Altmark self-catering holiday accommodation is located in a region at the northern tip of the German federal state of Saxony Anhalt. Here you’ll find a host of beautifully preserved medieval towns surrounded by picturesque countryside dominated by farmland and forest.
Altmark holiday accommodation is set in a region noted for its attractive landscapes. Although the region is largely flat, the various rivers that flow through here would provide a beautiful backdrop to walking and cycling trips. For instance, the the Drömling is an area with a very low population that offers almost 350 square kilometres of open grassland and forest to explore. There’s also a large canal system here, dating to the 1700s and the rule of Frederick the Great. It’s a vital area for the preservation of numerous species of plant and animal, and due to the numerous bodies of water found here there’s a huge variety of birdlife in the natural parks here.
There are plenty of other locations to visit if you’re craving the outdoors during your holiday at Altmark self-catering accommodation. The banks of the Elbe are lovely, and the Havel River Valley is especially scenic. There are 18 different official walking trails to follow in this region, providing a wide variety of experiences.
Meanwhile the towns surrounding holiday rentals in Altmark are known for their wealth of medieval features. For instance Stendal features numerous half-timbered buildings, as well as a number of important examples of the brick gothic style, including St/ Mary’s Church, the Cathedral of St. Nicholas, as well as two of the original city gates. Eight of the cities in this region belonged to the Hanseatic League of trading cities in medieval times, so you’ll never be far from an interesting historical centre.
Saxony Anhalt’s state capital, Magdeburg is around an hour by car from holiday accommodation in Altmark. It sits on the banks of the Elbe, and partly for this reason features more green space than any other city in the country bar one. A great way to get around and enjoy the river views is by bike, or you can catch a ferry to take a cruise.
Altmark self-catering holiday rentals are found in an area with a continental climate, bringing warm summers, when temperatures hit the mid-20s or higher, and cold winters, with lows sinking beneath freezing between December and March.
Berlin’s Tegel Airport is just over 90 minutes by car from self-catering accommodation in Altmark, and can be reached from the UK by flying with British Airways or Lufthansa from London-Heathrow (LHR).