"Und dann muss man ja auch noch Zeit haben, einfach dazu sitzen und vor sich hinzuschauen" (Astrid Lindgren) ... um das Schöne drumherum auch genießen zu können😉!
Today's hike took me to Münchehofe in the Märkisch-Oderland district in Brandenburg (east of Berlin) and from there through the beautiful Erpe Valley, see photo documentation.START Münchehofe / village church. Tamara Danz has found her final resting place in the cemetery there. She died 25 years ago of complications from breast cancer. She was the first lead singer of the group Silly, sometimes as an energetic rock tube, then again sensitive and ballad-like. Over the years, comparisons have been made, such as Madonna or Tina Turner of the East. Their striking appearance did not play an insignificant role.Now one might ask, why did she find her final resting place in Münchehofe? Answer: She spent part of her life there and was creative there.
Her parents had lived in Münchehofe since the early 1980s and the basement of the house served as a rehearsal room for the musicians of the Silly group with lead singer Tamara Danz.
In 1981, 1983, 1985 and 1986 she was voted the best rock singer of the year by critics of the GDR music scene.
1978-1996 she was the front singer of the group Silly, followed by Anna Loos until 2018. Since then, two singers have shared the microphone (AnNa R., formerly Rosenstolz and Julia Neigel).The music studio ("Danzmusik Produktion & Studio") is still located in the parents' former home (not far from the village church).A street should be renamed Münchehofe in her honor, but this has failed for various reasons (for which I do not want to go into).In 2006 a street in Berlin (Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district) was named after Tamara-Danz. This is approx. 470m long and is part of the Mercedes-Benz Arena.If you are interested in 'Tamara Danz, your life, etc' see:
tamara-danz.de/ihr_leben.htmlBattalion d'Amour (1988):
The album was released in 1986 by AMIGA (GDR record label), then on CBS in the Federal Republic of Germany. There Bataillon d'Amour / Schlohweißer Tag came out as a single.
2 days ago
Today's motto: "MitWandern2021"
On three days together through Germany, i.e. hike from the northernmost point on Sylt to the southernmost point in Obersdorf in the Allgäu (in total approx. 3500km with 160 stages).My stage was in the state of Brandenburg and went from Zehdenick (Oberhavel district) to Dannenwalde (Prignitz district).I started before sunrise, because the weather forecast for the morning banned the rain and the silent hope of a beautiful sunrise rested in me. Fortunately, nothing wet came from above, but the sunrise was easier to guess - what the heck, after all, I wasn't at "Make a wish", but rather: "It is as it is"!START: Zehdenick train station, completely deserted, not a soul, not even in the far distance. And that should actually accompany me the whole hike. On the entire route, nobody came towards me or overtook me. I think that is a rarity.So I crossed Zehdenick very quickly. The city is located about 60km north of Berlin directly on the Havel. This made, how could it be otherwise at the time, a calm and sleepy impression. Incidentally, the city's 800th anniversary was celebrated here five years ago.
I have recorded other sights in my photo documentation.We continued directly on the Havel, past several clay stitches. Open-cast mines in which clay is extracted are called clay stiches. The term clay stich comes from the time when the clay was cut by hand with a spade. It was not until the end of the 19th century that clay mining was increasingly mechanized using various types of excavators. Artificial ponds and lakes were created in disused clay pits - the current clay landscape.My way led me past the clay stitches Kinder-, Ramin-, Zimmermann-, Radke-, Döber- and Pappelstich to the Ziegeleipark Mildenberg. This is an industrial monument near the village of Mildenberg (a district of the city of Zehdenick) and is also located on the premises of two neighboring brickworks, which were in operation until 1991.Here, too, there was absolutely no people and nothing was going on at the neighboring campsite at 06:45.The industrial and technology museum located in Ziegeleipark Mildenberg is fenced and can be visited daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The history of the brick industry can be explored in guided tours and through multimedia attractions on an area of 40 hectares. The exhibitions make brick production an interactive experience and it is possible to move through the old, authentic ring kilns and machine halls. Since I visited all of this a long time ago, I was able to freshen up all of this with this hike.
A visit is definitely recommended and worthwhile for those interested.Over the Toetzkestich and again a bit along the Havel, it went to the Mögelinstich to the Wentowkanl (which connects the Havel with the Tornowfließ). Then it went past the Trottheidestich into the town of Tornow (a district of the town of Fürstenberg / Havel and a population of approx. 200). The place is a so-called street village, with the characteristic of a central street. I recorded the sights in my photo documentation.In order to reach my GOAL Dannenwalde (a district of the town of Gransee), I hiked on past the Tornowfließ and the Großer Wentowsee.
I have captured the sights of Dannenwalde along the way in my photo documentation.Summary:
This hike offers a lot of nature, water and also enough sights. Normally (i.e. during opening times) there are also good places to stop for a break. A larger time window should be planned for a visit to the brickworks. At the Raminstich it was very muddy due to the previous rainy days, otherwise the surfaces were consistently dry and very easy to walk on. Furthermore, mosquitoes were sometimes my loyal companions, but I knew how to take the fun away from themAnd in the end there is no poem😉, but my heartfelt thanks to all the organizers!
I really enjoyed being there!The entire collection can be found in the attached link:
7 days ago
Today (Wed, June 23rd) we went again briefly along the Inn with the aim of reaching the Bärenpark sanctuary near Bad Füssing.It went through the bird sanctuary "Unterer Inn", which is an important reserve for water birds and has the title of European reserve.When I arrived at the sanctuary, I felt, as far as the fencing was concerned, that I had moved back a bit in the time "Nobody has any intention of building a wall". The reason for this is that it has extensive safety precautions in accordance with the latest technology and offers the animals a species-appropriate habitat on an area of over 10 hectares. Potential residents are tortured bears, most of which have had a barely comprehensible and gruesome past.
The keeping and training of brown bears unfortunately has a sad and cruel tradition. It is still quite common, especially in large parts of Eastern Europe. Dancing bears are placed on glowing plates from an early age in order to teach them clumsy dance movements. Teeth are also ground down or the claws are usually pulled completely to prevent the animals from defending themselves against their tormentors.
The bears that are taken into the sanctuary often show compulsive behavior patterns that are atypical for animals, which testify to the animals' sometimes horrific past.I was not previously aware of a bear sanctuary. It was nice to see how well the bears seem to feel in their new surroundings.
Usually guided tours are also offered, unfortunately not at the moment.
June 24, 2021
Today (Tue, June 22nd) we went a little way across the border to Ampflwang in the Hausruckwald
Nearby is the Aldina Club Ampfelwang, to which, among other things, a large riding arena is connected. Therefore, in retrospect, it became clear to me that there were many existing and well signposted bridle paths.Since this tour was a pure and very beautiful forest hike, it does not include any notable highlights, except for the Göblberg observation tower (height 35m, 215 steps) from which a wonderful all-round view can be enjoyed. It's really worth it.Résumé
Even if it was a short hike, I really liked the landscape. However, the Komoot route recommendation was sometimes very puzzling in the form of finding the suggested route. This is also reflected in the course of my tour. But not so bad, luckily the right path could still be found, albeit differently than given.Since the pictures only show the landscape (apart from the poisonous yellow-bellied toads that we saw), this time I did without captions.
June 22, 2021
Today (Mon, June 21st) we went very comfortably through the three-river city of Passau, over which the Veste Oberhaus, a fortress from the 13th century, is located.The day was determined by the cosiness, to settle down in beautiful places, to watch the goings-on, to let your thoughts run free, or as Loriot used to say so beautifully: "I just want to sit here".The cozy old town impresses with its baroque buildings, especially St. Stephen's Cathedral with its characteristic onion domes and an organ with 17,974 pipes!The university city exudes a lot of youthful spirit.
It is a pleasure to stroll through the many nice little and cozy alleys.
In one of these, the recommendable locality 'Essenkultur - Umami Bar' (food culture means: appreciation for handmade quality --- and that was clearly to be tasted👍) was found as a delightful conclusion. I recorded the menu in my photo documentation. The preparation is based on Japanese cuisine and is therefore something different ... I thought it was delicious!Résumé
Passau is definitely worthwhile and the flair is extremely pleasant.
It is fascinating to see how not only three rivers flow together from three directions (from the west the blue Danube, from the south the green Inn and from the north the black Ilz), but also 1. culture, 2. joie de vivre and 3. cohesion !!!
Here in particular the solidarity, for example with rubble and mud = cleaning up after the flood in 2013. Nowhere was the help as great as here, especially the students👍!
June 21, 2021
Today (Sun 20.06.) We went from Bad Füssing downstream on the German side on the Inn Cycle Path to Schärding🇦🇹.Schärding is a town in Upper Austria, in which the numerous baroque town houses immediately catch your eye. That is why Schärding is also known as the Baroque town on the Inn. The city has a special flair, which invites you to marvel at and look at the numerous colorful houses and historical places.It went back from Schärding upstream on the Austrian side on the R3 cycle path.In Reichersberg, the Reichersberg🇦🇹 monastery, a monastery of the Augustinian Canons, is well worth seeing, where concerts are currently being offered again ... unfortunately everything was already sold out.
In the associated restaurant, you could dine very well in the garden with a wonderful view.Résumé
The Inn Cycle Path offers beautiful views of the Inn and the renatured flood area in front of it as a retreat for fish, birds, etc.
June 21, 2021
Despite the high temperatures, I had to do another 🚴♀️ tour today (Friday, June 18th). The wind provided the necessary cooling 🤣 and every accessible shadowy spot was gratefully accepted.START / ZIEL was in Vilshofen (largest city in the district of Passau) and the tour always went along the beautiful blue Danube ... nice - but definitely not blue😏. But let's let the Strauss Waltz 🎼 "On the beautiful blue Danube" work its magic.It went upstream along the Danube towards Thundorf. In Mühlham there was a wonderful restoration in wonderful tranquility and a direct view of the Danube ... it was so beautiful that it was difficult for me to "tear myself away" from there to continue cycling.
In Thundorf we took the ferry across the Danube to Niederaltreich, where the Basilica of St. Mauritiu is extremely imposing, the interior impresses with the force of the architecture.
There is also an interesting aviation museum (Gerhard Neumann Museum), which was unfortunately closed🤷🏼♀️, see f-104.de/homeDownstream it went back towards Vilshofen.
The highlight of the return journey downstream was a refreshing swim in the Danube. The current is already clearly noticeable at the edge, so the attention was particularly great ... because I wanted to ride my bike again to Vilshofen 😉.Résumé
All in all a nice tour, on perfect bike paths with varied landscape sections. However, the high temperatures have slackened my attention to details today🤷🏼♀️.
June 19, 2021
- 03:0810.0 mi3.2 mph1,175 ft1,200 ft
Today (Wed, June 16) the temperatures, which were "slightly above🌞" the 20 ° limit😎, did not necessarily invite hiking. Nevertheless, my body called for exercise and "a little" I wanted to see something "of the world"
So a hike was planned with as much shade as possible, but this was still shadow-optimized during the tour.START / ZIEL was Passau.
It was mostly along the beautiful black Ilz.Again I asked myself why is the Ilz so black?
Answer: The color comes from the washed-out humic substances of the moors and spruce forests in the high areas of the Bavarian Forest.
The Ilz was once an important river for the Holztrift. The tree trunks from the Bavarian Forest rushed over creeks to the Ilz and from here on to the mouth of the Danube in Passau. The bridge over the Triftsperre still depicts this well.Why the Inn is so green, see komoot.de/tour/392858546The following highlights could be admired:
- Hals (district of Passau) with weir system and view of Hals Castle, which is unfortunately not accessible
I find it interesting that Hals was once a spa and hydrotherapy institute and was temporarily even allowed to call itself Bad Hals. During the 1st World War, the promising spa business dissolved again.- Halser Ilzschleife, with swimming facilities
Even if there are signs 'Bathing forbidden', it seems to be allowed and wanted, because there is an extra bathing area and a beautiful lawn with a kiosk for drinks and snacks.- the Triftsperre, see regiowiki.pnp.de/wiki/Triftsperre- Oberilzmühle reservoir, see de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stausee_Oberilzm%C3%BChle, with an idyllic swimming areaI noticed the signage for the nature reserve (flying sea eagle), as I am familiar with other signs, see de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naturschutzgebiet_(Deutschland)Résumé
A beautiful tour, which is "definitely expandable" in an inspiring landscape.
June 16, 2021
Today the sun means well, so grab your bathing suit and cycle to the lake.
Then it went from Bad Füssing in the direction of Pocking to the Baggersee, in the Lower Bavarian district of Passau.From Tutting in the direction of Schönburg there was a little irritation with regard to the route, with the result that the path suddenly ended abruptly, apparently limited by a construction site protection. I have recorded the solution to the "problem" in my picture documentation😉. The route as shown in Komoot is irritating, as construction work is currently changing the road / route (s).I was more than positively surprised by the natural outdoor pool in Pocking.
The entire system is in a perfect, clean and very well-maintained condition. Due to the size of the facility, it is even possible to find a quiet spot in the shade without any problems. The physical well-being was also taken care of and there is a great playground for children right by the water.Otherwise everything is described with my picture documentation🙂.
June 15, 2021
Today we went along the beautiful Inn with START / ZIEL Bad Füssing, a municipality in the Lower Bavarian district of Passau.The Inn is strikingly green. I asked myself why and found out the following: The cloudiness is caused by the high alpine origin. There are numerous glaciers in the catchment area of the Inn. Their runoff water appears milky-cloudy due to the finely ground rock. That is why it is also known as "glacier milk".From Bad Füssing we went in the direction of Braunau🇦🇹 on the Inn cycle path on the German side. From Braunau it went back on the Inn cycle path R3 on the Austrian side.There were wonderful sections of the route, which are unparalleled in their beauty. This should also be reflected in my image documentation.The following highlights are particularly noteworthy:
- the Inn Cycle Path on 🇩🇪 and🇦🇹 pages
- The pilgrimage church of St. Leonhard in Aigen🇩🇪
- Ering🇩🇪 hydropower plant (also a bridge for the bike and hiking trail to Austria)
The entire system consists of the machine house, the dams and the reservoir. The turbines and generators for generating electricity are built into the machine house. If the Inn carries more water than can be directed through the turbines, it is discharged through the weir system next to the power station. Floods are also discharged via the weir fields. The dams make a safe damming of the river water possible. The resulting reservoir has developed into a water bird paradise.
With a total of 16 power plants, the Inn is well developed in the hydropower sector. 12 power plants are operated by EON Wasserkraft GmbH and four by Österreichisch-Bayrische Kraftwerke AG.
Around five billion kWh of electricity are generated annually from the hydropower of the Inn.
- Transition from Simbach🇩🇪 to Braunau🇦🇹 (including the birthplace of Adolf Hitler)Résumé
An absolutely recommendable bike tour, which impresses with its beauty and diversity. The bike paths are all perfect and without any flaws. The uniqueness of nature, as well as the multitude of facets are indescribably beautiful.
June 14, 2021