From S-Bahn station Tegel along the Tegeler Fließ and again and again on the Barnim Dörferweg, from Luchgraben then down to Malchower See.
A tour with a lot of agricultural flair: the farmers were turning the mown grass on several fields in Lübars, and manure was freshly brought to the fields, which you could clearly smell.
For the most part landscapes in which you could easily forget that you are in Berlin. (The city then came when shopping in Weissensee).
Before that, a final coffee at my very favorite place at Malchower See, on the root of an old elm next to the tree stump in the picture.
6 days ago
- 02:1819.9 mi8.6 mph750 ft725 ft
After a couple of errands on the Alex, we went along the Spree to the Panke estuary and up the Pankeweg to the beautiful Schönholz Palace Park.
On the way back I visited Mittes central library Philipp-Schaeffer in the Brunnenstrasse. I had ordered a book there, and after reading the description of the library, "one of the most innovative Berlin libraries, 2200 sqm loft ambience in an old commercial building over 3 floors and 3 courtyards, in 4th courtyard a reading garden", I wanted this place but see.
I only looked at part of it because I definitely go there more often, the selection of media is definitely great and the rooms with lots of reading areas are inviting.
And driving home the Greifswalders at high speed is always fun!
September 9, 2020
The crowning glory of my tour of Berlin with lots of water and forest and, if I counted correctly, seven bridges.
Start at Schönefeld Airport - now I also know what the back entrance looks like. Great bike paths near the motorway. Continue past Waltersdorfer Ikea and via Schmöckwitz am Zeuthener See - which unfortunately you can't see that much due to the many private properties - to Rauchfangswerder, where it was slowly time for a breakfast break.
A highlight was the riverside path from there towards Krossinsee. The proximity to the water made up for all the stones and roots.
Through the forest we went on towards Müggelsee, which I went on the north side to S-Bhf. Friedrichshagen wanted to follow. Unfortunately, when planning, I had completely overlooked the fact that there was no bridge, but a rowboat ferry, which only runs on weekends, was standing there on the bank, and the navigation system said repeatedly: "in 40 meters right on ...".
So the route rescheduled to the south side, and drove off, and after a short time the battery on the cell phone went out without warning. Fortunately, there were already signposts with which you could get along somewhat.
At the little Müggelsee there was a short coffee break, and on over the Spree tunnel to Friedrichshagen, whose steep entrances and exits took my last strength, there had been some bridges along the way.
I was glad that the elevator at the S-Bahn station worked, and that the elevator on Greifswalder Strasse, which was broken in the morning, worked again.
September 4, 2020
My third tour on the eastern edge of Berlin offered a very nice change between fast passages on smooth asphalt and enjoying nature on idyllic forest and field paths.
From Weissensee to Wuhletal it ran identically to the 2nd part (via Lindenberg and Panketal to Buch), which I accidentally deleted.
The highlight of this part was to first get your pulse racing up to the Gehrenseebrücke, and then continue to jet on the wide cycle path along Hohenschönhauser Straße.
It went more slowly over fields in the beautiful little forest Herrendike. The Steinhavelsee had dried up to a puddle of mud, but still offered a nice place to take a break.
Along the chain of lakes in Hönow, we continued through narrow paths, before another longer section of road between Mahlsdorf and Dahlwitz-Hoppegarten followed.
In Erpetal I switched to the hiking trail and then drove through the city forest to Rahnsdorf S-Bahn station. Pure nature: two young fawns hopped across my path, and barely a few meters further I saw a black woodpecker very close.
September 2, 2020
Another vigil, this time at Paracelcus-Bad subway station, followed by a drive to the short ADFC demo in front of the Ministry of Transport.
Drive home through the government district in the evening sun, Unter den Linden - rarely seen so empty - and Greifswalder Strasse.
August 24, 2020
- 02:4820.1 mi7.2 mph1,025 ft1,025 ft
My first tour along Berlin's eastern edge was a family tour with bathing and horses.
Since my husband and our 11-year-old wanted to sleep a little longer, it started a little later than I would have preferred given the temperature, and that later took revenge with fatigue.
Out of P-Berg it went through French Buchholz. At Arkenberger Baggerseen there was time for swimming and late breakfast. The water was very clean, but it was quite full.
After a short detour to Mühlenbeck, to get over the railroad tracks, we came to the Schönerlinder ponds.
Since we didn't want to walk all the way around Löwenzahnweg in the heat, we rode our bikes as best we could. It was a bit annoying with gates and stairs and partly sandy surfaces. We saw no trace of water buffalo, and even more of the Konik horses.
The way back was via Mönchmühle, Schildow and Blankenfelde to Blankenburg S-Bahn station.
August 19, 2020
The reason for this short evening on a hot day was a purchase on eBay classifieds from someone from Hohenschönhausen.
The way there offered a peculiar mix of industrial areas, prefabricated housing estates, not particularly beautiful homes and several allotment gardens.
Back it went more in the green over Faulen See, Obersee and Orankesee, where I discovered a short bicycle road that I had never seen before.
August 14, 2020