Well-kept half-timbered houses, water, dikes, winding streets and fruit trees as far as the eye can see: This is the home of the largest fruit growing region of northern Europe.
The orchards in the Niederelbe have over 600 year’s tradition. Settlers put channels („punters“) they built levees, established settlements, and thus created the still typical landscape.
The proximity to Hamburg left the Altländer to discover and develop fruit growing as a rewarding industry centuries ago. Even today it dominates the picture. In addition to old half-timbered houses are modern orchards, warehouses and sorting stations. Tradition has always been written in capital letters here. Folk groups and folklore evenings are simple proof of the pride in the region.
This is also provided gladly to guests who are always warmly welcomed. While walking on the dikes or cycling by the plantations one can very well relax in these healthy surroundings and spend some vacation time.