Walsrode is rich in history. It may only boast 24,000 people but it has plenty of culture and class to offer to you as part of a visit to the Lower Saxony region of Germany. When you initially approach this area, you are sure to fall in love with the beautiful landscape of rolling hills, waterscapes and natural animals, many of whom are not too shy about posing for photos.
One of the better attractions in Walsrode is the Birds Park, called Vogelpark Walsrode by the locals. Plan to visit in the spring or summer when you can see thousands of unique birds flying throughout the area. Many are local and national birds, but there are many more from around the world. Some of them are from as far away as the Tropics, and the local bird club is very proud of this.
You can walk through the birds, get close to them and see them in natural habitats constructed to attract them. The Vogelpark is also known for its beautiful roses.
Bird-watching isn’t the only thing to do in Walsrode, though. You can stroll through the old world architecture in the historic quarter, and stop for a coffee on the sidewalk of one of the local cafes. There is a certain amount of hustle and bustle to watch.
In addition to people watching, there are many quaint shops dotting the winding streets. It’s the unexpected finds that will make you why Hermann Heide Lons made this town his home.
Throughout the year there are a number of festivals, such as Walsroder Custom Days in the summer. You can stop by for a concert at Klostersee or visit the Solid Bar Farmer’s Market. During the culture days many specialty shops spring up throughout the area, offering all kinds of goodies for guests.
Besides birds and shopping, Walsrode has more than 700 km of hiking trails running through and around it. Golf, chartered wagon rides and horseback riding will also allow you to enjoy the outdoors as the locals do.
The whole area has a lot to take in visually, so be sure to bring a camera! :-)