The Wendland region is special, unique! Why?
Whether as pioneers in bio-energy and in organic farming, world-champion in long-time demonstrating, as Germany's largest motorway-free triangle, or as the region with the highest density of artists in rural Germany; the Wendland region is unique in many ways.
Noise and big city stress? Far away! Monotonous country life? Wrong!
With its large and protected natural landscapes, especially along the former inner-german border, a unique style of building culture and a low density of population, the Wendland offers ideal living conditions for artists, creative heads and "doers"! They are happy to open their doors to you.
In short: The Wendland has character! Convince yourself and get to know this extraordinary region with its open-minded people.
Is it true that if you know one, you know them all? Forget it! The soul of Wendland is made up of independent spirits and unconventional thinkers. Get to know them.
What do the people who live in Wendland or the Griesen region have to say about their region? The Elbe505 platform invites you to share this knowledge online. It doesn't matter whether it's about old houses, ark animals, regional customs, rustic stories grandma has always told, her personal favourite place or special features of the landscape. Insider tips and stories, you can discover both here!
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!
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.
Hitzacker Village -- Reinventing living and working. Constructing a new village and creating a new community. Families, refugees, and people of all ages from all over the world are building community here. The focus is on cross-generational and multi-cultural neighborhoods, democracy, responsibility for the common good, trust, and sustainability. An interesting and exciting project with great potential!
The Wendlandleben agency is the first contact point for all those who (again) want to become Wendländer. They advise you individually, free of charge and accompany you on your arrival in Wendland!
100% climate protection in Lüchow-Dannenberg. The district is striving to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 95% and energy consumption by 50% by 2050. These reductions are based on a master plan created from ideas collected from residents. People work together here. This is the only way to move climate protection forward in Lüchow-Dannenberg.
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 resistance culture seems to be omnipresent in the region Wendland.Elbe. The town of Gorleben alone is known to many in this respect. But where does that come from? And what exactly does the nuclear waste debate have to do with it? And how do the people in Wendland manage to defend themselves again and again successfully? Everything you want to know about the resistance in Wendland can be found in the Bürgerinitiative Umweltschutz (BI) in Lüchow: photo volumes, brochures, books and films document the persistance of the people in Wendland who defend themselves against a repository in the salt dome Gorleben. On request, BI also organises guided tours "on site".
Nature, culture, and history -- even across borders -- that’s a lot to take in at once. But that’s what makes it wonderful. The Green Belt in the Elbe-Altmark-Wendland region connects four German states. That means that animals and plants have lots of room to live and grow. See it all along the border cycling trail that crosses four states: from the riverside woodlands and wetland meadows to heathland and dry grasslands.