Residents and tourists enjoy it alike: Thousands of hectares of natural and cultural landscape of the “Teufelsmoor”, a raised bog with forests, geest lands and marshlands, the widths of the “Hamme”-lowland and the “Teufelsmoor”. Cycling, walking and boat trips give opportunities to experience the lovely landscape at any time of the year. The dense net of modern cycling tracks takes everyone to the numerous old courtyard cafés and the inviting beer gardens. The very same quality of life of the region and the favorable geographic situation close to Bremen facilitate enjoying the benefits of a provincial life. All of it without resigning the conveniences of a large city.
Historical valuable buildings like the abbey (former Benedictine monastery) or the windmills and water mills of the county Osterholz are preserved or restored. Thus, the city sustains its historical authenticity and combines tradition and modernity.
Here you can find a selected choice of sights of Osterholz-Scharmbeck: sights.
Getting one’s money worth in culinary resepcts is possible in a pleasant atmosphere at the plenty restaurants all over Osterholz-Scharmbeck. Dishes from good plain cooking to international cuisine fill the menu and, this way, they build the ideal supplement to the offer of cafés and bars.
The city is also well known for its festivals. Ten thousands celebrate the town festival and the autumn market or they visit the several venues for culture and leisure: the Low German theatre at “Gut Sandbeck” (manor), the cultural centre at the station or the manifold events at the new town hall. From the “Oberkrainern” (music festival) and the consumer fair to the silvester ball - in Osterholz-Scharmbeck, the calendar of events is chockfull.
Not only in the city Osterholz-Scharmbeck exist plenty of sights, the surrounding offers a lot, too: to experience, enjoy and discover. The nearby river “Hamme” is the ideal water sports region for sailing, rowing, paddling and fishing. It is a meetingplace, even in winter. Because as soon as the frost creates a huge ice surface out of the river and the flooded areas, it is possible to go ice-skating as far as the blades slide. Even hiking, cycling and nature lovers can get one’s money worth in this magnificent region, for example at a guided tour through the “Teufelsmoor”.