Düna & a Loss.

Since I had heard Rumours that the Jettenhöhle near Düna was accessible to the Public again , I decided to go there today and find out myself. Spoiler: The Cave is not open to the Public.

And so I drove over to Düna, parked my Car and set off into the Hainholz. That is a very beautiful Karst Area between Düna, Osterode and Schwiegershausen.

Floating Leaves.

It was very windy there, so I put on my Jacket and quickly shot my first Fotos of some Leaves floating by from the Parking Lot.

Then, I headed into the Woods on the Hainholz Trail to see if I could find the Jettenhöhle, which I did not do in the End.

But I saw a lot of other, equally as beautiful, Karst Appearances like Sink Holes. In Fact, I saw mostly Sink Holes.

A large Sinkhole.

The Forest was also very beautiful, yet also slightly more Dangerous as a normal Forest. That is because in the Hainholz, Dead Trees and other things like Widow Makers are left to Nature.

And there are all those Sink Holes that are also quite dangerous. Especially when you accidentally drop something.

A Danger Tree above the Path.

And I dropped something today. My absolute favourite Lens. And it rolled away, because Lenses are round, and fell down a narrow and probably quite deep Sink Hole never to be seen again.

Yes, I lost my old Nifty 50 that I had since 2016, and that was actually my first ever Lens apart from the Kit Lens that came with my first DSLR. But I will definitely get a new one once I have the Money for it.

The Killer Sink Hole.

But enough about losing Things that you like.

Before I dropped that Lens, I actually was able to capture some nice Fotos with it, both over the Years and today.

As I said before, it will be replaced at some Point in the Future.

Captured with the Nifty 50.

The Jettenhöhle is a large Karst Cave between Düna and Hörden near Osterode. It is actually over 600 Metres long, an about 160 Metres of the Cave are technically discoverable.

But because the Cave is in Danger of collapsing it is actually closed off to the Public. It also harbours are sizeable Bat Colony.

Back during World War II, the Cave had also been closed to the Public starting December 1944 for other, more malicious Purposes. It was actually planned to move a Factory from Göttingen to the Cave. Luckily, those Plans never came to fruition because of the Progress of War.

In the Forest.

According to Legend, the Jettenhöhle gained its Name during the 30 Years War, when the local Population hid from the Swedes. Back then a Child was born in the Cave, and it was named Jettenhöhle after the Mother.

In the 1800s, the Jettenhöhle was known as the Gettenhöhle. And I gues the Name got changed in Translation over the Years. That Name came from all the Sink Holes in the Area. Getten apparently meant Sink Holes back in the Day.

Some exposed Karst.

Apart from when I lost my favourite Lens to a Sink Hole, I actually did have a lot of fun today.

The Weather was great and I got to be Creative yet again.

And maybe I get lucky and receive a new Lens for Christmas.

4 thoughts on “Düna & a Loss.”

    1. My Heart sank as the Lens fell. I had no Time to stop it. Luckily, it is pretty much the most affordable Lens ever, at ‘only’ 110€. That’s still an amount I can not spend just so, but it is also sold out at the Moment. So I really there is no way to get one right now.

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