Wentorf bei Hamburg isn’t a particularly large town and has barely twelve thousand residents. Nor, is it a place with countless medieval sites to visit. No, this tiny town in Schleswig-Holstein is a quiet, rustic village.
This is a town in Germany that has a Bridge Club (the cards game) and “senior” breakfasts. It’s also a bedroom community for the city of Hamburg (who would’ve thought) with many residents commuting daily to work. It only takes about 25 minutes by bus and S-Bahn, so if you’re in Hamburg hop on over.
It does have one hotel and it is a piece of the town’s history. Hotel Jungclaus is a charming villa built an Art Nouveau style back 1875. It took the owners several years to restore it back to its original glory. Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast before hitting the “city” streets.
For an additional few Euros, guests of the hotel can enjoy a day at the INJOY Sport & Wellness Club; a place with fitness, tanning, and other activities. There ain’t nothing wrong with living like a local.
If you prefer to hit the links instead of a treadmill, come over to the Wentorf Golf Club. Since parts of Wentorf are in a “nature protected area,” try taking a walk or bicycle ride for other outdoor pursuits.
You won’t find a historic old building doubling as a local history museum. But, you will find an exhibit at the local City Hall that details what life was like here from the 1870’s to around the start of the Great War in 1914.
What Schleswig-Holstein is most famous for is its annual music festival. Every summer in barns, churches, castles, and every venue in between across the state you’ll enjoy classical music concerts. Wentorf is no exception, so making a summertime visit is your best bet.
With all that music playing, you might not think that Wentorf bei Hamburg is all that quiet.