, there you can also find more information about the former field airfield in Löpten.
      With 3 visits in one year, the Löpten airfield was my top lost place this year, I always like to go there and it never gets boring. It's always fun to ride the 2.5 km long runway in the middle of the forest, like Tempelhofer Feld without much traffic.
      Probably the last Lost Place visit this year, I generally prefer to explore Lost Places when it's warmer outside.
      In Löpten I will definitely pass it again next year, maybe again in combination with the bunkers or Klein Hammer.
      Then it went on via Löpten and from there the Hofjagdweg via Groß Köris to KW. Shortly after Groß Köris it started to snow, of course nothing remained. But it snowed more than it rained, so the trip was more bearable than it would be if it rained. When I drove through KW on the Notte Canal, it snowed again. The sleet then stopped behind the Funkerberg.
      The part from Wildau is no longer recorded, but it is the well-known route via Zeuthen, Eichwalde, Schmöckwitz and back through the forest via Gosen.
      The tour, which I have already ridden several times, is always worthwhile and is very nice. The bike paths such as the Dahme-Radweg and Hofjagdweg are great and the Löpten airfield with its taxiway is always very beautiful.

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      • December 26, 2020

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