Fastenwandern in Berlin
FASTENWANDERN IN BERLIN IS A FASTING HOLIDAY COMBINED WITH A CULTURAL VACATION
IN ONE OF THE WORLDˈS GREENEST, MOST FASCINATING CITIES
AND ONE THAT HAS AN UNDENIABLY RICH HISTORY.
OUR DAILY THREE-HOUR WALKS NOT ONLY BOOST THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF YOUR FASTING
BUT ALSO TAKE IN BERLIN‘S MOST FAMOUS QUARTERS AND MONUMENTS,
ITS BEAUTIFUL NATURAL LANDSCAPES AND ITS TRENDY SUBURBS.
Scientific studies have finally confirmed that fasting brings tangible and lasting health benefits. Fasting is recommended for the prevention of “lifestyle diseases” such as Type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, metabolic syndrome and a variety of cancers, as well as other ailments. It is also highly recommended if you are only interested in losing weight … and looking and feeling just great!
… and Hiking
We fast according to the Buchinger method, a German fasting technique proven for nearly 100 years. Dr Buchinger’s method combines fasting with daily physical activity and periods of relaxation. When you come on a hike with us, it‘s in a small group of no more than 12 participants and on mostly level terrain through Berlin’s beautiful forests, along the shores of its lakes and via famous historical sites.
Berlin, which has had a chequered past, was shaped in mediaeval times, then by the Prussian and Imperial eras, two World Wars, the Iron Curtain, the Cold War … and most recently, in 1989, by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Since then, the city has been in a continual state of restoration, development and reinvention. It now attracts millions of tourists each year who are drawn by its colourful history, varied architectural styles and unique urban flair.
Our Partner Hotel
The Biohotel Essentis is 4-star eco friendly hotel located half an hour from the city centre of Berlin. Fully equipped with more than fifty comfortable rooms, various workshop spaces, a sauna with a direct exit to the Spree, a wintergarden, a library, a bar, a vegan restaurant and a fully equipped meditation and yoga room. Essentis possesses its own river dock directly on the Spree. Boats arrive directly at the hotel’s jetty. Motorboats, canoes and bikes can also be rented.
WHAT IS THE PHILOSOPHY OF FASTING AND HIKING?
Fasting and Hiking is a holistic treatment, meaning that it addresses both the physical and
psychological needs of the being. This is in contrast to other kinds of fasting as, for instance,
in religious fasting which aims to mortify the body in order to elevate the soul;
soul and body being considered separate entities.
Also, purely body-oriented fasting such as that which aims to lose weight quickly,
is not in keeping with the philosophy of Fasting and Hiking.