Altes Land Blossom Festival in Jork
In the Altes Land region, the cherry trees come into blossom first, followed by the apple trees about ten days later. As a result, about 10 million fruit trees transform Germany’s largest contiguous fruit-growing region into a fairytale landscape of pink and white. Magnificent half-timbered buildings, splendid ornamental gates, grassy embankments and sparkling blue waterways form an idyllic backdrop for the Blossom Festival (Altländer Blütenfest) over the first weekend in May. Along with the traditional costumes and dancing, a must-see highlight is the crowning of the new Blossom Queen.