Wow, does it tend to get a bit cold up in the town of Leck. What? The air resort town sits right on the Danish border, which is part of Scandinavia. And if you haven’t heard, that isn’t exactly a tropical destination. ;-)
I bring up the weather right away because the average temperature for almost three months hovers at around the 0-degree Celsius (32-degrees F) mark. Um, that would be right at the freezing point.
Oh yeah, my kind of place. How lovely it would be to sit in a thatched-roof cottage with a hot cup of coffee whilst the wind blows in from the North Sea. I think it’s some folk’s Heaven. ;-)
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So, with just about three months of the year with chillier weather, you’ll have to cram a whole bunch of stuff within the other nine months.
You might want to save the Plattdüütsch lessons for when it’s colder, though. What’s Plattdüütsch? Oh, that’s just Low German — and Leck offers lessons to keep that language alive.
One of the best places to visit is the town’s Climatic Spa. There’s everything here from swimming to hydromassage, and tanning beds.
Yes, tanning beds. Didn’t we just learn that Leck isn’t a warm, sunny destination? ;-)
However, you might find yourself getting SOME sun while you’re off enjoying a million outdoor activities. Let’s see, there are a number of 18-hole golf courses nearby, miniature golfing, Nordic Walking, hiking, bicycling, kitesurfing, and mudflat hiking on the Wadden See.
Mudflat hiking? Oh, this is great if you’ve never done it. You got to wait until the tide goes out, then you can walk right out on the mudflats. You might want to consider taking a seasoned guide with you — as they’ll know the tide schedule.
After you’ve come back in from the mudflats, come see the 800-year old St. Willehad Church or sit with that cup of coffee at one of Leck’s many cafes or restaurants.
Sorry, the thatched-roof cottage fantasy is mine. ;-)
A good cup of java is a nice start to Leck’s Weekly Market (Fridays 7am-2pm), and to kick off the Children’s Festival in July. Just make sure some little whippersnapper doesn’t come along & grab your cup of Joe! ;-)