RINGHOTEL KURHAUSHOTEL BAD ORB

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Horststrasse 1, BAD ORB, DE
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Wegscheide

by Nemorino

Anyone who grew up and went to school in Frankfurt has probably been to the Wegscheide, which is a camp for Frankfurt school classes up on a pass in the Spessart hills, not quite four kilometers to the east of Bad Orb.

The name Wegscheide means parting of the ways, not only because it is on a pass with roads and trails going off in different directions, but because at one time the idea was that school classes would come here in their last year together, before splitting up and all going their separate ways.

The camp was first built for the German army in the First World War, then acquired by the Frankfurt schools in the 1920s. When the Nazis came to power they made it into a forced labor prison, and for several years after the Second World War it was a camp for displaced persons. Two cemeteries nearby attest to the horrible conditions in those years.

In the 1950s the Frankfurt schools were again able to take over the Wegscheide, and to this day they use it for class excursions and also as a summer camp during the school vacations.

(I have never been involved in the Frankfurt school system, but I did once spend a week at the Wegscheide for other reasons. This was quite a long time ago.)

Railway lines in the Sinn Valley

by Nemorino

In the valley of the Sinn River there are two more or less parallel railway lines of two tracks each.

The old line was built in the 19th century and is used today for local and regional trains and for freight. The new high-speed line was built in the 1980s for the ICE trains (InterCity Express), which started running in 1991.

Here in the town of Burgsinn the two lines meet. The old tracks are on the left, the new tracks are on the right with an ICE train on its way north to Fulda, Hannover and Hamburg.

Second photo: The parallel old and new railway tracks in the Sinn Valley, as seen from the train in April 2007.

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