Walsrode is an easy-going town with beautiful surroundings in the district of Heidekreis, Lower Saxony, just 30 km from the city of Hamburg. Its main attraction is the Rischmannshof Heath Museum, one of Germany’s first open-air museums. Established in 1912, it consists of a rural farmyard with outbuildings and a timber-framed hall house dating back to 1798. Primarily a place for relaxation and recuperation, Walsrode is an ideal starting point to use as a base to explore the surrounding areas of Lower Saxony. If you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, spend a morning in Weltvogel Park and listen to birdsong in the most tranquil of settings.
Location: Enjoy the best of two worlds
You can fly to Walsrode from every part of the globe via Hamburg International Airport, one of Europe’s busiest commercial airports. If you are here on business, there’s really no better option for quiet accommodation where you can escape and relax. On the other hand, you can take advantage of the area’s many transportation options and organize excursions in Lower Saxony.
Business: Economic potential and high living
Lower Saxony’s, and especially Hamburg’s position as one of the most dynamic economic regions in Europe is rooted in its attitude and constant impulse for financial growth. The region’s economic structure depends heavily on industry, international trade and logistics, as well as providing cutting-edge technology solutions in a number of fields resulting in numerous opportunities for international businesses to invest.
Culture: Big cities, fairy-tale castles, and forts
Walsrode may not offer much to visitors, but there is plenty to feast on throughout Lower Saxony, and Hamburg is within easy reaching distance. Music lovers should take the opportunity to experience the Hamburg State Opera House, the first of its kind in Germany. The superb castles of Lower Saxony bring childhood fairy-tales to life, not least the fascinating story of the mesmerizing Marienburg Castle, a tale of mystery and romance. Its splendid architecture makes it easy for visitors to immerse themselves in the historical atmosphere. The desire of the aristocracy for wealth is reflected in the rich decoration of the Lower Saxony’s monumental structures, and even today, an exclusive ambience dominates the noble buildings with their well-kept gardens and parks.
Activities: Embrace nature
In June 2009, the Lower Saxon Wadden Sea National Park became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Wadden Sea is the second most productive ecosystem after the tropical rainforest, and when the tide recedes, the scenery is spectacular. Lower Saxony will amaze you with its theme parks of which there are plenty to choose from – including Walsrode’s very own Weltvogelpark, which attracts a wide variety of indigenous and exotic birds.