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Contact (Route)

Elbtalaue-Wendland Touristik GmbH
Tourismus Service-Center Wendlandhof
Rundlingsdorf Lübeln 2
29482 Küsten
Fax. 05841-962929


Deutscher Wanderverband
Wilhelmshöher Allee 157-159
D-34121 Kassel

Tel.: +49 (0)561-93873-0


Length, Start/End
72km, Neu-Darchau  - Schnackenburg
Highest elevation: 100m

Altitude profile


1. Schnackenburg/Elbe - Gorleben 18 km
2. Gorleben - Damnatz 18 km
3. Damnatz - Hitzacker 15 km
4. Hitzacker - Neu Darchau 15 km

In summer, the climatic health resort of Hitzacker on the Elbe has many walking-related attractions and is popular with cyclists and walkers. Two walking trails with the Wanderbares Deutschland seal of approval start in Hitzacker: the Klötzie-Stieg trail and the Wendland trail.

Along the Elbe through Lower Saxony

66km long, this trail between Schnackenburg and Hitzacker - Neu-Darchau explores two national nature parks, the Lower Saxony Elbe Valley Meadows biosphere reserve and the Elbufer-Drawehn nature reserve.

For most of its route the Elbhöhenweg follows the course of the river, on the Elbe dike for long stretches. There is plenty to see and do along the way: wildlife to watch in the Lower Saxony Elbe Valley Meadows biosphere reserve, the medieval town of Hitzacker with its inviting cafés to explore and a flying visit to the Bronze Age in the Hitzacker Archaeological Centre. Not to mention hilltops such as the Höhbeck to climb for panoramic views of the Elbe and its meadows. Other wayside attractions include a number of lookout towers, the old Dömitz railway bridge and a carefully collated museum on the history of the Cold War inner-German border in Schnackenburg.

Travel Information

By train via Lüneburg to Dannenberg.
By car travelling from the north or west also via Lüneburg and then on the B216 to Dannenberg. Coming from the east, take the A24 via Ludwigslust and the Elbe bridge at Dömitz. From the south travel via Salzwedel on the B248 to Hitzacker.


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