About Marflow

Seit 2018 in Berlin-Lichterfelde und auch bei komoot. Lieblingsgegend: Brandenburg - Ausflüge zu "echten" Küsten und Bergen nicht ausgeschlossen. Wandern ist meine Nr. 1, daneben Radfahren, Joggen, seltener auch Skilanglauf oder Kanu. Ich liebe unverfälschte Natur, es können aber auch Kulturlandschaften und Städtehighlights sein. Gerne wälze ich analoge Karten und bastle eigene Touren. An den Wanderhotspots wird man mich seltener treffen. Meine letzten Projekte waren:
Berg⛰️ und Tal🌲 in Kärnten:
Die Jwd-Runde⭕um Berlin:
Freue mich schon wieder auf Gruppenwanderungen. Ach ja, die 'Expert'-Wertung habe ich abgestellt :-)

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4,748 mi

Time in motion

925:54 h

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  1. Heiner and 2 others went for a hike.

    3 days ago

    13.5 mi
    3.0 mph
    925 ft
    900 ft
    Heiner, dkozian and 60 others like this.
    1. Helga 🥾🎒👣❤️

      Nice tour, I'll remember it 👍

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      • 3 days ago

  2. Marflow and 3 others went for a hike.

    3 days ago

    Marchocia, Thomas aus EF and 63 others like this.
    1. Marflow

      Today the four of us (Heiner, dkozian, Ginger and I) hiked through southern Switzerland in the Mark region. Already planned weeks ago, we found out that the tour between Trebnitz and Müncheberg on the "Ostbahn" (RB line 26) was already being done in various variations [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]. Our specialty today was that we hiked around the large Klobichsee to the north, which turned out to be an attractive option.Morning sunshine welcomed us in Trebnitz (Mark). Take a deep breath in the fresh wind and off you go ... Over the undulating field we used the route of the former horse-drawn railway, which until a hundred years ago transported lignite from the Waldeck mine to Trebnitz station [6]. You have to imagine: there used to be an underground mine in this area under the Brandenburg sand [7]. On another occasion one could certainly look for traces there.Via an avenue of trees we reached Obersdorf, where we paid a visit to the field stone church and the lakeshore. Since the foliage has already thinned out, we were able to catch a glimpse of the front lake, also known as the "Haussee", which is populated with water birds through the trees. A few kilometers behind the village you can reach the wooded area of the Mark Switzerland.The term "Switzerland" is not completely used by the hair, and accordingly there was a constant up and down in the following. A short break at the Großer Klobichsee, followed by a half-round trip around the lake through the nature reserve on the northern bank. The hurricane two days ago broke down numerous branches and many a tree fell in the middle of the path due to the force of the wind. Then it was time to either climb over it or sideways ...Through the Buckower Forest we reached the famous Waldsieversdorf. The great Däbersee lay quietly in the autumn sun, tourist activity was barely audible. This part of the Mark Switzerland is very attractive because of the lakes, which are nicely embedded in the landscape, currently surrounded by colorful autumn leaves. You cross idyllic streams and also meet sunny meadows in the middle of the forest.Since we got a tip from Andrea (StadtLandFuss) with a farm shop, we made a detour to nearby Dahmsdorf. We reached the store almost to the minute it closed at 2:00 p.m., but the people in the country were chilled enough that we all got our blueberry or apple pie. This then with a cup of coffee or tea on a wooden bench in the autumn sun - pure hiking happiness. Provided with this new energy, the two kilometers to the Müncheberg (Mark) train station were no longer a problem, where we reached the hourly train.Conclusion: in addition to the charming fields between Trebnitz and Obersdorf, this hike also offers a core area in southern Switzerland with several lakes. Almost all roads were soft and easy to walk. The only problem was the logging after the recent hurricane. I found the atmosphere in our hiking group to be very pleasant and inspiring.Heiner's recording of the hike can be found here:[1] tr, 6.2.2019
      [2] StadtLandFuss, February 27, 2021
      [3] Frank Meyer, July 18, 2021
      [4] Jürgen, 10/11/2021
      [5] Axel, October 20, 2021

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  3. Marflow and Ginger went for a hike.

    October 16, 2021

    Marchocia, Lucy Lu and 56 others like this.
    1. Marflow

      In autumn the Havel acts like a magnet for us. After Andreas’s recent tour on the middle Havel [1], the Deichtour we also appreciated was obvious again, but ... It should be something new, and so we ended up on the north bank of the not yet known Plauer See.The start is the Quenzbrücke in Brandenburg / Havel, where the B1 crosses the silo canal. In a dramatic sky we followed the marked path (yellow / white) along the banks of the Quenzsee and then the remote Münchwerder peninsula. You can quickly escape the industrial atmosphere of Brandenburg and pass flooded meadows and ponds, where anglers may say hello (or not 😉).Old trees surround the Deichweg at the Plauer See and we reach the boat club at the Plauerhof, which is surrounded by a strange area with still existing watchtowers. (Could be a former military site.) You have to bypass the camping site at the Havelspitze, but before Margaretenhof you reach the bank of the Havel again on a beaten path.The farm shop of the Havel fishery Betge was a discovery, where each of us had a fish sandwich. The old Plauer lattice bridge is still closed, so we reached the center of Plaue over the bridge of the bypass road. You can spend the night and dine at Plaue Castle, but most of the castle building and grounds seem unused and dreary. The "castle park" is overgrown, one could put it more positively, left to nature. Benches have been set up selectively. A place where you like to hang out is the viewing terrace at the former clay pigeon shooting range.Then we reached the Kirchmöser industrial area, which welcomes visitors with its imperialistic obelisk and adjacent vertical architecture. We still had time for a short tour in Kirchmöser-West, which is dominated by villa buildings and interesting housing estates from the 1920s, before the return trip with the stand bus on line E.Conclusion: The first section from the Quenzbrücke to the Plauerhof is particularly recommended for nature lovers. The charming village of Plaue on the Havel river was also worth seeing and the town of Kirchmöser-West, which is dominated by traditional industry, made people want to take a look at history.[1] StadtLandFuss,

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      • October 17, 2021

  4. Marflow went for a bike ride.

    October 9, 2021

    Robin, Endlos♾🦅 and 83 others like this.
    1. Marflow

      Weekend and sunshine in autumn! It's also harvest time, especially for apples and pears - so what could be more obvious than a visit to Ribbeck, immortalized by Fontane?The Komoot maps were a great help in planning this tour. In addition, Brandenburg has the system of junctions, between which there is always a high-quality and well-signposted cycle path. Knowledgeable people have definitely thought something about the route and the embedding in the landscape.Highlights of this tour:
      * Ribbeck castle and church with many Fontane associations
      * Otto Lilienthal memories in Stölln
      * The Gülper See, idyllic nature in one of the dark areas of Germany
      * The mouth of the Havel, from Havelberg with the subsequent Elbe valley
      * Architecture in Wittenberge
      The journey from Nauen to Ribbeck began very promisingly on the smooth, far-off-road bike path. Immediately you are in the Havelland mood, where all the clocks go slower and the gaze can wander relaxed into the distance. Alpenkreutzer has identified this route as the former railway line of the "Krummen Pauline" (Nauen-Rathenow district railway) and explored it in detail [1].
      The mood in Ribbeck was calm at 11 a.m. on Saturdays, without the crowds of expectant tourists. A few older people do their things and the village café school smells fresh cake. I had to control myself not to stop here right away 😉. But then I bought some pears at a street vendor that should sweeten the way for me.
      The further way to Rhinow was characterized by small roads or concrete lanes, initially through the plain at Paulinenaue, and after crossing the Havelland main canal also through the increasingly hilly and wooded area at Görne. The traffic became less and less and I rarely met people on the way.Stölln is of interest because of the memories of Otto Lilienthal, who made his last glider flights from Gollmberg there. Today there is the modern glider airfield, an old Interflot machine and several museums, which I only registered in passing.The Gülper See is one of the Havelland natural areas least influenced by humans. The lake is an extremely popular resting and breeding site for water birds and especially in the current autumn this looked like bird migration in all directions. On the north side you climb a small hill and therefore have a reasonably good view of the lake. Here the bike also has to be pushed a few meters.Then I approached the Havel and (noticeably) the Elbe as well. The landscape becomes more level, only interrupted by groups of trees. In the river meadows you can see the most bizarre shapes of willow trees. The city of Havelberg can be recognized from afar by its cathedral on the high bank. Behind the city you drive for 15 kilometers on a dike that separates the Elbe (left) from the Havel (right). There are several cross-connections through which the water can flow over if necessary. At Gnevsdorf the Havel water (and with it all Spree water) finally flows into the Elbe. It is a sublime sight when the water masses of these two large catchment areas flow together.On the rest of the Elbe Cycle Path you get into a kind of meditation or trance on the bike. You follow the great river like a magnet, but the seeming slowness of your own progress means that you lose your normal sense of time. In this section, too, it becomes clear that the Elbe is a special river, because it is still relatively little developed and regulated ... Soon I was approaching Wittenberge ...I hadn't expected the last highlight, the Wilhelminian style residential and industrial architecture in Wittenberge. The actual old town is small, looks more village-like and takes a back seat to the expansion areas. It is amazing and encouraging how the city has managed to put the brick buildings at the Elbhafen into new uses. These are treasures from the period 1850-1910. It's a shame that the huge Wittenberg train station - from a time when train stations were still 'cathedrals' - is unused. I had to be happy to find a Bockwurst in the only snack in the area around the train station (there were already all of the rolls) ...Conclusion: With the right weather, this is a splendid tour. You can experience the vastness of the Havelland and the many small details along the route beautifully. The great rivers Havel and Elbe give the whole thing a steady force of gravity. From the end point in Wittenberge, you can take the regional train to the starting point or Berlin every hour.[1] Alpenkreutzer:

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      • October 10, 2021

  5. Marflow went for a bike ride.

    October 3, 2021

    Regina, Hans Wurst - Das Original and 104 others like this.
    1. Marflow

      Since today I have finally realized how much water there is in Spandau. The Havel stream runs far away from straight lines, with curves, branches, there are islands and countless branch channels, which were created to develop numerous industries. A lot has been invested in residential construction in Spandau for years, and this is particularly noticeable on the waterfront. Many apartment blocks of various types have been created and the new building is continuing at an undiminished pace. Unfortunately, it is noticeable that modern building hardly offers any new urban planning solutions. Above all, living "space", park "space" and - probably "by necessity" due to the building regulations, one or the other playground will be created. Zones such as squares, parks or even shopping areas for daily needs - that is, rooms where people like to meet and hang out informally are barely seen ... (the laudable exception were the Pepitahöfe, where many children promptly played in the designed square). Profit maximization ... Spandau is definitely booming, but this growing part of the city urgently needs a connection to the U- or S-Bahn.The widening of the landscape into the green that I have longed for takes place on the outskirts of Spandau. Through the forest to Niederneuendorf, and then always by the water to Hennigsdorf. The whole route can be easily orientated on the signposted Havel cycle path, if you want. I reached Schmachtenhagen via Borgsdorf and the very pretty 'forest town' Lehnitz. Behind it then a rural idyll. Beyond Bernöwe, the Berlin-Copenhagen cycle path leads many kilometers on its own track through extensive mixed forest areas.Turning point of the route in the small town of Liebenwalde, before it goes over the extensive and flat fields near Neuholland (the name is certainly not chosen by chance) to Malz and then on back to Oranienburg on the canalised Havel. There is a connection to the S1, which runs every 20 minutes.Conclusion: This was a very entertaining tour that had the best bike paths on offer for long stretches - partly on roads, but also as 'real' bike roads for a significant part. Continuing the tour north appears extremely attractive.In addition, it was also nice to cross the tracks of previous hikes. For example, a hike last year in continuous rain on the fast Havel near Neuholland [1], or the part of the 66-lake hiking trail between Hennigsdorf and Hohen Neudorf [2]. The unspeakable A115 trunk (unavoidable detour due to the motorway) turned out to be far more bearable on the bike.[1] Hike Wensickendorf-Hennigsdorf
      [2] Hike on the "rapid Havel"

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      • October 3, 2021

  6. Marflow and Heiner went for a hike.

    September 25, 2021

    Heiner, Hans Wurst - Das Original and 67 others like this.
    1. Marflow

      Heiner had the idea to follow Frank Meyer's tour (original tour: and actually took me with him! First of all: I really enjoyed this hike, 'it suits my taste'. At least two castles could be admired from the outside (Trebnitz, Gusow). While Trebnitz is an international educational institution (German-Polish focus) with a well-groomed close environment, the facility in Gusow looks neglected if not abandoned. According to local residents, it is waiting for a new potential use as a residential complex or retirement home. "Let's see ...", you could rightly say :-)
      There was a lot of nature to visit between the places, especially at the Wermelinsee and the subsequent rogue ditch.
      Like previous hikers, we were able to find out that you not only need good shoes on the riverside path (very deep holes!), But also the ability to climb over the countless trees that have been felled by beavers. However, it has to be a bit of adventure!
      At the Gusow gravel plant, there were a few off-grid sections to deal with. There is no route there in the maps, but we think it is justifiable to recommend a beaten path there. For your own safety, however, you should stay outside the operating gravel pit.
      We took a rest at the Gusow lido (with a seasonal campsite) before completing the hike with a dangling over Gusow and the old Oder.
      Conclusion: a relaxing and varied rural tour, easy to reach by train. I also found the sections across the field very pleasant. Towards the end of the tour we were even allowed to enjoy a few rays of sunshine.
      You can find Heiner's recording and images here:

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      • September 25, 2021

  7. Heiner, Marflow and 64 others like this.
    1. Heiner

      Around 10.25 a.m., Marflow and I start our hike at Trebnitz train station (RB26). First we walk on the Trebnitz main street to the inn on the Ostbahn. A traffic light installation is set up in front of the inn as a work of art. We then continue past the village church to the beautiful Trebnitz Castle. The castle park makes a somewhat overgrown impression, the lakes in the park are heavily overgrown.
      Our hike now takes us east through the forest to the Hermelin Lake. You can hardly get close to the lake. But we find a steeply sloping path that leads to the shore. We continue on the shore of the lake and then along the rogue ditch to the north. A swan family of five seems to feel a bit disturbed by us. When they realize that we are in no danger, they stay where they are - in the middle of the villain's trench.
      We now reach the small village of Alt Rosenthal with its nice little stone church. At the Alt Rosenthal train station we cross the Ostbahn and shortly afterwards the Fließ (sic!). We simply leave the old watermill rest area to the left, as the pictures do not really make us believe in a functional rest area.
      Then we follow a path that does not exist on Komoot, but is easy to see on Google Maps. If the gravel works is in operation, one should be careful here and watch out for vehicles that circulate here. Otherwise there is no great danger, even if the large signs convey that. Today, however, everything is dead and silent here.
      Between the two quarry ponds, we now come to the Gusow campsite. There are actually still a few campers here. The lido at the quarry pond is also located at the campsite. The snack bar is already closed, but we use one of the tables with benches for our picnic. Meanwhile, the sun peeks through the otherwise almost closed cloud cover from time to time. We then leave the lido semi-illegally by stepping over a trampled fence.
      On a concrete slab path we then reach the area of Gusow Castle. The building makes an abandoned impression. The lord of the castle died a few years ago and his wife recently followed him. Now the villagers are waiting to see what the son will do with the castle. It is believed that this will become a condominium complex. But a senior citizens' residence is also under discussion. Both of these would be a great blessing for the residents, in any case better than the current state.
      We now visit the Gusow stone church, the tower of which was blown up in the Second World War and was never rebuilt. At that time the Red Army wanted to take away all landmarks. But it is known to have been of no use.
      Now we turn to the Alte Oder, which flows directly past Gusow. That is a good idea, as the river makes an idyllic impression here. We follow the old Oder for a while and then turn back to the village. We arrive at Seelow-Gusow train station (RB26) at around 4:25 p.m. Almost punctually at around 4:29 p.m. we drive it back towards Berlin.
      The whole thing is a very nice tour, mostly on natural hiking trails. There are of course paved paths only through the villages, but they can be coped with. The weather was mostly cloudy, the sky overcast. A few small drizzle could not spoil the way for us. Only shortly before Gusow the sun came out from time to time. If you are careful at the Gusow gravel works, you can hike this route very well.
      Many thanks to Frank Meyer for the hiking template, which I modified a little. Here is the original tour by Frank Meyer:

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      • September 25, 2021

  8. Marflow and Ginger went for a bike ride.

    September 12, 2021

    55.7 mi
    11.3 mph
    1,575 ft
    1,575 ft
    Ginger, Andreas Scheurer and 48 others like this.
    1. Marflow

      The middle Oder valley is one of the last areas in Europe where "the natural fluctuations of the river level are not artificially regulated over such a large area and where the human economy still has many characteristics that are oriented towards coexistence with the surrounding nature", says a display board on the Neurüdnitz-Siekierki bridge, which is currently being rebuilt.Correspondingly, the Oder River cast a spell over us with its wide floodplains on the Polish side and the flat Oderbruch on the German side. The inert masses of water move like a magnet towards the Baltic Sea. Today's management of the Oder and the shape of the Oderbruch are made by human hands: between 1747 and 1753, thousands of workers and soldiers on the Oder dug a new, shortened bed, built dikes and drained the swampy landscape with canals and ditches.Our starting point was Hohenwutzen, which is conveniently located with its Oder bridge. On the Polish side is the Zehden Landscape Protection Park (Cedynski Park Krajobrazowy). On a road with little traffic, we followed the valley to the former Siekierki train station. There is currently still work on a new (old) connection between Germany and Poland, the "Europabrücke Neurüdnitz-Siekierki". Formerly part of a continuous rail link from Berlin, it has not been used for traffic since World War II [1].This bridge is unique! The Polish part of the bridge has been refurbished to the highest standards and prepared for bicycle and pedestrian traffic. Seating in the middle of the bridge invites you to linger. Interesting bilingual display boards on the history and the floodplain on the Oder. This would be a perfect connection over to the Oderbruch ... if the work on the German side on the main river bridge did not lag so behind in time that there is still no continuous traffic possible. Interesting why they are far too late on the German side [2]? At least construction work is visible and we may then have a continuous bicycle connection over the Oder in 2022.After the bridge we drove on another gem on the Polish side, the cycle path leading into the Polish hinterland on the former railway line from Wriezen to Godków [3]. This bike path is top notch! Smooth roadway, gentle inclines, guidance through forests and over fields far away from any roads and even settlements. (Even the few, former train stations are miles away from their settlements.) The journey here is great fun and is also accepted by the local population!We followed this path to Moryń (Eng. Mohrin), a neat little town on the lake of the same name. The still largely preserved city wall is interesting here. Otherwise, the place looked very sleepy except for the market square on this Sunday. After we ended up on a very bumpy back road for a few kilometers on the way back, we refrained from further experiments and took the same railway route again for the return trip. Due to the gradient, the journey passed even faster and the sun's rays sweetened the journey on the road in the Oder Valley.On the German side, we followed the well-developed cycle path on the dike to Zollbrücke for about 15 kilometers. On this route you have wonderful views of the flat Oderbruch with its small settlements and tree-lined avenues. On the Polish side, the rapidly rising and wooded bank dominates. In Zollbrücke we said hello again to the "Theater am Rand" we had visited the night before, only to reach the Kolonistenkaffee in Neulietzegöricke shortly afterwards. In this village, which was founded in the 18th century, there is still visible homage to Frederick II of Prussia, who caused the Oderbruch to be drained and reclaimed as new arable land. We rewarded our efforts today in the nicely designed outdoor area with two delicious cheesecakes with a cup of coffee. On the way back there was still a bit of fresh headwind, but we arrived at the starting point very satisfied from the day.Conclusion: The lush nature with its many water birds on this little regulated part of the Oder is very special. The Polish hinterland around the town of Moryń made us taste for more, especially since the corresponding region of Pomerania continues to work on its network of long-distance cycle paths. The Colonist Coffee finally showed us once again that a delicious cake is a must for a perfect weekend :-)[1]

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      • September 12, 2021

  9. Marflow and Ginger went for a hike.

    September 11, 2021

    6.83 mi
    3.6 mph
    850 ft
    850 ft
    Lucy Lu, Kerstin B. and 46 others like this.
    1. Marflow

      The main reason for our weekend in Bad Freienwalde was to visit the highly recommended "Theater am Rand". The same project initiated by accordionist Tobias Morgenstern and actor Thomas "Dr. Heilmann" Rühmann ( has developed into a cultural attraction in the Oderland. So on a cozy Saturday evening we sat under trees not far from the Oder river and listened to the live music of the "Tango Finlandés" orchestra with 150 other visitors.Before this cultural highlight, we had two hours to do a little round in Bad Freienwalde. The starting point was our "Theo", which is also very popular here and immortalized in Gesundbrunnenstrasse in Stein. You follow a series of impressive Wilhelminian style villas uphill to the Kurhaus. This city can almost pass as a small "Baden Baden" - only a casino is still missing.We followed the contour lines above the city to the "Thüringer Blick", from where you can see far in the direction of the Odertal Hammertal. In the light-flooded deciduous forest, we walked a small piece of the much praised Oderlandweg. The "Teufelssee", idyllically situated in the upper Hammertal, is a gem. We went back to the starting point via the forest town and the spa gardens.Conclusion: Bad Freienwalde, with its variously designed hills above the Oder Valley, offers very entertaining hiking entertainment, some of which is reminiscent of low mountain range scenes. The little tour on this autumn day made you want a lot more.Reverberation: I have just read that a generous bypass for Bad Freienwalde is planned in the Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan 2030 ( -2021_FINAL.pdf) If this belt of asphalt were built into the landscape, some of the areas shown in this tour would be destroyed or noisy forever.

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      • September 12, 2021

  10. Marflow and Ginger went for a hike.

    September 5, 2021

    7.02 mi
    2.7 mph
    425 ft
    375 ft
    1. Marflow

      This weekend wasn't much going on with us in terms of energy. So what to do Although we have been based in Berlin for more than three years, we have always left out the Pfaueninsel in the past because a) there was too much crowd, b) an attractive, longer route was available or c) there was no ferry to the island in winter .
      We have to admit enviously that the island did not disappoint. It is bigger and more spacious than expected, so that visitors get lost quickly. Hard creative interventions in the landscape are kept within limits, so that one finds a mixture of designed park, landscape park with lines of sight and overgrown riparian zones. Here and there there were flowers and fruit. The small, neat Schloss Pfaueninsel is unfortunately scaffolded for renovation purposes for the next 2 years.
      One of the great attractions of the island is that you repeatedly come across small, fine pieces of jewelery unexpectedly during the inexperienced stroll. On the one hand, there are outstanding old trees (mostly oaks), then the free-running peacocks and enclosed water buffalo, buildings such as the dairy farm or the hunting umbrella (with an outer facade made of bark) and finally the fountain on the edge of the forest.
      If you read through the history of the island, you understand that the Prussian-royal nobles created a playground here, where they had a good time with a selected entourage ...
      A visit is definitely worth it if you have some leisure time on a sunny day and are not aiming for a course record ...

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      • September 6, 2021

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