SPANDAUER FORST | autumn mushroom forage

Filmed: November 7, 2017
Location: Spandauer Forst, Spandau



On an early November day after several days of rain, filmmaker Laura J. Lukitsch and photographer Gundula Friese set off to the northwestern edge of Berlin, to the Spandauer Forst to forage for mushrooms.

It was the end of Hallimish season. They decided to head to Spandauer Forest because of how remote it is but could have gone to at least one of seven other forests located within Berlin including Plänterwald (Treptow), Westlicher Düppeler Wald (Wannsee), Bucher Wald (Buch), Tegeler Forst (Tegel), Jungfernheide (Reinickendorf), Grunewald (Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf) or Müggelberge (Treptow-Köpenick).

In the end, they were surprised at what they found.

Spandauer Forst