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... met Bernie Betschel (another cousin - brother to Lydia) and went on to his place in Schoerningen. What a wonderful and warm welcome I received. Nothing was too much trouble for this lovely family. Bernie and Katerina provided a mouth-watering meal with all the trimmings and in the afternoon their daughter Marlene, son-in-law Tobias and grandson Arvid also came for coffee and kuchen! Lots of talking, laughing, looking at ...
What a great region this Harz region is! I have fallen in love with Germany! All this time it was right next door but it took me 40 years to really discover it. (After already being in love with Berlin but that cannot be compared.)
I'd highly recommend this region, and Quedlinburg, the hikes and the DDR Museum to anyone, young or old (even though most visitors to this region are old, or young couples with kids).
Dry weather predicted for the full day, so here was my chance to do another hike.
My choice was between two other walks that were recommended to me, or a whole different one.
The two that were recommended were along a long mountain ridge sticking up out of the earth called the Teufelsmauer / Devil's Wall.
In one part you can just walk on flat land looking at ...
Rain was predicted.
I walked around all the little hidden streets of Quedlinburg, climbed a watchtower, had coffee at a cute cafe.
Walked around some more at random and through parts I had not seen yet.
It started to rain, so I sat in a cafe for an hour or so reading and having big beer. Very pleasant and leisurely day, waiting for a dry day to do another forest / mountain hike. ...
... confusing where you should buy tickets and I thought it wouldn't be far to walk and I could do with the exercise after drinking so many milk coffees and beers. :-) But the climb was very steep and pretty taxing.
But it was worth it, it's a beautiful castle, with loads of rooms all decorated with many details of various ages, and explanations.