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Germany, Lühe, Altes Land, the three lighthouses at “Lühe” at twilight, the old lighthouse in the middle is not active any longer & serves as a private home. The “Altes Land” meaning the Old Land, is a region of reclaimed marshland, originally cultivated by Dutch settlers, the first colonization agreement goes back to 1113, “Altes Land” means "old country", the straddling parts of Lower Saxony & Hamburg. The region is Europe’s larges area for apples & cherries plantations, is situated downstream from Hamburg on the southwestern riverside of the Elbe.

Tourists not only from Hamburg & surroundings, but from all over Europe come particularly during the cherry blossom & apple blossom seasons end of April till late summer, in some areas you still find tall, old cherry or apple trees & not only low, easy to harvest industrially trees. Unfortunately, parts of the orchard plantations with their own typical style farmhouses are slowly being displaced by residential developments; many of these new homes are then sold or rented to commuters who work in nearby Hamburg.


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Taken on March 23, 2012