After looking at some beautiful photo galleries, I had to cross the heath myself, of course. The Heideblütte is actually a real eyewash this year to please many visitors. In Undeloh many people were on the way, but on the hiking trails it was amazingly lonely. So the coffee in Forsthaus Einem was a treat - with only a handful of tourists excitedly reporting where they were and what was there, I shared the terrace.
about 10 hours ago
Unfortunately today we went back from the Jeetzel to the Elbe and of course that had to be hiked as well 😎 The track Hitzacker-Dannenberg is anyway a legendary track, which produces some pictures from memory, no matter from which perspective you look at it ...
Today, however, it is a peaceful meadow landscape with meadows where storks look for prey and the air smells of cow dung. The route east of the Jeetzel is in any case fantastically beautiful and the partly inaccessible shores with mud banks on the Hitzacker Lake offer numerous animals a habitat.
The city of Hitzacker is a beautiful old river port town with many historic half-timbered buildings. However, she is completely overcrowded with cars and as a result she also loses a lot of her charm and that's a shame. Their location is great, but strolling is no fun with all the cars driving and parked.
5 days ago
This tour was indeed a real highlight, and not only from the length ago 😎 was a little involuntary, since there are ways in Wendland, which are just too dangerous to walk there. However, a tour that starts with the Slavic word "Dobro", meaning the good, just has to be good 😆
6 days ago
Today I had to really motivate myself to get up at all. It was gray, wet and cold outside and at first it did not really look like it was going to get any better. After a coffee in the Rock Cafe at the Stones Museum, however, it brightened up and it got a lot better than expected. All day long the rain was where I was not, but sometimes I had to run away from it as well.
Nevertheless, this does not help the Wendelland soil: entire avenues of trees are drying up and in the evening the irrigation pumps are running everywhere to save the potato and turnip crops. Some ditches are almost empty and thus the groundwater continues to sink. A vicious circle, somehow makes you very thoughtful ... 🤔
Although Wustrow is a city, because the place has a historic city law, but in fact there is nothing left of the former city. A local resident reported that since 2018 there is not even a pharmacy, let alone any shop for daily shopping. There are definitely many villages with better infrastructure than the city of Wustrow.
Symptomatic but for the problems was already my drive there: I would probably never even come without the help of the locals, because it is not even sure that the bus schedule is right 🤨
The city of Lüchow seems at times as if the 21st century is still in the future. It is certainly related to the fact that the Wendland is more rural and quite far away from the industrial centers. But it is also due to the retreat of the infrastructure on the flat land as a whole, so that it is increasingly difficult in some places to stop the associated population decline. The local big cities Dannenberg and Lüchow therefore have a lot of vacancies and that, although they try to counteract this.
Natur, Geschichte und Archäologie sind meine Hobbies. Ich besuche deshalb am liebsten Orte, die Geschichten über längst vergangene Zeiten erzählen, oder solche, wo eine Vielzahl an Geschöpfen Zuhause ist.
Am schönsten ist es aber, wenn sich auf einer Tour alles irgendwie miteinander verbinden lässt 🙃