I can feel the wind from the North Sea blowing on my face as I write this about Essen (Oldenburg). It is fair to say that Essen (Oldenburg) isn’t a seaside town; it’s a bit further south, but those strong northerly winds find their way, don’t they?
Essen isn’t your tropical vacation destination, either, but it does have a good number of warm, sunny days. If you like the colder, blustery weather, you’ll find that you’re totally agreeable to the climate most of the time.
You don’t want it to be too hot when you tackle the Trimm-Dich-Pfad (the Trim Trail), do you? Don’t worry if you’re not in perfect shape, it’s designed for every level of fitness or age group.
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You will need to at least know how to ride a bike if you want to take a guided bike tour around the Lower Saxon countryside. Guided walking tours are also available, just in case you don’t know how.
Tours (or even on your own) will take around Essen to many of its half-timbered houses, to its St. Bartholomew Church, and its Heritage House — that’s a fine museum about its local history.
When windmills are what you’re looking for, Essen’s Diekmann Mill is just the place. This is also where the annual Mill Day festivities take place in June.
The mill isn’t the only source of festival fun. There’s a huge Spring Festival every year, and a Village Party in August. The Fire Brigade Ball in November is also always a good time, just so you know.
Other cultural events in Essen (Oldenburg) include everything from wine tasting to summer concerts (for those of you who LIKE the warmer weather, like I do).
Essen’s saltwater swimming pool is just the thing to soak tired aching muscles; since dancing and sightseeing is such a workout, isn’t it? The water is a constant 32°C, so it’s like floating around a huge bathtub.
Sometimes I wish it was an outdoor pool. This way I could enjoy more of the cool northern German air with North Sea wind blowing on my face all the while bubbling in comfortably warming water. :-)