“Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.”
Vitzenburg Castle is a Renaissance and Neo-Renaissance castle on the Unstrut that dates back to a castle that was probably founded in the 9th century.
In the register of the Hersfeld monastery, which was written down between 881 and 899, both the place and the castle Vitzenburg itself are mentioned for the first time. However, nothing is known about the size and shape of this early castle.
Before 991 the noble Brun and his wife Adilint founded a convent. The nunnery lay within the castle, which continued to exist....(more)
The children's hospital in Bad Sachsa consisted of seven wooden houses that were built in 1935/36 in a vast, remote valley in the Harz Mountains, not far from the former border between East and West Germany. In 1944, all the children of the July 20 attackers who had attempted to assasinate Adolf Hitler, were interned there. In 1945 a Dresden pediatrician fled there with 146 orphans from the bombing war.
After the war, the local deaconesses turned the sanatorium for tubercular children into a children's hospital. ....(more)
After exploring a cave the day before and having to walk a really long way for that, we decided that we wanted a location with a parking spot not too far away to start out the following day. And so we went to check the map and the list of potential objects I had made, and we did find a nice spot.
The old abandoned hotel is located nicely near a public parking lot and right next to a hiking path, which was a nice way not to look suspicious walking around the abandoned building with backpacks and tripods.
The weather was on our side as well...(more)
Etwa davon, wie Werzalit in den 30er-Jahren in Oberstenfeld begann - in einem heute winzig anmutenden Verwaltungsgebäude. Oder davon, wie sich die Firma zu einem Weltunternehmen mauserte, „zu dem jeder Oberstenfelder irgendeinen Bezug hatte. Entweder haben die Leute selbst dort gearbeitet, jemand aus der Familie oder ein Freund.