I’ve been thinking quite a bit about what to tell you about the Schleswig Holstein town of Ammersbek. This isn’t your beachside kind of town. Nor is it a town with a centuries old historic Town Hall. So what kind of town is it?
Ammersbek is what is known as a “bedroom community.”
Wait. Before you go off thinking some naughty thoughts, it just means that Ammersbek is a town where everyday Germans come to after a hard day’s work in Hamburg.
This isn’t part of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region for nothing, being that it’s only about a half hour away from its city center and connected to the city by the U1 Subway and various bus lines.
Ammersbek — Top Areas Of Interest
Honestly though, there’s not a whole lot of sightseeing to do here. But, it does have the Heidkoppelmoor. This nature area is the biggest draw to this 17 square kilometer town. Whether you walk or bicycle around, you’ll pass pastures, wetlands, and many different types of plants and animal species.
There are also a number of hiking, walking, and cycling paths in the nearby Wohldorfer Wald, too.
All right, if you prefer nature on the television (this way no bugs can crawl you, right? ;-), you might choose to see Ammersbek’s historic 13th century church and Schlosskirche (castle church) instead. You can always count on medieval and castle churches for great artwork and stained glass. Trust me on this!
So, if you like pastoral silence or are just after a more relaxed atmosphere and short distance to the big city chic of Hamburg, be my guest. :-)