Tour de Harz {Teufelsmauer}

May 09, 2013

After visiting a friend who lives about 200 km south of Berlin, we decided to not take the direct route back, but to make a loop way and look about the region: the Harz. In this beautiful, mountainous area you will find old castles and villages of small, timber-framed houses leaning onto them, dark and deep woods all around as well as steep and craggy cliffs and odd rock formations. All this is part (and reason) for the old legends and lore, the ancient tales of witches, fairies, giants, kings and emperors, superstition and mysteries for which the region is also famous. 

It was Sunday and after two days of rain, the meadows glistened in mellow green against the blue sky and the sun made the whole scenery pop with colour. Our first stop was the Teufelsmauer [Devil's Wall]. It is a rock formation that stretches about 20 km and whose mysterious shape inspired the fantasies of the story tellers back then.

//If you are curious, Wiki has some of the stories and more information about this place: click//

To be continued...

PS: As you may have noticed, I'm working on the blog layout a little at the moment. I will also try to build a menu in the header. So if you visit this page during the next days and it looks weird or crushed: it's not you - it's me... :)


  1. Beautiful photos! I will definitely check out the stories associated with the Devil's wall and I'm eager for part 2!

  2. Schöne Bilder! Vor allem die beiden letzten ein Traum. Frühling: überall.

    Liebe Grüße

  3. Open space such as this is something I don't get to see much of within the city where I live. It is good to see it here. It is beautiful.

  4. Amazing. Almost unbelievable that it is real!