Neustadt am Rübenberge in Lower Saxony dates back to 1215. There are many buildings from the entire history of the town that have been restored and preserved, which means that a visit there can be entertaining and educational.
Our Lady’s Church is one such structure that has origins in the 13th century. There is a museum on the site that explains the additions and refurbishing efforts made to the church across the years. The museum also has exhibits that chronicle the history of the town and surrounding area with special displays that appeal to children.
Stork’s House, near the church, is thought to be the oldest residence in the city and is one of the few that survived a major fire in 1727.
The oldest and largest castle in the region is found in Neustadt am Rübenberge. It was built beginning in about 1575 and contains the remains of a Baroque garden, a grove of beech trees that is at least 250 years old, and a carefully preserved fortress wall. It is also the site of the Peat Museum, which traces the history of this humble but useful product throughout the ages.
The entire inner part of the city is especially lovely at night with its illuminated buildings. Houses and trees are beautifully lit and the sight is a memorable one. At Christmas time the lighting reflects a joyous holiday mood.
During the summer months, you can enjoy beach activities along the shore of the Steinhuder Sea. There are 4 km of waterfront properties and forested areas that invite nature hikes and pleasant walks. You will find a large variety of athletic pursuits available in the area, including horseback riding, golf, squash, tennis, surfing, and sailing.
The city also has a regular concert schedule that features classical and more modern music throughout the calendar year.