Petershagen is hardly to be found in a tourist map. Perhaps that’s the reason why it is beginning to be noticed and appreciated by the avid traveler who longs for something different, yet authentic.
If that’s what you have in mind, you should certainly check out Petershagen. Not programmed for tourism, this lovely city has retained its original unspoiled beauty which is there to be appreciated.
Petershagen will surprise you with its range of attractive sights and vibrant cultural scenes. One of the first things to attract your attention might be the 19th century glass works to be found at the Glassworks Gernheim that has an amazing display for visitors.
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Situated ideally by the Weser you’ll see the awesome conical tower welcoming you. Here’s your chance to explore a whole factory set up including the old worker’s house, the owner’s mansion, a school, and even a pub. You can actually see the glass being blown and various items constructed to perfection right before your eyes, just as it used to be done over a century ago.
A visit to the Heimatmuseum is the best way to find out more about the life and times of the medieval era. About 10 km away is Minden where there’s more exciting explorations to be done.
You’ll find you’ve come to the land of mills of all kinds from wind mills, watermills, and even ship’s mills. There are about 40 of these historic delights to be found. Good luck finding all of them! ;-)
For more adventure, you should get on the train that takes you underground to check out an old mine. Kleinenbremen mine should certainly have you excited. You’ll see an underground lake, a geology exhibition, and a museum — all carefully assembled in the dim environs of the underground.
The Minden Bridge is another feature worth visiting. The old bridge is preserved as a historic monument while the new one does a great job with traffic over the Weser.
In and around Petershagen there’s more to be seen like the Emperor William Monument, the Bueckeburg Castle and Mausoleum, and the Helicopter Museum.
If you don’t intend to go far, perhaps, you should consider taking a city tour on a horse-drawn carriage that takes you to all the good spots of Petershagen. You just need to relax while the horse does all the work.