And suddenly you can spot it from afar on the horizon - the "Schamper Mühle", a listed windmill from the 19th century and probably the most unusual accommodation we have been able to visit so far.
The proportion of business trips has been increasing continuously for years. According to the German Travel Management Association (VDR), almost 2018 million business trips were carried out in Germany in 190 alone.
We started looking again to find very special places where you don't feel like you're in Germany.
In the romantic town of Giethoorn, for example, all the houses are in the water. Therefore it is also called the "Venice of the North".
Golden sunbeams shimmering through treetops. Rustling leaves and the crackling of the branches, soft forest floor interspersed with roots, the scent of wood, moss and damp leaves - for centuries the forest has been regarded as a mysterious, archaic place of longing.
As beautiful as Berlin is, sometimes you just long to leave the big, crowded city. Also sometimes to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and to recharge your batteries and breathe deeply. How nice that you don't necessarily have to drive far for it.