The surrounding area is well worth exploring! Combine your visit to the Archaeological Centre Hitzacker with a stay in the Elbhöhen-Wendland Nature Park, or in the Niedersächsische Elbtalaue Biosphärenreservat (Lower Saxon Elbe-Meadows Biosphere Reserve), and not only archaeology fans will benefit. No matter how and from which direction you approach us, everywhere you will find beautiful landscapes, and the idyllic round villages and half-timbered towns invite you to linger. Take a trip by bike, on foot or on horseback and enjoy the many treasures of nature, culture and tradition - and above all, the tranquillity, the fresh air and sweeping views over meadows, rivers, fields, moors and forests.
We are a partner of the Biosphärenreservats Flusslandschaft Elbe!
Nature Park: www.luechow-dannenberg.de
Hitzacker on the river Elbe - a place of history
The timber-framed town of Hitzacker is dominated to a large degree by the presence of the river Elbe. The old town itself is situated on an island formed by the navigable section of the Jeetzel where it joins the larger river. The town offers quaint half-timbered houses, one of the northernmost vineyards in Germany and much more besides. The town looks back on an eventful history. Even before the award of town status in 1258 and the first documented mention of the town in 1203, it is known that a Slavic settlement with an accompanying fortification was located on the Weinberg, and the prehistoric occupation phases date back to the Neolithic period.
Hitzacker (Elbe): www.elbtalaue.de
Old Customs House Hitzacker (Elbe): www.museum-hitzacker.de
Hitzacker is also an ideal starting point for cycling and walking tours, and twice a year is host to two very special music festivals: the Hitzacker Music Week and the Summer Music Festival.
Hitzacker Music Week:
Summer Music Festival:
Accommodation for school children and teenagers (Youth hostel)
Phone: 05862/244, Fax 77 67
The youth hostel is located in a forest within 20-30 minutes walking distance from the town centre.
The modern building is well equipped for disabled persons. The youth hostel is a member of the German Youth Hostel Association “Deutsches Jugendherbergswerk”. It has more than 165 beds (2-, 3- and 4-bed rooms), and day and recreation rooms, music room, volleyball court, table tennis, chess, and barbecue are available.
Youth camping site Meudelfitz
District youth guardian
Königsberger Strasse 10
29439 Lüchow (Wendland)
Phone: 05841/120 352, Fax : /120 278
A leisure facility with 50 beds in 8 cabins, a camp site and well-equipped facilities for self-catering is located 4 km from Hitzacker.
“Land Kamerun” is in a secluded location surrounded by nature within 40-50 minutes walking distance from Hitzacker.
Kamerun offers accommodation for unaccompanied children as well as family apartments. Horse-riding facilities, a wellness farm, a football camp and many more leisure facilities for children, teenagers and adults are located within the same grounds.
Kamerun offers more than 60 rustic apartments and a hostel with 65 beds.
Archaeological Open Air Museums and other facilities involved
in Experimental Archaeology (Exarc) www.exarc.eu
European Association of the Development
of Experimental Archaeology (Exar) www.exar.org
Museums with archaeological themes
Cooperation partners- Universities
Association of museums
Museumsverbund Lüchow-Dannenberg e.V. www.mvld.de
Association of city guides