If you feel like yawning in one of these museums, it’s probably because you’ve been here so long already and still can’t get enough. Go ahead, have a look! A plethora of museums is waiting for you! Are you interested in regional specialties? Then this is the right place for you. But you’ll learn about more than history, border stories, and round villages. Visiting a museum here is always exciting, with lots of variety and participation. Of course, there has to be a little craziness, too. And you’ll find that here as well.
Liebe Wendland.Elbe Freunde,
zur Vermeidung der weiteren Ausbreitung des Coronavirus sind seit Anfang November in der Urlaubsregion Wendland.Elbe wieder jegliche touristische Aktivitäten untersagt.
Wir bedauern es sehr, Euch daher zur Zeit nicht in der Urlaubsregion Wendland.Elbe begrüßen zu können und bitten Euch: bleibt zuhause!
Vorerst gelten diese Regelungen bis einschließlich 14. Februar 2021. Wir halten Euch an dieser Stelle auf dem Laufenden.
Bleibt gesund und passt auf Euch auf!
***Until 14th February 2021 all travel for tourism purposes is prohibited within Germany. Please stay home and healthy. Let’s keep each other safe!***
Up until 1989, the insurmountable inner German border formed the boundary of the northern, eastern and southern sections of the Wendland region. This affected Schnackenburg, the smallest town in the state of Lower Saxony, located right next to the Elbe river, which formed the border, in a unique way. The Borderland Museum in Schnackenburg documents this chapter of German history.
The reunification in 1989 brought about a sense of relief and good fortune. Starting in his childhood days, Dietrich-Wilhelm Ritzmann documented the hard times during which Germany was divided and the good times following reunification. The result is a museum of authentic experience that takes you back in time.
A tilted, half-timbered house in the heart of Hitzacker. A witness to history. The history of a customs house from the 16th century. It has now been transformed into a museum where you can learn about the customs house and hear stories about robber barons, the border, and shipbuilding. And you’ll see a really old computer.
During the Bronze Age, no one had an office job. But sometimes you just have to risk taking a step back in order to move two steps forward. Use stones to start a fire, grind grain, try firing pottery, hunt with a bow and arrow. You’ve never done any of this? Here you’ll learn how.
Back to the roots. To be innovative, you have to question what you already know. So go back to where things started! Head back to the 19th century to see it in a new way! How did your great-great-grandparents live? What is a Rundling village? You’ll learn all this and more on your trip to the Wendlandhof Rundling Village Museum.
Since 1930, the city’s 1000 year history has been presented in the Lüchow bailiff’s tower -- a remnant of the former Lüchow castle. The higher you climb, the more you learn about the city’s Slavic origins, the medieval period, and the devastating fire of 1811. The building, steeped in history, explains the history of Lüchow!
A community that’s larger than a village, but isn’t quite a city. It has the right to hold a market, but no town charter. Farmers and craftspeople lived in such communities. One of the most significant points of contact was the annual market in the community of Clenze. Here visitors found beer, oxen, and brides. In the Blue House in Clenze you will learn everything about its history.
Defensive structure, fortified tower, medieval fortress, prison: the Waldemar Tower has been used for many purposes over the years. Today, it is peaceful here, and the tower is a place to learn about the history of the city of Dannenberg.
Get back to nature and learn to enjoy life, learn to relax. Experience the beauty of the forest and start to understand how those who live here can be so content. There are natural monuments and special attractions related to both landscapes and history. In the forest museum you can learn about the Göhrde with videos as well, and then you can experience it all outside, naturally.
Old household goods? What does that have to do with a museum? That’s how it all started in 1930! From shipping on the Elbe river to the local animal kingdom, fishing, hunting, forestry, and fire brigade equipment. You’ll find everything here that has made the Wendland what it is today. You’ll make amazing discoveries!
Watch out for rolling stones! Rolling stones have also made it to the Wendland.Elbe region. You don’t believe it? You’ll experience it for real in the Stones Fan Museum. Ulli Schröder, the most famous Stones fan in Wendland, has created a terrific setting to house the originals. There’s even a “groupie room”.
Red vehicles with blue lights and loud sirens? Have these always been around? Find out in the Fire Brigade Museum in Neu Tramm, one of the most extensive fire brigade museums in all of Germany. Fire buckets, hand pumps and hoses, old fire department vehicles, turntable ladders, uniforms, documents, other equipment and devices, and much more. It’s a red-hot experience!
What was shopping like back in great-grandma’s day? In this museum in Wustrow, two “colonial general stores” were reconstructed down to the last detail to bring the goods of yesteryear back to life. In addition, varying exhibits presenting Wendland history can be seen in this typical, former residence of a linen manufacturer. These exhibits address social and economic history and political events.