My home

Eschwege und Umgebung

My home is Eschwege and its surrounding area. I do not live directly in the Schwalm, but Eschwege is only 90 kilometers (55.54 miles) away from the center of the Schwalm.
So that you might understand from where I get so many of my creative ideas, I wish to take you on a picture tour of my beautiful surroundings.

Vegetables in the Garden

 

Fruits in the garden

 

Flowers in the garden

 

My garden is an important factor in my overall well-being. It is not large, but nearly every square foot is dedicated to the cultivation of different fruits, vegetables and flowers.
Of course, my flowers predominate – they find their way into every nook and cranny.

phlox and winter-heaths

 

tulips

 

dahlias, fuchsias and petunias

 

The dooryard blooms from Spring to Autumn in pink.

View from the Salzfrau to Motzenrode

 

View from the Heldrastone to Heldra

 

View to Volkerode

 

View across the Werratallake to Schwebda

 

View from the Gobert to Meißner mountain

 

View to Eschwege

 

Hollows and wooded hills, upland plains, and the Warra Valley with its lakes, characterize our countryside.

Broad-leaved forest

 

at the Leuchtberg near Eschwege

 

stony sign of a premium hiking trail

 

At the Kalbe-lake on the Meißner hill

 

at the Uhlenkuppe on the Gobert

 

An extensive interconnected system of hiking trails offers a wide range of options for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts.

Lookout tower at the Roßkopf

 

view to the Wolfstisch near Hitzelrode

 

the Leuchtberg with the Bismarck-Tower

 

the Heldra-Stone with its lookout tower

 

The Plesse-Tower near Wanfried

 

There are many stones and cliffs on the hillsides and many lookout towers …

Viwe from Heldrastein to Treffurt

 

View from the Gobert to Bad Sooden-Allendorf

 

Viem from Hohe Meißner hill to Hess. Lichtenau

 

… and beautiful wide open panoramas.

hint to the inner German border

 

Rudiment of the former border metall fence

 

the former gang way of the DDR - border-troops

 

Living along and with the “Iron Curtain” influenced our lives for decades.

part of the former border strip at the Gobert

 

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gentians

 

peacock butterfly

 

Today the former “band of death” – the strip along the former border to the “DDR” (German Democratic Republic) – is a green band crossing Germany. In and along this tract nature is intact and one can find rare flora and fauna.

Das Landgrafenschloss Eschwege

 

the Augustenau casle in Herleshausen

 

the moated castle in Netra

 

Castles and ruins wherever one goes these are mute witnesses of history.

There are sayings and stories associated with many natural monuments.

part of the old post station in Wanfried

 

half-timber house in Eschwege

 

the townhall in Wanfried

 

half-timber houses in Völkershausen

 

Werra dockside in Wanfried

 

half-timber houses in Altenburschla

 

half-timber houses in Altenburschla (3)

 

half-timber houses in Altenburschla (2)

 

half-timber houses in Altenburschla (4)

 

Charming villages and small towns with many half-timbered houses in good condition exude coziness and hospitality.
Particularly noteworthy is Wanfrieds initiative to maintain the beautiful old half-timbered houses.

the Strohbärenkirmes in Heldra

 

the Maienzug end at the town hall of Eschwege

 

donation of bread on Assumption Day at the Boyneburg

 

Many holidays are celebrated today in accordance with ancient customs.

the hostel Kleegarten in Heldra

 

hotel Zum Schwan in Wanfried

 

the Felsenkeller in Eschwege

 

inn Alte Schule in Niederdünzebach

 

the Wolfsbrunnen castle near Schwebda

 

tavern Zur Schlagd in Wanfried

 

A wide variety of neat and relatively inexpensive restaurants invite one to relax and stay awhile.
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Ahle Stracke und runde rote Wurst

 

Beim Wurstfest in Eschwege werden die verschiedensten Eschweger Wurstsspezialitäten angeboten

 

Weckewerk

 

Beim Wurstfest in Eschwege dreht sich alles nur um Wurst

 

soussage on the barbecue-grill

 

Eschweger Bier und regionale Säfte

 

The local cuisine leaves no appetite unfulfilled. Regional products – especially the “Alhe Wurscht” (sausage) and the “Eschweger Klosterbräu” (beer), but also “Roasted sausages”, “Weckewerk” (no translation), bread, cheese, honey, fruit juices and fruit brandy – sell like hot cakes!

bycicling path near Völkershausen

 

bycicling path near Eschwege

 

bycicling path near Reichensachsen

 

An extensive system of excellent – mostly paved – bicycling paths left and right of the Werra and its tributaries is perfect for long trips.

the lake Werrtalsee near Eschwege

 

the lake Werrtalsee near Eschwege (2)

 

the lake Werrtalsee near Eschwege (3)

 

the lake Werrtalsee near Eschwege (4)

 

the lake Werrtalsee near Eschwege (5)

 

the lake Werrtalsee near Eschwege (6)

 

The many lakes provide opportunities for swimming, surfing, sailing and fishing. On the largest lake one can enjoy an excursion on the “Werra-Nixe”.

An der Werra bei Altenburschla

 

Zwischen Werra und Werratalsee nahe Eschwege

 

Die Wisera auf der Werra bei Wanfried dient als Standesamt

 

Rowing, canoeing, kayaking and getting married can all be enjoyed on the Werra.

Der Botanische Garten in Eschwege

 

Am Schwanenteichpark in Eschwege

 

Der Sophiengarten in Eschwege

 

Parks and gardens in many places guarantee pure relaxation.

Teil des Barfußpfades bei Wanfried

 

Die Mohnblüte bei Germerode

 

Die Wassertretanlage bei Niederdünzebach

 

Climbing forests and barefoot paths are a lot of fun. Blooming fields and labyrinths in cornfields incorporate agriculture in one’s recovery.
Many unique places for water treatments (based on the work of Sebastian Kneipp) invite one to do something special for one’s health.

Das Kloster in Germerode

 

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Der Elfengrund bei Wanfried

 

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But silence and reflection can also be found … in the monastery or in near pristine nature.

Contact

Luzine Happel
Am Schindeleich 43
37269 Eschwege
Deutschland
Telefon: 05651-32233
Website: www.luzine-happel.de
E-Mail: leuchtbergverlag@aol.com

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