Lengerich is a youthful little town nestled on the south slopes of the low-lying Teutoburg Forest. It’s an ideal place for you to spend a couple of days refreshing your spirit.
You can’t help but notice how festivals and markets play a big role in community life here. The annual Sports Review held in March and the Spring Market in April are just a two of the attractions you can experience early in the year.
The lively Fountain Fest held in June will give you an opportunity to see local residents at play, with open-air shopping and six stages of musical performances. Or if you plan your visit for October, be sure to catch the Roman Market, with its focus on local arts and crafts.
Any time of year, you will certainly want to stop by the colorful weekly market. It is held each Wednesday and Saturday, full of fresh produce, meats, flowers and textiles. Be sure to try the local version of Westphalian ham — it’s delicious!
Sights to see while you are here are not as old as you might find in other towns around North Rhine-Westphalia. The Old Town Hall, for example, was built in 1897, and it is now the home of the local tourism office.
The Gatehouse on Town Hall Square is considered by many to be the symbol of Lengerich. Parts of it date back to 1250. For an authentic treat, you can dine in the restaurant here as you make your way around town.
Look for another landmark, the Tank Chimney, on Cathedral Street. This site used to be a rope factory and its 60-meter-high smokestack is now a historic monument.
Not far away, on Erpenbeck Street, there’s a well-preserved old mill worth seeing, too. It is where oil and flour were once produced.
Old graveyards tracing back to the Bronze Age have been excavated on the outskirts of town. You may see them as you hop on your bicycle and take advantage of the many cycling courses that surround this tranquil town.
Relax and enjoy!