In direct proximity to Hamburg, Norderstedt is the fifth largest city in all of Schleswig-Holstein. With a booming economy, and a high population, this city exhibits a more modernized era. The city itself may be young, but the history of the communities that merged to create it are remarkable and established.
The city museum shows the conception of the city through mergers in 1970. The exhibit itself is permanent, but they also offer varying exhibits as well. Included in your ticket to the city museum is one to the adjacent Fire Brigade Museum.
The lush green city offers many parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities. There is even a water park for those hot summer days. There is a schedule for open air markets within the city. Be sure to check ahead to confirm location and time. You can contact the City Hall for more information.
Similar to many other cities there is a public library with a great selection of various books and other information. And the theater TriBühne Norderstedt hosts many concerts and performances. The Festival Hall on Falkenberg usually hosts the more family oriented productions, and a children theater.
Norderstedt is very accessible from literally any direction by any means of transportation. This allows you to visit easily if you are staying elsewhere. It also means that if you are staying here, you have a luxury of public transportation if you need it.
If you are interested in shopping, the customer service from the vendors within the shopping centers is wonderful. They are very friendly and allow for a relaxing atmosphere. This is a great idea if you are on sensory overload from all the other adventures you have been indulging in.
After making a few purchases for friends back home, enjoy lunch in one of the many pubs or other German restaurants. If you are looking for a more recognizable food, you can find these as well. The best way to find a good restaurant is to ask one of the locals.