This weekend I was in strong need of some nature, so I decided to do one of my favorite activities – forest bathing (Jap: shinrin-yoku). Forest bathing is Japanese tradition of taking in the forest atmosphere with all senses – simply being-in and connecting with nature. This is supposed to have positive effects on psychological state and overall well-being. I can say, it definitely works for me.
I used this chance to visit the nature park Barnim, just north of Berlin – one of the biggest forest areas near the German capital. The park is easily accessible via S-Bahn station Borgsdorf. I brought my winter camping kit to have the possibility for a warm picnic and nice nap. Which was a good choice as it started snowing quite heavily.
Start/End: Borgsdorf S-Bahn station | 15km