Panorama of a wizard sculpture carved out of a tree trunk on the Zauberwald walking track. Zauberwald translates to Magic Forest and this walking track in the nature reserve Taubenmos in Bernau-Oberlehen leads through a magic place in the black forest. Part of the 2.5 kilometre long track leads along and across the little creek Rönischbächle. The track offers views over moor areas which were created by glaciers during the last ice age and which are a retreat for many endangered plants and animals. The track leads through dark and more light stretches of pine forest and past the weather station which often records the coldest temperatures in the state of Baden-Württemberg.
Germany? Before the beginning there was Ginnungagap, an empty space of nothingness, filled with pure creative power. (Sort of like the inside of my head.)And it ends with Ragnarok, the twilight of the Gods. In between is much fighting, betrayal and romance. Just as a good Godly story should be.Heroes have their own graveyard called Valhalla. Unfortunately we cannot show you a panorama of it at this time, nor of the lovely Valkyries who are its escort service.Hail Odin, wandering God wielding wisdom and wand! Hail Freya, hail Tyr, hail Thor!Odin made the many lakes and the fish in them. In his traverses across the lands he caused there to be the Mulheim Bridge in Cologne, as did he make the Mercury fountain, Mercury being of his nature.But it is to the mighty Thor that the Hammering Man gives service.Between the time of the Nordic old ones and that of modern Frankfort there may have been a T.Rex or two on the scene. At least some mastodons for sure came through for lunch, then fell into tar pits to become fossils for us to find.And there we must leave you, O my most pure and holy children.Text by Steve Smith.