I stayed with Birgit for a month and loved it. I miss my little apartment - it is so comfortable! Every weekend I commuted to Berlin to see my children, so the balance between city and country was perfect. My goal was solitude and excercise, which Wünsdorf-Waldstadt facilitated, as one could walk/cycle in the forest and swim in the lake a few 100 meters from the house. The supermarket is about 1,5km away, so a healthy walk there and back. Similarly the train station. I used the bus service to go to Zossen, and other surrounding towns, including Lutherstadt-Guttenberg. Be sure to study the bus time tables and the trains if you are going to make use of public transport. NB (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Maps is not accurate! There is a train to Berlin every hour at 5 minutes past the hour. The 770 in Klausdörferstrasse is important if you want to go to Luckenwalde, Jüterbog etc. I took a bus, RE5B to Baruth. When you get there you can take a bus to the very worthwhile Glashütte, which is a conglomeration beautiful old buildings where they made glass. There still is a potter who makes beautiful pottery, and a very lovely restaurant. Note: School holidays reduces the amount of buses available. The towns in the area are quite disappointing, so I would not put it on my to do list again, apart from Wittenberg. Juterbog looks lovely - I did not have enough time to look at it properly, but will next time. The amazing war buildings in Wünsdorf-Waldstadt are of great interest, although I did not perservere to see it as I abhor war. If you want to go on a tour of the underground war facilities, you need to be able to climb a lot of stairs, which I abandoned as I have knee problems. I walked around the lake clockwise from the house to Neudorf and discovered a charming restaurant on the way and had coffee and cake (I found it on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps). A bit further on, in Neudorf, is a veg farm where they grow organic tomatoes, cucumbers and beans - yummy! You will see it on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) maps if you put the "earth" view on.
Birgit's general factotum, the lovely Benita, collected me from the station. They both made me feel so welcome and cared for! The garden and fields are charming, with its vegetable garden and horses. The bed is sublimely comfortable!
The only down side was that there is quite a bit of traffic on the road past the house, wich was unexpected. I live in a little village, so am not used to traffic. I have to point out, though, that it is only at certain times of the day when people commute to work at a place on the other side of the lake.