Luusangeln – sandy soil and a beautiful landscape.
Do not be put off by the name: “Luusangeln“ is derived from the phrase „lousy Angeln“, a rather unflattering description, stemming from the very inferior quality of soil to be found in the western part of Angeln, and one that certainly does not apply to the area‘s varied and beautiful scenery.
Time after time, in the transition from the gently hilly end morain landscape in the east to the level Geest in the west, splendid views open up over the meadows and fields along the hedge banks that are typical of this landscape. This 28 km long tour leads over asphalted secondary routes and little-used roads.
Hedge banks that enclose fields are called "Knicks". The Knicks, planted with trees and shrubs, are an important habitat for many animals.
Special highlights await cyclists in the Treeneland: as well as charming circular tours, parts of the historical Ochsenweg route and the history-charged Stapelholmer route through the region offer excellent conditions for discovering the region and its people and the beauty of the landscape on a cycling tour.
56 ha – a paradise for numerous species.
With a little luck you will even discover a kingfisher!
You can enjoy idyllic nature by the Sankelmarker See, which can be walked around in 90 minutes. 66 ha – a paradise for numerous species. With a little luck you will even discover a kingfisher!
The Akademiezentrum Sankelmark is in a beautiful location in the woods on the north bank of the lake. With three academies under one roof, the centre is renowned far beyond the borders of Schleswig-Holstein. The centre offers a varied range of seminars and events. A café with a splendid view invites you to linger for a while with home-made cakes.
Viewing platforms by the Sankelmarker See, in the Fröruper Mountains and in the Treenetal in Tarp offer a fantastic view of the region.
The megalithic chambered tomb is 70 m long - it dates from the Neolithic Period (ca. 3500 BC) and has been fully rebuilt.
In the Arnkielpark, you can walk on historical paths through the largest reconstructed megalithic chambered tomb in Northern Europe. Seven stone tombs are waiting to be explored. The archaeological regional park gives lots of exciting impressions from the past and present on numerous multilingual information panels in a spacious info-pavilion.
- every year the Oeversee March takes place in remembrance
In February 1864, rearguard fighting took place between the Danish army and the Prussian and Austrian troops at the Sankelmarker See. There were been many fallen and wounded on both sides. Three monuments were built in their memory. The historical tavern in Oeversee was used as a military hospital at that time. The inn looks like a museum, with pictures, weapons and helmets as striking relics of past events.
From the 12th century
- both churches were at that time already on important long distance paths/pilgrimage routes
Find repose, peace and sanctuary – the old St. George Church in Oeversee once acted as a fortress church. On the tower, you can still see the arrow slits. But the altar and the vault paintings are also worth seeing. The St. Peter Church in Sieverstedt, built around 1100 in the Roman architectural style using boulders, is one of the oldest churches in the peninsula of Angeln. There is a lot to discover in this church.