Built for the long haul - at least a few hundred years. Discover the exciting stories slumbering in Wendland stone in the fantastic structures here.
An old railway bridge, an old train station - reimagined - and half-timbered houses, tilted at just the right angle... Simply a fantastic setting, typical for the Wendland region. Great architecture arranged across expansive meadows. It all belongs to this region and tells its own, unique story.
Ever feel like being at the center of things for once? Then head to one of our more than 100 Rundling villages! All of the residences encircle a central village square. There is just one entrance driveway. Typical for the Wendland region! But where did these villages come from? How were they created? Why were they built in this way?
An old bridge, lonely, no longer in use, in the midst of a picturesque landscape. The stories it could tell. More than one hundred years old, it was once part of an important railway connection in northern Germany. But its destruction in 1945 did not take away any of its charisma. A war memorial and a symbol of the partition of Germany, the bridge and the fortified buildings at both ends take you back to earlier days.
Wow, things are getting old here. In fact, the picturesque half-timbered buildings in the Wendland.Elbe region are centuries old. When you stroll through the generously sized squares and the narrow, winding lanes in Lüchow, Dannenberg, and Hitzacker, you will literally feel the history in which these old structures have been steeped for generations. And they haven’t lost a bit of their beauty as they’ve aged -- from extensively renovated memorials to charming houses tilted by the wind.
This old train station has been extensively renovated and rebuilt. There’s lots to experience here: concerts, readings, flea markets, dance, theatre, art, conferences. An entire spectrum of art, culture, and literature is on offer here, and there’s no shortage of things to buy. And everything is accessible for disabled people.
Hitzacker Village -- Reinventing living and working. Constructing a new village and creating a new community. Families, refugees, and people of all ages from all over the world are building community here. The focus is on cross-generational and multi-cultural neighborhoods, democracy, responsibility for the common good, trust, and sustainability. An interesting and exciting project with great potential!
Climate protection is a high priority in the Wendland. Breese in der Marsch is a bioenergy model village, which has a special pioneering role. For several years now, here heat has been obtained from 100% renewable energies. Take a look and discover how climate protection looks like in practice! Also, the bioenergy region Wendland-Elbetal was one of 25 regions in Germany that have positioned themselves through future-oriented projects for the production and use of renewable energies.