Sulingen — Leave Room In Your Suitcase For Shoes

The best thing about little known towns in far away places is that you’ll always be surprised at what you might find.

In the case of Sulingen, this is so true. A place that takes great pride in itself and pays attention to minute details. In addition to its history, Sulingen adds even more character with beautiful sculpture artwork carefully placed around town.

Modern art isn’t the only thing you’ll find around these parts. You’ll find many timber framed houses, the oldest being the Alte B├╝rgermeisterei, or Old Mayor’s House. It’s now a tourist information center, so it really is the best place to start your journey.

Across the street is a wonderful example of a 13th century Gothic church. St. Nikolai is well known for its interior artwork, so drop by and look around.

When you’re done there, go off to see Sulingen’s two 17th century Wasserm├╝hlen (water mills) and the very pretty 18th century Community Center. You’ll also find an old Jewish Cemetery, and a local history museum over by its city lake (called Landschaftssee).

The city lake is quite the popular spot for tourists and locals alike. Everyone loves a good swim and during the colder months the Landschaftssee is still busy with many coming out to ice skate on the frozen water. The numerous walking and cycling trails are also popular. Bicycle rentals are available for a small fee.

If you really enjoy the cycling thing, get in on one of the two cycling tours offered by the town. On the 2nd Saturday of the month April to October, there’s a 30 km riding tour that takes you around to all of the town’s highlights. On the 4th Saturday of the month (again, April to October) Sulingen offers a 60 km tour with all of its highlights but just goes further into the Lower Saxony countryside.

If shopping is more your thing, pick up some local veggies, spices, or flowers at the Weekly Market; open Wednesdays & Saturdays from 8am to noon. Shoe lovers are gonna love it over at the Lloyd Factory Outlet, where you’re able to buy the ultra stylish upscale footwear for less.

After all the work your legs will be doing, they deserve a rest. No better a place than The Cinema, a movie theater and hall with a variety of shows and movies.

Everywhere you turn around in Sulingen you’ll be more than pleasantly surprised. You also should leave room in your suitcase so you take home all those shoes.

 

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