You’ll see more than beavers between Gartow, Lenzen, and Schnackenburg. White-tailed eagles also hunt in this area. The Höhbeck near Gartow is an ideal observation point for wide-ranging views of the river landscape. The Höhbeck, a “geest” island created during the Ice Ages, rises nearly 60 m above the glacial valley of the Elbe river and has steep northern and eastern slopes. The Beaver Tour extends through several German states and offers more than many fascinating natural experiences. Here, where the states of Lower Saxony, Brandenburg, and Saxony-Anhalt meet, you can still feel the former inner German border. At many locations along the tour there are memorials so that this part of German history is not forgotten.