Lüchow (Wendland) — From Pagan Festivals To The Wine Queen

You’ll be impressed by the natural scenic beauty of Lüchow (Wendland) that’s on the German Framework Road (Deutsche Fachwerkstraße), besides its gorgeous framework houses.

Now, keep in mind there are twenty-four local villages that make up Lüchow, spreading out through the Wendland region. What’s that mean? Well, a good deal, actually.

Honestly though, not all of Lüchow’s hamlets are worth flitting off to — some are just your average residential neighborhoods. That said, if you WANT to go exploring off — knock yourself out — you won’t (can’t) go wrong.

Start at the Old Rathaus (Town Hall) where you’re able to see a beautiful example for framework architecture. Come to think of it, many of Lüchow’s museums are housed in these half-timbered gems (except the Amtsturm). The Blue House Clenze is, well, blue, but also a framework building. It’s now a trade & craft museum. The nearby Hitzacker Customs House Museum is one of the oldest in the area, dating to 1589.

One museum that isn’t in a framework house is the Amtsturm. This is all that’s left of Lüchow’s castle that was destroyed by a fire in 1811. The tower now acts as a local history museum from the 19th century to today, and the view from the top is freakin’ fantastic!

If you want to go further back in history you need to do it at the Hitzacher Archaeology Museum, where more than 4,000 years of history are on display at this outdoor museum.

Besides having all these great museums, Lüchow has some great festivals, too. I’d say one of the most fun one is the Grape Harvest Festival in mid-October. You know what that means? Right… wine! They also choose a new Wine Queen while serving lots of wine.

Another one of Lüchow’s biggest festivals is the Buerbeerfest, a three day festival that has pagan routes. It now takes place every year on the weekend after St. Georg Day — a real nice time towards the end of April!

You know, at first I was just impressed by Lüchow’s scenic beauty. Now, I’m totally impressed by all of it! Now if you’ll excuse me… the gorgeous wine queen is holding my glass — and one should never leave a lady waiting! ;-)

 

Learn more about Lower Saxony Holiday Homes
preload preload preload preload preload preload preload preload preload preload preload preload preload preload preload preload preload preload preload preload preload preload preload