Route: We head to the coastline via the forest, then walk towards Pfaueninsel. From there we walk through the forest until we reach the famous Glienicke Schlöss, a palace formerly built for Prince Carl of Prussia in 1826. We then head into the forest again, before crossing the bridge over the Griebnitzsee, and heading into the Wannsee-Düppel forest and eventually arriving back at S-Bahn Wannsee. Those not wanting to head straight home afterwards can join us for drinks/food.
Distance: 15 – 16km on easy forest paths.
Approximate route: http://bit.ly/2CKfqAK
Meeting place: Outside the main entrance to S-Bahn Wannsee (S1 or S7; don’t go through the tunnel directly towards the ferry, but come up the steps and meet by the bus stops). Look for the big group of hikers 😉 If you are early, then look for the guy wearing bright red (that’s me / Ryan).
Costs: You may need an A-B zone BVG ticket to reach the start point. You may want money to buy food and drinks at the end.
Weather: Rain, hail or snow will not stop this event. If the weather looks horrendous, bring a good rain coat and thermals 😀
Bring: Appropriate clothing and footwear. Drinking water and food. A smile.
I was feeling terrific this afternoon, so I decided to treat myself to a horrendously unhealthy but equally tremendously yummy dinner of chocolate eclairs.
I went to the bakery and they had two left. The friendly Turkish man by the counter (who I had never met) asked me what I’d like and I said “Ich hätte gern zwei Eclairs bitte!” (gimme two eclairs!). He started to package up the two eclairs for me when I realised that perhaps the gods didn’t want me to have just eclairs for dinner as I realised I was totally out of cash (ze Germans don’t understand how to pay via normal methods). So I apologised and said I didn’t have any money. He then told me that wasn’t a problem, and with a big friendly smile, he told me I could just come back in the morning and pay then.
He had no idea who I was, if I was trustworthy, or anything. Freakin’ sweet! Literally sweet! Just like my dinner 😀