Panzer Ghosts in the Forest – March 14 2020 Hike

Now part of the ´Göttingen Stadtwald´ Natur Park and open to all, Kerstlingeröder Feld and a large area around it was once a major front line Nato/Bundeswehr Panzer Base.

The Panzer Grenadiers based there would often respond to increased alerts by driving just 15km to the Iron Curtain to face the combined might of the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact.

Thankfully they never had to fire in anger.

As you explore the area you can find traces of where once Tigers, Centurions and Leopards roamed, the biggest remaining structures are huge concrete shooting galleries which both men and Leopards would have used for target practice.

Joining us on this walk (Scouting All Along the Watchtowers 7) was Irmi and she told how when her brother was serving his National Service and was confined to barracks, she would supply him with beer and sausage over the fence. Now, that´s who I would call a cool sister!

The Ride
No bikes just our feet doing the travelling.

Links
Two Warte Ride – March 19 2020 (Scouting All Along the Watchtowers 9)
A Leopard Bath – March 18 2020 Gravel Ride (Scouting All Along the Watchtowers 8)
Panzers in the Forest – March 14 2020 Hike (Scouting All Along the Watchtowers 7)
Scouting All Along the Watchtowers 6 – March 1 2020
Scouting All Along the Watchtowers 5 – February 29 2020
Scouting All Along the Watchtowers 4– February 17 2020
Scouting All Along the Watchtowers 3 – February 15 2020
Scouting All Along the Watchtowers 2 – February 4 2020
Scouting All Along the Watchtowers – gravel ride aftermath – January 29 2020
Scouting All Along the Watchtowers 1 – January 29 2020

Cycle Fahrrad Goettingen home page

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