Here in Reinfeld where I am now for a while, it does only take me a 10 minutes walk to see the nature. I spotted some interesting places, including interesting paths. There is a pond with a lot of birds, but I didn’t have a chance to take photos of the birds as they were too far away for my lens. Yesterday I saw a woman with a quite big lens, I assume she did use a 300mm or 400mm lens and took pictures of cormorants, but they were too far away for my 105mm lens, and it’s sad to miss out some good shots, but I am patient and will save money for a tele lens too, but it’ll take time.
Outside of the town there are some nice nature spots, with ponds and paths as mentioned, but it’s not the deepest nature, you will find village streets, farms and fields all over the place. The advantage with small towns is that you will be in the nature in a few minutes even if you walk, in Lübeck I would need to cross several districts until I would finally get out of the town to continue with my hike. Now I am in a sleepy village, at 5 or 6 am you rarely see cars on the streets, and the nights are much darker here, I believe this would be cool for star photographers. If you ask me, I wouldn’t want to live here forever, I prefer medium-sized cities over small towns or villages. The town here doesn’t attract me, only some spots, but the nature around the town attracts me more.