Ammerland District — Filled With Windmills & Local Charm

Towards the north-west corner of Lower Saxony in the north-west corner of Germany, you will find the peaceful Ammerland District. Close to the city of Oldenburg to the southeast and the North Sea and Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer (Wadden Sea) National Park to the north, this district can be a great base to explore this whole lowland area.

Ammerland District Map

Map of the Ammerland District

Towns & Villages in the Ammerland District

This large region is very flat, and ideal for cycling and exploring. You can’t help but notice the numerous windmills that cover this area of the country. The locals themselves call their home the Land of Windmills and there are several that are many hundreds of years old, including one from the 12th century near the resort town of Bad Zwischenahn.

Food is celebrated in the Ammerland District, and along with locally caught smoked eels, the region is famous for its sausages and ham industry — the brand Meica has its home here in Edewecht and makes some of the country’s best sausages (according to the locals!).

The regions favorite alcoholic drink has its own little ceremony for drinking. Ammerländer is poured into tiny spoons worn by locals on a necklace, and after much shouting beforehand is drunk straight down — followed by lots more shouting! :-)

 

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