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!
The Wendland-Elbe Valley bioenergy region is one of 25 such regions in Germany that are engaged in future-oriented projects regarding the production and use of renewable energies - from biogas and photovoltaic systems to ecological farming practices. The village of Breese in the Wendland marshland already uses heat generated from 100% renewable energy sources. Have a look and see what climate protection looks like in practice!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
Innovative ideas are developed and cooperative groups formed in this idea forge -- the Grüne Werkstatt Wendland! Find out more...
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!
Take a tasting trip through the Wendland region and speak directly with the growers and producers. Colorful market life in a friendly atmosphere.