Scharnebeck / Germany
Scharnebeck is a municipality with around 3,200 inhabitants, located in the Lower Saxon district of Lüneburg, near the nature park Elbufer-Drawehn. In 1253 Scharnebeck was already documented for the first time.
To this day, one can still detect in Scharnebeck some witnesses of the century-long history of the little own town. Parts of the former monastery can be found around the Protestant church St. Marien. In April 1527 the Parliament of Scharnebeck took place here significant for the history of the Reformation. The rest of a Cistercian monastery represents the granary of the domain Scharnebeck, which was built in 1510 of brick. Also impressive are the remains of the old monastery oak, which are on the edge of the mill pond. In 1994 the 750-year-old tree just broke apart in the middle. The wonderful nature surrounding the town can best be explored on a long bike ride or a walk.