From a bird's eye view, the Eselsburger Tal looks a bit like a V, which the river Brenz washed a good 50 meters deep into the Württemberg countryside. Both the paths in the valley, which open up the view of the now flower-covered forests and the meager heathland on both sides of the Brenz, as well as the view from the height down to the winds of the water and the green meadows are equally worthwhile. So if you want to get to know the diverse flora and fauna (... including beavers and falcons) in this area, who want to find out why the family of Eselsburg perished and where the Falkenstein domain got its name from, who wants to know what it is all about "Buigemännle" and the "stone virgins" are all about who ..., you absolutely have to come to Eselsburger Tal to spend an eventful and exciting day here!
April 10, 2021
The Mergelstetter waterway leads hikers through the southernmost (and most beautiful) district of Heidenheim. The really worthwhile tour leads past 33 stations, where small information boards provide information about historical buildings, natural monuments, geological features and this and that. The nice thing is that you almost always have a wonderful view of the Brenz, the formative river Heidenheim and of course Märgelstetten, or the tributaries that feed it.
April 8, 2021
When you visit the "Glindow Alps" for the first time as a stranger, you expect very high mountains. You look for them in vain, at least when you approach the area from the south. But there are deep gorges that were created by clay mining. Adventurous "Hexensteige" lead down and up again. At the bottom there is partly a wild primeval forest and sometimes the groundwater also forms smaller pools or even lakes.
The really beautiful area is manageable and can be criss-crossed all over the place in a couple of hours. A very good start to our tour was the parking lot at Petzow Castle, which is just as worth a detour as the brick factory with its ring kiln in Glindow.
March 28, 2021
The aim of the tour was Bernau near Berlin. The way there led from the starting point in Hermsdorf in the south over the Arkenberge and the Karower ponds. The destination, the old town of Bernau, is really very worthwhile. There is a historic city wall with towers and gates. The way back then ran in the north over the Schönower Heide and Dammsmühle Castle, which is finally being renovated. Shortly before Schönfliess then the shock: The bridge over the motorway (Heideplan) was torn down and is being rebuilt! That meant a detour of about half an hour when it was dark and it was very cold.
March 8, 2021
Today's excursion was to the Panke valley, whereby the term "valley" is a bit exaggerated. Rather, we rode our bikes from the confluence with the Hohenzollern Canal, not far from the main train station, to the unspecified source in Bernau near Berlin, and the Panke flowed next to it. The path begins in the middle of the densely built-up bustling city of Berlin, leads across the cultivated park of Schönhausen Palace and at some point leaves the city completely behind. You then drive in the open corridor, past fields, smaller, reedbed bodies of water (the Karow ponds are very beautiful!) And manageable groups of trees ... always accompanied by the loyal Panke.
March 6, 2021
Many from the komoot community have already recommended the Wuhletalweg. Thanks a lot for this! Because today's excursion in sunshine and early spring-like mood was great! In the northern section (Marzahn-Hellersdorf) the Wuhle meanders between reeds and reeds in a park-like landscape. Here you can, in contrast to the natural landscape, see the typical East Berlin prefabricated buildings or even climb the Ahrensfelder Berg, better still the Kienberg, with a great view over Berlin in the west and Brandenburg in the east. In the southern part of the tour (Biesdorf) the view narrows. Large parts of the development are moving right up to the banks of the Wuhle, with allotment gardens, playgrounds and single-family houses. We liked the Wuhle here best, especially in the area of the Wuhle basin. There were gray herons, cormorants, remains of beavers and tame deer. Just unbelievable!
March 3, 2021
Bergfelde is not the center of the world. But there is the "Frauenpfuhl", a swampy, formerly small lake with mallards and coots on it. Actually not a worthwhile destination, but the outward journey via Henningsdorf and Birkenwerder and the return journey via Schönfliess and the Kindelwald were very nice as always.
February 28, 2021
Of course, many people know the Löcknitztal, especially those from Köpenick or Erkner. For us, as true Northwest Berliners, our first visit to this area was a real discovery! The first section between Erkner and Klein Wall is particularly recommended. The curved path, which often gives a view of the Löcknitz, leads through forests, fields and smaller settlements in a very varied way ... there is also the famous "Fontane pine". A fish farm is operated in Klein Wall and you can stop here and strengthen yourself; Today the facility was unfortunately closed due to company holidays (or Corona?).
February 24, 2021
The goal of today's hike is the "Alte Fritz", a recommendable and down-to-earth restaurant in the Tegeler Forest. As the name suggests, Old Fritz, but also Goethe, the Humbolds, Fontane ... everyone! The way there led from Hermsdorf through the middle of the snow-covered Tegeler Forest; It went back along the Tegeler Fliess.
There wasn't much going on in the forest today, so for long stretches you could only hear the creaking of your own hiking boots in the snow. An experience that has been waiting for far too long in Berlin!
February 8, 2021