Monday´s special: TEUFELSMAUER

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In Spring we discovered this amazing rock wall close to where we live and made longer walk at one of the wall´s sections. As we knew there are other parts of the wall which are interesting as well, we decided to explore some more, on one of the last warm & sunny Sundays this year.

Monday´s special: TEUFELSMAUER

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If we knew how cool this place was we would have definitely visited it already long before, but for some reason we only discovered it this weekend. The whole Teufelsmauer (“the devils wall”) is around 20 km long and it stretches from Ballenstedt to Blankenburg. One can visit certain parts of this incredible sandstone rock formations and this time we …

monday´s special: GOSLAR

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One of the most interesting towns in the area and in the NP Harz has an over 1000-year history and used to be a Free Imperial Town. It was refereed to as the “Rome of the North” because it was a centre of Christianity and a favoured seat of government. 1 hour drive from Hanover, 30 minutes from Braunschweig and …

Monday´s special: REITLINGSTAL

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Reitlingstal is a valley located in the north-western part of Elm (the range of hills between Helmstedt and Wolfenbüttel) and is a popular place for all the visitors who love walking trails in the nature. The short drive from Braunschweig over here is especially worth it in the Autumn time, when the trees in the forests get their significant yellow, …

Monday´s special: HORNBURG

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Hornburg is a smaller town / village with a long history, located between Wolfenbüttel and Harz NP. On a Sunday you might not see much going on, but can still enjoy walking around in the narrow stone brick streets, observe the house facades on the famous Fachwerk houses, one of the few still existing watermills in this area, a church, …

Monday´s special: BROCKEN 1141 m, Harz NP

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Brocken is with its 1141 metres elevation the highest peak in the Harz NP and also in the whole northern Germany. It lies just above the tree line and its microclimate resembles that of the alpine mountains, even though the peak is much lower than 2000 metres. Most of the days the top is surrounded with fog and there are …

Monday´s special: ESSEHOF ANIMAL PARK

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In Essehof, a small village between Braunschweig and Wolfsburg, lies a 10 hectare big animal park, called the Essehof Tierpark. It will take you just about 20 minutes from Braunschweig and if you have small(er) kids this is a great way to spend a day. Personally I´m not the biggest fan of the Zoo´s , but this here is actually …

Monday´s special: WERNIGERODE

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Wernigerode is a smaller town picturesquely located on the Holtemme river, about an hour drive from Braunschweig in the south-east direction. You can also reach it by train or bus. It is surrounded by the north slopes of Harz Mountains and lies beneath the highest peak, Brocken. It used to be an important medieval capital and the main attractions today …

Monday´s special: SALZGITTERSEE

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Salzgittersee is the biggest Watersports centre in southern Lower Saxony and is easily accessible from Braunschweig or Hildesheim, Hanover is also not too far away. It is a popular place for young and old, mostly visited in the summer months where many use it as a “beach” during the school summer holidays. We prefer it in the spring and autumn …

Monday´s special: Stadtbad OKERAUE, Wolfenbüttel

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The recently renovated swimming pool complex in Wolfenbüttel, (Stadtbad Okeraue) is a great place to be in the upcoming school summer holidays if you are about to spend the holidays in the region or at home. As we all know, the weather here is rather unpredictable, but this complex found a great solution for this “problem” – it has a …

Monday´s special: LÖWE-PFAD FOREST WALK, Wolfenbüttel

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LÖWE stands for “Langfristige Ökologische WaldEntwicklung”, in translation this would mean “long-term ecological forest development. The path is 2,5 km long and along the way there are many stops with educational content. Besides those stations, there are many other signs explaining the facts about our forests (including names of trees) and other areas where your kids can test their balance …

Monday´s special: WIND & WATERMILL MUSEUM, Gifhorn

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The international “Mühlenmuseum Gifhorn“ opened its doors in 1980 when visitors could take a look at three original windmills (two German ones and one from Austria). Year after year more wind- and watermills were added and today one can see 16 mills from 13 different countries, including: Germany, Austria, Greece, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, Portugal, Spain, Russia, France, Korea, Taiwan and …

Monday´s special: “LIEBESBANKWEG”, Harz NP

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Liebesbank weg is about 7 kilometres long and is known for the 25 uniquely carved wooden benches, all of them symbolising and representing love. Besides benches, there are also “poetry stones” and interesting wooden sculptures dedicated to specific occasions of love and wedded life. If that sounds too cheesy for you, just don´t pay too much attention on it and …