Exploring Home.

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.

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The Pfauenteiche.

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.

Hiking around a Quarry.

Quite a while ago, I asked my Instagram Followers to tell me their favourite places in the Harz so that I could go and Explore a few of them. Today, I made my way to Wolfshagen im Harz to go and hike around the abandoned Diabase Quarry there. I started my journey to Wolfshagen at… Continue reading Hiking around a Quarry.

Klostermarkt in Walkenried.

Today I had an early morning exam at University. I think it went well. But in the afternoon, I had some time to spare. So I made my way to Walkenried to visit the local Klostermarkt. The Klostermarkt is held annually in the former Cistercian Abbey in Walkenried that was founded in 1127 and closed… Continue reading Klostermarkt in Walkenried.

Visiting the WeltWald.

Today, after going grocery shopping with my grandma, I decided to go to the WeltWald Harz in Bad Grundto take some Pictures and explore for a bit. I even got a Stamp towards my Harzer Wandernadel. I arrived at the WeltWald, an Arboretum in Bad Grund, quite late, around 4pm. Originally I only wanted to… Continue reading Visiting the WeltWald.

Bark beetles.

Here in the Harz, especially in the National Park, we have quite some bark beetle troubles. There are just so many dead trees, because of the spruce monoculture left behind by the once sprawling mining industry in the area. Back in the day, the miners needed loads of wood for their mining operations. They escpecially… Continue reading Bark beetles.

Clausthals’ Teiche

We here in Clausthal have a load of small ponds called Teiche. Together with hundrets of kilometres of ditches and tunnels those roughly 140 ponds form the Oberharzer Water Regale, an important part of the areas mining heritage. With the rise of electric power and also the advent of more compact hydraulic systems the Water… Continue reading Clausthals’ Teiche

Almost made it to the Wolfswarte.

Today I was out hiking with a few friends. We started in Torfhaus and had planned to go to the Wolfswarte, about 3km away. We almost made it there. Just almost. We had decided to start our hike in the afternoon and arrived in Torfhaus around 3pm. And that's where we made our first mistake.… Continue reading Almost made it to the Wolfswarte.

Osterode from above.

We had some beautiful weather today, and so I decided to climb the tower of the St. Aegidien Market Church once more today. And the views didn't disappoint. Only that I had my camera set to the wrong mode for a part of the journey. A few weeks ago, I had thought of going up… Continue reading Osterode from above.

Taking the Brockenbahn.

Yesterday, some friends and I decided to attempt to take the Brockenbahn again, after we already failed twice this year. At the first time, there was a storm. And at the second time, a train had gotten stuck in a snow drift the day before we wanted to go. But this time, it finally worked!… Continue reading Taking the Brockenbahn.