There are not many natural elevations in the Elbtalaue, which should certainly please cyclists. All the more interesting is the sight of the inland dunes at Klein Schmölen near Dömitz, which can be seen from afar from the Elbe shore road.
Europe's largest inland hiking dune rises impressively on the edge of the Mecklenburg Elbe Valley Nature Park. From its highest point, about 42 meters above sea level, the visitor has a magnificent view over the Löcknitz lowlands in Mecklenburg, the Lenzener Wische in Brandenburg and the Elbe foreland on the Lower Saxony side. The fascinating dune complex with a length of a good two kilometers was formed at the end of the last ice age, about 12,000 years ago.
Special climatic and very different soil conditions have allowed an extremely diverse flora to develop here, which in turn is the habitat for rare and protected species of birds and insects. The dune can be hiked along designated paths, and information boards along the way provide information about the special features of the geological formation. Guided tours are also offered on a regular basis.