What is remarkable about this stage is that you hike mostly on unpaved roads from start to finish and are surrounded by a silence that has become very rare these days. This tour is also one of the most wooded stages: around 60% run through forests. But since they are very different, this stage is very varied.
Length: 17.4 km, duration: approx. 4:30 h
Start: Falkenberg (Mark)
Logo / route marking: Blue point on a white background
Arrival by public transport: From Berlin main station with the RE3 (Schwedt (Oder)) to Eberswalde, then continue with the RB60 (Wriezen) to Falkenberg (Mark) (approx. 1 hour)
Departure public transport: From Leuenberg Dorf by bus 887 (Werneuchen) to Werneuchen, then continue with the RB25 (Berlin Ostkreuz) to Lichtenberg, then continue with the S5 (Berlin Westkreuz) to Berlin Hauptbahnhof (approx. 1.5 hours)
Course: Falkenberg (Mark), Cöthen, Nördlicher Tiefensee, Nördlicher Gamensee, Buchsee, Langer See, Leuenberg
Description of the route / Interesting facts: The route takes you from Falkenberg (Mark) over the waterfall near Cöthen, the northern Tiefen- and Gamensee and the Gamengrund over the Buchsee and the Langen See to Leuenberg. The Gamengrund is a real insider tip among the natural beauties of Brandenburg. In contrast to larger towns, you can expect idyllic bathing areas, varied flora and fauna and natural silence. The valley is approx. 300-400 meters wide and 30 kilometers long and was created as a result of the meltwater flowing away from the Ice Age, which left a chain of narrow channel lakes.
- Cöthen waterfall
- Feldsteinkirche Leuenberg
Road conditions / route expansion: predominantly unpaved roads
Maps / literature:
- "66-Seen-Weg, Hikeline hiking guide", publisher: Esterbauer GmbH, edition: 3 (2019), ISBN: 978-3-85000-760-3, 11.90 euros