pilgrimage through Brandenburg

Berlin is surrounded by some beautiful walking areas that offer some great routes
for a Sunday walk even at winter times.

The Straussee is an exceptionally lovely lake that is part both of the 66-lakes-trail around the greater Berlin area and the Way of St. James that links Frankfurt Oder and Bernau.


What the Straussee is famous for is its old electrically-operated ferry where you can even marry 
(built in 1894 by Daniel Gepke - nowadays they even sell mulled wine to the freezing passengers).

Already as a child I loved to go by ferry at all times of the year.
And every time we went there we brought some bread for the birds living at the lake: most of all swans, ducks and grebes.

The best thing to do is to take the S5 to Strausberg Stadt and then walk through the city to the Straussee, then take the ferry to the other side of the lake and have a good 1,5 hour walk back.

 From the other side of the lake you can see the city of Strausberg and the old "Städtische Badeanstalt
(the open-air swimming baths built in 1925) - here I learned how to swim and at summer times they have a great water slide going down from the tower on the right.

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