I have just wasted my morning. It is the 1 May and a public holiday here. I planned to spend the day with my Müggelsee Gang. Falk had organised the route and meeting point. It was to be 10:00 am at SB station Königs Wusterhausen. It is at the end of a SB line to the south east of Berlin.
Left home at 9:00 with my bicycle to cycle to SB Schöneweide to pick up a train to KW. Half way there I was stopped by a police cordon. No-one allowed to go any further. Why? I asked. There is a neo-nazi march starting from there and a counter demonstration from the left, said a polite police women.
I cycled back to my local station and took the S-Bahn to a station on the S-Bahn ring to catch a train to KW. I phoned Falk and he said they would wait for me. All trains were stopped at S-B Schöneweide! Police everywhere and choas as people tried to meet family, friends or get to the airport, but couldn’t. Nothing moved. I called Falk and we agreed that they would start the tour without me.
I came back and cycled through my local park. I took this photo. You can see what a perfect day it is for a bicycle tour. I plan to go to Müggelsee this afternoon, sit by the water, have a beer and try to salvage something from the day! I hope yours is better.