Category Archives: The daily grind

Workday reflections outside the box.

Brunswick 1944: pictures you will not forget

Christina/ September 29, 2019/ The daily grind, Ideas of philosophy

During an organized walk in the course of the exhibition: “October 15th – the destruction of Brunswick” we learn how desastrous the bombing of the city in October 1944 really was. We visit places that have been destroyed and get to know facts on the impact of the destruction on people and the city.

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A perfect day on the Brocken

Christina/ September 24, 2019/ The daily grind

End of September, right after beginning of autumn, we enjoy a perfect day in the Harz Mountains. We walk up to the top of the Brocken and are just having a good time. The Brocken is the highest mountain of the Harz (1100). The so called “Goethe Weg” is one of the shortest and most popular trekking routes to the

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Group portrait with mummy

Christina/ September 3, 2019/ The daily grind

The ELZ located between Frellstedt, Wolsdorf and Helmstedt is probably not part of the most prominent hiking trails within the region and thus tends to be sidelined. Therefore reason enough to bring up this “ridge” for once. Heading for Tekenberg! I start my tour in Frellstedt, a small town about 8 kilometres away from Helmstedt. It is a very hot

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Get up your lazy bed and move into the rocks

Christina/ August 12, 2019/ The daily grind, Culture

Cliffs with partly imaginative names such as „Mouse trap“ or „Goat’s spine” are predominantly known from the Harz Mountains. The “Bodensteiner Klippen” southwesterly of Salzgitter might be less famous, though they are a real worthwhile destination. This article will tell you why it is advisable to have a good sense of direction, a gps and trousers (instead of shorts) when

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Tracing villain Rose

Christina/ May 22, 2019/ The daily grind

Off the beaten tracks there is also a lot to discover for passionate hikers. This time we are tracing the most honest crook of his time, the villain Rose. He is supposed to have made trouble in the 19th century. He was sentenced to 15 years jail for his infamous actions and was finally deported to the United States. I’d

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Village trip with Eulenspiegel

Christina/ May 6, 2019/ The daily grind

May 5th, 2019: The highest height in the Harz mountains is covered with snow! Uh! The hiking offer of a friend for a walk in the snow up to the “Brocken” went unheard. Beginning of May I am rather looking for sensible heat not for white ice needles. Looking for an alternative I come across the roundtrips in the “Elm”,

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“Da wollen Sie heute noch hin?”

Christina/ April 27, 2019/ The daily grind

„You cannot get to this place today – you are not going to make it. And then, there is also the way back to where you started.” During the last three days, we were often faced with such expressions of amazement when asking for the way. To hike 65 km in three days and to collect twelve stamps of the

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Visiting friends

Christina/ April 9, 2019/ The daily grind

Are you looking for a new challenge? If so, here comes a real insider tipp for you: the Drömling. Whoever is looking for tranquility, pure nature and friendly people, this is it. The nature reserve, situated in Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, with its approx. etwa 320 km2 might be rather unknown. The Drömling is a refugium for rare and endangered

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Adventure trails in the Harly

Christina/ February 7, 2019/ The daily grind

The term „Harly“ (the name of a hill nearby Vienenburg) reminds me of Harley Davidson instantly. And exactly as fast as we could we climbed up Harly hill last Sunday. At first we hiked from Vienenburg via a snow-covered ridgeway to the Harly-tower. Unfortunately, the tower will only open in spring again. From there we walked over the “Mittelweg” towards

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