Königslutter is a town in the northern part of the Harz region of West Germany. During the last two ice ages this area was covered by a thick layer of ice, but the Harz Mountains prevented the ice from moving any further south. As a result, this area is rich in boulder clay and large erratic boulders brought here by the ice from Scandinavia. South of Königslutter there are no more large boulders, because they could not get over the mountains.
A large part of the Harz is now a geopark (Geopark Harz – Braunschweiger Land – Ostfalen), just as the Hondsrug region. One of the Geopark projects in the Harz is the Königslutter Boulder Garden (Findlingsgarten), which lies in woodland and can be reached by a short well-signposted walk (see map below).
It consists of a collection of erratics found in the immediate area and brought together in one place. There are many Indicator Boulders (stones which can be identified as having come from a specific place). From these it is possible to establish the precise flow of the ice during the ice ages.
You can read more about the Geopark Harz – Braunschweiger Land – Ostfalen on the English version of the website at https://www.harzregion.de/en/
Translation Alun Harvey