If you find yourself in Osnabrück you’ll really need to make a trip out to Bohmte. Not only is this town steeped in history, but Bohmte just loves a good festival or two.
Best of all, you’ll find some of the prettiest walking and cycling trails here that go on for kilometers. If you follow any (or all) of these well marked routes you’ll be able to see the best of the best of Bohmte.
For example, follow the White Clover Walking Route (Kleeblattweg), going on for about 55 km or 34 miles through the countryside. It’ll take you around the city, Bohmte’s golf course (there’s an old 14th century castle in the middle of it), past the 18th century church, and around lovely meadows and fields of Lower Saxony.
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With three awesome cycling routes it’ll be hard to choose which one to do first. The Gartentraumtour or Garden Dream Route, appropriately marked by the pink rose signs, goes on visiting some fantastic private gardens.
If castles are what you’re looking for, though, then the Schloss Route (approx. 125 km or 78 miles long) is what you’ll want to be on. Sixteen old castles line the route, most of which you’re able to go in and visit.
When following the DiVa Route (approx. 111 km / 69 miles) you’ll be walking in the footsteps of the dinosaurs. Sure to make this one WAY popular with the little ones! ;-)
For just some individual sightseeing on your own, you might want to visit the Nature Preserve on the FestPlatz in the neighborhood of Herringhausen. There are also many war memorials scattered throughout town dedicated to its fallen soldiers. Bohmte also has lots of old buildings, many from the 19th century.
As you can see, coming to this town is great anytime but, if you’re here in July then get ready to party. On the first weekend in July Bohmte Proper has its annual city festival, the neighborhood of Stirpe-Oelingen has theirs a week later, and Hunteburg two weeks later. That’s just about a month’s worth of festivities, food, and beer!
Don’t worry… if you can’t make it in July, there’s a Harvest Festival in September giving you another chance to eat, drink, and be merry.
Oh well, you’re gonna love it here. :-)