In the Harz mining was already very early. The mined ores had to be made for further processing over the mountains, but for the donkey carts, the paths were usually too steep.
At this point in the Middle Ages, the ridge was flattened and created a hollow path in laborious work. This cut about eight meters deep into the mountain and allowed the transport of goods. Because of its high walls, it was called by the locals only cellars. Due to erosion, the sides of the ravine are not quite as steep today as they used to be. In memory of the cellar stands at this point a small hiking hut.
August 3, 2018
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