All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<b>Heerter See hike map</b><br><br>
Heerter See hike map

We had some time before our niece's afternoon wedding in Salzgitter Bad, so we decided to get in a quick hike. The people at our hotel suggested going to the Heerter See (Heerter Lake). Three is a 2-mile trail around the lake, which had been the site of an iron fabricating factory during World War II.
The lake is well-known for a birding area during certain times of the year. An observation tower above the lake offers great views of the birds.
This trail through the forest was quite buggy, the mosquitoes were awful!