The small imperial and Hanseatic city on the Elbe is one of the most popular destinations for tourists to the Altmark.
Discover the sights in our beautiful Altmark
Discover the sights in our beautiful region
Experience history, culture, unique nature and much more right here on your own doorstep. Are you fascinated by architecture? Then there is a lot to discover in our region, because you will find beautiful brick buildings and churches everywhere in the Hanseatic towns and smaller towns in the Altmark, like the oldest Romanesque brick monastery in Northern Germany in Jerichow or several Northern German brick Gothic gems, like Tangermünde town hall or the Uenglinger Tor in Stendal, which is one of the most beautiful of its kind besides Lübeck's Holstentor. The two old Hanseatic towns are also part of the European Route of Brick Gothic. You can still discover chic, cute little half-timbered houses all over the Altmark, the Hanseatic town of Salzwedel is even part of the German Half-Timbered House Road.
The Altmark's unique nature is also waiting to be discovered and invites you to enjoy all kinds of activities. Highlights are Naturpark Drömling nature park and the Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve. Along the Elbe you will find stork villages like Wahrenberg and Rühstädt, which you should definitely visit in spring. Then you can watch the storks rattling and breeding on church roofs, chimneys and other buildings.
Interview with the cathedral pastor Frank Städler
Frank Städler is the pastor of Havelberg Cathedral and gives exciting insights into his work in and for the Altmark...