Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
The idea to recultivate the disused railway line from Lamspringe to Bad Gandersheim as a hiking and cycling path was born in 1991 by Ernst-August Quensen, Lamspringe. The route leads through a wide open harmonious landscape and connects two historical cultural sites, the former monasteries Lamspringe and Brunshausen.As a spiritual model for the way the ideas of the Jewish painter and sculptor Otto Freundlich are to be considered, which planned already in the 30's sculpture streets of enormous extent, z. From Paris to Moscow. Of course, such unifying ideas during wartime could not prevail.Connections transcend borders, sculptures set natural and spiritual signs in nature, which can give different things to every single observer: these sculptures belong to the landscape, even if they are set by human hands.The creative artists came from different countries and cultures, engaging in dialogue with others and with the landscape. Dialogue always means being open to each other.The question of what the artworks say is one that should not be asked. Although the artists have thought a great deal about the production of their sculptures, the viewers should have the courage to ask themselves, what do I feel, what do I see when I look at the works of art in the landscape.
A flyer to download (3.6 MB) with a description of the sculpture trail and all 13 objects can be found here:
The place name can be traced back to the 12th century, but its meaning is unclear. At the beginning of the 20th century Sehlem counted 665 inhabitants and had a major brickyard. At the southeastern edge of the village, a breakpoint of the October 1, 1902 completed Lammetalbahn was built from Hildesheim to Bad Gandersheim, which was moved in the 1950s to about 600 m further north to the center of the village.The community was affiliated in 1974 the velvet community Lamspringe, which had its administrative headquarters in the patch Lamspringe. The station Sehlem was closed in 1975, since the section from Bodenburg to Bad Gandersheim was shut down. On the former railway track, which is still recognizable in the area of Sehlem, a hiking trail was created.On March 1, 1974, the community Evensen was incorporated.The communities Sehlem, Harbarnsen, Lamspringe, Neuhof and Woltershausen the dissolved velvet community Lamspringe were united on 1 November 2016 to the new community Lamspringe.