Bösel — Gorgeous Moorlands, Fun Festivals, Relaxing Outdoors

Oh my word, I’m German and even I can’t get over how much everything in Germany is labeled and documented. Just when I think I’ve found the end of Germany’s scenic routes, more pop up.

You might never have heard about the town of Bösel if you hadn’t been traveling on the Reiherweg, which is the last part of the Drei-Seen-Route or Three-Lakes-Route that connects the Zwischenahner Meer, the Dümmer See, and the Thülsfelder Talsperre.

Lower Saxony, you’re just full of surprises, aren’t you? ;-)

This just means that Bösel is perfect for the outdoor lover and bicycle enthusiast. The Moorlands are just stunning, bringing thousands of folks from all points around the globe to see them. Why should you or I be any different?

All this activity can make you tired, and folks in Bösel know this. Good thing there are a bunch of guesthouses and apartments for the weary traveler. There’s even a horse ranch where you can spend the night. Awesome.

It can also make you hungry, so I would suggest buying yourself some freshly made buttercake from the old bakery at the Cottage Garden, which they make a few times a year.

If hunger pangs strike any other time, the Heimathaus (a local history museum at Overlaher Straße 10) has a cafe.

Feel better with a bite to eat? Good.

It’s time to hike some of Bösel’s marked hiking trails. One goes around the Lowlands for just over 5km (the bridges are romantic), the other is a 4km trail through the forested Totenweg.

Of course you’re more than welcome to do these routes on your own, but the town does offer organized bike tours and Nordic Walking events a few times a year. But, definitely not during the town’s Schützenfest in July or the Euro Music Festival in early September.

OK, Germany, you might go a bit overboard on your scenic routes — but with towns like Bösel, it’s all worth it. ;-)

 

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