Day Trips Wendland

Surrounded by ancient forests and heathland, guests can discover the diverse nature and enjoy one of the many local festivals!​​​​​​​


The Wendland area by the Elbe river

Wendland Nature

Diverse nature can be seen all around in the Wendland region, which has varied land and riverscapes stretching for miles.

Touching on the Lüneburger Heath, as well as several other German regions, the Wendland has so many sights to offer to visitors, from beautiful cities to outdoor excitement.

Medieval Towns

Visitors can explore the mediaeval architecture in pretty towns such as Hitzacker, Dannenberg or Lüchow. Find out more about the interesting history of the area in the Rundlingsmuseum Wendlandhof, which showcases the typical circular style villages.

If you want more museums, the Wendland has plenty to offer. Visit the Naturum Forest museum in Göhrde or Germany’s first open-air bronze Museum in Hitzacker. Alternatively, music fans will be at home in the Stones Museum - Germany’s only museum dedicated to the Rolling Stones.

Outdoors Enjoyment

The Wendland is ideal for an outdoor holiday. With well signed paths, visitors can easily walk or cycle the area - or even hop on a wagon and take a horse-drawn ride across the local region. It is also possible to take a boat trip in the Wendland - the Elbe river runs right through the region and offers many possibilities for gliding along the water and admiring the landscape.

Culture & Festivals

As well as this, many music festivals take place in the Wendland. The Musikwoche festival and Summer Musiktage in Hitzacker, as well as the Organ Festival in Lüchow and Schubert Festival in Schnackenburg are firm favourites among visitors.

Aside from music festivals, the Wendland offers a variety of other events throughout the years. In winter, the many towns and cities hold traditional Christmas markets. On the last Sunday in August, flower lovers can head to the Heather Blossom Festival and enjoy music and nature.