Lehrte will surprise you with its quite yet remarkable facade of medieval glory and panache. There seems to be a stolid refusal to step out from behind this cover and embrace ultra-modern exteriors. But let’s not rush into conclusions.
Amid the medieval structures and traditional way of life you’ll find modern extravaganzas such as wi-fi access and gourmet dining. World-class malls invite you in for shopping sprees just when you’ve left the somber portals of a medieval cathedral.
For a taste of this wonderful experience, stroll into the Marketplace. The medieval ambience lingers here serving to take you back in time when half-timbered houses and stone buildings were the rule. The Town Hall built in 1925 is another imposing building exhibiting the fine work of architects Heinrich Behrens and Wilhelm Decker.
Lehrte is the quintessential quiet little town but within 10-12 miles of its peripheries you have a range of exciting attractions and holiday ventures to spice up your trip. Marktkirche takes place of honor in this list. Built in the 14th century, it carries in its portals memories of a painful chapter of the Thirty Years’ War. Here’s where you should enquire about the sad tale of General Johann Michael von Obentraut or “Deutsche Michel.”
If sport is your thing then the Langenhagen Golfclub and the Isernhagen Golfclub would be places of extreme interest to you. The famous Sprengel Museum should take care of a long afternoon and it is just about 18 miles from Lehrte.
The fabulous Maschsee lake is about 11 miles away and if you’re lucky and are here between July and September, the famous summer fiesta will be on with a celebration you really shouldn’t miss. If not, you could still witness the various music festivals, art and theater extravaganzas and other performances that will certainly add the epithet unforgettable to your vacation in Lehrte.