Glinde has been around since 1229 when the Maria Magdalen Monastery was built here, but most of what to do and see here is from a much more modern time.
The company Krupp opened a factory in the Glinder Berg district making crankshafts for German airplanes in 1934. Many of the former worker’s homes were used to house refugees fleeing the East after the war ended.
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On the “City Round Course,” you’ll see the old Glinder Mill. What was once used as a copper, wood, and grain mill now houses the local history museum. What is further affectionately known as the “Old Castle” is a great old mansion from the 19th century and used for cultural meetings and weddings as it makes for a wonderful backdrop.
You like ancient buildings that turned into something modern? Then head over to the Mansion Bode, another 19th century residence that is now the yummy Italian restaurant San Lorenzo. The Remise is another great restaurant in town, famous for its music meetings held upstairs.
In the Wiesenfeld District, you’ll find a charming shopping district that was once used as a Labor Camp during World War II. Another “shopping district,” the Glinder Market, is famous for its specialty shops and weekly market. It was made by filling up a large pond that was once here in the 1970’s.
For the nature heart within you, head over to the Gellhornpark Mansion as well as the Gellhornpark. It’s just pretty with its two lakes to relax by.
Another way to get out and enjoy the green world is on the par-72 18-hole golf course or on the 6-hole or 9-hole short courses. Fore!
Life here in Glinde is simple, quiet and unpretentious. It doesn’t matter that the town doesn’t have any intimidating castles or watchtowers from the medieval age. It doesn’t matter there aren’t any super large outlet malls or anything that seems too touristy.
That and more is what makes Glinde special!