In absence of further possibilities and also because it’s very, very beautiful we did Dolina Chochołowska again, but this time we went to the Refuge by “Kulig” – a horse sleigh – and went back by foot. When we entered the refuge to have a bowl of Żurek (best soup!) we were a little surprised by the intense horse smell – just until we realized that it’s us. So if you don’t have a washing machine with you, I strongly recommend to do this marvelous adventure on your last day 🙂
We had friends over and took a hike over Dammwiesen to Stienitzsee. The weather was quite unstable and we had to take a big stop at the ice cream parlour in Hennigsdorf, which is great for the food – yes, there’s not only ice cream – but you really have to close your eyes for the interior from hell.
And if you ever want to see cute donkeys, take a stop at Mühle Lemke. There is also a great shop for organic food for humans and all sorts of animals. Most of Pavlov’s food comes from there.
Autumn is coming and the glorious glows already show up regularly. We have a very, very good mushroom season this year, and sometimes we don’t even know what to do with our harvests. Luckily we have a drying machine. And no, we don’t eat the mushrooms in the pictures, except of the parasols.
This tour is from June this year and the poppies were in bloom. We had a nice hike through the fields near Stolzenhagen and Pavlov was very tempted to jump into the river. We visited a small Museum in the village and discovered a lot of stuff our Grandmas already had. When I look at the pictures, I wish summer would come back for a while.
A very special guided tour brought us to some different initiatives in eastern Brandenburg, where we learned, how people from the city and from the villages live and work together on the countrysite and engage actively in village live. I was most impressed by the story of Trebnitz.
We have been there as teenagers at night to have mystic parties and campfires. For a very long time the ruin of the Wildenburg was and still is a magic place in the middle of a typical Odenwald forest. It was built in the 12th century and destroyed by Götz von Berlichingen (well known from Goethes stage play) in the 16th century. Since, it attracts hikers and today even some corny dressedup instagramers find their way up to the castle ruin.