Tag Archives: Harz

No sweet without sweat at Hohegeiß!

Christina/ May 16, 2021/ The daily grind

We are on the move at the mountain village Hohegeiß which is one of the highest places within the Harz Mountains with 642 metres above sea level. Right at the arrival we smell the fresh and clean air of this area. The village is located in the middle of mountain meadows, forests and “Dicke Tannen”. And today’s walk is just

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(Deutsch) Corona-Tagebuch: Querfeldein am Westrand des Elms

Christina/ January 3, 2021/ The daily grind

When Ute suggested a round lap at Destedt to me I was skeptical at first. Destedt does not sound very tempting to me. She tells me that she came across the “Proto-Opti” trail on her DAV-App, a loop road at the Western border of the Elm. Right away the path’s name sound queer to me and I cannot tell what’s

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Corona-diary: King Hübich and the roast pork

Christina/ October 19, 2020/ The daily grind

We are approaching our first Covid-19 winter and this is serious: There is again talk about social distancing, about wearing a mask everywhere and about social isolation. Prior to a next possible shutdown I need something for the heart to keep it in me for the dark time of „solitary confinement“: An enchanted forest. Where can I find it? Of

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The tale of one who travelled

Christina/ November 2, 2019/ Culture

This is the tale of one who travelled or more precisely, of one who became a tramp. Let’s call him H. from G. H. decides to hike from Stieglitzeck to Hanskühnenburg companied by three women and one guy on a sunny but cold day (ascidentally on October 31st, 2019). From time to time H. acts like he wants to be

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Braunlage: A day out of time

Christina/ January 27, 2019/ The daily grind

Winter can be fun too. Whereas snow in the city can be a pain in the ass, the icing sugar white substance can be dreamlike under a blue sky and in the great outdoors. That’s what we witnessed last Sunday in Braunlage. But watch out: whoever is mad enough to go to the Harz mountains at the weekend when blue

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