Tangerhütte — What Do We Pack Onto 22 Hectares?

It might sound like a trivia question when I ask you, how much stuff can you actually build and/or keep over 22 hectares? It’s not really trivia when you think about it in terms of the town of Tangerhütte.

You see, Tangerhütte’s Stadtpark (City Park) is actually that big. What’s in it? Ohhh, the bigger question is, what is not in it? ;-)

I’m kidding, but within this massive park is the town’s Altes Schloss (Old Castle), a church, a mausoleum, and all sorts of ponds, gazebos, and arches. There’s even an area designed like a French garden.

FYI, in order to be named the Old Castle, that means a new one had to have been built. Which it was, in 1909 — in an Italian mansion design.

As lovely as the French garden might be, Tangerhütte lies along the German lowlands known as the Altmark. So, finding a hiking trail or cycling path is going to be quite picturesque. One trail is 22km long, which travels along the Elbe.

In the village of Landsberg is the Tangerquellen, the source of the Tanger River. How many people can say they’ve ever been to the source of any river?

Oh, go explore… you never know what you might find. Heck, in 2007 the remains of a castle were found in the village of Ottersburg!

I know, not everyone’s going to be that lucky. But you will feel lucky as you find all sorts of special places in Tangerhütte. The windmill is one of those kinds of places.

So is the Herrschaftshaus, and the Buddelschiffmuseum, for that matter. What’s the Buddelschiffmuseum, you ask? It’s a Bottle Museum. More specifically a ship in a bottle museum.

I’ve given you the highlights of about half of Tangerhütte’s nineteen villages. And if you’re more inclined to see tiny every-day villages then you’ll be wanting to head to Bellingen or Demker, both of which have less than 375 residents.

I’m kind of sure we can take all the residents of both villages, put them in the Stadtpark, and still have plenty of room left over. ;-)

 

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