Crossing the Biosphere

From station to station, the tour crosses the glacial valley of the Elbe. It leads you right through fields and meadows between Brahlstorf and Dahlenburg. In the wet meadows near Preten, heck cattle (aurochs) and wild horses ensure the preservation of this valuable open landscape. This also benefits the stork. You can experience the history of the former inner-German border up close in the March Hufendorf (a type of settlements) of Konau and Popelau. A raft trip on the Elbe is also worthwhile. On this tour through the “Elbe River Valley” Biosphere Reserve of Lower Saxony it becomes clear that the Elbe river landscape is a natural landscape that has been shaped by people for centuries, creating a cultural landscape, too.