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On singletrails high above Ilfeld

Christina/ October 12, 2021/ The daily grind/ 0 comments

Whoever is looking for a combination of a sporty challenge and spectacular views this is the right place. We walk on singletrails high above Ilfeld. And casually three stamps of the Harzer Wandernadel can be collected on this trail. Guideline for this round trip is the description “Singletrails at Ilfeld”. We modified the tour a little bit. Three years ago

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High above the Selketal

Christina/ October 11, 2021/ The daily grind/ 0 comments

The meteorologist forcast blue skies and bright sunshine for this weekend. The ideal weather for a nice trip. We want to go to the Selketal that offers three stamps of the Harzer Wandernadel next to a wonderful landscape: the IV. Friedrichshammer, the Schutzhütte am Mettenberg and the Selkesicht. Romance on tour I alter the romance tour which we selected for

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Grasleben: Touring the Lappwald

Christina/ October 3, 2021/ The daily grind

This saturday we are in for a roundtrip within the Lappwald. We start at the former bus station spa hotel Grasleben. The walk starts slowly and unhurriedly but upgrades gradually in its highlights. At first we pass by the idyllic Schafsteich. We then reach the rambler’s parking lot Drillingskiefer, come across the Studententeich and visit the Teufelshütte at the Fünfeckenstein

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The Huy: A perfect day at the northern Harz foreland

Christina/ September 30, 2021/ The daily grind, Culture

We are on the move in the Huy, a ridge within the northern Harz foreland. Beginning at the rambler’s car park “Röderhof/Abzweig Huysburg” at the L83 we walk about 18 kilometres. A round trip that includes both, the Schloss Röderhof as well as the cloister Huysburg. In the woodlands we explore first of all the Daneilshöhle and later on the

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In the heathland: The nibbeling of the German moorland sheep

Christina/ September 14, 2021/ The daily grind

Once again I am visiting the heathland. This time the Viehmoor and the distric of Gifhorn called Winkel are on focus. The highlight of the hike is the encounter with the shepherd Carlo Laser who has some tourist stories in his sleeve. When Carlo tells inside stories it is a pleasure to listen closely, after all he is a sympathetic

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Drömling: Looking for the white-tailed eagle

Christina/ September 13, 2021/ The daily grind

At the Drömling there are supposed to be three white-tailed eagles Burkhard told me. I am interested in that right away. Sure there is no guarantee to see them but it’s worth a try. So we decide drive to Buchhorst on saturday and explore the biosphere reserve from there. Being equipped with a GPS and binoculars we go deerstalking. Next

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Green Cycling around Braunschweig

Christina/ September 8, 2021/ The daily grind

Upon my forays around Braunschweig I time and again noticed the recultivation projects at the river Schunter. I often realized that when I am just drifting with my bike without having a plan or certain directions I find the most beautiful routes. I’d like to show you one of them today. The green cylce tour starts at the Ringgleis and

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The Oderwald: Where the coffins have beards

Christina/ September 5, 2021/ The daily grind

The Oderwald is not for the faint-hearted, I said that already. This impression was confirmed this sunday. We are on a tour around the so called Hungerberg, the heighest heigh within the Oderwald. We kind of have an idea how the hill got its name. However the wooden coffin-like cases at the entrance of the forest with its brush-borders on

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Heiliger Hain: When the heathland blooms

Christina/ September 4, 2021/ The daily grind, Culture

There is one thing you can count on, even in times of Corona: The bloom of the heathland. It is a rule of thumb that the blooming period takes place from August, 8.8 to September, 9.9 every year. Therefore it is high time to watch that natural spectacle on the spot. Okay, let’s go to the “Heiliger Hain” close to

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Salzgitter-Bad: Tracing the salt history

Christina/ August 16, 2021/ The daily grind, Culture

This sunday my wanderlust gets a rest. My plans for today require my mountainbike because I am about to discover Salzgitter-Bad. The old part of the town is supposed to have some nice frame houses, that’s what I learned from the internet. Finally I end up strolling in the footsteps of the salt history. On the way I discover interesting

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