The starting point was the parking lot at the Kurpark in Ilsenburg, parking fee 3 € for a day ticket.
Ilsenburg itself is certainly worth a visit. However, I wanted to collect as many stamps as possible and therefore I went to the national park and not to the city.
After the first climb, I reached the frog rock and thus my first stamp.
Then it went along the former border on the "Green Belt". After a while the route became quite monotonous and the crucifix stamp was not a particularly pretty place either. Afterwards, however, it became unexpectedly beautiful. The path then leads over the dam of the Eckertal reservoir, which was impassable until German reunification. The border ran in the middle of the Eckerstausees after the Second World War. Beautiful views of the reservoir itself but also of the Brocken are always possible from the side of the reservoir. Numerous benches invite you to linger and you pass some exciting biotopes. I got the next stamp at the closed ranger station. Behind the building, a wonderful path leads up to the Scharfenstein.
Then a long stretch of dead spruce followed. There was little beautiful to discover up to the upper Ilse Falls. The rest of the tour was quite appealing and I could collect more stamps. You can find the description in the photos.
May 14, 2020
The once royal health resorts of Bad Rehburg are a unique architectural and cultural monument from the Romantic period in Germany.
Its origins date back to 1690, when the healing effects of the local springs were first mentioned in a document.
Between 1750 and 1850 in particular, the spa town then known as "Madeira of the North" attracted the Hanover aristocracy to Bad Rehburg. Even the Hanoverian royal family spent their spa stays here "for health and pleasure reasons".
The most famous spa guest, Queen Friederike of Hanover, donated the Friederikenkapelle to the spa in 1841/1842.
May 12, 2020
Ich bitte um Verständnis, dass ich Follower, die selbst nichts beitragen, wieder entferne.