The Old Land is rightly referred to as Germany’s largest fruit garden. Especially apples are grown in the Old Land in front of the gates of Hamburg on more than 10,000 hectares. But cherries, pears, plums and berries also find their way into our fruit shops from there. In Lower Saxony, local fruit is most of all used for preparing tasty cakes and desserts. In the countryside, the specialities prepared according to grandmother’s recipe can be enjoyed in one of the numerous farm cafés to be found all over Lower Saxony.