Sachsen-Anhalt: Episodischer See „Bauerngraben“ – #FinishspartWasser für die Natur
Mountain Biking Highlight
Finish planned a hike.
May 30, 2021
Sometimes he's there, sometimes not. The Bauerngraben in the Harz Mountains is a real surprise bag and shows you what it would be like if a pond were simply no longer there due to the drought. The Bauerngraben is an episodic lake, also known as a shrink basin, into which the Glasbach seeps away. The lake is characterized by the fact that it can suddenly fall dry if, for example, the drain opens up due to the dissolution of material such as fallen rock.Once the farmer's trench is filled with water, it can be a maximum of 4.3 hectares in size and contain around 200,000 cubic meters of water. The area has been a nature reserve since 1961. The Bauerngraben is also called Hungersee, which makes sense when you know that it has suddenly disappeared. You can explore the southern Harz gypsum karst landscape with its special lake phenomenon on foot.You start in Questenberg, where you can, for example, visit the castle ruins of the same name. We continue towards Bauerngraben. After about two kilometers you will first reach a parking lot with information boards. From there it is not far to the lake - or what is left of it.Now it's about 50 meters uphill again until you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Bauerngraben. This is also where the cliffs are located, which give the lake a magnificent backdrop. But be careful: You shouldn't deviate from the path because crevasses can sometimes open up in the karst landscape. After you have circled the Bauerngraben, it's back to Questenberg - look forward to a delicious stop.
June 7, 2021