A Weekend Getaway at Gut Wolletz
Set out from Berlin and escape to Gut Wolletz in the Uckermark for a weekend of hearty home-cooked meals and revitalising autumnal walks.
For this week’s autumnal escape, our destination lies 100-km north of Berlin. We’re excited to spend the weekend at Guthaus Wolletz, a relaxing guesthouse just west of Angermünde and featured in Weekender Edition Berlin. Turning into Gut Wolletz’s driveway, it almost feels like we’re coming home again. This erstwhile sheep stable is a lovingly refurbished guesthouse that features five holiday apartments, each with its very own kitchen unit and terrace. The views from the apartments span Schorfheide Chorin Biosphere Reserve’s vast fields and forests—an area best-explored by bicycle or on foot.
Much to our surprise, clear skies and sunshine greet us at the windowsill Saturday morning. Barely able to contain our excitement, we set out around the lake directly after breakfast. This 17-km hike isn’t the shortest of walks, but we’re craving the exercise and happy to have an excuse to spend the entire day on our feet. The stunning landscapes that surround Wolletzsee feature myriad pale brown reeds, towering chestnut trees, winding dirt paths, dense foliage, and open fields. Five hours later, we come full circle and find ourselves all the way back at our doorstep at Gut Wolletz. Feeling only slightly famished, we delve directly into our culinary endeavours and cook up a storm in the fully equipped kitchen unit in our apartment. Gut Kerkow’s delicacies taste as delicious as ever!
On Sunday, our tired feet tempt us to sleep in a bit longer, before rising mindfully and enjoying a light breakfast. Today, we plan on doing significantly less walking than the day before. We also want to be sure to leave a little room in our tummies for a late lunch at KaffeeKonsum. Since our weather app seems to confirm light on-and-off showers for the rest day, we pack our umbrellas, throw on our rain boots, and settle for the 1.5-hour stroll to Fischteicher Blumberger Mühle and back. Upon our return, we pack up the car and grab lunch at KaffeeKonsum (admittedly followed by an indulgent selection of coffee and cakes) before making our way home back to Berlin. Feeling revitalised from our short countryside getaway, we’re ready to dive back into the work week ahead.