About Burkhard

Ich mag es, draußen in der Natur zu sein. Am liebsten wandernd mit meiner Hündin Fosca. Und immer ist irgendeine Kamera dabei. Somit habe ich drei meiner Leidenschaften synchronisiert. Und glücklicherweise kann ich ihnen recht häufig nachgehen.
Im Frühjahr 2020 habe ich angefangen, meine Wanderungen (und Fahrradtouren) hier auf Komoot zu dokumentieren. Ich mag die Plattform grundsätzlich und nehme die gute Routenplanung, die Möglichkeit der Dokumentation und natürlich die Chance wahr, unterschiedliche Anregungen zu erhalten. Gerne nutze ich die Kommentarfunktion, weil ich darüber in die mir wichtige soziale Sphäre gelange. Dabei finde ich Witz, buddhistische Gelassenheit, Wortspiele und ja, auch Kalauer bereichernd. Kurz gesagt: ich möchte mich freuen, und nicht ärgern.
Ich benutze alles zum fotografieren, was sich dafür eignet, vom iPhone bis zum Vollformat. Grundsätzlich ist aber das Auge bedeutsamer als das Equipment. Die beste Kamera ist bekanntlich die, die man dabei hat. Und sei es nur das Handy.....
Die hier dokumentierten Wanderungen und mehr finden Sie auch auf unbewandert.de.

Wer mit mir direkt Kontakt aufnehmen möchte, kann das über: tiltshift@outlook.com gerne tun.
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Distance travelled

328 mi

Time in motion

87:26 h

Recent Activity
  1. Burkhard and Vissel went for a hike.

    2 days ago

    3.94 mi
    2.6 mph
    25 ft
    75 ft
    Vissel, Bernd und Joël Wille and 49 others like this.
    1. Burkhard

      Let's start with the imponderables: after the extremely loud (but nonetheless wonderful) crawling of the cranes in Tister Bauernmoor, a quiet hike was announced today. But what can I say, a typical case of just over is also off. Almost the entire tour was accompanied by the nasty rustling / humming / hissing of the massive wind turbines. Not nice, and personally I don't get the things in my brain synchronized, despite the energy transition. In any case, I understand the people who are suffering from the noises. The second problem was a fall shower, which soaked us in a flash, but at least left an impressive rainbow behind. That was almost fair then. Third problem: the farmer's garden Hofcafé in Hoyerhagen was closed, not nice and unfortunately no coffee. Fourth and final problem: today (fortunately for the first time) the Komood app let me down. In this respect, I ask you to assume that the B of the route also ended at A. Then you have to think about another 3km in your mind. Not too bad.
      Otherwise (?) It was a varied and extremely interesting hike. I have no idea what kind of previous experience the local people have, but we have been asked more than once whether, and if so, what we are photographing here…. We were just a small group of hikers with dogs that were happy to finally have reached the center of the great state of Lower Saxony. From a distance, the center looked as if border installations had been set up there (C19 paranoia?), But it only turned out to be a construction site marking, so that we had free access to the place we longed for.

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      • 2 days ago

  2. Burkhard and Dolle went for a hike.

    3 days ago

    1. Burkhard

      At 6:20 a.m., Dolle and I were on the observation tower - to avoid meeting anyone. The whole thing was very comfortable, we had a free choice of seats and shamelessly took advantage of it. There was still an hour until sunrise. And before the big flight started, we were able to enjoy the atmospheric twilight and especially the incredible concert of the awakening birds, there were thousands. The former could be photographed, the latter not. It's a shame, but if you have the chance to spend two hours here in the morning, you should definitely do so. The Tister Bauernmoor near the towns of Tiste and Sittensen is one of the most important crane spots in northern Germany. In October and November several thousand cranes rest in the moor before they fly on to their winter quarters. The official Tister world record is almost 21,000 cranes, which were counted here on October 27, 2014.
      And, what can we say: it was a good omen that we were on the tower exactly 6 years later to the day. The bird watching tower can be reached in about 20 minutes from the car park. All further information is available on the very nice page tister-bauernmoor.de/startseite.html

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      • 3 days ago

  3. Burkhard and Vissel went for a hike.

    October 22, 2020

    6.79 mi
    2.8 mph
    175 ft
    200 ft
    1. Burkhard

      Finally we were allowed to go looking for the gold in Syke, no construction workers should show us the way and no Neubruchhausen should compensate for the refused gold with green (komoot.de/tour/266661813?ref=wtd) .
      It is about the legendary Gessel gold find, a 1.7 kilogram gold treasure that rested undisturbed in the ground between Syke and Gessel for around 3,300 years. It was only found in April 2011 during the construction of the northern European natural gas pipeline NEL. The secret of these 117 gold pieces has not yet been solved. Who buried them? And for what reason? And where does the gold come from, which has been processed into pieces of jewelry and spirals? A first clue surprises us at Syke main station, where we find a Grafito in the sinking that refers to the gold. We continue to the tower on the Hohen Berg Gessel (komoot.de/tour/248527495?ref=wtd). A reminder of the find has been set up at the foot of the tower, a piece of pipe 1.42 meters in diameter, as it was used in the construction of the natural gas pipeline. Completely surprisingly, we come across a whole bunch of gold pennies here, who would have expected that? Since we are still insatiable, we head towards the Syke District Museum under our new burden.
      There the story of the gold treasure is condensed. The so-called Syker Goldhort Museum, which opened for the first time at the beginning of October, was built on the museum grounds with an architecturally exciting extension. The Goldhort building is architecturally reduced and therefore it appears very successful, it gives the gold treasure something almost sacred. In addition to the gold hoard, research results are presented here, the historical dimensions of the find and its references to the present are shown, and a hands-on laboratory is offered.
      Incidentally, the Goldhort treasure did not remain alone in the construction of the pipeline; over 200 other finds were brought to light. Roman glass beads were discovered in Düsten, a St. Martin's gold ducat from Bishop Rudolf von Diepholz from 1430 was found in Bassum, and urns were discovered in Heiligenloh
      The hike documented here is largely an anticipation of the Goldschatzweg, which the Syke community will mark as a hiking trail in the future. The course, which starts and ends at the district museum, is currently not accessible due to a bridge restoration on the Hache, which is why we have planned the route from Syke main station. This version is not really recommended because of the necessary use of part of the route on the B6. But the actual gold treasure trail should be available in the new year at the latest.

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      • October 22, 2020

  4. Burkhard went for a hike.

    October 15, 2020

    3.79 mi
    2.3 mph
    25 ft
    25 ft
    Kathleen, Bernd und Joël Wille and 57 others like this.
    1. Burkhard

      The 12th Migratory Bird Days run at certain spots on the North Sea coast. Reason enough to pay a visit to the beautiful North Sea resort of Fedderwardersiel. Most of the Migratory Bird Days events are canceled due to C19 or are offered in an alternative form. Apparently the migratory birds got wind of it and are scarce. While flocks of cranes moved south over my house in Bremen during the past two days and could be heard with their loud trumpet calls at night, it was strangely quiet on the coast. We did not see any formations, but we did see individual specimens of curlews, redshanks and meadow pipers, for example. Prompt compensation was offered by the grandiose play of clouds and the no less impressive lighting conditions.The large loading cranes and the cruise ships in the background are in Bremerhaven. The chimneys in the background of the Langwarder Groden are in Wilhelmshaven. And the fantastic fish stand in the last picture is in Fedderwardersiel (outside the small harbor !!!), it closes at 6:30 p.m., but we just got something .....

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      • October 15, 2020

  5. So, nun aber los and 2 others went for a hike.

    October 11, 2020

    4.51 mi
    3.0 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    1. So, nun aber los

      Today no run on Sunday morning. In return, Micha and I had the pleasure of getting to know Burkhard and showing him the Schönebecker Auetal. From the hiking car park on Nachtigallweg, the tour first ran past the Herrenhaus Leuchtenburg into Thüringer Weg, before our way led us to Schönebeck Castle.We then followed the Schönebecker Aue, albeit with obstacles - one path was blocked and we had to improvise a little.A successful excursion - and of course we laughed every now and then. With the soundtrack you have a choice today.
      Either a traveling song or word game hell extreme:

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      • October 11, 2020

  6. Burkhard and 2 others went for a hike.

    October 11, 2020

    5.42 mi
    2.5 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    1. Burkhard

      This morning I had the great pleasure of getting to know Constantin and Micha personally on a hike in the beautiful north of Bremen. There is nothing to add to Constantin's remarks except the Fujifilm version of the walk ...

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      • October 11, 2020

  7. Burkhard and Vissel went for a hike.

    October 7, 2020

    6.80 mi
    2.5 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Vissel, Angie P and 56 others like this.
    1. Burkhard

      Today it should be another excursion into the funnel cup culture and its megalithic tombs. Funnel beaker sounds kind of weird, a bit like “to go”. But of course it's completely different. The people of the funnel beaker culture lived in the last phase of the Stone Age (about 5,000 years ago), the so-called Neolithic - and the name is simply derived from the shape of the ceramic vessels: They are characterized by a bulbous lower part with a funnel-shaped neck. As little as science has brought to light about the settlement areas, everyday life and the appearance of the people of that time, the more we know about their countless dead. These were buried in barrows and megalithic tombs.
      There is a megalithic street in northwest Germany that brings us closer to the worlds of this past culture.
      The tour took us to a total of five megalithic stations, at the top the extremely impressive Visbeker Bride, then the Grosse Steine Thölstedt (which are not nearly as big as the name suggests), the Schmeersteine, the Mühlensteine and finally the Steinloger cellar stones. These graves are described in the highlights.A visit to these stone giants is extremely impressive and certainly sets off fantasies about their further significance. The exhibition of the Visbek bride e.g. is designed in such a way that the axis of the row of stones is the continuation of the sun's alignment on midsummer night. Others say that this grave was also used to observe the moon by people of that time.If the stone giants are impressive, another place we encountered unprepared is very depressing. In the immediate vicinity of the Schmeersteine, after the end of the war on May 12, 1945, six children and young people were killed while handling a German bazooka they had left behind. A misfortune that nobody wanted to admit at the time. Children lost their lives playing with a legacy of war. A text attached there confirms the displacement mechanism at the time, because it leaves open what exactly happened there. During the retreat, German troops laid countless mines, which, for example, killed nine adults and five children in the Harpstedt municipality. How many there were in the entire district is not known (Kreiszeitung from 23.07.2017). The newspaper report was published to commemorate local politicians who are committed to ensuring that the ban on the manufacture, use and distribution of anti-personnel mines is actually implemented worldwide.

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      • October 8, 2020

  8. Burkhard went for a hike.

    October 5, 2020

    0.29 mi
    3.0 mph
    0 ft
    1. Burkhard

      Exam in Worpsweder Diedrichshof, it's time for lunch, which has to take place in two shifts due to COVID-19. I prefer to eat in the second group (then I know how the first group rates the food ...) and first go on a photo tour with my iPhone.
      The Diedrichshof and the Hoetger-Garten were unknown to me. And since I like Hoetger's work, especially The redesign of the Bremer Böttcherstrasse, a task he was entrusted with by the Bremen coffee merchant Roselius (Kaffee HAG), and the local garden is not always freely accessible, I take my chance. The garden was completely restored 15 years ago and is a prime example of a strict and reduced play of forms. The spade and quince loosen up. Otherwise: Everything is green and very circular, that must be enough. It does too, it is a haven of calm and balance! And Buddha laughs….

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      • October 5, 2020

  9. Burkhard and Vissel went for a hike.

    September 30, 2020

    3.77 mi
    2.4 mph
    100 ft
    125 ft
    ingeborg doerfel, Tanja and 54 others like this.
    1. Burkhard

      Today's hike started with an “actually” and an impossibility. Actually, we wanted to look for gold in the town of Syke (yes, that is possible, but will be made up in a later hike), but had to give up after 265 meters because of an impassable construction site. “You can't go through there, otherwise you'll lie there with broken bones afterwards,” was the impressive comment of the construction workers.
      Ok, we then pressed the reset button and spontaneously looked for the way to Neubruchhausen. Neubruchhausen is located in the Diepholz district, the village has around 1,200 inhabitants and actually has a number of things to see.
      These sights are further listed in the highlights, the unique Scheunenviertel and the old watermill with a modern gastronomy are particularly noteworthy.
      Our hike goes around Neubruchhausen. The weather did not play along, so that the light today at most deserves the rating “naturally cloudy”. The path is not really spectacular, but extremely varied and entertaining. Only a small amount of maize disturbs, and mostly fields and forests alternate. In addition, the group is very little North German. Even though, God knows, we are not dealing with mountains, the undulation of the route almost evokes a hint of light hill country.

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      • September 30, 2020

  10. Burkhard went for a hike.

    September 26, 2020

    3.31 mi
    2.4 mph
    100 ft
    50 ft
    Dirk, Anne and 52 others like this.
    1. Burkhard

      It's really autumn now, and you never really know whether you will see the sun. Today she came towards the end of the short hike. But it worked with the dim light and the brightening that was still successful in the end. It just went well with Dötlingen. In the following text, I try to lighten up why it was appropriate (!) ... I start, the other way around to the hike, but with the light and then move into the shadow area.The community and the village of Dötlingen are located in the Wildeshauser Geest Nature Park. The village has 1,500 inhabitants - and is a fascinating place, which many generations before us must have seen. But it is also a multi-layered place that stimulates more reflection and discussion than its idyllic surface suggests.But one after anonther. First there is the surface, and it is beautiful, romantic, idyllic and invites you to enjoy and experience. There is the river that flows through the community. On the so-called Huntepadd you can experience the original character of this grandiose river landscape in a compressed form. It is worthwhile to hike along the course of the Hunte almost everywhere to Oldenburg, but here the effect is probably unsurpassable. In and around Dötlingen there are several great stone graves of the megalithic culture. In the center of the village is the so-called Dötlinger stone grave, also known as the “stone grave at the shooting range”. Another large stone grave called Egypt is located about three kilometers to the northwest. Particularly impressive is the nearby Glaner Braut, which is located in the Wildeshauser area, but can be easily reached on foot on the aforementioned Huntepadd.Then Dötlingen was and is a classic North German artist's place. Already in the early 20th century it was known as an artist colony for landscape painters and, alongside Worpswede and Dangast, it was one of the three well-known artist places near Bremen (please don't forget Fischerhude). Painters and draftsmen such as Bernhard Müller vom Siel, Otto Pankok and August Kaufhold contributed in particular to Dötlingen's reputation. In 1925 Kaufhold built the Lopshof, which still exists today in its original form, and you also pass it on the Huntepadd hike. The Lopshof was spatially designed in such a way that it could not only serve the artist as an apartment and studio, but also as a boarding house. Today there is a social facility and a restaurant in the Lopshof.
      Craftsmen and artists still live and work in Dötlingen today. The Dötlingen Foundation, which helps to maintain important buildings in the village, such as to preserve the historic Heuerhaus in the town center.
      Where there is a lot of light, there is also shadow. In the case of Dötlingen it is the time of National Socialism and the later at least hesitant way of dealing with it. In 1936 the Nazis named Dötlingen a so-called Reichsmodelldorf, the only one in the German Reich. This exposure will have strongly supported the penetration with ethnic and anti-Semitic ideas. Dötlingen became a popular destination for domestic and foreign delegations.
      A large boulder was dragged up the Gierenberg by the Nazis, marked with a swastika and made the focus of National Socialist legends. After the end of the Nazi regime, the stone was simply tipped over and later provided with a sign: "The large ice-age bedrock, it comes from the area around the village, was erected and used as a memorial from 1933 to 1945." In view of the historical singularity of Nazi terror a strangely confused and rather concealing description.
      In 2014, Spiegel author Cordt Schnibben recalled the fate of the farmer Willi Rogge in a highly regarded article, who was murdered in April 1945, two days before the arrival of British troops, by members of the fascist organization Werwolf (to which Schnibben's father belonged) . The murderers put a sign on his back: "Whoever betrays his people dies!" The farmer had been too excited to be freed by the English. In 2009 a memorial was inaugurated next to the church in Dötlingen. On the granite stele, which today is almost covered by hanging branches, it says: “In memory of the victims of the National Socialist tyranny 1933–1945”. Willi Rogge was one of these victims, but nothing points to him ... at most, indirectly, the word "murder" in the steel section of the memorial.

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      • September 26, 2020

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