SPORTs & NATURe
UNLIMITED VARIETY OF OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
The comfort hotel Katerberg is located in a beautiful area of Germany, not far from the Elbtalaue and in the untouched nature of the Wendland. Whether you are looking for a sporting challenge or a unique experience of nature, the area around the hotel offers a wide range of opportunities to relax and unwind.
Whether biking, jogging or hiking, playing golf, horseback riding or canoeing – a wide range of outdoor activities awaits you. Nearby you will find rivers, lakes and the vastness of forests, as well as golf courses and horse farms.
Would you like to experience something special, book a riding lesson or go on a sporty bike tour?
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Rundlings bike tour through the Wendland
Explore the Wendland, its Rundlings villages, wide landscapes and lots of nature in its most beautiful way – by bike.
A round tour for beginners, connoisseurs and nature lovers. Ride on level terrain throughout, through largely sparsely populated landscapes in the Lower Saxony Elbe Valley Biosphere Reserve and the Elbe Heights-Wendland Nature Park. Nature will show you the way.
Enjoy the nature around our hotel in Lüchow. Power up, clear your head – you will feel alive.
In your hotel room you will find our jogging flyer with three different routes directly from the hotel. Whether 1 km, 4 km or 7 km – discover the nature-rich area of the Wendland during your run.
ELBHÖHEN-WENDLAND NATURE PARK
The Elbhöhen-Wendland Nature Park, which covers an area of 1160 square kilometers and is located in the easternmost corner of Lower Saxony, is characterized by Rundling villages with their half-timbered houses worth seeing and by a varied, often ecologically oriented agriculture. The Elbhöhen, the Göhrde-Drawehn-Höhenzug and the Nemitzer Heide invite you to go hiking and in quiet nature reserves you can easily discover many different plants and animals.
The Lüchow-Dannenberg region is a paradise for hikers. With currently 28 hiking tours, recreational athletes and active vacationers can choose from a large and very varied selection. A total of 22 hiking tours and 6 long-distance hiking trails lead through the Lüchow-Dannenberg region and invite you to explore.
Since the Wendland was declared the most horse-friendly region in 2006, it goes without saying that horse and rider will feel at home all around. Riders of all ages are offered a varied vacation program in a rural idyll. Whether by horse or carriage, when you leave the equestrian farm you are immediately in nature and decide for yourself what you will see today.
approx. 18 km
Peace and relaxation in one of the last natural river landscapes in Germany: Experience a guided canoe tour on the Elbe downstream in team canoes of 10 under the motto “In the hunting ground of the sea eagle”. Halfway down the river you are invited to a coffee break on the sandy beach. Or watch a beaver family having “breakfast” at dusk with a bit of luck on a guided evening tour.
Approx. 24 km
The Golf-Club an der Göhrde was founded in 1968 as the first facility between Hamburg-Bremen-Hanover and Braunschweig. At first it was only a 9-hole course. Since 2000, there has been an 18-hole course that blends harmoniously into the natural terrain. Today, nature lovers will find healthy biotopes, rare butterflies, changing red deer and adorable squirrels, a place that nature conservationists would like to see.
Findlingspark Clenzer Schweiz
Approx. 20 km
Embedded in the typical dry valleys of the terminal moraine landscape, the stone archive symbolizes more than four billion years of the earth’s history. A spiral path leads through the earth’s epochs from Cambrian to Quaternary.
Gardens and parks in the biosphere region Elbtalaue-Wendland
Approx. 6 km
At the beginning of summer in June and at the end of summer in September, private gardens in the Wendland region have been opening their doors for several years now to present their garden spaces to you. The basic idea of the Gartenträume events is of course to bring garden friends together to exchange experiences and ideas, to get advice or just to soak up pictures and to get to know people!
The Göhrde – a princely hunting ground
Approx. 30 km
The 20,000-hectare Göhrde Forest is the largest mixed forest in northern Germany. Already in the early 18th century, the region made a name for itself as a popular hunting ground for the nobility. In 1813, the Göhrde became the scene of the Göhrde Battle, which was part of the wars of liberation against the French occupation. Today, a granite obelisk not far from Oldendorf still commemorates this event. A special highlight in the Göhrde is the Field Lily Trail near Govelin.
ARTchers Lake – archery course
Approx. 71 km
The ARTchers Lake service course at Bernsteinsee near Stüde is open every weekend from 12 noon from Easter to the end of October. The Lake is suitable for both newcomers and experienced archers. Traditional archery takes place in the open air on abstract targets or animal dummies made of a special foam. Shooting is done without technical aids such as sights, because “aiming” is instinctive and is perfected through constant practice. Many of the total of about 60 targets of the ARTchers Land are lovingly self-built.
Balloon ride over the Wendland
approx. 3 km
Something special is a balloon ride in the Wendland. Leave everyday life behind and float at an altitude of about 300 m above the Elbtalaue in complete peace. Enjoy the boundless view over the large areas of untouched nature. Rundling villages and the Elbe valley can be seen from the balloon basket during a balloon launch from Lüchow. During a balloon launch from Dannenberg we also succeed in many a fascinating Elbe crossing with our balloon. It goes high up in the balloon basket and the wind drives us towards Wustrow. Salzwedel is easy to see and people have been able to watch many a balloon landing here.
Approx. 7,5 km
At the Rehbeck airfield, aviation enthusiasts have the opportunity to practice or learn almost all kinds of aviation sports. For example, take a sightseeing flight in a glider or learn the basic skills of flying in a 2-week gliding camp.