Considered the City of Water, Nordhorn is located in the southwest of Lower Saxony. The town has a great walking area with the city center being encompassed by the river Vechte.
They plan many activities and festivals to entice visitors such as the Nordhorner October and the Street Culture Festival. There are many theater and performing arts presentations as well as a great number of hotels, and many dining and shopping selections.
Visit the Frenswegen Monastery. Step back in time when you pass through the walls of this great monastery.
Or pay a visit to the family zoo. The Nordhorn Animal Park is the place that over 85 species of animals call home. Over nine hundred animals in all, with the wood bison serving as mascot. The park works hard to conserve native species of animals as well as preserve domestic animals that have become rare.
The Bunte Bentheimer pigs, for example, and ancient domestic pig, has a conservation association of its own. Lovers of animals can help support the zoo and its works by selecting and sponsoring their own animal. This is a great place to learn about the animals, where they live and how they live.
Besides, there is a cafe with lots of nice trees for a sit and relax opportunity. There is also a petting zoo as well as a play area near the cafe so that the kiddies can play while you relax. The park also has several picnic areas around the park for family picnics.