Enger Packs Big German History Into A Small German Town

Enger is a small town in Germany, located in the North Rhine-Westphalia state. Although the town is only about 41 square kilometers (16 square miles), there are many fun and interesting travel activities packed into such a small area.

One of the historical attractions of this town is the legend of Widukind. Widukind was a Saxon hero who fought against Charlemagne during the Saxon Wars and Enger holds what is believed to be his tomb. The town also has museums focusing on Widukind and there are annual festivities on January 6th for the celebration of the hero.

Entering the Widukind museum is free, but be sure to check to see what times the museum will be open when planning your trip.

Another museum that might interest you is the railway museum. Although Enger no longer has a railway station itself, the museum is an interesting place to visit. (The nearest cities with a railway are Herford to the east, B√ľnde to the north, and Bielefeld to the south.)

If you are more into nature than history, Enger has attractions for you as well. For you nature buffs out there, I suggest renting a bike and taking a bike trip down to the castles, complete with motes and drawbridges. You can also bike along the Maiwiese park which is specifically designed for bike trips. The Maiwiese park bike path follows a beautiful and serene creek which has lots of local wildlife to enjoy.

If you just want to go for a relaxing walk, it is easy to stroll through most of Enger and see all the sites since the town is so small. Don’t miss out on walking through the downtown area if you have the chance. There are several houses and shops still standing that were built over 1000 years ago!

Enger may not be the biggest town with the most attractions, but it is a great place to visit for a calm and relaxing small-town experience.

 

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