Racheldiensthütte 873m above sea level
In the middle of the 19th century, the development of forests began in the Rachel area for the use of wood. From the villages on the edge of the forest it was a long way to the workplaces. Too far, to go home every day. So originated here in the Rachel forests several permanent, solid buildings as bases for the forest workers. Communal lodgings with a simple straw bed and one Lounge. For the competent Forstbeamten became 1867/68 built their own small apartment and a service room - the Sankt Oswalder Diensthütte. The today's information building was Built in 1920.
More than 100 years ago, the Bavarian Forest was used as a hiking and recreation area discovered. Especially the primeval forest around Rachel has a special attraction. He was from one Increasing numbers of hikers and summer visitors visited. The Bavarian Forest Association took the responsibility for the marking of hiking trails and the creation of shelter. That is how it came about - at the main hiking trail from Rachel to Lusen - early on a restaurant. The tourist house was sold to the State Forest in 1920. Today the building is owned by the Bavarian Forest National Park Administration. Only in 2017 was it extensively renovated and re-leased.
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.