Loxstedt isn’t your typical German town. You won’t find here the traditional Rathaus (or Town Hall) built in a half timbered style or even in an ornate Baroque period as in other German villages scattered throughout the country.
What you’ll find here close to the North Sea in Lower Saxony is the blending of some 22 villages, all unique and offering a myriad of activities. Some are a bit more modern, while others have a look and feel of a century past.
The area of Loxstedt has been inhabited since around 100 B.C., though the town of Loxstedt proper dates to 1247 when villages built the monastery.
Loxstedt — Top Areas Of Interest
While you’re here, a visit to St. Mary’s Church is necessary to see the early 15th century ceiling paintings.
The village of Stotel has been around since the Roman Empire, but wasn’t recognized officially until 1105. Besides being a great fishing town, they party hard celebrating the Oktoberfest every two years.
If you’re into something a bit more historical, then go visit St. Margarethen Church as it’s another 14th century milestone.
Or, you can head on over to the village of Wiemsdorf. While it has many modern homes the town is still chocked full of half-timbered houses dating from around the 1630’s.
Then there’s the village of Büttel, founded in 1105, with its St. Marien Church from the 1500’s.
Or what about Bexhövede, around since around the late 1100’s, has one of the oldest churches in the area. One of the Bexhövede’s famous early 13th century residents Albrecht von Buxthoeven, is the founding father of Latvia’s capital Riga.
Village Dedesdorf is the home of the Gallery Dutch Mill (Wedding Mill) and the St. Lawrence Church. It is also the home to one of the longest continuous markets at 857 years. It is here in Overwarfe legend says from 1656, lies a well with special healing powers near the House of Hassein.
OK, ’nuff said — what remains is for you to go visit Loxstedt. ;-)