Lovers of nature and flat lands flock to the German state of Lower Saxony every year. More specifically, they like to travel to the town of Wiesmoor because once the flowers start to bloom they paint this East Frisian landscape in beautiful pastels and bright colors.
Beyond that it is one of the best natural vacation spots Germany has to offer. Here’s your chance to either charter a boat or hop on one of the many tour boats that explore the channels which will take you out towards the nearby North Sea.
Much of daily life revolves around the water so it’s no wonder that Wiesmoor hosts not one, but two Port Festivals in June.
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Festivals also bring people to the town nearly year round. In March there is the Wiesmoor Spring Celebration; the flower and plant market attracts people every Spring, as well. Like every good German town there is a lively Oktoberfest. Don’t let the name fool you, the festival is held in September — not October.
Many associate Oktoberfest with German beer. Well, you won’t have to wait for September for that since Wiesmoor is close to the Jever Brewing House. Come try the Jever Pilsner or the Jever Light and there’s even a non-alcoholic version of the stuff available. Or, just come see how this beverage of the ages is made.
Really, beer is not the only beverage that is drunk (no pun intended) around here. Since Wiesmoor sits within East Frisia, this is tea country and quite the contrary to the rest of the coffee drinking country. Tea is serious business and served with Kluntje, a rock candy to sweeten it. On weekends and special occasions tea is served with little cookies or a bit of cake.
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, there’s more. Wiesmoor has a wonderful Art Center with exhibits on 20th century art, an Ocean Wave Water Park, and a Peat Museum.
It’s not going to be hard choosing whether to come to Wiesmoor. More like whether to have a beer or a spot of tea.
Ahhh, have both and enjoy. :-)