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Frankenwald planned a hike.
November 5, 2020
Understand forestAisles on forest slopes, fords through rivers: Hike through the cultural landscape in the Franconian Forest Nature Park and read the traces of its history! How did people live from and with the forest? Understanding grows step by step: people change their environment and the environment changes people.One step over, one step over ... How easy it is for us! Anyone who did not live in this region at the time of the Iron Curtain can hardly understand the happiness with which the locals cross the border between Upper Franconia and Thuringia. Our “Grenzer-Weg” leads you in a way that was impossible for 40 years: you cross the Green Belt, a natural habitat created in the shadow of metal fences, mines and watchtowers. The death strip became a lifeline! This visible border also marks two imperceptible to the eye: On our way you change the language area between Upper Franconian and Thuringian dialect. And there is another limit to be mentioned: the watershed! While the streams gather in the direction of the Saale and Elbe on the northern half of our way, they flow south towards the Main and Rhine.The iron curtain is history. But nobody from the region crosses the border without thinking of them.At the Grenzer Stammtisch, memories are exchanged - and processed. And the once forbidden paths are walked together: the Franks admire the 400-year-old wild apple tree in Schlegel, Thuringia. And the Thuringians like to come to Carlsgrün in the oldest inn in the Franconian Forest.
November 9, 2020