The biggest claim to fame for the area is being the home of both the Meica sausage manufacturing company and a multi-million Euro Cheese factory — not exactly everyone’s idea of a world-class tourist draw but the town’s people are proud of these achievements all the same. As well as these dubious honors, however, this town does offer a great combination of traditional attractions and modern facilities.
Several windmills were erected in Edewecht in the 15th century, and have survived World War II and a series of disasters, including several fires, to still be standing today. They are currently functioning as well as they ever have done and add a certain something to the local skyline.
Other historical landmarks you may wish to visit on your local knowledge include the wooden bell tower of the Nikolai church and the Museum of Local History.
Sport and leisure facilities are abound in the town, with good quality swimming and tennis facilities, as well as cycling, walking and hiking opportunities within the nearby countryside. This is great opportunity for you to take in the peaceful scenery and energize yourself with the fresh air that blows around the moorlands.
Another place where you can enjoy the natural environment is the town’s Rhododendron Park, the largest of its type in Germany, and arguably one of the most beautiful in the whole of Europe. Thousands of rhododendrons of all shapes, sizes and varieties line the park, nestled between deciduous shrubs and exotic plants. The park includes a 2.5km circuit walk, several ponds and a woodland trail.
With an attractive town center and many opportunities to bond with nature, you are unlikely to find yourself short of things to do in Edewecht. But, even if you do, there’s always the sausage factory to visit… ;-)