Hanseatic Town of Uelzen
Welcome to the hanseatic town of Uelzen!
“A station as colourful as a fantasy fairy-tale world” – that was how the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser had planned his last works. The ingenious artist from Vienna created a wonderful work of art that has turned the small heath and hanseatic town into a showcase of art and culture. Take a tour of the Hundertwasser station Uelzen and ponder your impressions as you stroll through streets of timber-framed houses. Experience cosy coffee shops in pedestrianised zones, down to earth restaurants and wonderful stores on your tour of Uelzen.
"The pathway of the stones"
Follow the artistic and colourful "pathway of the stones" from the "Hundertwasser Station" to the town centre. The 21 bright and cheerful sculptures by German-Swedish artist Dagmar Glemme speak of dreams, love, wisdom, paradise and music. You can find further information about the stones, the artist and numerous photos on this website and at the Town & Tourist Information Office.
A swimming pool landscape beckons in the town centre BADUE. Guests love the fun of the 50-metre slide, the sports pool and the diving boards in the summer. You can also keep fit in cooler seasons in the generous indoor pool and relax in the sauna landscape and wellness area.
Here’s another tip for a special excursion in December: the Old Town Hall is transformed into a magical Advent calendar for four weeks. It is located at the heart of the decorated town and is the evening meeting point for the Window Opening ritual. “Window Opening” is an iconic occasion in Uelzen. Thousands of people convene here every year, sing carols together and watch an angel open a window on the Advent calendar. It is tradition for the State Premier of Lower Saxony to hold a speech on the evening of December 23 and share his thoughts with the many visitors. And the Christmas market beckons daily – with fairy-tale huts, a carousel and a skating rink.