Hike: Straussee

12.03 kilometers through the Ruheforst Strausberg, Herrensee, and Straussee.  [Tour Link]

The “Ruheforst” Strausberg is a forest cemetery where people can be buried in a tree. At first the plaques are easy to miss, but once you know what they are demand attention. The area was lined with informational plaques on details of the forest and vignettes of the lake.

Unrelated to the Ruheforst (I think), there were smatterings of small works of art composed of stones, branches and other crafts. This is clearly a very communal space that was relatively busy for a cold late afternoon. The lakes are the main star of this trail, which we were lucky to catch at sunset.