The international wind and
Watermill Museum in
Gifhorn in Lower Saxony, with its mills, is a unique facility in Europe.
There are currently 16 original or faithfully reproduced mills from twelve different countries on the museum's 16-hectare outdoor area.
From Schlosssee (yes, with 3 "s"!) You have a wonderful view of Gifhorn Castle and the mills of the mill museum.
March 28, 2021
After a long time, today I had the opportunity to see what has changed in the Stendal city center over the past 30 years.
I remember that after the fall of the Wall I went out with the camera to take photos of a demo to preserve and rebuild the really completely dilapidated old town.
And I have to say: a lot has happened!
March 21, 2021
From today's hike I drove home rather depressed ...
After a short detour to the Aschau, I wanted to visit the memorial in Eschede (again).
On June 3, 1998, the ICE "Wilhelm-Conrad Röntgen" crashed here on the journey from Munich to Hamburg at a speed of 200 km / h. The cause was a worn tire. 101 people, including children and entire families, lost their lives. Many were seriously injured. A good friend of ours just happened to not be on this train ...
To commemorate the victims, the memorial was built and 101 cherry trees were planted.
March 14, 2021
The old staircase storage facility in Bokel is located on the "Zur Günne" road and dates from The Bullenkuhle is a mostly muddy small lake. Biotope and geotope emerged as a sinkhole.
A legend has grown up around the bull's cave: According to this, the place of this cave used to be a farm whose owner was a passionate hunter. The hunter had been after a big stag for weeks to bring him down. He was on the prowl day and night and hardly paid any attention to his farm. One morning, when the hunter was sitting at table with his family and his servants, he said, to the horror of the family: "If I don't keep a stag, shawl min Hus un Hoff unnergahn!" When he returned home in the evening without any hunted prey, his life came true Curse. The yard with all its servants and all animals sank; only a black bog pond indicated the place where the courtyard had stood. But his breeding bull, which had broken out in the afternoon, escaped the accident. From now on the bull haunted Bokel and disappeared into the bull's hollow in the evening. One day the old shepherd Marten Heitzken set his dogs on the bull. But he attacked the shepherd. In agony, the shepherd shouted: “Joseph and Mary help me!” As if swept away by a ghostly hand, the bull disappeared into the hollow and was never seen again. To thank for his salvation, the shepherd carved an oak door for the Bokeler Chapel in 1631, which is still a witness of what happened at that time.
February 28, 2021
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At the request of a single young lady, we did not look at the frozen fish ponds in Teichgut, as originally planned (will be made up!), But walked across country, forest in, forest out on the opposite side of the street.
Contrary to expectations, the tour had its charm! The goal was the black water or the footbridges leading over it.
(Well, we got one of them for free after all ...)
January 17, 2021