Heatwave Escape

What a summer hey? It feels almost like an Australian summer in Berlin with temperatures reaching 38 degrees celsius! No worries, we had a last minute change of plans with visitors and found that we suddenly had more time togther before Christoph’s summer vacation ended. So, with such high temperatures, we decided to rent a car and head north to the famed lake district of Mecklenbürgische Seenplatte.

Müritz Lake

Müritz Lake

We weren’t sure if we were going to drive the two hours there, spend the day and head back to Berlin in the evening or stay in the area for the night. In any case, we packed a bag just in case it was too pretty to leave.

Well, it was too pretty to leave and I was so glad we were prepared because the area was so beautiful and relaxing! The water was cooling, the gentle breeze was greatly welcomed and we found a lovely hotel to stay at that was once a military barracks. What a great building!

Top left and clockwise: the Gutshaus in Ludorf, reception area, the exhibition room and our room for the night which was originally the smoking room :o)

Top left and clockwise: the Gutshaus in Ludorf, reception area, the exhibition room and our room for the night which was originally the smoking room :o)

After a day of driving and swimming, the hotel was a perfect place to spend the night. The next morning, we enjoyed a luxurious breakfast and decided to explore a little further north to Uckermünde beach where Angela Merkel used to spend her summers.

Uckermünde Beach

Uckermünde Beach

We really enjoyed our little getaway and I love seeing and learning more about Germany each time I visit. And the bonus was that we came back to a Berlin that was cooling down; perfect!!