The Rotenburg (Wümme) District includes the marshy moorlands of the plains around the Wümme River. Cycling the old mill route, touring the local museums, and experiencing the country lifestyle of dairies, gardens and farms are just a few of the ways to relax and enjoy your stay here.
Rotenburg District Map
Towns & Villages in the Rotenburg District
- Groß Meckelsen
- Klein Meckelsen
Given its proximity to the Lüneburg Heath in the southeast, the resort town of Visselhövede is a perfect location for you to get outdoors. You can bicycle, canoe or ride horses in the vicinity, where heather in bloom paints an idyllic landscape.
Rotenburg (Wümme) is the capital of the district, established upon the ruins of a 12th-century castle that was built of red bricks, thus giving the town its “red castle” name. Stroll around the pedestrian zone and admire the local architecture while you are here. Annual festivals, such as the Potato Market in September, bring great crowds to the town, as do local concerts, sporting events and society balls.
In Scheeßel, to the northeast, a major attraction is the annual Hurricane Festival, which has nothing to do with strong winds. It is an open-air music event that takes place each June on the infield of the Eichenring Motorcycle Speedway, drawing tens of thousands of visitors and aired across Germany on television.