The wind was strong yesterday and today it doesn't look any better. So let's leave the bikes and go for a hike that I've been planning for a while: It's about the two airports - but of course not TXL and SXF, but SXF and BER.Because the access routes to the new terminal are currently empty of people or vehicles and so there are completely new views when you walk on the lanes from the SXF towards BER. Everywhere there are parked planes "around": in the central area there are some Ryanair planes and numerous easyJet planes, in the western area there are Lufthansa planes, some of which were parked in double rows. Will they all ever take to the skies again? I have never seen the two airports so empty and, above all, so quiet ....
5 days ago
ATTENTION Dahmeradwegfahrer / RK8 drivers: bridge at the fire mill closed (July 2020)The Fläming skate is not only interesting for skaters, we also enjoy the wide pistes, well-developed paths and the safe catering.So today it starts again - the RK8 is waiting. We start in Baruth / Mark and via the museum village Glashütte we reach the Dahmeradweg in Rietzneuendorf. If the headwind is strong, you go over the Kanow mill to the fire mill. But the bridge is apparently closed in July 2020. Kindly, a good person also wrote a note that even cyclists cannot get over it. The bypass leads a few kilometers through a gravel, partly strong sandy route to the Little Mill. But that's about it.From there for the RK8 via Wildau-Wentdorf, Görsdorf and Buckow to Wahlsdorf. It's easy to go up and shortly after Petkus the Golmberg reaches the highest point of the route. Now we enjoy the tail wind and we return to Baruth via Stülpe and Schöbendorf.Shortly after the eastern exit of the village there is a lost place for interested cyclists: North of the solar field is the ruin of a GST system, a little further south in the forest was a GSSD system. However, there is little left - the metal woodpeckers have done a great job :-)
5 days ago
Today's stop is once again on the Stralau peninsula. The Protzen carpet factory once stood here - it opened in 1865, before the ring railway, and was a real sensation at the time.With the chain printing already used in England, the owner introduced a process that made carpets industrially much faster than before (please don't ask me how).The area was probably much larger at the time, but the manufacturer's villa, a coach house and part of the villa garden have been preserved. After a few years of vacancy, the building hit the headlines in 2017 when it was occupied. When the evacuation with a large contingent came up, the surprise: nobody was there anymore. So the construction companies, who are now building apartments here, moved in.
July 3, 2020
On the usual morning lap, we stop today at the highway - or the one that wants to be. The extension of the A100 was and is controversial and at some point you even want to continue building. However, whether we still experience this is in the proverbial stars.A thick wall has been torn down in the past few weeks and gives a clear view of the next construction phase. You want to be finished here in 2021 ...
July 2, 2020
Homeoffice week the 5,000 .... we start at fresh temperatures and are happy that the heat of the last few days has finally passed through Berlin.On well-known paths, we finally stop at the wall monument on Kiefholzstrasse. At the mouth of the Heidekampgraben, a memorial commemorates numerous children who died at different times. For example, a border guard showed his submachine gun to a child when a shot was released and the child was fatally injured. An information board next to the monument explains what has happened here ...
June 30, 2020
We don’t need the heat that’s hot again today. So it goes early, very early hour on a well-known tour through the city.At that time, it was practically deserted and almost looks like the first few days after the lockdown. In the Wuhlheide and also on the canal there are of course some like-minded people who do a little sport so that they can then presumably spend the rest of the day in a hopefully cool apartment :-) q
June 28, 2020
It goes from Lubmin to shopping in Greifswald. The busy and narrow road to Kemnitz should be avoided. I see cyclists there again and again, but I wouldn't do that to myself: via Gustebin, Neu Botenhagen and Rappenhagen, there are significantly less traveled routes to the west.My favorite route finally runs parallel to this road on a separate bike path and via Eldena along the Ryck to Greifswald to the remarkable market square.It can then be back along the route along the Ryck, then a detour via Ludwigsburg Castle, Loissin and on the Bodden back to Lubmin is recommended.
June 26, 2020