Schönwalde im Glien (Glien stands for clay) lies in the forests and marshlands west of Berlin in Brandenburg (and has not changed much since the 'Kaisers' times). The development dates back from the 1930's. It is built on sand dunes and distinguished by beeches, birches and pine trees. If you feel like 'going to town', a mere 20 minutes' drive through the 'Spandau Forest' will take you to the city. In the settlement you will find everything that is necessary to survive: bakery, supermarket, post-office, physician, pharmacy and four pubs/restaurants. The place is ideal for hiking or cycling in a rather flat country one day and exploring the city on the next. Or you can play golf on one of more than 14 courses around Berlin.
Other Activities: relaxing, reading, watching neighbours :-)
Golf: The enchanting 'Markish' countryside makes - with its superb plains, woods, water, sand-dunes and heath - a wonderful golf-land. Most of the courses were built after 1990 and meet all modern standards. However there are two exemptions: Berlin-Wannsee is the eldest German Golf Club (founded in 1895) and a wonderful parkland course. It's a must to have played here whilst in the area, even if there are technically more demanding courses available around Berlin. Berlin-Gatow was the UK-Airbase in Berlin until the 90th of the last century. And, of course, there was a golf course. It has now 18 superb holes. The course and the club house is a peace dividend for all golfers with a sense of history.