have lived in this beautiful region all our lives. It never loses
its attraction and we were keen to reflect something of the area
in the name of our ‘Kennel’. To provide you, the site
visitor, with as much information as possible we have done some
research on the area and have provided photographs (including some
aerial views) of some of the surroundings.
We hope this section of the website will
pique your interest enough for you to come and see our wonderful
countryside for yourself.
Our thanks to all the people who helped
us with this project.
Due to the huge amount of data we have gathered
we haven’t yet been able to translate it all but hope to catch-up
in the near future. Until then you can view the hiking map and the
aerial view. Our apologies for any inconvenience.
Geographical and historical background
Our intention is to illustrate the geographical
location and characteristics of the Finne region.
We would like to express out thanks to retired Chief Forrester,
Mr. Heinz Becker for sharing his knowledge and support, to the Department
LRA Soemmerda for Economic Development which made a great deal of
useful information available and especially to Forest Warden, Mrs.
Silke Becker for her specialised knowledge and help in choosing
The walk through the Finne was published
as an extract from the map of walks by the Thuringian Land Surveyor`s
office in 1998 with kind permission of the TLVermA
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The pictures show a bird’s eye view
of the Finne compiled from aerial photos of our hometown, Rastenberg
and it’s surroundings. Kind permission to use these pictures
came from Geospace
Gesellschaft für digitale Luftbilddaten und –systeme
mbH, Köln (Geospace Company for Digital Aerial Specifications
and Systems Ltd., Cologne).
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Our special thanks go to Mrs Sonja Liesche
for her understanding in handling our questions.