The Werratal region is a heaven for cycling. We could cycle mostly by the river and passed many other cyclists along the way. Everytime we got a friendly smile and hello.
Tandem buddies on this part of the Green Belt aka 'Das Grune Band' were Volker and Lorene. We visited Witzenhausen, Bad Sooden Allendorf and Eschwege on our way and also paid a visit to Grenzmuseum Schifflersgrund which left quite the impression on us.
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In #BadSoodenAllendorf we also paid a visit to the #Schifflersgrund Grenzmuseum where they kept a part of the former #IronCurtain intact. A very interesting place to visit and learn about the #DDR and how they operated their border... #Nomorewalls #Werratal #EnjoyGermanNature #GermanyChallenge #TandemChallenge
The real #DDR border wasn't the fence down below but the pole with the red top up the hill. People trying to escape often thought that once they were over the fence they were in the West. The DDR did this intentionally. In between the fence and the pole there were mine fields. Millions of mines were cleared along the border after the #IronCurtain came down. On this #schifflersgrund hill one man, Heinz-Josef Grosse, was shot dead meters away from the pole and thus the border. Soldiers on the West saw it happen but they couldn't react since that would be seen as an act of war. Such a grim reality back then. They told me over 1800 people died trying to escape the DDR... #nomorewalls #Werratal #GermanyChallenge #TandemChallenge
#BadSoodenAllendorf is known for this wall aka #gradierwerk. The wall has salt water dripping down that then crystallises on wood branches. The air goes through which results in salty air around the wall and that's great for people with airway, lung problems. People from all over come to just sit or walk around the wall and breath in the healthy air. #Werratal #EnjoyGermanNature #GermanyChallenge #TandemChallenge
Hellos and goodbyes in #Eschwege. Lorène had to leave unfortunately. It's been such a pleasure traveling with her. Good Belgian vibes. Corina joined the party for 2 days. She came all the way from Switzerland to join. Awesome! 👌✌👍👊😄 #Werratal #EnjoyGermanNature #GermanyChallenge #TandemChallenge #SocialAroundTheWorld