We are a country hotel in Wendland in the east of the Lüneburger Heide in Lower Saxony. The region is in the north of germany from where you can go to berlin, hamburg and hannover (about two hours).
Everything about potatoes is the motto of our potato hotel, and our guests can enjoy the potato in the restaurant and in the wellness sector, too.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
You will get to know other people from all over the world.
You can improve your German and perhaps learn other languages, too.
You will get to know the normal life in small German village. The main building of the hotel is a beautiful historic farm house and besides, there is a museum for medieval life in Germany which is quite interesting.
You can taste the whole variety of potato dishes, and you are kindly invited to cook special dishes from your country.
The region where our hotel is situated, is known for its artists, artisans and many open-minded people with alternative lifestyles. There are lots of cultural programs around, e.g. the "Kulturelle Landpartie" in May, where we also take part with an Open Air Concert.
The county "Lüchow-Dannenberg" is known for its beautiful nature, its social commitment and alternative energy production. You will like the welcome culture all around!
We are looking for friendly people who like potatoes and would like to stay with us and to get to know typical German Country life. This means you can help us with any kind of activity you would like to do. You have the opportunity to get to know us, our work and our culture.
There are always different projects depending on the seasons. We always try to find a project for you that hits your interest and your abilities.
For example: We have an own potato field, where we cultivate different ancient sorts of potatoes and a herbal garden. If you like it, you can work outside with our caretaker and learn a bit about agriculture. Planting in spring, weed weed in summer, harvesting in autumn... In 2018, we want to begin with a renaturing project of the village pond in cooperation with the local population, as a habitat of endangered species. It´ll be fun to listen to the frogs croaking after work is done...
As we accept three or four workawayer at a time, you´ll never be alone and you will meet interesting people from all over the world.
We offer an internship, which gives you a perfect view behind the scenery of a German hotel, but you will not earn money. We take over the costs for accommodation, eat, drink and German lesson in our hotel. This internship is completely in accordance with German legislation.
If you need a Certificate for your stay (sometimes important for your CV or for school/university), we can talk about the special aspects you want to get to know.
We love to have some extra-helping hands here and you will be part of our hotel family soon.
This host offers accommodation and payment.
We offer one of our guestrooms for accomodation. Some time in the year, when the hotel is fully booked, you´ll have to share a room or appartement with others. All rooms have a private bathroom.
We provide three meals a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Drinks like mineral water and fruit juice are also included.
If you want to learn or improve the German language during your stay, you can visit our language course, which mostly takes place once a week. The teacher is coming to the hotel. The language school is for free. Depending on your interest, you will work on social and ecological subjects.
Please consider that the language school is not always offered during holiday times.
Besides: You can practice your language skills with all of us during your daily work and free time.
All of our workawayers have made a book together, where you can find lots of ideas of what you can do during your free time (cycling and hiking tours, bus trips, places to see). This book is to be completed by everyone who stays with us.
We offer bicycles to go to the next town (Lüchow, 4kms) or even further. There are always possibilities to organize a car ride to Lüchow, sometimes also to Dannenberg, Hitzacker or Lüneburg. All of these towns have picturesque medieval citycentres and are worth visiting. The river Elbe is also near, part of the former German-German border and worth visiting for all those who are interested in the history of Germany.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
maximum 5 hours per day / 5 days a week