In the Wendland region, nature isn’t just something to look it - it’s there to experience! With all your senses: see it, smell it, hear it, taste it, feel it. If you think you’ve already seen everything nature has to offer - then you haven’t experienced nature in Wendland.Elbe. Sometimes wild and wide open, sometimes arranged in order by humans, sometimes quiet, sometimes loud, sometimes colorful, sometimes black and white - but it’s always Nature. Creative. Naturally!
The sky over Wendland is darker than anywhere else in Germany and a true paradise to watch the stars! On the Stargazing Walks of the Naturum Göhrde, the Naturum employee Michail Schütte guides you regularly through the Göhrde Valley and explains the seasonal constellations and the course of the planets. A very special experience for children and adults as well! (Guided tours are offered in: German & English)
When it gets dark, the world lights up. The night, the extraordinary canopy of stars, and the lightning bugs will enchant you. Listen to fairy tales from days gone by, meet the creatures of the night, discover the exotic atmosphere that comes over the world when the day comes to an end.
A window into the past -- Looking back through history as Höhbeck changes over time! Learn about the interesting and exciting cultural history and the ecological significance of Höhbeck. And the best part is that you’re part of it all!
Baroque isn’t just about powdered wigs and ornate furniture -- far from it! The Baroque Garden in Künsche demonstrates the finest in garden symmetry. Stroll through the perennial garden, listen to the pleasant splashes from the fountain garden, or let your appetite be your guide in the vegetable garden -- every garden lover will find a favorite place here!
Visit Werner Meinecke, a shepherd, and 300 moorland sheep. Shadow the shepherd and get to know his sheep and his herding dogs in the Nemitz Heath! If You wish to accompany the shepherd during his exciting work, then book in time for a guided tour at the Tourist-Information Gartow! Tourist-Information Gartow Telephone +49 5846 / 333
A garden full of art! In the Damnatz Sculpture Garden, 30 different, impressive sculptures by various artists are waiting to be discovered. (Guided tours are offered in: German)
To find the wonders Nature has to offer, visit the Biosphärium Elbtalaue Information Center. There’s something for everyone here, no matter if you’re old or young, in a group or all alone: tours through fields and meadows, cozy evenings on the banks of the Elbe river, the marvels in the Elbe aquarium, and an interactive exhibit in the information center for the Elbe Riverscape Biosphere Reserve of Lower Saxony. It’s never boring!
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!
Would you like to meet Bruno, Lady, Cindy, and Jessy? The gelding and the mares love visitors. Get to know the donkeys and fall in love with them. The world’s greatest happiness is not to be found only on horseback: With their stubborn, but affectionate personalities, donkeys are also delightful. Try it out!
How about a tour on which you learn about the interesting healing powers of nature and self-subsistence? Not sure what that is? Andrea Funcke will show you! (Guided tours are offered in: German, English on request)
Enjoy your vacation, become familiar with the work on the farm, and experience the unique nature of Wendland all at the same time. Our riding stables and holiday farms are family-operated businesses and they welcome guests! You can become part of the Wendland community and actively experience our culture. The owners and caretakers know their animals well and will find the right four-legged partner for older and younger guests alike. Great adventures are waiting for you in Wendland!
Much of what’s offered by the Wendland Summer Academy all year long has to do with nature -- from crash courses in herbal medicine to a rendezvous with a scythe expert (don’t worry -- it’s not the Grim Reaper and everyone leaves here alive).
Don’t feel like hiking or bicycling through the Wendland region? Then take a multiple day trail riding trip on horseback to discover the most beautiful parts of Wendland. Let the Wendland experts guide you. You can bring your own horse or rent one. It’s all possible in Wendland.
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.
The “Fire, Heath -- New Life” exhibit at the House in the Nemitz Heath clearly illustrates how the landscape, with its characteristic dunes, was formed thousands of years ago during the Ice Age and, remarkably, how the Nemitz Heath was a result of a catastrophic forest fire in 1975.
How about a carriage ride? Carriage rides offer the perfect method for discovering the Wendland.Elbe region in a completely new way. No matter if it’s through the Nemitz Heath or over the Höhbeck. A special nature experience comes with a carriage ride. The good thing is that you can sit back and simply enjoy the ride while listening to the fascinating information provided by our carriage driver.