In the fall, a hike took us from Lübars in Berlin across the state border into Brandenburg’s Mühlenbecker Land region and back to Lübars. The route was almost 16 kilometers long, but can certainly be shortened or extended.
We have tracked our hike from Lübars on Komoot. You can follow our way on the map or hike it.
We drove by car to the lido Lübars. If you don’t want to hike this route in the summer, you can certainly find a parking space here.
By public transport you can reach our starting point as follows:
- S1 to the station “Waidmannslust”,
- take bus 222 to the stop “Am Vierrutenberg”.
At the edge of a foliage colony, a path leads into the Tegler Fließtal.
Hike from Lübars over the Eichwerder footbridge
We have already experienced the beauty of the Tegeler Fließtal on small hikes. It really is one of the most beautiful and varied nature areas in Berlin. Of course, word has spread and so it is always quite busy here, especially on weekends. So if you are looking for nature observation, you should rather choose another time.
If you follow the hiking trail, you will reach the Eichwerder Steg. The footbridge was built in 1927, shortly before the villages of Hermsdorf and Lübars were incorporated into Berlin. Now one wanted to connect the villages on the shortest way. The best and fastest way seemed to run directly through the Tegeler Fließ. So a wooden bridge was built from Lübars through the river and a dam was built on the marshy meadows from the Hermsdorf side. However, the dam was not stable enough and also sank due to flooding. So it was decided to build the bridge over the whole area. However, this required a solid foundation. A 150 meter long arch in the bridge provided the necessary stability.
Today, the footbridge is not only a link between two parts of the town, but also a nature learning trail. The German Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU), in cooperation with the Reinickendorf district, has set up 50 boards with interesting information about the local flora and fauna.
Once you have crossed half of the footbridge, you walk across the Eichwerder Moorwiesen, which stretch across the Berlin state border into Brandenburg.
Nature reserve Kindelsee-Springluch
We left the trail after a while and walked through some adjacent residential areas until we reached the Kindelsee-Springluch nature reserve.
The nature reserve with its about 69 hectares is located in Brandenburg. It is a part of the nature park Barnim. Here are beautiful alder swamp forests, meadows and siltation bogs characterize the landscape.
If you like bird watching, you are sure to discover a lot here. About 30 bird species are at home in the nature reserve – from the blackbird to the jay to the oriole or the nightingale, there is a lot to see and hear.
We enjoyed the peace and quiet here. Hardly anyone crossed our path and it almost felt like a short vacation.
The way back
We reached Schönfließ, the western district of Mühlenbecker Land. The old village church stands at the village green, and many cycling and hiking paths meet. But we were drawn further, we had not planned to visit the village.
We continued walking along the connecting road in the direction of Schildow, when we spotted cranes on the harvested field. They stood there quite quietly at first and we could watch them for a while. When a walker ran past on an adjacent dirt road, they rose loudly trumpeting into the air and flew away. What a beautiful sight!
The district of Schildow in Mühlenbecker Land was quickly reached. In Schildow, the proximity to Berlin is noticeable. Everywhere are new buildings and it looked like that, so whether in the next time still so much should be built in addition.
A little story in passing: King Friedrich II had potatoes and mulberry trees grown in Schildow. The mulberry trees were intended for silkworm breeding, which was to promote silk production. In Berlin, the oldest mulberry tree in the city stands in the Friedrich Wilhelm City, which was also planted for the planned production of silk by the caterpillars.
In Schildow, we then reached the Berlin Wall Trail, which brought us back in the direction of Lübars. With the setting sun, we reached the wooden jetty again and finally our car at the lido Lübars.