Autumn at the Werra
After the collection of summer photos from the Harz, I'll share some autumn photos from the Werra. Because I'm too lazy to write a long post, lol.
View from Normanstein Castle
The Werra, linguistically the same as the Weser, and thus the Roman Visurgis as well, is another of those typical German rivers surrounded by mountains and fertile plains where the valley widens. It runs through northern Hessia, the ancient land of the Chatti, and Thuringia back to its spring in Eisfeld. Like most German rivers, its main direction is south to north to either the Baltic or the North Sea (the Werra / Weser runs into the North Sea).Werra river in the autumn sun
It is an area rich in history as well, all the way back to the Roman camp in Hedemünden close to where the Werra confluences with the Fulda and is then called Weser.Another - rather hazy - view from the Normanstein to the Werra and Treffurt
Thuringia, which had been part of eastern Germany, is on my list to explore a bit this year - there will be a trip to Erfurt for sure, and probably some other places of Medieaval importance as well. I hope you don't get tired of castles and cathedrals. A reconstructed Medieaval boat on the Werra
This one is a reconstructed river merchant ship we stumbled across by chance in the Schlagd
, the old harbour of Wanfried. Today a nice ltitle town on the border between Hessia and Thuringia, Wanfried was involved in several feuds in the Midde Ages. The Schlagd
of Wanfried was a change harbour where goods from the ships were loaded upon pack animals and wagons for further transportation. Old guest house at the Schlagd in Wanfried
I admit I would love to see a reconstructed Roman ship this year. After all, we know that the Romans used ships to transport goods and soldiers, and Germanicus had something like a Visurgis fleet.Hawthorne
There is already a lot of media hype about the 2000 year anniversary of the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest aka the Varus battle. You can expect some posts about it on my blog, but I'm not going to share in the hype and make this Arminius' Blog Year, or something.