The ultimate thing that could be said about music is that it doesn’t discriminate against gender, nor social class, ethnicity, or even age. Maybe this is what makes Niestetal, just east of Kassel, the best place for everyone. And I do mean EVERYONE.
Niestetal does have more traditional sightseeing for those interested, but it is its Chamber Music Concert Series that brings folks from all over. It doesn’t care one iota if you speak German, English, Dutch, or a dozen other languages; music transcends spoken words and speaks directly to the heart.
If you’re lucky you’ll be here when Niestetal holds several of these concerts within a span of only a week. But, there is always something going on. Mid-September brings on the Heiligenrode Course Run, but you don’t have to run — walking will do just fine.
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When sightseeing is what you want, come see the churches in both Sandershausen and Heiligenrode; the two villages that make up Niestetal. There is also the English Garden in what was once Schloss Windhausen. There’s classical music that runs through my head when I walk through gardens like this. Drop me a line and let me know what you hear.
Sports are just as important as music and Niestetal has a bit to keep you occupied (hey, it’s gotta have something between all those concerts). At the indoor pool, Wichtelbrunnenbad (what a name!), there is a kid’s pool and quiet zone for peaceful relaxation. Oh, the water’s a comfortable 30 degrees (yes, Celsius — because that sure would be below FREEZING if it were Farenheit).
The outdoor swimming area is the best though. Framed by trees, it has a sandy beach with a beach volleyball court for a real outdoor experience. It’s open from 7am-8pm so it’s an all day experience for the whole family.
Swimming outdoors also doesn’t discriminate, everyone will just have the best time. You might even get a few of the family that won’t want to tear away to see one of Niestetal’s concerts.
Let ’em play and make that concert a special date night with your better half!