Mudcat Café message #672148 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #45426   Message #672148
Posted By: Rollo
19-Mar-02 - 05:01 PM
Thread Name: german marches
Subject: RE: german marches
The German Marshes ("Marschen") are heavily settled because of the rich soil, but to the eye there isn`t much interesting, beside beautiful old farm houses (and quite much of them). Typical products around here are cabbage (Dittmarschen, northern Elbe area), flowers and grocery (Vierlande, southeast of Hamburg), apples and cherrys (Altes Land, southwest of Hamburg, a fantastic scenery in the springtime, because of the plantation trees blossoming), Milk (practically everywhere).

I recommend other types of wet lands to the tourist. There are beautiful bogs and fens, and the "Wattenmeer" of course (flat lands flooded by the tide).