One of Germany’s favorite celebrities, Dieter Bohlen, calls Rosengarten (Harburg) home. What does this musician, songwriter, entertainer, TV personality, producer, and writer know about this suburb of Hamburg in Lower Saxony that the rest of us don’t? No worries, I’ll fill you in on a couple of its secrets. ;-)
For starters, check out the Wildpark Schwarze Berge. No doubt, the kids (or, the kid in us) will love feeding the 1000 animals that call this place home. If you get hungry yourself, there are also a number of restaurants and cafes within the area, offering everything from regional specialties to international cuisine.
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One of the most interesting of places is the outdoor Museum Kiekeberg. There are 33 buildings dating from the 17th thru 20th centuries with a look on farming, culture, and an added emphasis on life within the Lüneburg Heath.
Nature lovers will fall in love with the heath which runs the gamut from lush forests to the mysterious moorlands. History buffs won’t be left out, as there are also some medieval monasteries out there to explore.
One thing is for sure, the Lüneburg Heath and Rosengarten sure do love a good party. With Rosengarten’s 10 villages and what is held within the Heath, you’ll find a great festival or market just about every time you turn around.
Don’t miss the Battle Celebration in January, the Craftsman Market in March, and the Plant Market which is held in April and August.
For you gourmands, don’t miss the Cheese Festival held in May or the Beekeeping Festival in August. You can just taste the freshness from these locally made yummies!
There are more local goodies to be had at the annual Harvest and History Festivals held in October. Of course, who can resist all the shopping to be done at all these festivals? :-)
With all of Rosengarten’s history and fun festivals, not to mention its beautiful countryside, it’s no wonder that Herr Bohlen would call this place home. Now that you know his secret, make sure you come and make a couple snapshots!