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.

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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.

Exploring Hahnenklee.

Today, I was out and about exploring Hahnenklee with some friends who have never been there. We started with the Stabkirche and ended up on Mount Bocksberg using the cable car. When we first arrived at the Gustav Adolf Stabkirche in Hahnenklee this afternoon, it was way to crowded to get any interesting shots. We… Continue reading Exploring Hahnenklee.

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

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.