Guided Experience Tours

in the Elbe Region

Through the meadow using all your senses


Enjoy moments in which life breathes deeply and comfortably, far away from stress and the hustle and bustle! On foot, by bike, or on a combined tour by boat or raft, you can embark on exciting discovery tours through the meadows and marshes of the Biosphere Reserve.

Be prepared for close-up nature experiences! Be it the clatter of a stork, the singing of a nightingale, the scent of meadowsweet and night violet, the softness of a willow catkin, the taste of an old apple variety, a visit to an "Ark farm", or the discovery of a beaver or sea eagle – sensual experiences paired with playful transfer of knowledge about nature and culture await you along the way!

Duration: from 3 hours up to full-day or multi-day tours

Location: by arrangement

Cost: €50/hour or €250/day

Dates: all year round

Nicola Mahnke

Naturerlebnis mit Genuss

Am Weißen Turm 18

21339 Lüneburg

Tel.: +49 4131 840 749

Fishing adventure in the heart of the Elbe valley floodplain


The Elbe floodplain is an area for anglers who are not only interested in fish, but also in the unique natural landscape. Here you will experience an unforgettable day under the guidance of a professional fish guide! The beauty of pike and zander from the Elbe is breath taking; humility and respect for these fish our highest commandment! Through careful handling of the prey, the selective picking of only individual fish for the kitchen, and careful selection of fishing sites, we ensure sound development of game stocks in the Elbe.

Jörg Strehlow (1970), trained editor, professional angler, and author since 1986. Strehlow has been involved in the guiding scene in Germany its since 1995, especially with regard to the sustainability of fishing.

Duration: from 09.00 to 19.00

Location: Elbe between Lauenburg and Dömitz

Cost: €200 (including rental equipment, bait, licence, and full board)

Dates: May to July and September to November (for the latest, see the Internet)

Jörg Strehlow

Angelschule „Der Angler“

Elbstraße 11

21354 Bleckede

Tel.: +49 5852 9585489

Mobil: +49 170 9036 028

Elbe beef and Elbe beaver

A guided tour of wild and domesticated farm animals in the Elbe flood plain.
The Elbvorland (Elbe foreland) begins directly behind the dyke in the historic linear village (Marschhufendorf) of Radegast, in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Here we can experience rare animals and plants. Our path leads us to hidden beaver castles and grazing Dexter cattle, which contribute to flood protection on the Elbe.
The guided tour is barrier-free and especially suitable for people who need assistance.

Anja v. Marées:
"My husband and I run a small organic farm with Dexter cattle. We offer holidays for people who need assistance. The family, the guests, and the animals all live under one roof in a Lower Saxony house from the year 1736".
- Agriculturalist in the socio-educational field
- Certified nature and landscape guide since 2015
- Further training in animal-supported promotion

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Meeting point on the dyke at no. 19

Cost: 5 € per person

Dates: upon request (max. 10 participants), all year round

Anja v. Marées

Am Deich 19

21354 Radegast

Tel.: +49 5857 977 6663

Rafting experience tours, old livestock breeds, and much more

With a raft on the Elbe you can experience the natural and cultural landscape and the particularly diverse flora and fauna from a completely different perspective.

A guided tour through the Ark Centre Amt Neuhaus / information house for the Lower Saxony Elbe Floodplain Biosphere Reserve, including information about the first "Elbe river landscape Ark region" with its old and endangered livestock breeds and crop varieties.

Other interesting guided tours upon request.


Dr. Siegrun Hogelücht, born and raised in Geesthacht, studied in Hamburg and has lived in Rosien/Amt Neuhaus since 1999. She has the motto: "Once on the Elbe – always on the Elbe".

Duration: according to offer and wish

Location: Amt Neuhaus and surroundings

Cost: depending on offer

Dates: fixed dates and bookings all year round, depending on the offer

Haus des Gastes

Dr. Siegrun Hogelücht

Touristinfo Amt Neuhaus

Am Markt 5

19273 Neuhaus

Tel.: +49 38841 207 47

Fax: +49 38841 759 643

Border crossings in Konau

Experience the inner-German border in a very special natural and cultural landscape. The tour starts in Konau linear village (Marschhufendorf) with its beautifully renovated farmsteads. Continue on the dyke along the former border past a grey heron colony to a former border tower. Depending on the season, you will see stork, red-bellied toad, and Nordic migratory birds along the way. Exhibitions on border history and forced resettlements leave a vivid impression of life on the border.

Holger Hogelücht was born 1960 in Hamburg. "I spent the first 40 years of my life there. At the end of 1999 my wife and I moved to Rosien/Amt Neuhaus. Since 2013 I have been in charge of the Tourist-Info in Neuhaus and am otherwise active as a marketing consultant with a focus on the Internet, as well as a painter and musician".

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Konau

Cost: upon request

Dates: all year round upon request

Haus des Gastes

Holger Hogelücht

Touristinfo Amt Neuhaus

Am Markt 5

19273 Neuhaus

Tel.: +49 38841 207 47

Fax: +49 38841 759 643

Mob.: +49 171 825 5037

Dwelling mounds, water bodies, and mitten crabs

Stories of a fishing village

Why do people build houses between the Elbe and the dyke? What has been happening here since the last millennium flood? And what does it mean to live in a biosphere reserve? At the gateway to Lower Saxony Elbe Floodplain Biosphere Reserve, you start your tour with an informative introduction.
During a stroll through the Elbvorland (Elbe foreland), you can enjoy the fantastic view; after a detour to the fishing museum, you can stop at the "Hohnstorfer Fährhaus" – with a wonderfully quiet view over the Elbe river to the old sailor’s town of Lauenburg.

Duration: 2 hours

Location: „Hohnstorfer Fährhaus“, Elbdeich 35, 21522 Hohnstorf

Cost: 10 € per person

Dates: upon request

Bettina Kühnast

Tel.: +49 4139 814 405

Mob.: +49 177 51 73 74 9

Landtörn - Waves and stakes

Join us on a tour through the forest, across the dyke and along the Elbe. I'll show you how to catch a big fish and bet on the right horse! No desire to run? - no problem! - I offer you a short version in the "Guided tour for lazy people". You sit comfortably on a stool and get the beauties of the Elbe Marsh presented in a panoramic view.

"I love life on the flat land, its fields, dikes and rivers. And I wanted to share my enthusiasm with others and so I became a certified nature and countryside guide. I offer public guided tours and for groups lectures and tours on desired dates; also for family celebrations or company events, combined with a gastronomical offer from regional enterprises... just follow me!"

Duration: 1,5 hours

Location: Car park at the Litfaßsäule (advertising column), Stover Strand 4, 21423 Drage 

Cost: adults 5 €, children 3 €, group prices

Dates: all year round, one weekend and one weekday per month (see Internet). Groups upon request.

Landtörn-Naturerlebnisführungen Elbe/Ilmenau/Luhe

Ragna Raabe

Tel.: +49 4133 7180

Around Karoxbostel watermill

Between Seeve and Mühlenbach: guided tours around Karoxbostel watermill and on a nearby domestic animal ark farm. With in-depth insights into the monuments and interesting stories from bygone days. For all those who are interested in the history of our beautiful homeland on the border between Marsch and Geest and want to know more about sustainable agriculture.

Carsten Weede (born 1962): Nature lover with hunting licence, co-founder of the association Wassermühle Karoxbostel, qualified historian, editor, certified nature and countryside guide, manager of an organic farm.

Duration: 1,5 to 2 hours

Location: Water Mill Karoxbostel, Karoxbosteler Chaussee 51, 21218 Seevetal (Elb-Shuttle Stop Karoxbostel and HVV-Stop)

Dates: all year by appointment


Stork and smelt: guided tours to the heralds of spring in Winsen Elbe Marsh.

Duration: 1,5 to 2 hours

Location: Hoopte Ferry terminal

Kosten: Adults: €7.50, children from 6 years: €2, Groups of 10 or more persons: €5

Dates: Mid-March to mid-May upon agreement

Carsten Weede

Henry-Henschen-Allee 1

21218 Seevetal

Mob.: +49 157 5034 4699

Nature adventure, a raft trip on the river Elbe

The Elbe river in the middle of Lower Saxony Elbe Floodplain Biosphere Reserve determines the route for us. During the raft trip the guests are introduced to the natural and cultural landscape with its diversity and phenomena. We take into account that certain things can be perceived differently during the seasons or are not present depending on the time of year and day, such as storks, beavers, or white-tailed eagles.

Manfred Ruffing, operator of Elbe rafting tours (Elbe-Floßfahrten), certified nature and countryside guide since 2015, and his team of five certified nature and countryside guides offer a nature tour by raft on the Elbe.

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Elbe from Darchau

Cost: upon request

Dates: Sundays from 14:00-16:00 or by appointment from May to October

Manfred Ruffing


Rosengartenweg 1

19273 Neuhaus

Tel.: +49 38841 611 55

Contact & Services

Flusslandschaft Elbe GmbH

Industriestraße 10
21354 Bleckede

Tel.: +49 5852 9519 880

Fax: +49 5852 9519 888


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