Whenever you go out Exploring in the Harz, you might stumble upon a plethora of Signs and Plaques. Some of those tell you the Way, while others teach you about the History of any given Place. You might also come across a yellow and green Tree-shape with a black Border and black Letters on it.… Continue reading Dennert-Tannen.
Lately, I absolutely enjoy it to Discover Teiche around Clausthal in the Oberharz. There are a lot of them, and most are actually very beautiful. Especially with all the Snow. But most, if not all of those Teiche are actually Manmade. And they were all built for a Reason. The Ziegenberger Teich. | ca. 1645… Continue reading The Oberharzer Wasserregal.
The Harz has a long History. Some of that History is awesome, like how it came that there are so many Teiche in the Area. But not all History in the Harz is good. Being in Germany, the Third Reich and World War II also happened here in the Harz. There were Camps and forced… Continue reading Werk Tanne.
As you know, I really love it to Explore in the Harz. Today, I bridged the Time between my Exam and the Gym reopening after their Lunch Break and spent an hour or so in Hahnenklee. But this Time around, I did not visit the beautiful Norwegian-style Gustav Adolf Stabkirche. It is beautiful, but I… Continue reading A Teich in Hahnenklee.
The Harz is always beautiful. And today, I enjoyed a short walk at the Dammgraben just out of Altenau. And I had a great time. It was nice and warm outside, and I enjoyed the sun a lot. And although it was also a little windy, it was awesome. At the Dammgraben. The Dammgraben is… Continue reading The Dammgraben.
Just east of Osterode, sitting in a Harz Valley, sits the Sösetalsperre. I never really thought much of it, as it was always there. Today, after taking a Chemistry Exam, I decided to find out a little more about the local Talsperre. The Dam of the Sösetalsperre is largely made of Earth and Gravel. It… Continue reading The oldest Talsperre in the Harz
Today, I was able to go on a Field Trip to the old Rammelsberg Mine in Goslar. And we were actually able to Mine Shaft that is usually not open to the general public. In the Rammelsberg Mine, they used to extract mainly Lead, Copper and Zinc from the Rock until it was closed in… Continue reading A Field Trip underground.
Here in Osterode, Fachwerkhäuser, or Half-Timbered Houses, are quite a common sight, especially in the towns Centre. In fact, I currently live in a Fachwerkhaus. Fachwerkhäuser are actually quite a beautiful sight. Sometimes, their wooden frames are decorated quite intricate. Some are even slightly colourful. Fachwerkhäuser in the Waagestraße. I absolutely love Fachwerkhäuser. Every single… Continue reading I love Fachwerkhäuser.
I was born and grew up, for the most part, in the 90ties. And as a 90ties kid in a small German town, Osterode, I spent most of my waking hours in and around the Forest. We did not own a PlayStation or anything like that, but that was okay. In fact, I would not… Continue reading Exploring Home.
The Pfauenteiche are three of the many Teiche around Clausthal. But they are much more than just that. Before and during World War 2, a TNT Factory was operating on one side of the Teiche, and the Area is still dangerously polluted and thus under permanent lock-down. The ‘Werk Tanne’, that is the Name of… Continue reading The Pfauenteiche.