VISIT TO THE ODERBRUCH REGION
A district of rather flat, wide open spaces
with mile after mile of farmland interspersed with patches of woodland and
roadside trees. The country villages are bright with garden and basket
On our first visit the smaller roads were particularly quiet
as car ownership was not that common. The most common car by a long way was the
little Trabant, ("Trabby"), a noisy mass produced workers' car which created an
awful smell from its exhaust.
Keen to have a "getaway" from the bustle of city life our
friends have purchased an old railway house in the village of Sietzing.
The house had been let
for many years and was in poor decorative order as well as lacking any modern
facilities. The garden can be improved also!
Room for Improvement
Garden ! and Sietzing Countryside
(From Postcards--Photography B.Fischer, Buchow)
A Sietzing House
An unusual sight for English
visitors to these parts are the Storks
This one was standing at the side of
In many villages their huge
nests can be seen on chimneys or special towers erected for them.
We also visited the nearby River
Oder, a wide and important river forming the boundary with Poland.
history of flooding, the river is now contained between embankments.
However in 1997 these were not sufficient and
there were huge floods, on account of the flat countryside.
A return trip enabled us to see more of
this interesting area
|A good start. Our
accommodation had improved !
The Same Room as above
|Visit a hidden lake and rustic
forest restaurant, the Oder river meadows, and a specialist Fish
Photographs in 2001
In the year 2000 I surfed the WWW to the Web Pages of
the pupils of a school in this area, Letschin School, and corresponded
regularly by Email with them.
My best wishes go to
the 1999/2000 Class 10c.
For those of you with a knowledge of
the German language their site is an interesting one to look at.
If your browser cannot read frames I
have tried to arrange for you still to view certain pages,
although it may
seem a bit disjointed.
Go to my Sclachtenseepage
or visit the
Central Berlin page.