Experience the great outdoors that cannot be reached by bike or on foot on canoe tours along the Geest – a dream come true for paddlers, even complete novices!
The Geeste starts its journey at the municipality of Hipstedt, ten kilometres to the west of Bremervörde. Starting out as a tiny geest stream, it flows to the north-west past Altluneberg and Bramel. As the Weser river’s most downstream tributary, after 40 kilometres it flows into the Unterweser in Bremerhaven as a wide marshland river. Officially, 25 kilometres of the Geeste can be navigated on canoe adventures. The river is also the start/end of the Elbe-Weser waterway.
The Geeste river plain is dotted with meadows and pastures, river bank vegetation and marsh forests as well as oakwood and beechwood forests. The flood plain is also home to a number of endangered plant and animal species, e.g. otters, sea trout, cranes, pond bats, upland moor butterfly species and orchids.