Altes Land – which is the German term for old country – is a famous destination not only at Hamburg’s doorstep but also close to the Wadden Sea. It is northern Europe’s biggest fruit growing region especially well known for its apple trees. Fifteen million fruit trees are growing in the region, their scent mesmerising visitors in spring when they are in full blossom. In late summer they enchant with a crisp and rich harvest. Strolling through the landscape, the way leads along magnificent half-timber houses, little streams and cosy cafés situated on the many fruit farms.