The first attempts at forest conservation in the Harz were centred on the Brocken, and began with a far-sighted nature conservation act over years ago. Here, too, the common beech dominates, mixed, for example, with sycamore, ash Fraxinus excelsiorhornbeam Carpinus betulus and Scots elm Ulmus glabra.
The Americans handed shovels to their prisoners, forced them to dig their own graves, then shot and buried them. InCount Christian Ernest of the House of Stolberg issued an ordinance in which destruction or damage to the forest on the Brocken would be severely punished.
This protection order survived in spite of all protests from the local villages. For that reason it is more the ferns, mosses, lichens and fungi that, in addition to spruce trees, characterise these woods.
Aroundthe capercaillie population in the Harz died out. Sycamore trees are also found in these woods. The inhabitants are descended from Upper and Lower Saxons, Thuringians, and Franks, whose influence can be traced in the varieties of dialect. The chief attractions are water for sports and health spas; the forest scenery, notably in the Harz National Park along the Lower Saxony—Thuringia border; a number of towns with well-preserved historic architecture; and the romantic associations of legends.
As a young man, the famous German poet, Goethe visited the Harz several times and had a number of important lifetime experiences. The extensive woods of the Harz mean that forestry plays an important economic role, as do the associated wood-working industries.
Examples of these are the Alpine emerald dragonfly Somatochlora alpestriswhich only occurs in Lower Saxony in the Harz, and is endangered in Germany, and the Subarctic darner Aeshna subarcticaa damselfly which is threatened with extinction.
The former imperial town of Goslartoo, whose splendour depended on the ore treasures of the Rammelsbergmined argentiferous lead ore for centuries. However, the heavy metal residues in the soils of the Upper Harz, which in some cases are significant, represent a serious environmental hazard today.
It also stated that nothing should be spoiled or destroyed, and that groups of ordinary strangers should not be allowed to enter without prior arrangement.
Amongst the formations mobilised were divisions belonging to the 11th Armydivisions of the Waffen SS and the Volkssturm. Two species will be mentioned here as examples. With the closure of this facility, mining operations that had begun in the Middle Ages and had continued unbroken since the 16th century, extracting silverlead and zinccame to an end.
Concepts like the Western town, Pullman City Harz, or the rock operas on the Brocken are intended to also be particularly attractive to foreign tourists.
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