The Wendland.Elbe region is rich in two things: healthy land and creative people. It’s no wonder, then, that lots of unique and natural products are made here. And it’s also no wonder that we take special care here to preserve our resources. Look what organic can really mean if it’s not simply a marketing gimmick or an EU seal, but instead simply obvious to everyone. You can taste this conviction in each and every product. And you can see it in the Wendland region itself. Because here we don’t take as much as we can from Nature; instead, we make the most of it!
A little Wendland to take home with you. You won’t find such a concentration of beautiful and tasty Wendland products anywhere but here.
Take a tasting trip through the Wendland region and speak directly with the growers and producers. Colorful market life in a friendly atmosphere.
The Wendland market in Lüchow is much more than a normal supermarket. In addition to a large selection of regional organic products, you will also find regional handicrafts from the artists of the Wendland and you can relax in the organic café with a view of the Jeetzel.
Are the economy, ecology and local sourcing mutually exclusive? We don’t think so! See for yourself how well it works -- on a tour through our EcoLocal regions.
In the mill of the Dreyer oil manufacture, which has existed since 1999, the edible oils are still bottled by hand after they have been freshly pressed and neither filtered nor preserved. A selection of about 25 different and fresh edible oils is available here. In addition to the diverse oils such as apricot kernel and walnut oil, you will also find other specialities such as vinegar, crystal salt and special types of pasta.
In the middle of the idyllic village of Nemitz, you will find the mustard gallery, a true Genuss-Manufaktur from the Wendland. Over 50 types of mustard, chutneys, spicy sauces, pepper and salt mixtures, liqueurs and spirits are produced here using only natural ingredients - of course without any colorings, flavors or preservatives. You will surely find something to meet your taste.
The WendlandKorb has a large selection of delicious and regional products from the Wendland ready for you. It is the perfect (birthday) gift or souvenir from your holiday in the Wendland. Whether sour meat from the Kaminstube Gorleben, Rundlingsbitter, Mettwurst, books or even chocolate, noodles and coffee - no wish remains unfulfilled.
A visit to Michaelshof Sammatz has a lot in store for you. In the gardens many botanical specialities are waiting to be explored by you. Varios events such as open-air concerts, adventure days and seminars related to nature attract young and old throughout the year. And that's not all: as an Ark Farm, Michaelshof Sammatz is home to cattle, goats, donkeys and many other old breeds of animals. These are kept here in a species-appropriate way and are looking forward to your visit. Your culinary well-being is of course also taken care of at Michaelshof Sammatz. In the farmer's shop you can buy fresh bread, dairy products, vegetables and meat specialities from the region and the café offers you a large selection of delicious food and drinks.
If juice grew on trees, it would taste exactly like this. The best fruit, the best processing. Like drinking the Wendland region itself.
Beer fresh from the fields, as it were. Hand-crafted with local ingredients. Not only organic, but unbelievably good!
Innovative ideas are developed and cooperative groups formed in this idea forge -- the Grüne Werkstatt Wendland! Find out more...
The Vorwerk breed of chicken is unrelated to the Vorwerk vacuum cleaner company, but it is far less familiar. Get to know the many domestic breeds that are protected from extinction here. The objective of the first Ark Region in Germany is to preserve rare breeds of farm animals. And the certified Ark Farms are looking forward to your visit.
The Höhbeck Center for Landscape Conservation and Biodiversity develops, tests, establishes economically sustainable landscape concepts and works closely with NABU Hamburg. And the center offers much more. Get off your riding lawn mower and try out a scythe!
Wool is used to make a terrific natural fiber. So much the better if it’s also processed locally and not exported or thrown away. Elbwolle gathers sheep wool from the region and tries not only to provide the wool at a reasonable price, but also to carry out more steps of the production process in the Wendland region and to create new jobs!
Grandma knew how an apple is supposed to taste! Try one of the heirloom fruits in Wendland. You’ll see: Grandma is right, like always.
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.
Simply looking doesn’t do the Wendland.Elbe region justice. You can taste, smell, touch, and hear it, too. Try homemade items at our country farms, watch the oxen at work, or learn something about herbs and self-subsistence! Our country farms are waiting for your visit!