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Forest of Heroes

One of Germany’s most beautiful forests extends from Lower Saxony to North Rhine Westphalia. Its claim to fame stems from the Varus battle, which took place in the year 9 A. D. The Cherusci Prince Armenius vanquished the Roman legions here.

Today, the dense groves are home to boars and reindeer, dormice and common toads. During the damp and windless winter nights, one can experience a rare phenomenon at the Extern Stones: threads of ice seemingly grow out of the dead branches. In the Wistinghaus Senne, there are even animal forest managers: Exmoor ponies and Scottish Highland cattle were settled in order to keep the forest in check.

During the two years spent filming, the nature film makers were able to document the Teutoburg Forest intensively.

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