This is a copy/paste of hiking instructions I use when organising hikes in Grunewald forest
This is the same forest many have you have joined me for hikes on before, but a totally different route.
We start at S Grunewald at 11:00am (look for the mob of hikers), then head straight into the forest. We meander our way through the forest, then head down the hill to the der Havel river, and follow the coast until heading back up the hill to stop for a lunch break at a biergarten.
From the biergarten, we’re heading back into the forest around the small lake of Barsee and meander our way through the forest to Schlachtensee. This is perfect spot to stop for a swim if you like, but the S-bahn is also nearby for those who need to head off. Anyone who likes, is welcome to join me at the restaurant at Schlachtensee too.
Here is an approximate route:
Meeting point: Grunewald S-Bahn station (the mob of hikers should be easy to find
Time: 11:00am sharp
Distance: ~ 19 km (approx. 4.5 hours journey at a slow pace)
Return journey: S-Bahn from Schlachtensee S-bahn station
Bring: A good attitude 😀
Cost: You will need money if you want to buy food or drink at the biergarten.
Cancellation: The trip will be happening rain, hail or snow 😀 Remember to change your RSVP if you want to pull out.
Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Note that attendance is entirely at your own risk.
Since there are often many people attending, it is not possible for the organiser to keep track of everybody, so it is important to make sure you don’t get lost. Grunewald is a very small forest, so If you do get lost, just keep heading in one direction and you will eventually hit civilisation 😀
Would you like to organise a hike? If so, please get in touch! We always love to have new organisers, and if you aren’t sure what is required, just ask and we are happy to provide assistance with anything you may like to know.
We are meeting at Tempelhof [date TBA] to go inline skating. It would be great if you could join us 😀 We are meeting at 2:00 pm (5pm is better if it’s hot).
Levels: All levels are welcome. Lots of beginners join us, so don’t be shy 😀
We’ll meet in the Southwest corner of Tempelhofer Feld. I’ll be there with a bright red T-shirt on and a black cap (and skates obviously 😛 ).
Closest public transport is S-Tempelhof (Südring S41/S42/S45) or U6-Tempelhof. It’s is about 3 minutes from the entrance of the S-Bahn across Tempelhofer Damm, then you enter the park, pass a few bicycle racks, continue the path to the right hand and then there is already the toilet container and next to it two concrete benches, where people will be busy changing their shoes (see the big blue X in the lower left hand corner below)
What to bring:
There is no changing and storage place at Tempelhofer Feld so you need to be in comfortable clothes already and you need to bring a small backpack to carry your shoes and other stuff. Some water, sun cream and sun glasses might be helpful.
Own inline skates required as there is no rental station nearby.