When traveling through Germany or Lower Saxony for that matter, and the town of Delligsen is on your itinerary you could either take out your trusty laptop or smartphone, go to MyGermanCity.com and pull up this Web page, or visit the town’s Tourist Office (located at Am Park 2).
But, I’m pretty sure this website is a better choice — since we’re accessible anytime, while the office is only open on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:30am-noon. Woo-hoo for modern technology! ;-)
I know what they’ll tell you — so it doesn’t matter if they’re not open. The folks at the tourist office will suggest visiting the Glass Museum (March to October on Sundays from 2pm-5pm) filled with all sorts of exquisite hand blown glass and crystal.
You’ll find a Clock Museum (the art of making clocks is an old tradition here in Germany) — maybe this is why we’re famous for being on time. :-)
Then there’s the Local History Museum, a Heimatmuseum as we Germans call them. The town of Delligsen has been around since at least the Iron Age so there’s a lot to know and display (but, its history isn’t regulated to a museum).
How do I know? Because the Eringa-Burg is (I’m sorry WAS) an Iron Age castle, although only its moat and ramparts are all that exist today.
Delligsen’s churches still stand (there are seven of them), a testament to German engineering and the faithful. I really like the Evangelical St. Georg and the Dorfkirche in Ammensen.
Enough of the inside of places! Lower Saxony is really pretty — so you might want to rent a bicycle and see the nearby Weser Region. Climb the 15m high Wilhelm Raabe Tower for an excellent view.
Hikers won’t feel left out as there are some 40km of hiking trails. Don’t want to get lost? Take a guided hiking tour — always great for learning about all the local plants, trees, and animals. Look out! A tiger! No, I’m just kidding — it’s a lion. ;-)
There are even activities in the forest for the kiddies — like the Waldkinderspielplatz. Let them run off some of that energy, while you’re off relaxing at the spa or playing some tennis or bowling.
Hey you gotta kill some time before the Heimatfest starts, since its held only once every four years. It brings thousands of folks out for a partying good time of music, food, and beer.
I told you looking up Delligsen on this page was a good choice. Just don’t tell the ladies at the tourist office — I might see them at the next festival! ;-)