Sand dunes around Berlin

17-Apr-2011
 

We had to visit a friend in Berlin a few days ago and, since the weather was great, we decided to drive back home using mostly national roads and avoid the busy highway. We were happy to do that since we could see some really nice places in the outskirts of Berlin. Among them, we had several stops at some of the many lakes and water bodies surrounding Berlin – it’s really nice to see how such a big metropolitan city can integrate into that beautiful landscape.

To my surprise, on the way from Berlin to the next town called Königs Wusterhausen I just spotted on the left side a… sand dune. We stopped the car immediately and had a short walk on the great sand which felt like in the middle of a desert. A pine forest grows on the dune but the marginal areas were exposed revealing a beautiful beige, fine sand.