The Eckertalsperre south of Bad Harzburg was put into operation in 1943 and dams the Ecker and its tributaries.At the time of the division of Germany, the inner-German border ran through storage space and a dam. The old GDR border column on the barrier structure is still preserved.
Around the reservoir there is another 10 km long circular path.
October 27, 2021
Stroll through one of the largest area monuments (approx. 86ha) in Germany!The city of Quedlinburg has over 2000 half-timbered buildings, on which you can read the architecture of over eight centuries, and with this unique city complex was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list of cultural assets worthy of protection in 1994.
October 27, 2021
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The Burgberg cable car took us up to the Burgberg.Up here we followed the signs and after about 4km we reached the show enclosure with the lynxes.
The animals are very curious. So it's best to bring a dog with you, that will lure them out of their hiding places.
A wooden observation stand enables beautiful pictures of the animals without the annoying fence.Not far from the enclosure is the Rabenklippe with large rocks and stone blocks made of granite high above the Eckertal. A very nice forest restaurant is ideal for resting and dining, from the outside area you can see the Brocken in good weather.As the next destination of our hiking tour, we reached the cross of the German East on the Uhlenklippen.Again and again, lookout points along the hiking trail gave great views of the autumnal Harz. Finally, it went back to the valley with the Burgberg cable car.
October 26, 2021
Out and about in the Upper Harz Mountains - the cable car took us up to the Bocksberg in the Hahnenklee-Bockswiese community.Here we started our hike, but missed the route and had to conquer muddy, softened paths for the time being. But we soon found our way back on track and finally found Liebesbankweg.
This led us through an enchanting, autumnal colorful landscape with many water basins.
Our hike ended at the wooden Hahnenklee stave church, which was built in 1907/1908 based on the example of the Norwegian stave churches.In addition to hiking, other activities are of course possible on the Bocksberg.
So in winter everything revolves around winter sports - skiing, tobogganing, snowboarding ...
In the warm season you can have fun on the summer toboggan run.
Mountain bike descents are also very popular.
With a day ticket in your pocket, the chairlift will take you upstairs. From here a signposted course leads over stick, stone, wooden walkways, steep curves, etc. into the valley.
I think the boys and girls had fun doing it.
October 25, 2021
Today we visited the city of Goslar, whose old town and the Rammelsberg ore mine were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992.The market square with the Kaiserringhaus is well worth seeing. Here you can admire a carillon with figures four times a day (9 a.m., 12 a.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.) depicting the hard work of the miners.If you would like to see Goslar from above, you can do so from the north tower of the market church of St. Cosmas and Damian. On the stairway to the top you can also see the Weule clockwork of the tower clock from 1848.
The great view from about 50m height compensates for the arduous ascent.
October 25, 2021
Visit to the beautiful city of Wernigerode, which is known for its old town and half-timbered houses.Sights here include the medieval town hall, the crooked house, the smallest residential building and the castle.
And of course the Harz narrow-gauge railways to the Brocken also start from Wernigerode station.
October 23, 2021
Today we explored the almost 500m long suspension bridge, which was built here at the exit of the almost 100m high Rappbodetal in 2017 in just 10 months of construction.
It runs parallel to the dam of the Rappbodetalsperre and holds the record as the world's longest suspension bridge of its kind.Due to Corona, the swaying structure is currently only accessible in one direction, starting from the car park in the north. But the view from the dam wall of the suspension bridge and the Wendefurth reservoir is also very interesting.
October 23, 2021
Today it worked and I defeated my weaker self!I have already done this tour on foot with my friend Henson71 and I planned to cycle it again like this or something like that.The start and finish was the Kienitz tank memorial in town.
Then I drove along the Oder past the Kienitz harbor to Groß Neuendorf. I can recommend the Turmcafé here.Then we went back through the "Oder hinterland".
Dead straight and old concrete slab paths first led me across large fields. Autumn has already progressed and the fodder beet harvest is in full swing.
The last stretch to Kienitz was on a country road with very little traffic and autumn-colored trees.The wind (often from the front) was a bit slowing down at times, but overall the weather was still very nice even without the sun.
October 17, 2021