Clausthal from above.

I really like Clausthal. Not just because I go to University there, but because it is a beautiful place. During yesterday’s Montgolfiade, I had the chance to take a trip up in a Balloon Cage on a Crane. And I took it. I knew that I wanted to take that Crane ride before I even… Continue reading Clausthal from above.

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The Montgolfiade.

Today, and also yesterday, the first ever Montgolfiade* was held in Clausthal. That is a Hot Air Balloon Festival. And it was a busy one. When the brothers Montgolfiere invented the Hot Air Ballon a few hundred years ago, they would have never thought that multiple festivals would be named in their honour. But that… Continue reading The Montgolfiade.

I barely go to the Bergbauernmarkt anymore.

I absolutely love the Bergbauernmarkt in Zellerfeld. You can get everything there, but mostly food. And the food is awesome. There is just so much variety. You can even get Dutch, Hungarian and other international goodies there. But the thing is: It is always extremely crowded right from the get go. And while I have… Continue reading I barely go to the Bergbauernmarkt anymore.

GVRacer 8 Rollout.

I'm a Formula Student guy. My team is called Green Voltage Racing e.V. and we're based in Clausthal. Today was the rollout of our GVRacer 8. I'm not going to say much about what our car can or can't do, I do not know a lot about those things, I'm a media team guy. All… Continue reading GVRacer 8 Rollout.

Yet another Teich.

As I've said before, there are many lakes around Clausthal. Today, I made my way to the Hasenbacher Teich to have my dinner and take some pictures. Situated between Clausthal and Buntenbock, the Hasenbacher Teich is, during the summer time, the place to go swim if you are from Osterode and you want to swim… Continue reading Yet another Teich.

Shooting landscapes with a telephoto lens.

Usually, I use wide angle lenses for my landscape photography. To challenge my creativity, I used my telephoto lens exclusively today. And I actually enjoyed it. I own 4 lenses, 2 of them I usually use for landscape photography, those would be my 18-55mm kit lens and my 22mm pancake lens. Today though, the only… Continue reading Shooting landscapes with a telephoto lens.

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

Clausthals’ Stadtfest

While Osterode had it's beach cup, Clausthal hosted its annual Stadtfest. It's a streetfair that enables clubs and organzitions to showcase themsleves. I was there with my Formula Student Team. Since the Stadtfest started on Saturday, at least for us, we set up our small waffle stand early in the morning, almost getting blown away… Continue reading Clausthals’ Stadtfest