There are a number of pages on MyGermanCity.com, mentioning how small some towns and villages are in Germany. So, it kind of surprised me that Bakum in Lower Saxony is said to be the smallest in its district (Vechta District), at mere 79 square kilometers.
That certainly isn’t tiny — but the fact that less than 6,000 people live here, it means there’s lots of room to spread out.
Honestly, the countryside of Bakum is what truly stands out. Nowhere is this more evident than the Polder Lüscher, a floodplain area that’s also a conservation area along the North German Plain — whatever that means. I can sum it up quite simply by saying, it’s a nature area that’s home to all sorts of animals and plants.
Bakum — Top Areas Of Interest
Because the area is mainly flat, it’s really good to experience by bicycle. Guided bike tours are available for anyone interested; and botanical walks are also given for anyone who wants to join in.
It’s all in addition to the many festive events going on in town. It seems just about every month there’s something going on; and they’re multi-day events to boot. The Summer Festival goes on for 2 days, so does the Lüscher Kirmes in July, and the Volksfest at the end of May.
And even if the Thanksgiving Ball at the end of September, the Corpus Christi Procession, and the Autumn Fair don’t go on for days, you’ll still have a wonderful time.
It’s all right if you can’t make it to Bakum’s Christmas Market, you’ll have another opportunity — there are two of them.
All of this is within an easy distance of many of Germany’s bigger cities — Vechta is located just next door to the east, while others are not too far either.
So it seems Bakum is big on area, big on outdoor recreation, and big on festive fun — what more can anyone ask for?