Höhbeck, Lower Saxony, Germany

The Wendland on the Elbe with its wide fields enables nature-oriented holidays between the major cities of Berlin and Hamburg. The region has long been popular and known for sustainability and proximity to nature.

Holidays in the cozy holiday home “Airholt” are particularly relaxing. Noun is omen. Mindfulness and closeness to nature are lived here. As a child, host Klemens spent his holidays in the area with his grandparents and fell in love with the region again during a holiday in 2007. In 2009 we had the opportunity to buy the “Waldhäusle”, which has since been used as a holiday home for the family and for guests. It is constantly being sustainably renovated and beautified. The wooden log house was built in 1978 by a Berlin architect who was also looking for a retreat at the time.

The holiday home can accommodate up to six people in three separate bedrooms. There is a fireplace in the cozy living room. The design is Scandinavian with lots of wood, subtle colors and nature pictures from the Wendland on the wall. From the window you have a view of the forest opposite and - depending on the season - you can hear the cranes or the wild geese. But apart from the beautiful bird noises, there is above all heavenly peace and fresh air to breathe in here.

Since 2023, the holiday region “Wendland.Elbe” has been the second region in Germany to receive the so-called Green Destinations Silver Award for comprehensive and systematic sustainability efforts. In Wendland you can plunge into your holiday fun with a clear conscience.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Ganzes Hausfrom80 €


ArchitectureThe wooden log house stands on a brick foundation. The property is so natural that wood ants have even settled there. The wooden walls in the living rooms in the log cabin part were sanded down so that the beautiful grain can be seen again today. Matching wooden floors were installed in all rooms. The furniture was purchased from sustainable companies.

The cleaning is done by regional workers who are paid well above the minimum wage, have their travel costs reimbursed and have also received an inflation compensation bonus in recent years.

EnvironmentA natural garden and rainwater running from the roof into the garden. Waste separation, sustainable cleaning products and energy-saving heating are a given. Just like a compost heap. As partners of the Elbe River Landscape Biosphere Reserve and members of Nabu, guests are asked to use resources carefully.


  • Cozy and carefully renovated wooden log house from the 70s
  • Located right on the edge of the forest, in the Elbe River Landscape Biosphere Reserve, in the beautiful Wendland
  • Pure relaxation in the middle of nature
  • Fantastic starry sky without light pollution
  • Gartow with good shopping opportunities, a beautifully renovated thermal bath, a baroque castle and a restored brick church from 1724 is just 5 kilometers away
  • Many activities possible in the area: hiking, cycling, canoeing, horse riding, bird exploration, and much more

Holiday home3 bedroomsOwn kitchenChildren welcomeWi-Fino disabled accessno Poolno pets


  • Holiday home for up to 6 people
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
  • Cozy living room with fireplace
  • South-facing balcony and beautiful natural garden
  • Well-stocked organic store in the neighboring town
  • Small laundry room with washing machine, dryer and storage space
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Rooms + Rates

per night
Ganzes Hausfrom80 €

Location + Directions

By car

From Hamburg it takes just under 2 hours to get to the house (135 km). From Hanover it takes a good 2.5 hours (168 km) and from Berlin it is also a good 2.5 hours to get to the accommodation (208 km). You will find out the exact address when booking.

With public transport

The nearest train station is in Danneberg (Elbe). From there there is a call bus connection via Lüchow to Pevestorf. The bus stop is about 500 meters from the house. Alternatively, you can arrive via Wittenberge train station and cycle along the Elbe cycle path.