Molfsee Lets You Dream Of Beaches

Nothing like chilly late winter air up here in Schleswig-Holstein, and the Collective Municipality of Molfsee. My only lament is not being able to enjoy the warm beaches of Northern Germany. Yeah, that’s right… I’m dreaming of beach weather.

Maybe I should use that excuse to come back to Molfsee another time. Good idea, right?

At least the Schleswig-Holsteinische Freilichtmuseum is open. Well, on Sundays only this time of year (daily from April to October) — but that doesn’t negate the fact this outdoor museum is the largest of its kind in all of Northern Germany. Set out over 60 acres, the museum is a treasure trove of information — with its own mills, an 18th century gatehouse, and even has a house framed with the jawbone of a whale.

Utterly fascinating, to say the least. And consider yourself lucky if you’re here for one of the museum’s special events with all kinds of craftsmen (or craftswomen… don’t want to sound sexist). ;-)

For a change of pace, that white Thomas Church over in Schulensee with its very high anthracite spire might stand for a modern twist of this town.

As for the rest of Molfsee (both the town and Collective Municipality), its location along the Eider makes it a very pretty piece of German real estate, but it’s the village of Schierensee that lies within the Westensee Nature Park. Plenty of space to move around, as Schierensee is the largest land area of Molfsee with the smallest population.

Rodenbek is a village found in the Eidertal, and whose Westensee is great for that beach-going I mentioned earlier. It used to belong to Mielkendorf, a hamlet that still manages to keep a rural flavor despite being only a short distance to Kiel.

Perhaps the thatched roof cottages have something to do with that?

No time to ponder about it, I’m also dreaming of Molfsee’s cultural events. Yes, I’m sure to come back again — for the Maibaum events, or the Oktoberfest (in September), maybe? Don’t know, but whatever reason to come back I’ll be sure to lounge around on the beach of the Großen Schierensee. Call me if you want to come along.

 

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