You’ll meet a few odd birds in the Wendland region. And some of them even have wings. You won’t get this close to them anywhere else. You can see storks, white-tailed eagles and cranes. But not only birds will cross your path -- you can experience much, much more. Listen to frog concerts, follow a stag beetle on its journey, track wildlife, greet a beaver, or take a walk with the moorland sheep. And don’t forget the animals under water.
The game preserve near Gartow is home to a variety of red deer, fallow deer and wild boars. Idyllically situated in the forest near the forester's lodge Falkenmoor, this classic getaway invites you to watch and feed these friendly animals at close range. There is also a nesting box exhibition and the wolf nature trail to discover - a great trip for young and old is waiting for you!
You will find yourself on the tracks of the beavers on the approximately 2.6 km long beaver nature trail around the Gartow Castle. Their tracks are visible everywhere and with a bit of luck you might even get to see some beavers. Apart from that, the trail provides exciting information about the beaver and its habits and many other animals can be observed. Come along, the beaver trail is a beautiful excursion for young and old!
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 Stork Trail is basically a natural history route along the Elbe river. This holiday route meanders through a region with the largest stork population in Germany. To really explore the Stork Trail, it pays to take walks through meadows, fields, and forests where you can find and observe storks and their nests.