The Snowflake

View of the Tennengebirge.

Heinrich Flögel photographed a snow crystal for the first time in 1879. To this day roughly 120 different types of snowflakes have been identified. In doing so, it was determined that the hexagonal crystals can only form angles of 60 or 120 degrees. One snowflake has a diameter of approx. 5 mm and weighs roughly 4 milligrams. Quite a few snowflakes stick together, fall downward with the flat side and – once they arrive on the ground – form a snowpack. And that’s exactly what we love so much in the winter! Fluffy soft fresh snow that covers the landscape like cotton – and falls on our cheeks and in our face, immediately melts and leaves behind a little drop of water!

And you can really experience that here with us at Eulersberg.

You go to bed at night, still hear the last chirping of birds, the soft breeze in the trees, and then you wake up in the morning and think – why don’t I hear anything? So – nothing at all! And then, when looking out the window you realize – winter has covered the landscape. Wherever you look there is snow.

It has deposited softly over the meadows and trees, and muffles any sound.

The sunlight sparkles in the crystals, and the animals leave their tracks behind in the deep powder snow. And that is especially beautiful here with us at Eulersberg!

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