Meinersen — A Secluded Place Along The Oker

It’s been said that the town of Meinersen is a bit secluded. That doesn’t mean it’s out in the middle of stinkin’ nowhere. It’s right between Celle, Peine, and Gifhorn.

I know, like you care… you want to hear about Meinersen, otherwise you wouldn’t have clicked on this web page. Am I right? ;-)

Let me tell you about the most romantic part of Meinersen. Yes, I’m going straight for the romantic. It’s the small, red, covered pedestrian only bridge that crosses the Oker River. It’s quaint, quiet, and perfect to steal a kiss or two.

FYI, if you take a bicycle ride around the countryside you’ll find plenty of out of the way places to sneak a few more kisses, or have a real heart-to-heart with your sweetheart.

Right out on the Oker is a mid-16th century watermill, called the Okermühle. It worked for the town for more than 400 years before they finally shut it down in 1974. Gosh darn modern technology rendered it no longer useful. A pity, if you’d ask me.

And another romantic place in town is the Administration Building. No, I’m not fooling around, it’s not some cold and business-like place anymore; it’s an Artists House. I guess it’s easy to be inspired inside a 200 year old house.

It’s funny, they moved the business of Meinersen to a half-timbered building from 1745. Just so you know.

These aren’t the only ones in town, there are a few more framework buildings in Meinersen — aren’t they just romantic? Looks like Meinersen might be secluded, but maybe that just adds to it romantic charm.

Not so much romantic as it is historical is the St. George Church. It might be small, but that doesn’t make it any less remarkable, right?

I just don’t recommend finding a corner of the church to sneak a kiss. I did say Meinersen was pretty secluded, so go out and find one.

 

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