Hille looks like the fairy godmother just passed by in a very good mood and decided to wave her wand generously to transform all that’s ordinary to something fabulous and glorious.
From the Wiehen Mountains to the plains and the Mittelland canal there’s that supernatural beauty that invests this little town with something you can’t quite put your finger on. May be it’s just this that makes Hille a personal experience to each visitor who wanders in.
Hille’s individuality is best explained by the extensive Großes Torfmoor or the large peat bog. Or then again maybe it’s the windmills along the Road of Mills which by the way you should put down in your itinerary right away.
Remember to check the dates and ensure you’re there when they have actual milling and baking demonstrations. Round all that up with a wander through the schnapps distillery where they brew corn schnapps. The Hiller Bastkorn and the Hiller Moorbrand are produced here and are reportedly alleged to be fire water in a very real sense.
Easy does it, there’s plenty more to see before you knock yourself out. ;-)
Hille has its share of historic architecture and this is best borne out by the local church dating back to the 16th century. The Hille harbor is another interesting historic venue. The Von Oeynhausen’sche Hof or the Farm Manor is located in the town center and is a famous landmark with an interesting bit of history attached.
Hille’s nine villages have their specialties and Rothenuffeln is where you should go for health treatments. Welcome to the land of spas, sulfur baths and mud springs. Ideally located between the Wiehan ranges and the peat bogs you can feast your senses, all five of them.
If lying submerged in slimy mud is not your cup of tea, take to the various mountain trails on a bike or grab a stick and hike. The northern region is where the woods are and this is where you can begin your tryst with nature in Hille.