Contrary to the vow of chastity

Contrary to the vow of chastity

The Isenhagen Monastery on the outskirts of Hankensbüttel is one of the six heath monasteries. As we participate in a guided tour on this Sunday, it quickly becomes clear: this will be a tour of a special kind. This is undoubtedly due to the monastery resident who, as she herself says, enjoys provoking. I cannot remember having experienced such an

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Open Garden Gate: A pirate’s nest in Braunschweig

Open Garden Gate: A pirate’s nest in Braunschweig

The idea of the “Open Garden Gate” seems to have spread like wildfire in the Braunschweig region and beyond. Whether in Peine, Gifhorn, or Hildesheim, the idea that citizens open their gardens for visitors is catching on. Unfortunately, in some places, commercial interests have crept in. Until now, only one visit this year had impressed me. But that changed this

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The Cross Chapel of Ottbergen

The Cross Chapel of Ottbergen

In the middle of the Hildesheimer Börde stands a pilgrimage site: the Cross Chapel in Ottbergen. Hildesheim is Catholic. A Way of the Cross, the so-called Linden Allee, leads the “pilgrims” along 14 stations that trace the Passion of Christ. Is it a preparation for the encounter with the Marian Grotto on the right? The construction of the chapel goes

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Award winners revisited: Origin, family life

Award winners revisited: Origin, family life

Origin and Family Life are the main themes of the exhibition “Documentary Photography Award Winners of the Wüstenrot Foundation revisited.” Why “revisited”? Well, the artists featured are those who have already been awarded and are now presenting the further development of their original works. Origin and Family Life represent two major and formative themes in everyone’s life. Both aspects shape

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James von Leyden: The Missing of Tangier

James von Leyden: The Missing of Tangier

“The Missing of Tangier” is Leyden’s second novel. I became aware of the first book, titled “Shadows over Marrakech,” in my trusted library due to its subtitle “A Morocco Crime Story.” As an economist specializing in the Arab world, I dive into anything related to the Middle East or North Africa. While the first crime novel focuses on Lieutenant Karim

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Jödebrunnen Crime Scene

Jödebrunnen Crime Scene

It’s crime time in Braunschweig. For the eleventh time, crime veteran Hardy Crüger and his eleven disciples are presenting a collaborative work. This year it is the “Tatort Jödebrunnen” crime thriller. According to the motto, logical, all stories take place around the historic Jödebrunnen and the no less important Kontorhaus. Okay, there aren’t even eleven followers this afternoon. On the

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The defensive tower of Warberg

The defensive tower of Warberg

Warberg Castle is something like a childhood memory. It’s just a stone’s throw from Helmstedt. At high school I had many classmates from surrounding villages, including Warberg. I don’t think I’ve ever been to the castle. I’m also not sure if it was already a seminar venue back then. But no matter what it was like at the time. Even

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Between Pond and Lake: Gut Adolphshof Loop from Schwicheldt

Between Pond and Lake: Gut Adolphshof Loop from Schwicheldt

We start in the small village of Schwicheldt. We cross the Mittelland Canal and then turn right before the shooting club. Not far from our starting point, the first highlight awaits us on the right: the pond of the Peine Fishing Club. An oasis of tranquility for people and a playground for animals: we spot birds, coots, water striders, and

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Galka Scheyer: Homage to a strong woman

Galka Scheyer: Homage to a strong woman

This Sunday I leave the Braunschweig Municipal Museum deeply impressed. What happened? I visited the finissage of the exhibition “Galka Scheyer and The Blue Four”. At the end of today, guided tours were also offered. I was already expecting it to be packed on International Museum Day with free entry. But when the heavy rain started outside 30 minutes before

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