The imposing ancient pedunculate oak beneath which Klopstock - as they say - wrote his ode in 15 verses, is a popular photo motif among hikers. In the footsteps of Klopststock, a cobblestone alley leads to the famous Stintenburg island. One wonders: Where is the carriage? At the transition to the island, the bridge house is on the left. At a drawbridge he took care that unpleasant guests of the small island and the count's manor house stayed away.
Source and other interesting information: deutschlandfunk.de/schaalsee-natur-oase-zwischen-zwei-laendern.1242.de.html?dram:article_id=367462
January 8, 2019
The crown of this monumental oak is wider than high! The height is: 17 m, the crown diameter 24 m.
Whether Klopstock was ever here is controversial. However, the poet was a friend of the oak. He liked to use the phrase "German Oak" as a nationalistic methaper for Germany:
Because you, a flexible spring shoot
For smaller things,
Are, if bigger,
Oak that stands the hurricane.
October 4, 2019
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