Who rides there so late through the night and wind?          
–Goethe, Der Erlkönig            

The forest plays an important role in German history and culture. They have long had a mythological identification with the forest that has only been strengthened over the centuries. Almost a third of Germany's total area is covered by forests. In the rise of Romanticism forests became a dominant theme in poetry, painting and music.

It’s a compound word of german language —with no translation to english— made of ‘der Wald’ (forest) and ‘die Einsamkeit’ (loneliness).
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