Exploring Heritage.

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Since I live in the Harz, I like exploring. I always lived in the Harz. And due to the rich history of the area, particularly in mining, there is a lot of old stuff to explore related to mining. Like the Oberharzer Wasserregal, that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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I stuck a GoPro to my car.

Since I got a suction cup for my GoPro, I wanted to stick it to my car. That was two weeks ago. The problem was: I never had the time, and when I had the time it was too dark. That’s the bad side of winter. It’s getting dark way too early.

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Winter in Clausthal.

As I’ve written in a previous post (>click me), I love winter. Winter is awesome. Winter in the Harz is awesome. Winter in Clausthal is… different. It’s still winter, and the snow still looks great… but not on the streets. Continue reading

Winter.

So it started. The fourth season of the year. The cold, snowy, icy one.

Yes, I’m talking about winter.

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Clausthal: The city of lakes. 

Clausthal-Zellerfeld has a rich history as a mining city. The Harz produced a variety of metals, including silver and lead. And because the underground mines needed a lot of water to drive it’s lifts and other machinery, the miners built a lot of artificial lakes. Sometimes even multiple of them in a row. And since the water needed to go somewhere, after it was being put to good use, they dug tunnels to lead it away from the mines. 

Due to that, and due to the fact that there where a lot of mining operations in the Upper Harz Area, there where over 250 lakes built between the 16th to 18th centuries. 


Some of those lakes are used to provide fresh drinking water to the area, while some are used for recreational purposes only. Read more about the so called Oberharzer Wasseregal (Upper Harz Water Regale) here
More Photos of the Haus-Herzberger Teich (Teich means a small lake/ pont):








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My favourite national/ provincial parks. (That I’ve been to)

Disclaimer: I’ll only mention parks that I’ve been to. If you want to see my travel bucket list, click here

1: Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada 



I rediscovered my passion for canoeing while working in Algonquin PP back in 2014. And I really came to enjoy it. It’s a very beautiful area with a lot of hiking paths and canoeing routes. 

2: Plitvice Lakes National Park, Lika-Senj, Croatia 




(On the parks boundary)

The Winnetou movies (a German classic western series). But it’s quite overrun. 

3: Naturpark Harz/ Nationalpark Harz, Germany 



This is my ‘home national park’ as I live quite close to it. You can go mountain biking, climbing, hiking and white water kayaking. I really enjoy the great outdoors, so I also enjoy this NP pretty much. 

What’s your favourite national park? Tell me in the comments down below.