Right between Hamburg and Lübeck is the early 14th century medieval village of Bargteheide. Well, it’s actually much older since people have lived here from the Bronze Age, but a Lady never reveals her true age. Or does she? ;-)
Age aside, you’ll come to know Bargteheide as a beauty that’s worth spending a day or two visiting this region of Northern Germany.
Bargteheide, if anything, is just pretty with its green meadows and flower lined lanes with tall majestic trees in the background (makes for great scenery while you’re frolicking in the town’s outdoor pool). Little things mean a lot here, right down to the town’s coat of arms created out of beautiful flowers in the market square.
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Famous for not only its lovely countryside, Bargteheide is known for its many historical timber framed houses and its church has stood here for more than 700 years.
The Local History Museum is a fabulous place to go to learn more about the area’s history. Such as where to find an old mile marker from the 19th century when this Schleswig-Holstein region belonged to the Denmark. But, don’t get it twisted, Bargteheide’s steeped deep in German culture.
Another great way to learn more about the town’s history is to take the “Street Name Tour,” all the better to learn how these winding tree lined streets got their names. Afterwards, wander around looking for the town’s many art gallery exhibits. It’s a superb way to spend the day!
When you’ve finished your culture tour, stop at the Utspann (it’s a dialect and means “relax”), an old community center from the 1770’s, that’s now a popular restaurant.
When looking for a perfect blend of history, culture, and art think of Bargteheide. It’s where little things mean a lot and you won’t even bother to ask how old she really is. ;-)