A perfect weekend in Weyhe in the summer starts with a trip to the weekly farmers market. Held from 08:00 to 13:00 each Saturday in the Kirchweyhe market square, locals and out-of-towners alike stock up on regional specialties, baked goods, and local crafts.
But you’ll just want to load up on the baked goods, sliced local sausage, and local beers. The goal is to have enough picnic goodies to get you through the rest of the weekend.
Why so insistent on picnic goodies? Well, with all the hiking and boating on offer in Weyhe, it’s silly to remain in town all day long. The Marina has boat rental, and whether boating or fishing it is a shame to miss out on the beautiful waterways of Weyhe.
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The large Kirchweyher lake is fed by the Hache and Süstedter creeks, and the larger Ochtum river nearby also provides excellent fishing. If the fishing goes poorly, you can always just nap and snack in the sun or hike along the rivers and greens for a better spot.
Now, implying that it is silly to stay in town does make the community sound bad, which isn’t the case. It’s just that in the summer months the locals are fiercely proud of their greenery; you’ll be just as likely to see them in the park or one of the 70 sports clubs as anywhere in town. The local theater even moves outside in the summer, and the shows are quite good.
The Mühlenhof Sudweyhe, a cultural center built from a restored water mill, also offers summer jazz and other outdoor events. Morning music, a sculptor’s symposium, and children’s theater means that your weekend can have artistic as well as outdoorsy elements. Outdoor exhibits by local artists are also up all week in the town square.
If you can’t get to Weyhe in the summer, all is not lost. The Farmer’s Market is year round, and there are also a number of fall and winter festivals. The Autumn Fair in the Leeste is the first weekend of September, with the Kirchwehye market Autumn Fair the first weekend of November.
Advent Christmas markets and a Spring Festival in March make anytime a good time to make the short trip down from Bremen to see Weyhe.