Turmwanderweg hike

I did the Turmwanderweg, a hike in Brandenburg from Bad Freienwalde to Falkenberg. Ze Germans have a strange obsession with putting big towers in the middle of nowhere, for the purpose of climbing and admiring the scenery. This hiking route traversed between six of these for us to check out on our way. We had great weather, and a nice bunch of people as always 😀

Delphi the dog

Lake

Me

Ski jump

Tower photo

View from top of tower

Garden view from tower

View of tower

View from tower

Train

Delapidated rain station

Stasi Museum

Michelle and I visited the Stasi Museum in Lichtenberg, Berlin. The museum is based in the old Stasi head offices.

This is no ordinary belt ;) The belt clip includes a small semi-transparent window which allows a camera to be placed behind it.

This is no ordinary belt 😉 The belt clip includes a small semi-transparent window which allows a camera to be placed behind it.

The office of Erich Mielke, head of the Stasi.

The office of Erich Mielke, head of the Stasi.

An envelope steamer

An envelope steamer

A toy grenade, used for school kids to practice their throwing technique!

Key soap, used for replicating keys.

Key soap, used for replicating keys.

Matt Damon was apparently a member of the Stasi before taking up acting.

Matt Damon was apparently a member of the Stasi before taking up acting.

Old school Stasi microphone and listening device

Old school Stasi microphone and listening device

Stasi uniform and weaponry

Stasi uniform and weaponry

Get Smart would be proud. A shoe designed to hide various equipment, including listening devices.

Get Smart would be proud. A shoe designed to hide various equipment, including listening devices.

A Stasi paper shredder. Useful for when you are doing things you shouldn't be doing.

A Stasi paper shredder. Useful for when you are doing things you shouldn’t be doing.

Erich Mielke's telephone. It includes hot numbers for all of the major communist bloc places the Stasi needed to communicate with.

Erich Mielke’s telephone. It includes hot numbers for all of the major communist bloc places the Stasi needed to communicate with.