You’ve got the best of both worlds when you step into the town of Hambühren. What worlds? The natural and the historical ones, of course! The only thing that’s difficult about all that is which one you want to see first. I vote for the historical, only because you get a bit of the natural along with it.
Starting your way back from the 20th century, Hambühren once was a location of a Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Created in 1944 it housed more than 1800 women, who worked in the potash mines. In fact, many of the old ammunition shelters were converted into to houses after the war.
For a museum experience there is the House for Art & Culture which is located at Schwarzer Weg 1. There is a Technical Museum that’s open on Sunday afternoons.
Wheewwww! With that out of the way, you’re now able to enjoy the surrounding countryside the best way possible — on bicycle. Oh, wait. You could have been riding around all this time around town by bike, couldn’t you? ;-)
There are a few playgrounds for the kids to run around. Or, just enjoy a day of leisure beachside at Ovelgönne. Pick any day you want, it’s open seven days a week during swimming season.
Next, try the town’s Trim Path, designed to work all sorts of muscle groups or what you’ve been eating over the BBQ area in the village of Oldau (another one of Hambühren’s hamlets). I’m guessing a walk around what is called the Fairytale Forest could do the same thing.
Just don’t go expecting to find Hansel & Gretel, Snow White, or any other “enchanted forest” characters. ;-)