After driving up with the Brocken Railway from Wernigerode we went down to Schierke on foot. Unfortunately I was not able to record the first part of the hike (approx. 2 km) because of technical problems, but then I went back from the "bone crunch curve". The trail on the summit has to offer beautiful views in clear weather, unfortunately we had fog, storm and +3 degrees. The forests around the Brocken are in no good condition, about 80% are dead or will be soon. The bark beetle is said to be the culprit that has greatly increased in dry, warmer weather in recent years. In some places, however, the young spruces are already making their way through the deadwood, but it will take decades before nature has recovered.
Some roads are currently closed, so we first went along the Brockenstraße, then over the Glashüttenweg and the Pfarrstieg down to Schierke.
October 12, 2019
After crossing the ship from Breege to Vitte, we once cycled around the island of Hiddensee. The northern, hilly part is determined by the lighthouse Dornbusch. Again and again you have beautiful views of the tower. There arrived the big disappointment, at wind force 7 entering the outer platform was not allowed. Then it went over the place monastery in the southern part. In the dunes, I am a little wandered around. Komoot wanted to send me over paths that were either not there or on private property. The road was then the alternative to Neuendorf and back to Vitte.
July 7, 2019