Welcome to Buxtehude

Traveling Group
  • Thorsten nurse (48)
  • Andrea nurse (47)
  • Lea Zoe student (17)
  • Jannes student (15)
  • Maia hosting student (16)



  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Yoga/Meditation
  • Historic Sites
  • Museums
Especially Passionate About

Culture, museums, nature walks in foreign cities, at the beach or forest.

Vacation Type

Exchange Reviews

January - December 2012

We spent a delightful week in late October 2012 in Andrea ...

Benno and Petra
Benno and Petra said

We spent a delightful week in late October 2012 in Andrea and Thorsten's home. Their modern house is in a residential area, with a supermarket in walking distance. It is spacious and nicely furnished; the dining area and living rooms have a nice view into their garden, and we enjoyed the closed fireplace. Our daughter loved to play with their two gentle cats. We found everything we needed, and more -- although this was their first exchange, Andrea and Thorsten thought of everything we might need; they even prepared sweets for kids on Halloween! We followed one of the trip suggestions in their specially prepared folder, and made a beautiful walk along a river in the nearby "Altes Land". Moreover, Hamburg (a 30-45 minute drive away) had lots to see and do -- we didn't really have time to explore enough. Communication with Andrea and Thorsten was always excellent, making our visit easy to plan, and easy when we were there. Their family treated our house with a lot of respect and care, too. Overall, we heartily recommend this exchange! And many thanks Andrea and Thorsten!

What we said about Benno and Petra's house:

It was our first experience with homeexchange and it was a great experience. We really felt home " in Paris " from the moment we arrived at Gare de l'Est. Benno told us (we're a family of 5) how to get to their home by metro/RER and it was easy going. Our kids enjoyed the way from the house to the RER station and travelling with the Metro. The hospitality was great. Our kids felt home in "their" rooms, and we too. To take care for the two cats was easy, they're really friendly. We travelled to all sights and tourists points by RER/metro, it was a great experience, and special at the rush hour. After arriving home, it's sure, we will do homeexchange again. Thank you, Benno and Petra, for our wonderful week in Paris

January - December 2013

Wir waren über Himmelfahrt in Buxtehude und haben uns in ...

Grit from Berlin said

Wir waren über Himmelfahrt in Buxtehude und haben uns in dem Haus sehr wohl gefühlt. Es liegt in einem schönen Wohngebiet, alle Häuser sind so gebaut, dass man nicht "beobachtet" werden kann, auch der Garten ist nicht einzusehen. Angenehm ist auch, dass keine Straße direkt am Haus ist. Trotzdem ist die Infrastruktur super. Im Haus ist alles was man braucht und noch mehr. Alles ist schön eingerichtet und sehr farbenfroh gestaltet. Wir fanden es toll mal "Hausbesitzer" zu sein. Der Kontakt vorab und während des Austausches war immer sehr angenehm, sehr nett. Andrea und Thorsten haben alles super vorbereitet, es gab eine ganze Mappe mit Tipps für den Aufenthalt und vieles andere mehr.

What we said about Grit's house:

It was our 6th trip to Berlin, but the first by homeswap and it was wonderfull. The home of Grit and her family is very nice and cosy, central but quit. You have got an easy connection to all places in Berlin, within a short walking distance to the tube. Nearby you have some bakerys, supermarket(also an organic supermarket) and different restaurants(our favourite: the Thai restaurant directly opposite of the flat). We (family with 2 children)have felt very comfortable in "our" home. Thanks a lot for the exchangeto Grit and her family.

October - October 2013

We had a very succesfull homeexchange with Thorsten and Andrea. ...

Randi and Sune Timm Simonsen
Randi and Sune Timm Simonsen from Denmark said

We had a very succesfull homeexchange with Thorsten and Andrea. For other who will like to swap wiht this family: They leaved us a clean and comfortable home, and we enjoyed being there. Everything was ready for us, and we felt very welcome. They had two cats, and our son was cuddeling a lot with his favoritecat:-) It was easy to take care of them. The family had also maked a list with different suggestions to trips, and there was a map with brocures, and so on - Really great and usefull. We are an active family, so we enjoyed to go in the beautifull autumwood in Buxtehude. It is very easy to take the train to Hamburg, where our favorite was Miniature Wunderland and the beautifull Planten und blomen-park, but also a walk around the lake in Hamborg are great. shopping and restaurants was also visited. In Buxtehude we got tickets to a handball-game - It was fun to feel the atmosphere. Thorsten and Andrea had taken really good care of our home in Denmark. and leaved it clean and wel.. We will give the family our very good recommends. Randi, Sune and Søren Timm Simonsen, Ferslev, Denmark

July - July 2013

We had a great time in Buxtehude/Hamburg. The house ...

Adina & Patrik
Adina & Patrik from Filipstad said

We had a great time in Buxtehude/Hamburg. The house was nice. We Went to Heidepark, Barfusspark and a lot of other places.

What we said about Adina & Patrik's house:

We spent wonderful two weeks in the house from Adina and her Family during July 2013. You will find everything in the house that you need. There was a folder with a lot of Informations and ideas what to do in Kristinehamn and the surroundings. Very individual is the cinema room in the basement we spent a few nice evenings there always after long discussions which film we should watch because Adinas family has a lot of films to watch. It was a special experience. We enjoyed the Swedish nature and we made a lot of walks in the forests, where you find lot of walking trails. When the weather was good we took our swimsuits and went to our favourite bath place at the lake Hult a 15 min. drive from the house. Every evening the kids went in the pool and we enjoyed the strawberries and blueberries from the garden. Thanks to Adina and her family to made the exchange with us. Andrea, Thorsten, Lea and Jannes

April - April 2014

Thank you very much for a perfect exchange! We have ...

Karin from Josefstadt said

Thank you very much for a perfect exchange! We have spent wonderful days in the beautiful house of Andrea and Thorsten in Buxtehude. We found many very usefull tipps where to go and what to see in Buxtehude but also in the area of Altes Land. Their house is very cosy and friendly and we liked their two cats very much. Andrea and Thorsten left our home clean and tidy - the facit: we can warmly recommend an exchange with this family! Thank you very much for your hospitality! Karin, Heinz & Max

What we said about Karin's house:

Thank you for this great exchange! Vienna really is a beautiful city with a lot to see. The flat is very comfortable, the old town houses really appealed to us, and we could easily reach the town center by foot and as there are two tram stations nearby, also further destinations. Despite this the flat is rather quiet at night. In the neighbourhood we found a lot of good restaurants and everything else we needed. Karin and her family welcomed us very warmly and we enjoyed our stay very much.

March - April 2015

We had a nive week ind Buxtehude, which is a ...

Christina and Arne
Christina and Arne from Copenhagen said

We had a nive week ind Buxtehude, which is a charming town close to Hamburg. Andrea and Thorstens house is very nice and good for relaxing and doing excursions from. The cats are very friendly and love human-contact. We will without no doubt recommend an exchange with Andrea and Thorsten, who are friendly hosts and take very good care of your place too.

What we said about Christina and Arne's house:

We spend a wonderful week in the house of Christina and Arne. The house is nicely furnished and bright. The wood is very close and a good place for taking a walk or go for a run. The connection to Copenhagen is good and it is a short walk to the train station and supermarket. There is plenty to see: castles, palaces and beaches and of course there are lots of intresting places in Copenhagen Our house was clean and tidy, our contact was always friendly and there were a few good tips from Christina and Arne, special thanks for the delicious pizza take away.We had a lovely family holiday and we can only thank you for the exchange with us

November 2015

We had a very succesfull homeexchange with Thorsten and Andrea's ...

Ralf from Segorbe said

We had a very succesfull homeexchange with Thorsten and Andrea's family. . Everything was ready for us and the house was very confortable and located in a good place where to begin pretty excursions. We hadn't any experience with pets but it was very easy to look after them. Now we have a tortoise and my little soon has named it Momo like one of the cats. On the table had a folder with a list with different suggestions to trips, it was very usefull. It is very easy to take the train to go to lots of places and of course to Hamburg. This place is very quiet and a good place where to rest. Thorsten and Andrea had taken good care of our home and leaved it perfect (tidy and clean). we suggest overall the Wattwanderung in Cuxhaven, it was a great experience for us. Thank you to swap with us Ralf, Cristina, Guillem y Mario, Segorbe 25.09.2015