Sächsische Schweiz

Saxon Switzerland Hike: Wanderers Above A Sea Of Fog

Location: Schmilka –  Mühlenweg – Erlsgrund – Winterbergstrasse – Großer Winterberg – Reitsteig – Unterer Fremdenweg – Kuhstall – Haussteig – Ferkelschlüchte – Kleiner Zschand – Flößersteig – Lichtenhainer Wasserfall / Distance: 17 km / Weather: 1 °C, foggy, rainy and cold

The title is inspired by the title of a painting by Caspar David Friedrich called “Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer”

If you are surprised by the photographic effects I used: The technique is called “wet lense” 🙂

 

Sächsische Schweiz, Schmilka

We started after a really big breakfast from the charming Gasthof zur Mühle in Schmilka near the Czech border. It started raining as soon as we took of and the forest was soon filled with fog.

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Prenden Bauersee Galgenberg Rühlsdorf Bernsteinsee Kiessee Eiserbuder See Mittelprendener See Brandenburg Wanderung Hike

Berlin Day Hike: Do You Smell the Forest?

Location: Prenden, Bauersee, Galgenberg, Rühlsdorf, Bernsteinsee, Kiessee, Blauer See, Eiserbuder See, Mittelprendener See, Bauersee, Prenden/ Distance: 23 km / Weather: 6 °C, foggy and drizzly

On the southern end of Kiessee you’ll find a nice location next to the lake to have coffee and a cake. And if you are completely fearless you can borrow a wetsuit to have a wakeboard or waterskiing tour around the lake. 

The most beautiful atmosphere of this tour was around Bernsteinsee. There were no people only the fog the drizzle an hundreds of lake birds. Swans, ducks, herons and crakes. While the swans swam their peaceful rounds, the ducks and the crakes led an intense fight with words. The whole scenery was muted by the fog. 

 

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On the way to Rühlsdorf:

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Around Bernsteinsee
*If you go there in summer you have to be naked because it’s FKK-Area (naturist beaches)

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Around Kiessee:

 

Around Blauer See:

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Around Eiserbuder See and Mittelprendener See:

 

I was happy to wear the boots …

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The small things

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MYOG: Ultralight Rain Mitts

When hiking with poles trough the rain it’s better to protect your hands from hypothermia. I wear thin fleece gloves and rain mitts additionally. I found this pattern originating from the middle ages while searching for something with practically no seams.  Because less seams = less possibilities for water to enter (and *bonus* shorter sewing […]

MYOG: Ultralight Rain Gaiters

I hate wearing rain trousers because they are very uncomfortable and as I wear a raincoat instead of a jacket which in general is enough during light rain, I wanted to be protected from getting cold during heavy rain. So I thought of leaving out the top of the trousers and just wearing very long gaiters. […]