© Sascha Walz

Adler trifft Zander

The “Eagle meets Zander” single-day bicycle tour combines cycling by the water and culinary breaks at a relaxed pace. And it can't get much fresher: Zander, eel, pike and carp were only just swimming in the clear lake and shortly afterwards they are being served to guests in a restaurant, snack bar or mobile kiosk. Other types of fish come from the smokehouse directly to the table. The “Adler trifft Zander” (Eagle meets Zander) tour is just right for you if you want to enjoy these delights and also cycle through a beautiful landscape. There is no shortage of opportunities to enjoy fish dishes in the area around Lake Storkowersee and Lake Scharmützelsee. Of course, people who love meat dishes or vegetarian food will also find something to suit them in the different types of restaurants. You can choose a restaurant with a lake view, a café on the castle courtyard or a rustic country restaurant depending on your mood.
The flat route of the tour means that you still have plenty of time to enjoy observing nature in addition to eating and cycling. The osprey in particular impresses with its wide wingspan in the sky and its hunting skills on the lake. It is particularly enjoyable doing the tour on an e-bike. These can be rented at many points along the tour.

Further details:

Ein Brunnen steht vor dem Bahnhof in Bad Saarow© Seenland Oder-Spree / Florian Läufer
  • Length: 45 km, duration: approx 4 h
  • Start/Goal: Bad Saarow
  • Logo / route marking: comic eagle and zander against a green background
  • Arrival and Departure:
    Public transport: Take the RE1 (Cottbus) regional express train from Berlin central station to Fürstenwalde (Spree), then take the RB35 regional train to Bad Saarow (about 1 hour)
    Car: Take the A113, A10 and A12 motorways from Berlin (about 1 hour)
  • Information on site:
    Tourist information centre at Bad Saarow railway station
    Tourist information centre in the "Haus des Gastes” visitor centre in Wendisch Rietz
    Tourist information centre at Storkow Castle
  • Maps / literature:
    "Seenland Oder-Spree (Landkreise Oder-Spree und Märkisch Oderland): Fahrrad- und Erlebniskarte", Maßstab 1 : 100.000 / 1 : 175.000 Landkarte-Folded Map, Verlag: Pietruska; Auflage: 4 (August 2017), ​ISBN 978-3-945138-01-4, Euro 6.90;
    Freizeitkarte Scharmützelsee, Storkower See und Umgebung mit Straßenregister, Wanderrouten und Ausflugstipps. 1:25 000, Tourismusverein Scharmützelsee e.V. (Hrsg.): Kartox Menzel, 2. Auflage, Wendisch Rietz 2008, Euro 5;
    Broschüre "Entdeckertouren"

Sights:

Ein Vater zusammen mit seinem Sohn auf einem Steg am Scharmützelsee© Seenland Oder-Spree / Florian Läufer

Points of interest / background information:

  • Storkow: Castle with exhibitions, visitor centre at Dahme-Heideseen Nature Park, Radkuriositätenmuseum bicycle curiosity museum, historic town centre with lock, church and steam engine, MitmachPark Irrlandia amusement and theme park, inland dune
  • Bad Saarow: Spa gardens and SaarowTherme thermal baths, Teamimpuls outdoor ropes course, historic railway station, SaarowCentrum cultural centre
  • Wendisch Rietz: Leisure park with a miniature golf course and children's animal farm, SATAMA Sauna Resort, Haus des Gastes visitor centre and aquarium
  • Groß Schauen: Fish farm, fishing museum and Mark Brandenburg fish gallery, exhibition of Heinz Sielmann natural landscapes, observation tower on the Salzweg hill, bird observation tower

The best restaurants:

  • Restaurant "Fischerei Köllnitz” in Groß Schauen
  • Biergarten am Scharmützelsee beer garden and restaurant in Bad Saarow
  • Restaurant Alter Weinberg in Storkow
  • Restaurant Storchenklause in Storkow
  • Fischland Scharmützelsee in Wendisch Rietz
  • Restaurant Schilfhaus in Wendisch Rietz
  • Restaurant Theater am See in Bad Saarow

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