I’ve taken a half dozen hikes starting from Borgsdorf into the Briesetal forest. The Briesetal was mined by glacier movements during the Ice Age and cut through by the river Briese. Along a three hour hike you can see the glacier dunes, pristine forest that are milled nearby, wild trees, and a fairy-tale marshland.
Given the size of the Briesetal, you can easily choose a route to suit your mood – with as little or as much interaction with other people as you want. You can truly be alone once you get deep into the forest. Sundays, however, are especially busy around the marshland. So there is the best of both worlds.
Averaging 40mins one way, the commute can not be beat.