A green, lush landscape interspersed with glimpses of the blue river: this is the Altes Land am Elbstrom, which stretches along the southwest riverside of the Elbe. The name for the region just outside Hamburg comes from Germany’s largest interconnected fruit-growing area: the Altes Land orchards. This fascinating area is full of surprises. Slow down, unwind and enjoy wonderful new experiences: in Altes Land you’ll find these are no contradictions. The orchards and nature conservation areas, the Elbe River and its tributaries, the raised bogs, the vast expanse of Kehdingen, the forests of the Stader Geest and the beaches along the river: the region is the perfect destination for nature lovers and holidaymakers in search of relaxation. With more than 1,000 kilometres of signposted cycle routes, the region is also a paradise for leisure cyclists. And if you need a short break, just hop on the Elbe-Radwanderbus with its bike trailer.
On the water
This area has water, lots of it: the River Elbe seams the region along a stretch of 100 kilometres, all the way to the sea. Sailing boats, ferries and container ships – there’s always something to watch on the river as you wander or enjoy a day on the beach. On the water, you can enjoy sailing trips with the fresh breeze straight off the North Sea in your sails, while the smaller tributaries are perfect for paddling. The river was once the main lifeline for the Hanseatic cities of Stade and Buxtehude. With their pretty half-timbered houses and picturesque little lanes, these old towns have a laid-back flair and their many small shops are perfect for shopping.
Apple blossom, art and culture in the Altes Land
The holiday region Altes Land has many different facets: from Christmassy to magical or eerily beautiful. It offers a rich choice of art, culture, traditions and events. Enjoy the impressive museums, such as the Schwedenspeicher in Stade or the treasures of the Organ Landscape. Let yourself be tempted by culinary pleasures and enchanted by the countryside, the blossoming trees and crisp fruit, the orchard stalls and farm shops; throughout the region you’ll find special offers for groups and a wide choice of authentic hotels, accommodation and places to eat and drink. A visit here to us is always worthwhile. Experience the holiday region Altes Land am Elbstrom and discover your very own world of activity and relaxation. We look forward to welcoming you!
Welcome to your holiday – refreshingly natural.