You have to go over seven bridges not only said Karat and Peter Maffay but also the Kossenblatter and created the "7-bridge hiking trail around Kossenblatt"Along the beautiful landscape on the Spree, over the Krähenberg, between Tonschacht and Kleiner Kossenblatter See, it's about Kossenblatt. The round leads a good 10 km on easily accessible paths through a very beautiful and varied landscape.We had a lot of fun the round and we can only recommend it. There is a lack of supplies, the only restaurant in Kossenblatt has closed and a few benches would further enhance the round.
November 22, 2020
My wife wanted to try out her new hiking boots, so the tour couldn't be that long. She also wanted to go back to Neubrück to Wergensee.I don't like the area that much for hiking. There are practically only pine forests and in between there are well-developed paths for cars and bicycles. As a hiking area, I miss the variety and the soft forest paths. It's just a typical forest.Today, however, tons of mushrooms of different species have provided a lot of variety. I haven't seen so many different mushrooms in a while. There were also a lot of chestnuts. Mushroom pickers would have quickly filled their baskets here.
I noticed how little mushrooms I know. You are welcome to identify the mushrooms in the photos. Incidentally, I only photographed a small number of the species that I saw.So it turned out to be a varied tour and the new shoes didn't cause any problems for my wife.
November 15, 2020
Despite the rather used weather, a little exercise was announced. Actually, I just wanted to go to the cemetery and wander around a little. There is always something to discover. But since the sky was becoming increasingly foggy, it was a welcome occasion to wander a little in the Frankfurt area and enjoy the peculiar calm of a gray, foggy landscape there.So it went from the cemetery to the IHP along the federal highways and then returned to Frankfurt near the motorway and later along the railway line. All paths were easy to walk in this weather and are also suitable for a bike tour.
November 1, 2020
"Never touch a running system", unfortunately I couldn't take this slogan into account at the Müllrose weather station and therefore I now have regular visits to Müllrose.Today I had time for a hike, unfortunately the weather became inconsistent and it kept raining. Therefore it was not through the Biegener Hellen but from Lichtenberg over the fields (dirt roads) to Hohenwalde and from there through the woods to Müllrose.Autumn has colored nature beautifully and flying and grazing geese repeatedly drew attention to themselves.The route from Frankfurt to Lichtenberg is paved (bike path or road), the field and forest paths are easy to walk and in Müllrose you have asphalt again.
October 24, 2020
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Since we do not want to go to holiday destinations in warmer climes in the current situation, we use the opportunity to minimize our white spots on the German map.
When looking for today's hiking destination, I read the sentence "Almost everyone knows the Harz Mountains, almost nobody knows their little brother Huy. There are huge beech forests here". That's right, I know the Harz Mountains, I don't know the Huy and I like beech forests, so let's go there.So it went to Dingelstedt. We parked at the community center and went to Mönchhai on wide paths. I hadn't suspected what settlements there were. As far as I have correctly assigned the information on the Internet, it is a former concrete slab factory and the border training regiment 7 of the GDR border troops. Then it went through the beautiful beech forests to the robber cave and then to the Huysburg monastery. After an extensive tour and a break in the monastery cafe, the Sargstedt waiting tower was our next destination. We had to take a little detour to get there, the main route was closed due to logging work. The renovated, accessible waiting tower and the view from there are also worth seeing.It went on to Wilhelmshall, before the stromatolites were passed. Then it went back to Dingelstedt.The paths can be walked very well throughout, most of our route can also be ridden by bike. Where there were classic hiking trails, there is also a bike-friendly route nearby.Today we had a mix of sun and clouds with little wind. On the wide paths you could always walk in the sun, other stretches were really dark through the beech forests. You walked through beech forests all the time. Unfortunately, the color of the leaves has only just begun. Full autumn has to be a colorful festival here.We can highly recommend the round. The beech forests are great, the paths are very good and the tour is very varied due to the many sights and great views. In addition, you have the Huy almost to yourself, I can't imagine that with Harz.
October 13, 2020
Since the escape into the warmth does not fit into the time for us this year, we use the time (for us) to visit white spots on the German map. Germany has so many beautiful corners and the Lappwald is definitely one of them.We found an official parking lot at the sports field in Walbeck and started our round from there. The first sight was a dismantled but not removed watchtower of the former inner-German border. We continued through the beautiful mixed forest with many beeches and oaks, streams, renatured stream areas and many mushrooms.Not only the remnants of the inner-German border but also the early medieval protective devices from waiting towers and ditches as well as the ruins of the collegiate church in Walbeck are worth seeing and interesting witnesses of the long history of this region.There are signs, especially for the circular routes, but a map (paper or electronic) is highly recommended. We planned the route with Komoot and got along very well.
October 12, 2020
Since I still had to play taxi from the Mageburg train station, I had little time to explore the area. The sequoia tree at Ivenrode was just right for me. The imposing and rare guy was easily found during a short walk and there was still time to take a look at the Romanesque Salvator Church in Invenrode. Unfortunately, an inside tour was not possible.
October 12, 2020
Sometimes you just make decisions that turn out to be suboptimal.
I had hiking shoes or a bike to choose from and I decided on the bike.So went from Frankfurt to Boossen and then on the bike path on the B5 to Treplin. That's where my problem started, a miserable headwind. If my home weather station measures 5 bft, then it was even more in the open fields between Treplin and Briesen. Sometimes I literally hit the wall. In addition, despite 17 ° C and thick clothing, I slowly cooled down. The headwind then accompanied me to Friedland (km 60). Then Murphy's law came into play. As the sun set, the wind died down quickly, if there had been a tail wind.Back to the route, from Treplin it went on the little-traveled country road to Sieversdorf, then on bike paths via Petersdorf to Briesen. Through Briesen there is a foot-cycle path to the motorway, then come the notorious almost 2 km cobblestone pavement which can be softened on the gravel hard shoulder. Then again the great bike path over the Kersdorfer Schleuse to Neubrück. From Neubrück to Rassmansdorf you drive on a country road with bumpy asphalt but little traffic, then the farm road to Radinkendorf and then the barely traveled road to Beeskow.
Since I didn't want to drive over the open field, I avoided the bike path on the country road to Friedland and drove via Kummersdorf. At the moment you have to turn to the bike path, the road between Kummersdorf and Leißnitz has been completely milled off and is getting a new asphalt surface.
From Friedland there is the great bike path past Reudnitz, through Oelsen to Janckemühle. Behind the Janckemühle you come across the Dammendorf-Chossewitz farm road, which I followed to Dammendorf. We continued on the cycle path on the country road via the Bremsdorfer Mühle, Bremsdorf to Fünfeichen and then on cycle paths via Schernsdorf, Kaisermühl and Müllrose to Frankfurt (Oder).The route is paved throughout, suitable for road bikes and well suited for excursions. The varied nature with fields, forests and water also contributes to this. Today there were many deer in the fields, but there were no cranes to be seen.
Many of the rest stops were open today.But when there is such a strong wind again I take the hiking boots.
October 4, 2020
Day of German Unity, nice weather and the goal to hike relaxed in the area, some goals are already canceled.
The Schlaubetal, the Rauener Berge or the Dorchetal are easy to overrun on such days. Fortunately, there are still many insider tips in the area. One of these beautiful but little known hiking areas is the area between Treppeln, Kobbeln and Kieselwitz.
Since my wife did not yet know the Kobbelner Stein, we took this giant boulder as a starting point. On beautiful forest paths we first went to the highest elevation in LOS, the Hutberg, then around the Klautzkesee to the Teufelsstein and then back to Kobbeln.
The round is just 10 km long and therefore suitable for families. On the way, nature gave everything. Mushrooms in all colors (a few were also edible), coniferous forests, mixed forests, meadows, fields, cranes roaring at the Klautzkesee - it was very varied. The paths were sometimes wide and hard, then well sprung and sometimes narrow but always easy to walk.There are many benches in the area around the Kobbelner Stein, later on the round it subsided. The "sights" are very well maintained, so you can rest well.We didn't meet anybody on the whole round, so the goal of a relaxed hike was fully met.However, you have to take your food with you, we didn't see a stop in Kobbeln.
October 3, 2020
To take a loan from Henry Ford: "You can have the sky in any color, as long as it is gray,"The whole day we had a mixture of fog and high fog in Frankfurt and it got grayer towards the evening. Whereby there are many types of gray and felt all gray tones on the round. At the end of the tour there was drizzle and drizzle for free.The fog packed the landscape in cotton wool and so I was able to switch off from work. A few cranes trotted in the fields and a few herons could also be seen.The round is paved throughout and leads a lot over bike paths and side streets with little traffic. Only from the exit Frankfurt (Oder) via the Lossower curves to Lossow is there more going on due to the rush hour traffic.
October 1, 2020