Close to the village of Hundelshausen belonging to Witzenhausen, Germany a company gathers gypsum. Already in 1940 they gave up an area and the open pit, surrounded by high rocks, filled with ground water and rain. Today it is a lake with 5000 cubic meters of water that you can use for swimming. There are also platforms on the water, a separated non-swimmer area and a wooden base.Continue reading “Grüner See”
The city of Witzenhausen, Germany is a small one – but it contains a remote location of the university of Kassel. As a part of this you can find a tropical greenhouse close to the city center often referred to as “Tropengewächshaus” but officially called “Gewächshaus für tropische Nutzpflanzen” (greenhouse for tropical agricultural crops). Continue reading “Tropengewächshaus”
It is a brewery, but a special one. At Schinkels Brauhaus at Witzenhausen, Germany they produce beer from ecologically produced ingredients only. You can taste it there and the restaurant doesn’t serve the traditional high-caloric, unhealthy brewery-food normally served at these places. Continue reading “Schinkels Brauhaus”
Schloß Berlepsch is a castle in the no man’s land surrounding Witzenhausen, Germany (close to Göttingen and Hann. Münden). Situated within the hills along the river Werra it can be seen from near and far. It has been built from 1369 on and has been invaded by several armies crossing the country during the centuries. Today it is a well preserved castle still owned by the family that once built it.