GERMAN AUTHOR RETREATS TO THE MAGICAL SCHORFHEIDE LANDSCAPE
Hans Fallada was a German writer who lived a brave, troubled life. When it became clear that his observations of life under fascism would get him into trouble, his English publisher sent a private boat for him.
However, he couldn't bring himself to leave his beloved home in Carwitz, about 90 minutes north of Berlin in a unique ice-age landscape known as the 'Schorfheide'.
The Fallada house is a real gem, fitting squarely into our series 'Homes for Heroes'. We have been looking at the homes of great thinkers. We have been learning that you really don't need much for a house in the country, big minds don't need big homes. They just need to be special and specific.
If you live in Berlin, the house is the perfect excuse for a drive in the countryside, and to watch spring erupt, which is about 2 weeks early this year.
Thanks to loyal reader Alexander Freiherr Knigge for this gem of a tip.