The Peine District is crossed east to west by Germany’s longest artificial waterway, the Midland Canal, and north to south by the Fuhse River. At the intersection is the district seat, also named Peine.
Peine District Map
Towns & Villages in the Peine District
Peine features an excellent mix of outdoor and indoor attractions. Try fishing, camping and hiking between the Vöhrum and Röhrse rivers. Or stay in the town proper for theater, cabaret performances, and the County Museum, with its exhibits of the Stone Age and more modern recent history.
Travel east to Hohenhameln and relax at the huge bathing facilities of the Mehrum Indoor Pool. Or go west to enjoy the large outdoor swimming pools of Wendeburg, with a diving tower and several beach volleyball courts.
To the north, Edemissen consists of fourteen villages between the Fuhse and Erse rivers. Golf and archery are popular here, as is the area’s version of the Olympics, held each summer as a competition among local sports clubs and youth groups.
To the south, Ilsede is a traditional rural community. Local cultural activities include mainly markets and town festivals, but you can enjoy concerts and musicals at the Gebläsehalle, a factory converted into an event space accommodating up to 2,000 guests.
In the southwest, the old mining town of Lengede has created a 200-hectare nature preserve with ponds, trails, play areas, and a mountaintop you can visit by cable car. Nearby Vechelde has also developed green zones and sports facilities to help you enjoy the Aue River and ponds close at hand.