While Wendeburg in Lower Saxony isn’t known for all of its area attractions, it does have lots of festivals and other things to keep even the most discriminating traveler happy (READ: even they would have little to nothing to complain about).
Wendeburg is a suburb of Brunswick; which means you get to start your trip in the “Wurst” way. :-) It’s this soft, spreadable Braunsweiger Wurst that has been famous in these parts since the Middle Ages. Eat yours with some mustard, cheese, and tomato and you’ll look like a local Lower Saxon in no time.
By starting your trip with a hearty meal, you’ll have lots of energy to party at any one of Wendeburg’s festivals. In the village of Meerdorf (one of Wendeburg’s eight) summer is kicked off with the yearly Folk Festival. Another Summer Festival is held in Bortfeld, but that doesn’t happen until September.
Oh, before I forget, that’s when the Kite Celebration is held, too. Add in an Oktoberfest, an Osterfeuer (Easter bonfire), the Lumpenball (in February), and the obligatory Christmas Market and you’ve got a year full of parties, parties, parties.
As much as Wendeburg’s residents like their festivities, they like their outdoor swimming pool, too. The Auebad is open from May to September, has a beach volleyball court, a slide, a diving board, and a cafeteria in case you get hungry. Or, pack a picnic lunch instead.
When you’ve got the hankering for museums, Wendeburg can oblige. The Farmhouse Museum (located at Katzhagen 7) in Bortfeld is a look into 18th century farming. It’s still important to the town’s economy, as agriculture is still “big business” here.
Finish your sightseeing tour with a stop to the Zweidorfer Mühle and the gray stone 12th century military Marienkirche. And don’t overlook the Weidenkirche, a “church” that was built in 2006 by local volunteers by using 1000 meters of hemp rope!
I sure am hungry again. All that sightseeing and swimming did it, I think. Care to have some of that delicious Braunschweiger Wurst with me? We can wash it down with a good beer and call it a “very good day.”