Looking at Sarstedt, you probably wouldn’t be able to tell that Neanderthals and Homo erectus lived here. Proof that this area was home of ancient men is in the three pieces of skull that were found here and the many different tools and artifacts that they used in daily life.
The city of Sarstedt has other less ancient sites as well. For example, the late Gothic Saint Nicholai Church was built in the 15th century. This area got really shaken up by the Reformation, so if you are into religious history, its an interesting place to go.
Those who don’t think that churches are all that interesting should take a visit to a museum dedicated to the water mill. The water mill Malzfeldt dates back to the 15th century and can generate power even today. You will have to call ahead to see the museum, because the hours that it is open change often and aren’t very regular.
To see an old pharmacy and rope maker’s workshop, visit the small museum on Junkernhof. There may even be a special exhibit or two to see if you come at the right time.
Once you have had your fill of churches and museums, you will have to get out of your hotel room and do what you came to Germany to do — to go for a stroll, a hike or a walk. In Sarstedt there are way too many different paths or trails to list, allowing you to choose the perfect length. From a couple of kilometers to more than 80 kilometers, there are different paths for different interests.
For example, there is a path that is recommended to be done during the Easter holiday, because that is when a lot of the flowers and trees will be in bloom. There is another trail that gives you panorama views. Take your pick and get walking!