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De Masuriske Sumpe

Die Masurische Sumpfe optræder som lærred for Siegfried Lenz’ røverhistorier om hans bedstefar, en slags Robin-Hood historier, udgivet under titlen “So Zärtlich War Suleiken”. I de masuriske sumpe danser man naturligvis som andre steder, og dansens rytme er “masurka”, hvilket – surprise – er det, som vi kalder “polska” i Sverige. Det er ikke helt det samme som en polka, tror jeg. Näckans Polska i Elverhøy er en af de mere berømte af slagsen.

Chopin undrede sig over at svensk folkemusik lød næsten ligesom den polske.
Han kunne også godt lide at høre Jenny Lind, en af de mest berømte sangerinder nogensinde – fra Sverige.

Men det skal handle om vandveje, og netop hvor der er store flade områder med vand (sumpe), kan man gøre sig håb om at der er sejlbare floder, eller at man kan etablere kanaler. De flade områder strækker sig fra Polen til Berlin, Berlin betyder i gammel germansk etymologi “Byen i Sumpen”.

Resten af indlægget får jeg nok først skrevet i aften! 🙂

Ostróda – Elbląg Canal, called also Elbląg Canal, is the unique water system connecting several Western Masurian Lakes with Vistula Bay. The orginality of the system depends on the harnessing the natural in this region water levels difference of 100 m into the system of locks and skipways. The last ones are the rail lift devices mechanically driven by water power. This world standard monument of the hydrotechnical art designed by Dutch engineer Jakob Georg Steenke in the beginning of XIX century on the court of Frederick I and II for the economical purpose of water connecting of East Prussia (German: “Oberland”) with Baltic Sea – waited almost 20 years for the beginning of the construction , (1825-1844).

Every year thousands of tourists – passengers of excursion ships and individual lovers of aquatic admire the unique values of nature and landscape. Despite of so big mass of nature amateurs the human interference in the natural environment doesn’t put in danger the coexistence of hundreds of species of flora and fauna living in the reserves, landscape parks and in mentioned above protected areas. The exploration of the existing here nature riches and the experience of esthetic impressions are possible particularly during the quiet cruises on the canal and the biking rides on the numerous wandering routes existing in the communes: Elbląg, Rychliki, Pasłęk, Miłomłyn and Ostróda.

Written by Donald

Friday, December 5, 2014 at 13:06 GMT+0000

Posted in Vandbyggeri