Schorte's Mill and Technical Museum, Ilmenau, TH
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N 50° 39.909 E 010° 55.387
32U E 635908 N 5614353
The 'Schortemühle' lies in the romantic 'Schortetal' which already Goethe roofed in his poem "Ilmenau" with the lines "Gracefully valley, you evergreen grove...".
Waymark Code: WMA0GW
Location: Thüringen, Germany
Date Posted: 10/26/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop
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There's no spring of the Schorte. The Schorte has its source below the Knöpfelstaler pond where two anonymous brooks unite. In the headwaters not the brooks, but the valleys have names. The 'source valleys' of the Schorte are the Marktal, the Silbertal, the Mönchstal and the Mardertal for the eastern source brook and the Breite Grund for the western source brook. The most southern spring of the Marktal is the theoretical origin of the Schorte. It is approx. 150 ms to the north of Dreiherrenstein at 800-m height. In the Marktal the Seifige pond still exists. In the Breite Grund there is the Breitengrunder pond as well as a youth hostel (forest school). The whole source area (approx. 5 kms²) belongs to the central area of the biosphere reserve Vessertal. Therefore, it's not opened by ways.

The restaurant serves good plain fare. The interior decoration is quite rustic and therefore you'll feel very comfortable.

In the surrounding forests there are multiple signposted hiking trails.

Besides the restaurant there is also a technical museum where you are able to take a deatiled look at the past mining times in this valley.
Here is an additional german languaged link for the museum.
( (visit link) )
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Serves Alcohol?: yes

Business Hours::
Monday: day of rest otherwise: opened from 11 am

Schortestraße 57
Ilmenau, Thuringia Germany

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