The pond only got the name "Silver Lake" when sand was mined in the area and the children from the Klotzsch area played Indian games in the slopes and gorges created by the mining. So they simply called the water surface there "Silver Lake", freely based on Karl May’s famous story "The Treasure in the Silver Lake". The lake has been dredged and silted up several times. By the way, there was also a field train with two steam locomotives at the time. The narrow passageway under the long-distance railway tracks, which still exists today, was used to transport the mass of sand by field train to Königsbrücker Landstraße and to load it by train.more: ergomeyer.de/therapeutische-wanderung-durch-die-dresdner-heide
June 3, 2020
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