I know that the town (I’m sorry, the “Collective Municipality”) of Flintbek has been around since the Stone Age. What makes me so confident? I’d say the Neolithic graves found around this part of North Germany would be a dead giveaway (pardon the pun).
Hey, these things aren’t just found on every street corner around the globe, so that makes them pretty gosh-darn special. It also makes the 13th century Flint Church seem, well, not so old. ;-)
Another “grave” of some sort that you need to see in Flintbek is the Mutter des Ostens, or Mother of the East, at the Flint Cemetery. Her somber vigil graveside is quite touching, not to mention a beautiful piece of sculpture.
Flintbek — Top Areas Of Interest
Don’t worry, it isn’t all about graves and death of ancient civilizations in Flintbek. No, the four townships are really more about life.
Over in Böhnhusen, you’ll find plenty of dairy and horse farms; and Techelsdorf lies along the Eider Valley Trail — where you’ll see Aurochs, which are some kind of domestic cattle.
Farming not your thing? It’s OK, you’re always able to walk across what’s thought to be the oldest iron bridge in all of Germany. Crossing the Eider River, it was built in 1865 under the direction of the Monastery Itzehoe.
Now the Eider River plays a big part in life around Flintbek. Canoeing is one of the biggest attractions around (wouldn’t that be sports, actually?).
But, there’d be no Eider if it didn’t have a source, right? Well, lucky you, you can see where this lazy river gets its start in the village of Schönhorst.
No, not like it’s got a faucet in the middle of town just dripping water until it turns into a river, or anything. Schönhorst is found at the Bothkamper See, that is the official starting point of the Eider. It is also a recreational swimming lake.
And if you can’t live it up there, then I don’t know where else you could. ;-)