Category Archives: Germany

Back in Berlin

A ride to Jüterbog along the skater routes – surprisingly undulating – and then a train to Berlin. Opposite the Nordbahnhof I noticed this building: It’s hard now to distinguish between the old East and West Berlins in the centre, … Continue reading

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Doberlug-Kirchhain to Schönewalde

A pleasant, if not particularly memorable, day’s cycling, following the Schwarze Elster for part of the way. I finally got round to taking a photo of a shop doorway in Kirchhain to represent all the brickwork I have admired over … Continue reading

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Fürstlich Drehna to Doberlug

This part of Germany is full of ehemalige this and ehemalige that . . . in the case of Crinitz, former potteries and a former railway station. Travels around here sometimes feel like dereliction porn. On a path through a … Continue reading

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Peitz to Fürstlich Drehna

Rain threatened all morning but largely held off. Another ride among woods, meadows and water. More dual-language signs makes Germany seem like a properly foreign country. There are so many storks and stork nests that I no longer give them … Continue reading

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Beeskow to Peitz

Today’s ride started alongside arable fields. I’ve noticed enormous open-sided sheds full of cows – for the past few days but there is no pasture for them. All fields are full of crops, so presumably the cows spend all their … Continue reading

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Schlepzig to Beeskow

Finally the weather has turned warm and sunny.

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Lübbenau to Schlepzig

I’ve cycled through the Spreewald before, so the sights – top-heavy punts, dual-language signs, streams and dykes everywhere, the sheer greenness of it all – are not novel. The sounds, however . . . well, in order to pass through the … Continue reading

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