Let me introduce myself, my name is Burghard. I’ve been living on the Castle Hill for ages. Since the people in Altenau decided to build the Adventure Lift, I can’t seem to get anything done. Do you want to know more about me?
It’s best to tell it from the beginning, starting in December 2012: blasting was carried out in the hill and tunnels were drilled. My hiding place used to be an air raid bunker and it gradually turned into a tunnel now leading 90 metres into the hill. At the end, there is an ascent of 80 metres. When I fly through it, I get straight to the upper castle courtyard. The castle falcons are always pleased to see me. We really are best friends, believe me.
I have lots of room to fly around in in the adventure tunnel: the tunnel with six adventure gates is 5 metres wide and 3.5 metres high. If I cheat and go up with the lift, I can be in the castle courtyard in 30 seconds. If that sounds like a lot of dry facts, never mind, it’s my world, or to be exact, it was my world. From now on, everything’s going to be different: instead of workmen with rulers and laser devices, construction engineers and curious politicians, ordinary people will be visiting me. I keep hearing about tourists. I think they must be a little crazy. This is where I live, after all. If you don’t count the castle lord Count Dietrich upstairs. What are all these people doing here anyway?
Go on, take a look at my Facebook page – become one of my fans, like me, share me. That’s what makes me happy.
I‘m also available as a cloned version – yes, really! When you pay me a visit, look in the Adventure Lift shop. There you can find some copies of me: as soft toys, key rings, things to eat … all kinds of stuff. Give them their freedom. In the meantime, I’m happy to remain here. There’s a great deal of tittle-tattle going around after all. Do you think I’m an old gossip? No way, I’m just telling it to you like it is...