Kirchlinteln — A Romantic Windmill In An Awesome Village

I like Lower Saxony, especially when visiting little towns like Kirchlinteln Proper and her sixteen villages that are in some of the prettiest woodland areas.

Kirchlinteln lies within the Linteln Geest, otherwise known as the Verden Heath (just in case you hear it called that). Within it are woods, hills, and other little awesome villages.

For a little piece of trivia, Kirchlinteln and the surrounding area were once ruled by the Swedish Crown and was once under Danish occupation. Thankfully, the area retains 100 percent of its German self.

The kids will love the Railway Museum (I’m a big kid myself and I think it’s awesome). See the locomotives used by the ultra prompt German railways from 1905 to 1947.

Those same tykes are going to have a blast playing in the Forest Playground, too. Hey, it’ll give Mom & Dad a well deserved break!

Summer is when the Otersen Ferry operates taking you from one village to another. Hop on if you’ve ridden your bicycle a bit to far and don’t want to ride back. Cycling is the ultimate way of seeing Lower Saxony and within the Geest you’ll love it.

Maybe that’s why there are so many cycling trails through it? Don’t forget to stop when you see the Bronze Age grave hills found within the Geest.

When you want a bit of culture, history, and religion come see Kirchlinteln’s old churches. St. Petri is one of the oldest dating to 1798. Oh, don’t say that’s not old — I know, many other churches in the country are older than that; but, it’s tower dates to the 12th century, so St. Petri is older than it lets on.

Stop at St. Jacobi’s Church, too, even though it wasn’t built until 1894. But, churches are always filled with amazing artwork, so you never know what you’ll find.

There’s only one last stop to go and that’s Kirchlinteln’s Dutchman Windmill. There’s something romantic about windmills and just another reason that Kirchlinteln is a pretty awesome place.

 

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