The Lüchow-Dannenberg District has 27 towns organized into three collective communities: Elbtalaue, Gartow and Lüchow. The Elbe River defines the region, often called the Wendland, its floodplain marked by sand banks, reed beds, mud banks and marshes.
Lüchow-Dannenberg District Map
Towns & Villages in the Lüchow-Dannenberg District
- Langendorf (Elbe)
- Lüchow (Wendland)
- Luckau (Wendland)
- Neu Darchau
- Woltersdorf (Wendl.)
- Wustrow (Wendland)
You will enjoy Elbtalaue’s natural spaces, including the Nature Park Elbufer-Drawehn and the Biosphere Reserve along the Elbe. One town to visit here is Hitzacker, with its half-timbered facades and Old Customs House. Another is Dannenberg, where the 12th-century Waldemar Tower has been transformed into a fascinating museum.
In Gartow, you will want to linger by the local lake or try the healing spa waters of the Wendland Therme in the middle of the Elbe. Schnackenburg and Höhbeck occupy the banks of the river as it flows through. From cultural festivals to dining delights, this area is sure to please you.
In Lüchow, the district capital, on the Jeetzel River you can canoe and fish, or take a cooling dip. For indoor swimming, there is a lovely pool at Clenze. And Bergen an der Dumme has a heated outdoor swimming pool, with beach volleyball courts and a water slide.
Further south along the Jeetzel, Lübbow and Wustrow face the state of Saxony-Anhalt. These small towns will welcome you with hospitality typical of the district, something easy to get used to in the Wendland.