What’s the definition of the word debris? Don’t be afraid — shout it out. Yes, it’s a word for rubble, trash, waste, even garbage will work.
Before anyone gets all indignant, I’m not saying that the town of Kropp is all about refuse. Heck no. It’s just that Kropp is built atop what’s known as a moraine. Glacial debris, if you will.
So as you’re walking around Kropp you’ll be walking on what was left behind from melting ice. All the better to walk or bicycle around the land between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.
Prefer something more quiet? Go bicycle around in the village of Erfde where there’s a lake, or try to find the Windmill Gisela (one of those Gallery Dutch models from the 1880s).
You know what, walking is just as good. The Ochsenweg (a unique scenic route) is meant to be done by using your feet anyway.
Oxen, bison, they’re the same, right? Just kidding, but there is a Bison Park over in the nearby village of Tetenhusen. This is also where you’ll find a nature reserve (Tetenhusener Moor Nature Reserve) too.
What other kind of stuff does Kropp have? Storks! I never heard of a stork sanctuary before, but they got one in the village of Süderstapel. They also got an 800 year old church (St. Catherine’s) , and a bunch of specialty shops too.
I got so wrapped up about shopping that I forgot to tell you about the guided tours of the storks during their breeding season at the Bergenhusen Conservation Area.
When the nature side of Kropp is not enough, there is the festive side of town too. The Childrens Festival kicks off in May, as does the 2-day Jahrmarkt. The Village Festival (Dorffest) is a weekend full of fun in August, and then there’s the Summer Festival and Christmas Market too.
This is all in addition to horseback riding, tennis, and camping here in Kropp. Not bad for being built over the Earth’s trash, huh?