As a diverse and extensive municipality in the District of Hanover, Wedemark has a great deal to offer the visitor. The location is made up of 16 formally independent villages, and so there is much to see and do, with many different takes on the environment and a variety of local architecture.
Influenced early on by medieval trade, the town sat on the crossroads of two very important trade routes, bringing varied produce and wealthy people to the region. Even now the prosperity of the land is currently influenced by the activities of its large, industrious neighbor — Hanover.
Due to connections to business and commerce stretching into the suburban areas, residents here are among the wealthiest in the area! As a result, you will find plenty of elegant and extensive properties in the residential areas worth a look see and transport links and amenities are excellent too.
Wedemark is generally a quieter location to visit, with cobbled streets through most areas, and a constant hum of people in and out of the many stores and cafes offering local wares and local foods. Many timber-framed buildings line the streets and are all decorated in traditional styles with gables and delicate colored facades.
Many of these villages also have their own quirky asides. Medieval Meitze, for example, regularly houses a pair of nesting storks on one of its large chimney stacks. Brelingen has some low mountains that are used by many for gentle hiking and views over the nearby Lüneburg Heath. And Bissendorf has a large local community living within a large historic half-timbered secular building.
Outside of town, there are large areas of open land to explore if you want to experience the natural environment. With a keen focus on sustainable energy and keeping the rural areas undeveloped, there are policies in place to maintain the flora and fauna of the area. The local nature reserve is an example of just that. There are also seven great wind turbines working on the skyline, generating power for local services.
Wedemark is also a great spot for setting out on the Fairy Tale Road which heads both north and south from here, as well as visiting some of the many castles that dot the hill tops around this part of Lower Saxony.