Elbe Wetland Station Pevestorf
At the Elbe Wetland Station "Pevestorf", the University of Hamburg provides groups of up to 30 people with an event center, whose furnishings and location is particularly suitable for natural history courses and excursions, as well as seminars and workshops of all kinds.
What does the station offer?
The station offers sleeping accommodations for up to 30 people - additional people can sleep in the neighboring village guesthouse- and a fully equipped kitchen.
Situated not far from the Middle Elbe River in the Hanoverian Wendland of the Lüchow-Dannenberg district, the surrounding area offers
- for geographers, a clearly recognizable pattern of typical landscapes (dry valley sand areas, Saalian moraines, floodplains, and moors) as well as the direct juxtaposition of bordering new and old federal states,
- for geologists, typical quaternary geological formations as well as the possibility to working on the problems associated with the interim storage of nuclear waste in the Gorleben salt dome,
- for soil scientists, the soil communities typical of the landscape with particularly exemplary soils of recent floodplains,
- for botanists, a large number of site-specific plant communities in a small area,
- for zoologists, a large number of terrestrial and amphibian organisms, excellent year-round observation opportunities for birds (wintering area in the middle Elbe!) and
- for those seeking peace and quiet, a recreational landscape made accessible by numerous paths, far away from all major cities.
- Typical uses for the center include:
- University courses for zoology, botany, geography or soil science, where the experiences collected in the field are further explored in the course room,
- High school courses in biology or geography,
- Multi-day working group meetings, workshops and seminars of different objectives, where the available equipment and quiet environment at the center help to create a focused and productive atmosphere for the event.
Due to the long-standing use of the station, the course leaders can be provided with a lot of preliminary information about the natural environment.
How do I get there?
The Elbauenstation Pevestorf is located on the edge of the Höhbeck near Gartow.
Arrival by car:
- from the northwest via Lüneburg, follow the B216 to Dannenberg, continue on the country road via Gorleben, Gartow to Pevestorf
- from the northeast, follow the B191 via Ludwigslust to Grabow, continue on the country road to Lenzen, take the ferry in Lenzen to Pevestorf
- from the southwest, follow the B248 via Salzwedel to Lüchow, continue on the B493 via Gartow to Pevestorf
- from the southeast, take the Elbe ferry in Lenzen
The surrounding area offers well-developed cycling paths. Bringing bicycles is highly recommended.
The nearest train stations are Dannenberg-Ost (about 34 km away), Ludwigslust (33 km) and Wittenberge (43 km).
What is there to see nearby?
You can find information about the area here:
How can I register and which conditions apply?
For more information and to register, please contact the adjacent contact address.