Some places in the world have great history, some have great cultural activities, and others have great natural beauty. Then there are places like Haselünne in the flat Emsland that have found a perfect blend of all.
Along the River Hase, this town is charming and well, pretty. No where is this more noticeable than along the many wells in town that are tastefully decorated. If a place is going to pay that much detailed attention to old wells, then you know you’ve found a right proper spot to be at.
Many old towns in the area have been around since at least the Middle Ages and Haselünne is no different.
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The most historical site to see in town is St. Vincentius Church that overlooks the Hase River filled with priceless works of art, including a pieta and a 13th century baptismal font. There’s also the 17th century Monastic Church, and the 19th century City Hall; always the best place to start for the recent arrival to town.
The best of Haselünne’s history is learned at the Local History Museum. But, the history of “spirits” is found at the town’s Distillery Museum and farming over at the Burgmannshöfe, a collective of 22 farms. In keeping with the farm theme, check out the Haselünner Cow Pasture with Scottish Highland cattle and horses.
Haselünne also has not one, but two Kirmes (church festivals) a year in May and October, doubling your opportunity to celebrate with great food and great people. The Grain & Hans Market is always a chance to enjoy more regional cuisine and shop with the locals. Same is true for the annual Town Festival.
Just as well, Haselünne is also located within some really great real estate; where tree-lined lanes lead off into the Emsland countryside. You’ll feel your cares drifting away while out hiking or along one of the many bicycle trails.
It doesn’t get any better than a town where the worries of the world just slip away.