Ibbenbüren in the Steinfurt district is not a place you’ll find on any tourist map. There is no iron tower pointing skywards or a leaning tower threatening to fall, or even a lady with a torch held aloft, beckoning visitors from afar. What you’ll find however, are far more profound and timeless.
Here’s where you can stroll along narrow lanes that take you back in time while sharing vignettes of history that outsiders rarely get to hear.
Medieval architecture stands testimony to an age when buildings were more than mere accommodation. The Town Hall, the City Gate, the museum and the churches will bear this out.
If you’re a motorcycle enthusiast, you’re at the right place. The Ibbenbüren Motorcycle Museum is famous in the area and of enormous interest to aficionados. The area has motorbike friendly routes along picturesque little villages, hills and woods that would add tremendously to your trip.
There exists a tangible connection with the past and nature that bestows grandeur even to simple acts such as sipping tea. The simple townspeople and their seemingly idyllic lives take you to a place when life was truly beautiful.
Enjoy the best beer and wine you’ve had in a long time. You can’t leave without trying its roast pork with crackling intact.
Ibbenbüren would be the perfect destination for a vacation sans congestion, tourist traps, and long queues. All you get are heart-warming sights, a sense of history, lovely people, and lots of fresh air. :-)
Remember to visit other towns in the Steinfurt district Ibbenbüren belongs to.