The Hamburg Metropolitan Region gives nature lovers and outdoor seekers exactly what they’re after. Not only is it the only region of its kind that’s home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site, the Elbe River Landscape and Lake Schaalsee – but nature-rich experiences everywhere get you up close and personal with diverse flora and fauna.
Discover nature in exciting ways – either on two wheels, or by foot. Countless cycling and hiking trails for flat and long-distance hiking or cycling – signposted and often marked – lead through heath and moor landscapes, forests and meadows, past fields of rapeseed blossoming in early summer, over gentle hills and along the coast. In Germany’s oldest nature park, the Lüneburg Heide, shepherds and their heathland sheep roam the largest uninterrupted area of heath in Central Europe.
A spectacular natural wonder awaits at bird flight time, when flocks of thousands of migrating birds rest on the vast expanses of moorland and marshland to recharge their batteries before their onward journey.
Golf fans will appreciate the abundance of golf courses. Set amongst the natural flora and fauna, they invite you to come and play an exciting mix of different rounds.