What causes moving stones

Wedemark municipality

© www.jbrinkmann.de, Municipality of Wedemark, U. Kallenbach, www.anja-weiss.com, Kerstin Jacob For several years, the idea of ​​presenting the Ice Age geology of the Brelinger Berg using a boulder garden has been anchored in the minds of some Wedemärkers. After several unsuccessful attempts, the geo-adventure trail, which was created for the garden region in 2009, is now used by many Wedemärkers as well as non-residents.

In addition to conveying the scientific content, it is important to us to give the individual stations of the adventure trail an unmistakable artistic design. For this purpose, the eleven planned stations were designed by local artists and thus offer a unique geological experience.

The initiators were inspired by the title of the adventure trail "Moving Stones". The ice glaciers pushed the boulders, which we see in many places in Wedemark today, here from Scandinavia. You, the visitors of the path, should be able to discover and experience this process at the stations.

The path runs in the east of the Brelinger Berg. You can walk around 5.5 km from the Bennemühlen cemetery, Oegenbostel cemetery or Marktstrasse in Brelingen. In order to walk the entire length of the path, the pure walking time is just under two hours.

There are regular guided tours along the Geo Adventure Trail under the direction of geologist and paleontologist Dr. Kerstin Athens.

Guided tours along the Geopath are currently not offered. We hope to be able to make you great offers again from spring 2021. Just come by again.

The stations installed so far

The pile of boulders: In the pile of boulders, examples of the four stone classes are stacked, which invite you to feel and touch. In this way, all visitors can see small differences between the rock types.

In the pile of boulders, different types of stone invite you to feel and touch.

Ice cubes: Many stones in Wedemark have been pushed here by the glaciers from Scandinavia. Some were stuck in meter-thick ice and were only exposed after a while. This is what this station is supposed to show.

The artists simulate stones enclosed in ice.


What is left of the stone: During the "transport" from Scandinavia to Wedemark, the large boulders lost some of their size. A steel disc at this station shows the presumed original size. The boulder is positioned next to the pane for direct comparison.

Variety of stones: At this station, visitors will find some stone samples in an old excavator shovel, which they can determine according to their type. The visitors get help from reference stones and explanations.

At this station, visitors can identify and sort stones.

Telescope stones: These stones are drilled lengthways and provided with a telescope inside. The telescope points in the direction of the respective place of origin of the stones. In this way, visitors get a feel for the distance that the stones have covered.

A telescope inside the stone points in the direction of its origin.

Windkanter: Windkanter are ice-age debris that was abraded by wind and sand. With the help of a hand-operated fan, visitors can blow sand over the wind chanter and thus understand how it was created.

The Windkanter

Pollen: With the change in temperatures from an ice age to our present temperate climate, the plant species that occur also change. Heavily enlarged pollen should make this clear when lying under a group of trees.

The pollen station