• Hof Teiche, Image
    Hof Teiche, Image Photo: Konstantin Bikar, Konstantin Bikar
  • Hof Teiche
    Hof Teiche Photo: Konstantin Bikar, Konstantin Bikar


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Sperrung auf dem Schieferpfad

Der Wittgensteiner Schieferpfad ist aktuell im Bereich „Kuppe Fredlar“ wegen Sturmbruch und den damit zusammenhängenden Forstarbeiten gesperrt. Eine Umleitung durch das Tal ist ausgeschildert. Insgesamt möchten wir alle Wanderer aufgrund der aktuellen Wetterlage um Vorsicht beim betreten der Wälder bitten.

It's Christmas in the nature park center

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Kindergarten children and high school students decorate the Christmas tree


Funny cones, elaborate straw stars and painted wooden discs adorn the Christmas tree in the nature park information center on the market square. The girls and boys from the nature park daycare “Blauland” in Raumland and the nature park school “Ludwig-zu-Sayn-Wittgenstein-Schule” created the decorative works of art. With great ideas and great attention to detail, the beautiful pendants were created from natural materials. They all met in the foyer to decorate the nature park tree. All artists were at work with enthusiasm and joy, but also with a portion of pride. A special thank you goes to René Schachtschneider, store manager of the domestic Hagebaumarkt and member of Markt und Tourismus e.V..Thanks to a donation from the store, the Christmas tree is now safely in the tree stand and shines with many small lights.  Delicious cookies and hot children's punch supported the event. And not only for the photo, everyone stood happily around the tree: "It looks really beautiful," was the conclusion of young and old. 

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Art in the countryside

Nature park students design the bridge pillars on the "Via Celtica" in Arfeld.

The "Via Celtica" is a laboratory path. The premium hiking trail with its paths around Arfeld and Dotzlar is challenging, but also spiritual and mystical. It invites hikers to consciously experience nature and landscape and actively shape it. The pupils of the Bad Berleburger Ludwig-zu-Sayn-Wittgenstein School also got involved in this design experiment. Together with the art teacher Rita Grotmann, the young people of grades 9 and 10 developed a remarkable project. The task: designing the concrete pillars on the Eder Bridge near Arfeld. In art classes, the high school students spent several weeks intensively dealing with the topic and dealing with the given saying. Ideas were collected, drafts designed, lettering created and color examples discussed. After the theoretical project preparation and its presentation to the headmistress and the non-school-related partners followed by practical implementation in nature. During a project week under the topic "My school - my home", the young people installed the artistic landscape campaign.


The students and Ms. Grotmann were now supported by teacher Michaela Pöppel. With numerous brushes and several painting pots as well as a lot of ambition and imagination, they worked for days. "Sit down at the river and just be there. The song of the water will take your worries and carry them down to the sea ”- this is how it now stands in curved letters on the bridge pillars.

The gray concrete color is history. Soft shades of blue determine the color image, symbolizing the waves, harmonize with the surrounding while the Eder purls along the "Via Celtica" in the background.


In any case, this project at the path has already given the students further ideas: they could well imagine a bench on their art object at the Arfeld Bridge, so that the hikers can rest there and relax. And maybe another book in which you can simply leave your worries in nature - as the saying goes - with an entry!

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