Holiday Cottage "Dat lüttje Hus" in Worpswede

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The Location


Dat lüttje Hus is in the small village of Neu Sankt Jürgen, part of the village of Worpswede at the edge of the "Teufelsmoor", which translates into Devil's Moor. The name has really nothing to do with Beelzebub, but is a derivation of "doofes Moor" which means barren or infertile moor.
The Worpswede is about 7 km away, the county "capital" Osterholz-Scharmbeck 15 km and to the centre of Bremen it is about 30 km.  
This approx. 600 km2 region is a valley formed at the end of the last ice age, with the small rivers Hamme, Wümme and Wörpe flowing through it.



In the 17th/18th Centuries, settlers carved a hard existence here based on  agriculure and peat harvesting. Peat was a major income earner as it was used extensively for heating purposes. It was transported in long and narrow boats over man-made canals and rivers to the nearby town of Bremen.
The impoverished and hard life in this region was to be the subject for many of the artists drawn here at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th Century.
That and the wide open landscape with it's incredible skies and light attracted artists then and still today, giving Worpswede it's fame as an artists colony.



Harvest time  in the  Teufelsmoor





      Today, the region has become an attractive
     and favorite destination for visitors from near and far
     who are drawn here by its many places of interest,
     galleries, museums, good footpaths and trails for hikers
     and cyclists, not to mention the pubs and restaurants.   




For further and more detailed information , click  here  to go to the official web site of the municipality of Worpswede
Another, commercial, site where you can find lots of information is Worpswede24 .