It’s here in Holdorf that I’ve decided to rest — and rest I will. Why Holdorf? It’s a simple answer, really. They don’t have too much sightseeing in regard to churches or castles.
What they do have are two lakes. The Heidesee is smaller in terms of area, being only around 10 acres. But it’s got all sorts of things to do — and it’s your choice if you wanna just relax on its sandy beach, try diving in its water, go fishing, or play like the kids on the playground. They’ve got a kiosk that sells food if you’re hungry, or simply bring your own picnic basket.
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The other lake is the Dümmer See. It’s much larger than the Heidesee, but very shallow so diving’s not really an option. What you do have an option to do is to hike along the Dümmer See’s marshes.
FYI, the lake is some 13.5 square kilometers, so wear comfy shoes if you’re gonna hike around it.
After some much needed rest along Holdorf’s lakes, it’s time to tackle the town. A visit to the Church of Sts. Peter & Paul is a must. The building itself might not have been built until 1858, but the inside has a 16th century cross.
You’ll also find some half-timbered buildings, and I wouldn’t dream of not telling you about the Gut Ihorst, a Baroque chapel. What else? Oh yes, the Church of St. Barbara and the Christ Church.
Again for something fun, head out to the Kart racing track Hansaring; and to the Dersaburg. There’s a legend that tells of the White Lady — so maybe you’ll get lucky and see her.
I didn’t — but then again, I wasn’t here long enough. There was one last thing I needed to do in Holdorf, and that was to play a game of tennis. Hmm, no wonder I’m tired… ;-)