Some places are known for their history or some watershed moment in time. The municipality of Lengede is known, not only for its close proximity to the city of Peine, but for its outstanding natural beauty.
Oh, you’ll find some beautiful historic timber framed buildings around town. But, it is its lush forests that run along the River Fuhse that really stand out. The large protected nature park that surrounds the Lengeder Ponds is just perfect for bird watching, checking out local wildlife, and appreciate all the indigenous flora and fauna.
Within the forest and along the mountains there are numerous walking, hiking, and biking trails for all fitness levels. There are also plenty of grill huts scattered along the way; so don’t forget to pack a lunch for your journeys.
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However, one of the most fun places in town is the Naturbad Lengede. This is not just your ordinary swimming pool that can be found in any number of towns in Germany. You’ll find everything here from its own beach, waterslide, waterfall, table tennis, a children’s pool, playground, and beach volleyball. If you don’t mind working the brain cells, get in on a game of chess since there are a number of chess sets within the complex.
If you get hungry there’s no need to leave the Freibad Lengede as you’ll find a snack bar and luncheonette there. Before you get too excited, food isn’t included in the nominal handful euro entrance fee. But, where else can you do all that for only a few bucks? This is some serious fun without breaking the family’s bank.
Come to Lengede if you’re looking for something a bit different from the big city experience. You’ll find inexpensive, yet more than decent, overnight accommodations and a spectacular countryside.
The best part is that you’re able to enjoy it without overspending and that’s bound to make any traveler happy, I guess.