Berlin, some time before the 18th of June 2011

The reason for the planned trip was to buy a good bike for a reasonable prize in Germany and somehow bring it to Denmark. How better to do this than by a bike trip between the two metropoles? And what would be the best way to make such a trip worth while? Right, by geocaching along the way. The planned route was fed to, pocket queries were made and a list of appropriate caches sent to the newest little helper (a Kindle) for paperless caching and our faithful little GPS. So the plan was made and our story begins. But first a general thank you to all the people who have spent time to make this possible by placing the caches.

Day 1: Berlin - Fürstenberg, 18th of June 2011

The time had passed way too fast and as we finally made our departure, it was one minute past mid day. The first 8.6km of our way passed without any incidents and we arrived at the platform for the local train that would do us the favor and effortlessly bring us out of the city. Upon arrival in Oranienburg, Brandenburg at 14:15h, the sky was getting rather clouded. But that would not keep us from our planned treasure hunt.

We set course for the first cache of the list, Lehnitzsee (GC2QK4T). This turned out to be a nice tour along one side of the lake making us read some of the information boards along the way that would else have been passed unnoticed. All in all, a nice start for our tour, only the Mosquitoes guarding the final hiding place were a little distressing. When we had returned the cache, there was little doubt that we would soon get some rain. Determined to get going we ignored the signs and got on our way.

After a refreshing shower (and the first of many statements that the money invested in good rain clothes was well spent), we approached Brücke über den Oder-Havel-Kanal (GC1CJ26). Unfortunately for us, this cache prooved to be our first disappointment of the trip. Regardless of the time we spent searching for the hiding place, there was no finding it - though part of the reason was likely that we used the wrong cache description in the beginning, which consequently held a (so we assume) misleading hint.

Goldenes Tor (GC2HHRV) proved to be an interesting place, sadly we did not get lucky here. First we spend to much time looking around and when we finally started really searching for the cache we had to hurry, there was still some distance to cover today.

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As we abandoned our search, the time was already very advanced and we had to pass most of the caches we had wanted to visit without so much as looking at them. The only caches we attempted to find were Brücke über die Schnelle Havel (GC1J6JB) and Stellwerk Fürstenberg/Havel (GC27QJ5). The first was easy to find, as we had read the description many times. The second eluded us that night, but as it was close to our accommodation for the night, we put it on the list for the second day that would hopefully turn out to be more productive from a geocaching point of view. Two caches for a total of nearly 90km just did not seem fair.

Day 2: Fürstenberg - Neustrelitz, 19th of June 2011

The second day of our trip started with a nice breakfast and the first find of the day being Stellwerk Fürstenberg/Havel (GC27QJ5), in the bright daylight an easy find. Our route then took us to our first unknown cache of the tour, Stechlin (GCPNGH). The solution for this one already rested in our pockets and after some searching we managed to retrieve the little box.

After a strange encounter with a Polo driver who seemed convinced that his car was in fact a bicycle, we got on the way to our next target, Rast & Ruh 6 (GC2RJ7W). This one was an easy find, the thing that confused us a bit was that we found two containers, but that seemed to have been intentional.

From here it was only a few meters to our next two finds, Eikboom (GC29VYX) and Gotteshäuser: Kirche Wustrow (GC13VNJ). Two easy finds with nothing special about them.

Our next goal, Unterm Himmelszelt(GC2AFMB), was the second mystery cache on our tour. As it turned out, the name fits well to the cache, but is a bit misleading at the same time. For the time being, this one will have a place on my favorites list. I am just wondering if the place is still used and if so - by whom?


Picknicker (GC1RF1Y) was again an easy find, that would not have cost us much of our precious little time, would it not have been for the heavy rain; but at least there was plenty of shelter.

After the rain had died out, we continued our trip approaching Findlingsgarten und mehr (GC27V24). What should have been an easy find turned out in a longer search for the cache, and all because I had failed to feel it on my first scan of the most likely hiding places. We only got back to it after we ran out of other ideas.

Only a little later, we got to Schatz der Burg 2 (GC27V2N), where we had no trouble finding the cache, even tough I started looking on the wrong side of the wall, but that was easily remedied.

While the rain god seemed to have been otherwise occupied during our last two cache searches, he certainly remembered about us while we went for Teerofen Gross Quassow (GC2FP4D), fortunate for us this cache had a build-in shelter which we appreciated until the rain again faded away.

By the time we arrived at Zierker See-Franzosensteg (GC1HXCP), we had stopped to care about the rain at all and sent out rather relaxed and in a good mood to search for the cache. We found the Franzosensteg quite interesting and worth to see, though a bit slippery at this weather conditions, and too many uninvited little nasty visitors, who were seeking after our blood.

One last little series before heading for our hotel: Schlosskoppel #1 - "Borkenhaus" (GC2GN86), Schlosskoppel #2 - "Das Denkmal" (GC2GR6G) and Schlosskoppel #3 - "Kleines Borkenhaus" (GC2GR5C). This was a nice tour around the park. At #2, it was raining so hard that we did not dare to fumble the logbook out of the container. At #1 and #3, the surroundings offered enough shelter to log dryly. at #3, we were impressed by the neat container and first did not dare to touch it.

After having settled in at the hotel, a nice hot shower and a surprisingly excellent dinner in the hotel's restaurant, we set out again (can't stop even when it is raining, seem to be addicted seriously) to find Netto und Brutto (GC2GAJ3) and have a glimpse on Symbiose (GC2ABJQ). Regarding the latter, we spotted the container immediately, but decided to come back for it in lighter conditions (the sun had set some time ago).

Day 3: Neustrelitz - Waren (Müritz), 20th of June 2011

Symbiose (GC2ABJQ)

WSV Neustrelitz (GC1JE50)
Hafenpanorama (GC1KBHM)

Schöne Badestellen in MST 5 (GC2CNA3)
Gute Sicht (GC28BHJ)
Gute Sicht 2 (GC2T0G0) Dichtungsring Kaput
Die Brücke (GC28AB3)
Wasserwandern - Brücke Granzin (GC29ANH)
Rast & Ruh 5 (GC2F4NK)
Wasserwandern - Infotafel Kratzeburg (GC29664)
Nr. 17 Gators Dream - "Troja in Ankershagen" (GCXZEC)

Day 4: Waren (Müritz), hotel - Waren (Müritz), campground, 21st of June 2011

UNESCO Geopark Die Müritz (GC2ERT8)
Warener Hafenpromenade (GC1Z089)
Der kleine Bruder (GC29KH8)
Hier entsteht in Kürze (GC2QYXY) In TB
Auf dem Nesselberg (GC2TEBX) In TB Out TB
Seen Sehen - Eckige Tannen (GC1G3P2)

Day 5: Waren (Müritz) - Krakow am See, 22nd of June 2011

Honeckers ehemalige Jagdresidenz (GC1NQ1E)
Naturpark Nossentiner / Schwinzer Heide (GC2D1KC) Sarah Küsst den Sand
Schäferbuche Dobbin - die stärkste Mecklenburgs (GC2X75J) I hope they don't take it down after it lost a big trunk in the last storm
Aussichtsturm auf dem Jörnberg (GC1BPR1)

Day 6: Krakow am See to Güstrow, train to Rostock, bike to ferry, ferry to Gedser and again bike to Marielyst, 23rd of June 2011

Lamiens Hochzeitscache (GC2CQCG)
Bücherhotel Groß Breesen (GCQZBZ) in GC Book
Kleine Pause am Weg (GC2HN8K) Out GC
Wünsch dir was? (GC2MK6M) Out GC
Schloss Güstrow (GC1ADWR)

Gedser kirke - Falsters kirker (GC1RXQY)
En lille trekantet park (GC26QCG) Logbook wet
Gedesby kirke - Falsters kirker (GC1RXR1)
Indgangsportalen (GC2GYKG)

Day 7: Marielyst - Stege (Møn), 24th of June 2011

Vikstrøms Højskole-cache (GC20AMG)
Beautiful Beach and Camping from Falster (GC1W882)
Ulslev strand familieplads (GC2X1V2) - Toller Spielplatz
Lysthuset (GC13FWA) ZECKENALARM!!!!
Hesnæs Havn (GC2HWAZ)
Borrehuset på Falster (GC2VCM5)
Treenigheden (GC2TJ2A)
Stubbekøbing Kirke - Falsters kirker (GC1RYZJ)

Bogø Havn (GCY8Y6)
(GC1XBE3) Not found!
(GC2NNH3) Not found!
Kostervig / sjaellandsleden (GC1BCBM) Not written in log book - full of bugs and co.

Day 8: Stege (Møn) - Rødvig, 25th of June 2011

Kalvehave Kirke (GC16JHH)
(GC2PMFG) Vorsicht Wespen! Not Found
Skt. Peters kapel - Præstø Fjord vest (GC1A9A3) - Nice view
Hylleholt (GC1T3QR) von Muggeln umzingelt - Unkraut jäten dauert doch zu lange - versteckt auf Irrwegen.
Slaget ved og i Lund (GC1ND2Y)

Day 9: Rødvig - Køge (Kopenhagen or better Herlev), 26th of June 2011

The Pyramid (GCHCX0)
ABSALON's Hemmelighed (GCZQF4)