Dr. Bernhard Hell composes his essay, "Die evangelische Schulgemeinde" ("The Protestant School Community") at the rural education centre at Solling, in Holzminden. In the summer holidays, Bernhard and Else Hell visit properties which are up for sale. All "fall through", and only Urspring, the last property, seems suitable. Else Hell spends a week in autumn testing out the conditions and possibilities, and then takes the final decision. Fritz Ehrecke is recruited to work alongside them. (quoted from Urspring News 1979, Liesel Müller, page 41).