Neu Wulmstorf — Orchards, Museums, And Hikeable Hills

Neu Wulmstorf is a crisp bit of Northern Germany, not unlike the apples that thrive here.

Located just outside of Hamburg, it retains a distinctive flair as an independent small holding with a long history. You will find it refreshing — and tasty — to go exploring here.

Part of the attraction is the variety of museums that are available here. Yes, there is the obligatory town museum, but there are also museums on Viking culture, salt mining, and landscape art. You can spend some long afternoons indoors in the fall and winter months feeding your mind with these treasures.

Venture outside and you will find even more to nourish your brain and your body. Many of the orchards can be hiked, and the Harburger Hills are also good for trails. Plus, there is a nature park they are continually developing which is good for family visits, and open to the public year-round.

Even if you choose to just wander the streets of Neu Wulmstorf you will find good food for thought.

The town has unusual street names — most of them are after Eastern European towns. This is due to a large influx of displaced people after World War II, who were organized according to their place. Though many are gone now they did leave their mark around town, primarily on the streets and in the formation of the newer neighborhood zones.

Another way this mark was left will be found as soon as you decide to eat. While Neu Wulmstorf offers many traditional northern dishes, they also have been influenced by Slavic and Turkish immigrants. As a result, you will find that it is hard to have a meal in town that is not flavorful and interesting. This is especially true in the summer months, when the orchard fruits are used to freshen up and liven up local dishes.

Yum!

 

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