Nat'Our Route 2 - Middle Our Valley
This hiking trail is like a journey back into the past. In the last century, there were still mills clattering along the river Our. In many places, weirs were created, which were havens for the creatures living in the stream. Recently, these weirs have been dismantled in a cross-border nature park project, and fish ladders have been created. Now, the trout can once again swim upstream to their spawning grounds. As well as flour, the mills ground oak bark, or tannin. Tannin contains an agent used for tanning leather. The oak bark was harvested in the oak coppice woodlands, the oak shrubs. This was a welcome source of income for the people who lived here, who were very poor at that time. Dasburg castle proudly towers over the valley and the town of the same name. Here, there is even an old tannery still in existence, making a detour to this beautiful spot even more worth while.
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