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Germany Altes Land

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Altes Land is an area of reclaimed marshland straddling parts of Lower Saxony and Hamburg. The region is situated downstream from Hamburg on the southwestern riverside of the Elbe around the towns of Stade, Buxtehude, Jork and the Samtgemeinde of Lühe. In Hamburg it includes the quarters of Neuenfelde, Cranz, Francop and Finkenwerder. Altes Land is one of the Elbe Marshes.

The region – the biggest contiguous fruit-producing region in North Europe – extends over 143 km2 (55 sq mi). 76.8% of the trees are apples, 12.7% are cherries.[...] The areas closest to the Elbe are those with the highest population. They include the most fertile marshlands; towards the geest the area connects to fens.

The fertile land led to the development of a culture dominated by farming. The villages are known as Marschhufendörfer, a special kind of village where the farmyards are set along a street with the land directly behind them. A characteristic feature is the richly decorated half-timbered farmhouses with their elaborate gateways. [Wikipedia, 4.4.2018]

Photography Tips

The nicest time to visit the Altes Land is in spring (April and May), when millions of fruit trees (apples and cherries) are blooming

Travel Information

except of weekends, when many people from Hamburg visit the area, you might always find a parking place
Spot Type Outdoor
Crowd Factor A decent amount of people
Best Timing Spring
Sunrise & Sunset 04:48 - 21:54 | current local time: 07:07
Photo Themes Architecture fruit trees Landscape

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