Nature in Stormarn
Stormarn offers beautiful natural landscapes that are well worth a day exploring in various ways. Explore one of our nature reserves on your own or follow one of our purpose-built educational nature trails. Learn exciting stories about our forest “residents” and observe our native birds. So, do not forget to bring your binoculars.
During the last ice-age, melting water drained in tunnels underneath the glaciers thus cutting into the ground with different depths. In addition, many stone-age discoveries have been made in this area. Stroll along the walking paths and simply forget the time. Walk along the Alfred-Rust hiking trail and follow the footsteps of the first settlers. Information plaques along the trail give you an extensive picture of the geology and archeological importance of the Tunneltal.
U-Bahnhof Ahrensburg Ost
U-Bahnhof Ahrensburg West mit P+R Parkplatz
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Come and discover this unique natural environment on the Bille hiking trail. It is well worth it.
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Educational fruit and tree trail
There are apple, pear, cherry and plum trees. And on your way along the trail, depending on the time of year, feel free to taste the different varieties.
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Viewing tower „Langer Otto“
old trees, like pine, beech and spruce trees.
The “Langer Otto” towers over Hahnheide and from this viewing tower you have a stunning view
across Stormarn Switzerland.
The tower is 27 meters high and is situated on the 99 meter high hill “Großer Hahnheider Berg”. In good weather conditions, you can even catch sight of the Hamburg television tower in the far distance.
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The border between the Federal states of Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg runs straight through the nature conservation area.
On the Hamburg side, you can visit the interactive museum of natural science “Haus der Wilden Weiden”.
Haus der Wilden Weiden der Stiftung Natur im Norden
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Jersbek manor park was completed in 1740 and was a magnificent example of a baroque garden at the time. The old quarter layout, the alleys, the "Twelve Apostles" and the hegde-lined paths have been preserved to this day and show the basic structure of the original garden.
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Lake Herrenteich in Reinfeld
A four kilometer long loop around the lower Herrenteich invites you to explore this special ecological system. There are 16 fun and nature stations on this adventure trail that sharpen your sight for the special features of this natural environment.
In summer you can enjoy hopping into the water at the public swimming area.
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