"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😉!
Inspired by the charms of the Spreewald last Sunday, this time we went on a tour of discovery by canoe.Start / finish was Schlepzig with destination Groß Wasserburg.
Unfortunately Komoot recorded the tour incorrectly, hence the straight air lines.
The hintour went from the Langen Horstfließ to the Phalspree junction, from there into the Wasserburger Spree to Groß Wasserburg.
The way back led over the Wasserburger Spree to the Krausnicker Strom over the arbor in the direction of Schlepzig.Locks with guards, for self-service and a weir (ie canoe out and carry) lay on the route.There were opportunities to stop off in Groß Wasserburg (restaurant 'Zum Unterspreewald', directly on the Wasserburger Spree) and in Schlepzig in the 'Cafe an der Spree' (small arm of the Spree).Summary: Highly recommended🙂
July 26, 2020
- 03:2532.5 mi9.5 mph575 ft600 ft
This tour led into the beautiful Spreewald. We started the round tour in Köthen, located directly on the beautiful Köthener See. Through the forest we went in the direction of Lübben on the Gurkenradweg, which top is to be cycled, so that the forest life of Fuchs and Co can also be easily observed from the bike. We crossed the villages of Krausnick and Groß Lubolz, they looked very calm, somehow a little sleepy, maybe it was the time or the quite warm temperatures. Arrived in Lübben, we went towards the ferry port. There were no mass gatherings of people there either. A boat trip would have been possible without any problems.
After strengthening with cucumbers from the Spree Forest, we continued towards Schlepzig past a beautiful pond landscape.
In the 'Cafe an der Spree' in Schlepzig you could linger over the canal, enjoying coffee and cake.
Once back in Köthen we ended the day with a "jump" into the Köthener See.
July 20, 2020
I had saved this very nice tour some time ago, but unfortunately I no longer know who and I can no longer say thank you for the inspiration🙈.
I would like to say that I really enjoyed this tour. Very scenic and varied. I was positively amazed by the well-developed bike paths and the overall relaxing peace. A short distance behind Schwerin was very heavy on gravel, partly also powder sand ... pushing was the order of the day, but it was good to overcome "distances".
Refreshments are not in abundance, so your own food bag should be filled with the desired treats.
We were able to find a really nice place at "Knuddels Gastwirtschaft", right on the Dahmebrücke Dolgenbrodt. The offer ranged from sweet to savory and was very good. There is also a ferry pier right there, so I was able to pay attention to this "hustle and bustle".The Groß Schauener Seenkette includes six lakes.
The lakes themselves and part of the surrounding area were acquired by the Heinz Sielmann Foundation in 2002.
The lakes belonging to the chain of lakes are the
Großer Schauener See
Big Selchower See
Schweriner See and the
July 13, 2020
Today a very relaxed tour-tour from Eckernförde a bit along the coast towards Damp, with several stops at just heavenly places to simply enjoy the overall beauty of the Baltic Sea.The goal was: 'Gut Ludwigsburg' with a wonderful courtyard cafe. Trakehners, Arabs, Holsteiners and ponies have also been successfully bred here for years.
July 3, 2020
- 02:4322.7 mi8.4 mph400 ft350 ft
Unfortunately, this tour had to be shortened due to a bicycle defect Fahrrad. As a makeshift patch, I was able to save myself as far as Schleswig. Luckily I found a bike shop there, in which I could be helped completely straightforward. A big compliment to the team from the bike shop 'Mega Bike Schleswig', corner Moltestr./Stadtweg !!!At the beginning of my tour I visited the Gottdorf Castle, which can look back on 800 years of eventful history. A very impressive complex and a beautiful castle garden.
For detailed information see:
de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schloss_GottorfThe area around Lake Idstedter not only invites to cycling. You can also go hiking there. There are many nice places to stay.The Langsee certainly has its charms, unfortunately I could not explore this and a few more northern places due to my bike breakdown.
July 2, 2020
A short tour of the state capital of Schleswig-Holstein was also very interesting on this very short route, I labeled the pictures accordingly.de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/KielComment on "Meteor" (picture 16):
Meteor was one of the most successful and famous show jumpers of his time. Under his rider Fritz Thiedemann, Meteor became an exceptional embassador for the state of Schleswig-Holstein and for Holsteiner horse breeding. Meteor successfully participated in the Olympic Games three times and was the most successful and best-known jumping horse with 150 victories.
June 30, 2020
- 02:2524.8 mi10.3 mph300 ft250 ft
Actually, the start / finish of this round tour should be Tönning, but since there was a strong breeze, the tour was shortened somewhat.
The goal was Sant Peter Ording. Once there, I was totally fascinated by the beautiful village center and its cosiness. In the 'Deicheck Cafe' I treated myself to a tasty milk coffee and an absolutely delicious piece of cake.
Well and the beach with its fine sand and its seemingly endless expanse is simply breathtaking. After a short hike at the water, I stood there and admired the power of the North Sea, the tide was on the rise and "schwub die wub" I was already enclosed by the water, but it was all in the absolutely safe area.The buildings are built on very worthwhile stilt houses.The dune belt is around 6km long and runs through the resort almost without interruption. A great natural treasure, because the dunes of Sant Peter Ording are unique on the entire west coast of Germany. In 2007 they were protected by the EU as a fauna and flora habitat.In 1959, the Ordinger veteran Horst Wieben built his first pile dwelling on the sandbar and called it "Noah's ark" (Fig. 58). Unfortunately, he underestimated the elemental force of the sea and built it too deep. It was destroyed in the great storm surge of 1962. Wieben, who tried to save what could be saved until the very end, was only able to escape drowning.
In 1963 he built Noah's second ark, this time on piles that towered 6 meters above the water. Today the terrace is reminiscent of the first height of Noah's ark. It was built on some remains of the first wooden piles.
June 30, 2020
- 03:3431.1 mi8.7 mph400 ft400 ft
Today, for a change, a 🚴♀️ round trip on the Baltic Sea. Start / finish was Kappeln. An interesting city with a maritime flair.Among other things, Kappel owns the only fully functioning herring fence in Europe today, see Figures 50 and 53. This is also a symbol of the city and is considered unique in the world.
It is easy to linger at the harbor and there are various dining options for the palate. With a cup of coffee you can watch the hustle and bustle at the harbor and the hourly opening of the bascule bridge, see Figures 2 and 55.From Kappeln we went south, through some nice villages to look at, towards Großwaabs. From the Hökholz campsite, the path led directly along the Baltic Sea. The wide view of the sea was wonderful and a dream. Via the holiday resort Damp (picture 16 to 19) with a large marina, we continued to the mucus estuary. There the view opened into a newly created residential complex with many holiday and condominiums, built directly at the mouth (see pictures 39 to 42 and 44 to 48). This seemed to me to be quite "sterile", but maybe it was simply because not a single tree or natural green was integrated. But everything can still come.During a small final round in Kappeln through the city center behind the harbor (Image 51, 52), I could tell that this is very pretty. There are many shops and smaller restorations.
June 28, 2020
Today we went to the north beach, which I am told is the green heart of the Wadden Sea. This lies in the middle of the unique world of Halligen. Surrounded by an evergreen North Sea dike, Nordstrand is connected to the mainland and can therefore be reached at any time. I found the bike tour including longer breaks to be extremely pleasant and soothing.
So on the west coast it was very relaxed between the flocks of sheep along the dike and I was able to enjoy the wonderful view of the North Sea and the Halligen all the time.Incidentally, the seven flags in Figure 1 do not fly in the wind, but are directed against the usual wind direction. In addition, they are not made of fabric, but of different stones such as granite, gneiss, lime and sandstone and attached to larch wood poles that are around five meters high.
These refer to the seven Köge Nordstrands. After severe storm surges and loss of land, construction of such dyed köge began in the mid-17th century in order to protect and recover land from the sea.
June 27, 2020
In the best weather we went to Sylt today. We used the RE6 from Husum, travel time 1h without problems with a completely relaxed ride and smooth bike transport.
Once on Sylt it went from Keitum to List along well-designed cycle paths. What I did not consider beforehand that there are no shady trees on Sylt😏, hence the complete bike ride in the🌞, luckily there was still the airstream😆.
On the few sections close to the road, I had the impression that the drivers in the "cars without a roof" drove up and down the beautiful island all day long to "stroll", it was nice to look at and in a way it got me kind of amused.
In List there was a refreshment with fresh fish at Gosch, oh ... you don't treat yourself to anything else.
Very well strengthened, we then continued via Weststrand towards Westerland.
A longer stop in Wenningstedt with a "fall into the floods" brought the right cooling, since it was already after 5:00 p.m., the beach emptied and we were able to fully enjoy the peace and quiet. The sun was approaching the horizon and a certainly beautiful sunset was beginning.
All in all, it would also be nice to stay a few days longer, because the atmosphere on the island has its special charm with a certain fascination.
June 26, 2020