Germany 24 June: Eberswalde - German/Polish border
Running by the river Oder
Our first stop this Sunday morning was at Chorin monastery which has a long history. Sven Alhelm, the monastery's project leader for spiritual tourism, welcomes the team and likens our Peace Running to a pilgrimage and "praying with your feet".
This former Cistercian monastery is one of Brandenburg's chief historical monuments of early Gothic brick architecture.
Dr. Franziska Siedler, head of the administration of the monastery, also welcomed us - she had been busy with a local TV crew.
"Nations of the world, fight against hatred and envy, then there will be peace for all times", reads the text on wheel inside City Hall.
Local people do not miss the opportunity to take a photo with us, hear about the Peace Run and hold the torch.