get-to-know meeting with our new members

view over the hut fountain to the hut tavern

The idea for a ‘get-to-know-you’ - meeting between the board and new members of the sponsorship group ‘Königshütte’ came up a long time ago during one of the board meetings. On Wednesday, August 11, 2021, the time had come: the sponsorship group invited the new members from 2020 and 2021 to a 'get-to-know-you' meeting. Due to the pandemic because of Corona, the members meeting last year had to be cancelled, where 'old' and new members could get to know each other so far. Moreover ... membership meetings are subject to a rather tight schedule due to the agenda items, and this sometimes leaves little time for conversations.

Just over half of the new members from 2020 and 2021 attended the event at the at the hut tavern (Hüttenschenke) of the King's hut (Königshütte).  Some of the new members had cancelled with regret due to the vacation and vacation season.

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Approval of the Scholmwehr Bridge

A week ago, on June 26, the Scholmwehr Bridge was ceremoniously reopened after successful restoration.  The restoration was made possible by funds from the LEADER funding and by the co-financing by the city of Bad Lauterberg as well as by donations.  Our first chairman, Mr. Hillegeist, reviewed the history of this weir bridge in his speech: built in 1733 in wooden construction, the weir bridge has been destroyed twice by floods. After the first destructive flood in 1833 - 100 years after its construction - it was rebuilt in wooden construction, after the second flood, in 1904 - the weir bridge belonging to the kings’ hut (Königshütte)  was now in private ownership - the owner, Rudolf Holle, decided to rebuild the bridge in concrete and steel construction.

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Donation handover from Christmas campaign 2020

this is how the donation check looks like, which was handed over on May 14, 2021, it says "Donation check  - € 1000,- - in favor of the Förderkreis (i.e. sponsorship group) Königshütte (i.e. kings’ hut) Bad Lauterberg e.V - donated by Lauterberger help each other"


During sunshine in front of the Hüttenschenke (hut tavern) - board team from the Förderkreis Königshütte Bad Lauterberg e.V. and Manuela Lunk and Stefan Oppermann from the Facebook group 'Lauterberger helfen sich'

from left to right: Fritz Dittmar (treasurer), Joachim Wildner (advisory board), Hans-Heinrich Hillegeist (first chairman), Christian Mühl (second chairman), Gudrun Grzyb (advisory board) as well as Manuela Lunk and Stefan Oppermann ('Lauterberger helfen sich' Lauterberger help each other)

not on the picture: Dr. Wilfried Ließmann (secretary), Volker Puhrsch (advisory board)

Once again: Board members of the Förderkreis Königshütte and the team of administrators of 'Lauterberger help themselves’ in front of the Hüttenschenke (hut tavern)From left to right: Fritz Dittmar (treasurer), Joachim Wildner (advisor), Hans-Heinrich Hillegeist (first chairman), Christian Mühl (second chairman), Gudrun Grzyb (advisor) as well as Manuela Lunk and Stefan Oppermann (Lauterberger help each other) 

not on the picture: Gudrun Grzyb (advisor)

On May 14, 2021, before the upcoming board meeting, the check from the 2020 Christmas- campaign could finally be handed over to the sponsorship group. It took a long time until the check could be handed over, the Corona pandemic did not allow it. The Christmas campaign with raffle ticket sales had been organized by the Facebook group 'Lauterberger helfen sich' (Lauterberger help each other). The administrators of this group, Mrs. Manuela Lunk and Mr. Stefan Oppermann, came to the kings’ hut (Königshütte) for the check handover.

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Guided tours start again - on June 8, 2021

Drawing of the king's hut ('Koenigshuette') after a copperplate engraving from 1834

There is good news: due to the relaxations during this time of the Corona pandemic, we are again allowed to offer guided tours of the Königshütte site and through our museum, the South Harz Ironworks Museum. The first guided tour this year will take place on Tuesday, June 8. As usual, the approximately two-hour-tour starts at 3 p.m. at the ironworks well. There, club member Thomas Böttcher will welcome you and explain the history of the king's hut (Königshütte). The mask requirement has not yet been lifted,so please wear a medical or FFP2 mask on the grounds and especially in the museum.

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return of the Scholmwehr bridge

Since yesterday, May 3, 2021, one of the landmarks of Bad Lauterberg, the Scholmwehr Bridge, is being rebuilt after restoration. The four restored bridge elements are back in place. Now a railing still has to be erected. It was not an easy task for the employees of the companies Kälz and Domeier to lift the bridge elements onto the bridge and mount them flush, initially with a crane from 'Ritscherstrasse’, later from the riverbed of the Oder, 'ometimes more than one run-up was necessary. It will probably be another 14 days before the bridge can be walked on. The planks for the walkway are to be installed from May 10.

the first bridge part is delivered

the four restored bridge elements are back in their original place - View direction: city center and spa district