Langwedel (Weser) is a juncture town located between Verden and Bremen, but the locals work hard to be independent of their larger neighbors. Taking advantage of their position on the Weser river and the surrounding forest, many outdoor draws have been developed.
You can find something to enjoy in any season, especially if you love the beauty of the Northern German countryside. Since Langwedel is also near the juncture of the Aller, there are low marshes to visit as well as hilly forests to hike. In fact, the trails in the area are a premier tourist draw.
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For walkers, there is an 8 km Nordic walking trail. For cyclists, there is the very ambitious Langwedel Experience trail, which spends 48 km circling through the local attractions. For the completely unambitious (or romantic) there are also carriage rides available that twist through both the forest and the marsh.
Of course, you will be doing the town a disservice if you only stay on land. The Weser river is a passenger ship area here, so you can do day cruises, take small guided boat trips, or rent your own paddle boat.
In the summer months, you will have to book early to get space on the boats, as being on the water is extremely popular. In the winter months, ice skating and ice programming are also popular.
Langwedel’s main castle, Etelsen, transforms the summer picnic park grounds into an ice skating zone that is very popular with locals and tourists alike. You can enjoy an inexpensive afternoon of skating and then sit out with the locals enjoying a glass of hot cider or chocolate in the nearby cafes.
For more to do, check out St. Sigismund’s church, which has an excellent performance choir. There is also a windmill museum and a vehicle museum in town.
In the summer months, a concert series pulls in good crowds, and the winter Christmas market features local farm produce for some delicious snacking.