Travels We went on a short holiday to Brocken, expecting lush landscapes and wind. What we found was dead trees, large areas of what was once forest We went up to Brocken in a steam train and learned a lot about the history of the place. It once was a soviet military station, restricted area for the people around. And it’s a mystical place, where witches met for esbat. When the Soviet Union ended and the GDR was no longer, the area became a national park. Climate change and drought make it a very depressing area… I was able to shoot some pictures and short videos with my smartphone, which I used for this Video.