Langen (Cuxhaven ) — A Mountain Of Graves And Moors…

Being a close neighbor to both Bremerhaven and Cuxhaven, Langen is easy to get to and interesting to visit. And its proximity to the North Sea satisfies those who seek more humidity.

One thing that most people decide to explore is the Pipinsburg. This area is rich in natural and cultural beauty, and in the 8.3 kilometer long path, you are going to see moors, marches, and of course the Pipinsburg. Pipinsburg is the ruins of a castle from the 11th century. Take your camera, a picnic lunch and a bottle of water, and enjoy an afternoon on this trail.

Went on the Pipinsburg trail and still haven’t had enough of Langen’s nature? Don’t worry, because there is another moor to visit — Ahlenmoor.

If you are too tired to take one of the paths to see all of the area by foot, then schedule your visit when the Moor Train will be running. This mini train runs through the nature park, giving you an up close and personal way to see all of the highlights.

One of the architectural highlights of Langen is the cobblestone church that was built in the 12 century. When you go inside, take note of the baptism fountain that dates back to the year 1497. In a lot of smaller German cities, old pieces from churches are moved into museums or larger churches for their protection, so this is definitely a treat.

Interested in what can be dug up in the past? Well, definitely book a trip to the Langer Berg in Langen. This is a 90 meter long raised grave that is one of the biggest and best preserved in all of Germany. These graves have been partially excavated over the years, but are still in good shape.

If you are wondering how big the “hill” is, it is about 2.5 meters high and 22 meters wide, making it impossible to miss. The whole site dates back to about 400 B.C.

 

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