Claudia 🚶🏼♀️🚴♀️ went for a hike.
October 3, 2019
"The Hambach Forest, with its unique ecosystem, was one of the last large mixed forests in Central Europe, with no more than one-tenth of its original 5,500 hectares." Hambacher Wald, once called Bürgewald, has a history spanning several millennia - or more precisely It has existed since the last Ice Age 12,000 years ago and is home to many creatures with its unique variety of flora and fauna.The remainders still contain pedunculate oaks and hornbeams that are more than 300 years old and offer many migratory birds each It was inhabited by owls, bats and dormice in 1978. The energy company RWE (then Rheinbraun) bought the forest from the surrounding communities in 1978. Since then it has been cleared to extract lignite from the 5.500 hectare forest Tenths left. "Source: hambacherforst.org/hintergruende/der-waldOur tour started in the orphaned village "Morschenich". Verwaist therefore, because the village Merzenich-Morschenich to the open pit Hambach until 2023 soft and currently live in the village only 40 inhabitants. 90% of the houses are empty. It is very depressing to go through this place. One can only hope that the open pit will never reach this place and that the Hambach Forest will not be further cleared. We personally keep our fingers crossed for this.
Nice that you publish this tour. I think that's right, to put your finger on the 'wound' Hambacher Forst. It's been a year since I was on the demo, the tour I've posted here: komoot.de/tour/48637329
about 17 hours ago