Delmenhorst is to be found in the Weser-Ems District in the state of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) and is barely 16km or 10mi from Bremen.
The starting date of its history could be set in 1247, as soon as the count Otto of Oldenburg ordered to construct a castle on the water in the lowland of the Delma River.
Within 700 years of its creation, it transformed itself from the count’s residence into the modern industrial and commercial center. It has grown speedily subsequent to 1870. In those years, Delmenhorst had a jute spinning mill, a floor finish factory and a wool spinning only.
The manufacturing taken up in those plants considerably added to the rigorous growth of the town in the first half of the 20th century. It went on to become the largest city of the Oldenburg region in that time.
Nowadays, a lot of intercontinental companies are placed well in the town. Atlas Wayhausen, which makes excavators and bulldozers, is a leading name. Apart from it, Delmond International, Konecke Meistermarkenwerke and DWL, and some other big names have made it as their place of business.
Now, it has been seeing a firm decrease in employment due to some of the policy lapses by the big authority.
Delmenhorst has a town hall which had a water tower. This tower along with a house in Coburg comes among the loveliest buildings of the town. A factory museum might well be seen. A renovated spinning mill, from the 19th century, is to be found in Nordwolle.
The town contains a colossal Catholic church and a number of historic evangelistic churches. Two times in a year, a fair Kramermarkt is organized which takes account of the feasts Kartoffelfest and Del-Show. Both form the most passionate points of the event. A municipal park, place for meetings and walks of inhabitants of the town, is there to take you away from the clamor of the town.
The Stadtmuseum Delmenhorst is a well-known museum that can’t be missed. It offers its history in an enduring display with lots of variety and numerous modern media in interesting settings.
Yet still, the attraction of the town is the complex of the water tower. The closest Town Hall, built from 1910 to 1914, is another spot along with the water tower which attract a good number of tourists. :o)
Or what about the Castle Island, which houses the old castle, which was destroyed during the 18th century. In the present day, a park, the Graft engages the grounds of the old castle.
So, enjoy your time there!