From Zwischenahn to Edewecht
The first tour of the Ammerland Route leads from Bad Zwischenahn to
Edewecht. The landscape is characterised by wide-open moors and
meadows. You frequently catch sight of one of the many windmills.
A landscape of moors and mills
Original moor landscape – Edewecht is a small, lively community in the middle of a wide and peaceful landscape with clear, fresh air that reminds you of its closeness to the coast. The region’s special attraction is its tranquil moors, which remained almost untouched well into the 20th century. The central moor is the “Fintlandsmoor”, where a 140 hectare area was designated a nature reserve in 1987. The “Vehnemoor” provides information on the history of peat cutting.
Staying close to the wind
The landscape around Edewecht is dotted with windmills. To mark the town’s 850th anniversary in 2000, a historic Koker windmill dating back to 1879 was reconstructed as a new landmark. Just as worth seeing is the “Heinje’sche Bergfried”, a keep dating from 1475/76, and the region’s oldest monument.
Local history museum in Westerscheps
Travelling along the little Aue river, our route takes us to the town of Westerscheps with its windmills. Right next to the town, the local history museum “Tollhus up’n Wurnbarg” created by the local history club “Vergnögde Goodheit” illustrates the history of the people here and of Ammerland’s agriculture.
Holidays on the farm
Apart from hotels, holiday flats and private guesthouses, Edewecht also offers holidays on the farm, riding holidays and overnight stays in a hay hotel. Sporting activities are catered for by the open-air and indoor swimming pools with sauna and wave chute as well as tennis and riding facilities.