Ganderkesee’s main attraction is assuredly the Wildeshausen Geest Nature Park. Visitors to this lovely natural beauty have lots of outdoor recreation awaiting them here. There’s long bike trails, scenic nature walks, and boating adventures all on offer.
But sometimes there are those rainy days when being outside isn’t as enjoyable. For those times be sure to take advantage of the multitude of distinctive museums that call Ganderkesee home.
The most memorable (if only for its unbelievably long name!) is the tongue-twisting Dampfkornbranntweinbrennereimuseum. It is a distillery, still fully functional plant dating back to the year 1857. A monument to the technical ability of yore, visitors can be transported in time in this interesting place displaying old tools, laboratory equipment and other devices.
Another blast from the past is a historical printing museum from 1850. Once the site of the Wildeshauser newspaper, guests can check out the evolution of typography and other printing mechanisms from the 1850s to modern times.
The Brickyard Museum is a few years older, from 1845 and has exhibitions on the lives of these brick workers from the past. Travelers can also view the operational equipment, and on some days, see the brick burning in action.
More old technology is on display at the Museum of Straw Processing, Twistringen. Again, the history of this art is shown by old machines and devices that demonstrate the process.
Kids are invited to the Children’s Museum of the Kreismuseum-Syke. The holidays are a special time here, and this museum delights in entertaining them with special holiday treats and art projects. At non-holiday times, the kids can come to learn about history, contemporary art and nature.
Surely, visiting so many museums is bound to make you hungry! When you’ve had your fill of the museums’ educational experiences, you can fill your stomach at a variety of different restaurants. German food is always available, but there’s no shortage of international cuisine with plenty of pizzerias, Greek and Italian bistros, Chinese buffets and ice cream.