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Dear Guests,

we like to welcome you in our cosy holiday cottages in Lamspringe, Glashütte.
In every season you will enjoy silence, the hospitality of nice people, peace and beautiful environment in our little village in the middle of a forest. Even though the highway entrance No. 66 “Rhüden/Harz” of the A7 motorway is just 5 km away.
The famous mountainous region “Harz” ist just around the corner.

Both our cottages, really they are little row houses with ground level entrances, are equipped with WC/shower, eat-in kitchen with stove, extractor hood, microwave, water boiler, washer dryer combination, fridge-freezer, fireplace, satellite TV, terrace (ground floor), and balcony (first floor). At the ground floor you’ll find the kitchenette, the WC/shower and the living room with the fire place. A french door leads to the terrace with seats and grill. A staircase leads to the first floor where you find two bed rooms.

The bigger one with the balcony has a king-size double bed (200 x 180 cm).
The smaler one holds two single beds. From the “big” bedroom a door leads to the balcony with a view to the forest. All our cottages are non smoking cottages. Please feel free to smoke on the terracy or balcony if other guests are not being disturbed. An ash tray is provided in front of the entrance.
Both cottages “Regina” and “Iris” are furnished in a mixture of Skandinavian and local style.
Animals (e.g. little dogs) are allowed in both cottages.
The land landy and the land lord are living near by and are happy to help you in every circumstances.
Languages: German and English. Building technology: central gas heating, Satelite TV, WiFi, (code on demand).
All beds are equipped with KÖNIG® orthopedic mattresses.

History of Glashütte
In the 18th century a forest glass factory was founded by the monastery Lamspringe. It was situated in a spaciously forest area of the monastery forest Westerhof, which borders to the mountain chain of the Heber. The forest glas factory was soon closed down because of marketing problems.
In 1792 Johann Friedrich Stender started a glass production again and founded a glass factory in his own name. It was the start of the settlement „Glashütte“. In 1883 13 houses and 27 flats for the staff members where build. In 1910 the settlement got a school which was closed down in 1960. The family of the factory owner Stender used to live in the manor house next to the factory. In 1914 the factory was closed down for good, again due to marketing problems.
The glass factory has always been a popular place for excursions in this area.
Today this small settlement has about 80 inhabitants and due to its idylical location it has several holiday cottages. The former workers houses are restored and some more Houses where build. The little House, in where your holiday cottage is situated, was being tored down in 1978 and afterwards restored in the old style of the worker flats. The old school house harbours the forester‘s house. The empty buildings of the glas factory and the the manor house have been not in use for a long time and in serious need of restoration.
The name of the city of Lamspringe refers to the river „Lamme“ and where it rises.
Despite of its supposed remoteness the area breathes at every turn history. Within 20 Minutes by car you‘ll reach the excavation site of the „Battle of the Harzhorn“, where the late Roman emperor Maximinus Thrax in 235 AD fought a battle against Germanic tribes. On their way back from a retaliation campaign deep into Germanic soil to the river Elbe Germanic formations forced the train of the Roman army into a dramatic battle.
Lamspringe itself is very old and goes back to a foundation of a monastry in 847 AD.

In the turmoils of the thirty year war (1618 – 1648) also the people of Lamspringe had to suffer a great deal. Unbearable burden came with frequent billeting. After the battle at Lutter am Barenberge in 1626 scattered troops of Tilly (he fought with the Danes) occupied the village, looted and burned the houses. In fear of further aggressions the dwellers holed up in the forest with their little belongings.

A new upswing came to the monastry in October 1643 when English benedictine monks moved into the empty monastry. Due to the mediation of the „Bursfelder Kongregation“ the monastry Lamspringe could be given to the English monks who had to leave their country because King Henry VIII did not tolerate monastries in England any more.