The "wall pond" is a retention basin and the largest body of water in the Stellmoor tunnel valley. The Wandse dam, which was built in the 1950s, dammed up the irregular water loads of the river and only released it slowly to the lower reaches. In this way, it carries water longer than under natural conditions. The disadvantage of the retention basin: its water heats up considerably, which makes the life of typical flowing water creatures in the lower reaches difficult.
February 1, 2019
Due to the fact that the Höltigbaum was not open to the public as a military site, a unique ecosystem close to the big city has been preserved here.
At the end of the oak tree is the House of Wild Willows with extensive information about the area. The abandoned site ammunition lies at the very end of the former practice site street. A few of the ammunition warehouses were converted into bat quarters. The plant can also be visited. The dates are posted at the gate. Of course there is also on the Internet.
On the way to the MunLager you will pass the former shooting range for tanks with sub-caliber ammunition. The last time I was there, there were still a number of cables and drives for the windows in the field. There was also a throwing stand for practice grenades. If you look closely, you will still find remnants of the systems in the area. There has been no practice here for almost 28 years. It is always surprising with the strength with which nature has developed since then.
Naturally, this is one of the most beautiful places in the northeast of Hamburg for me.
February 13, 2020
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