Wunstorf offers you a respite from the big city bustle and the stress of everyday modern lifestyle. Step into an oasis that lets you unwind at will and begin once more to appreciate the little things in life that often escapes notice.
In Wunstorf the ideal location for that Zen-like peace of mind is to be found by the shores of the Steinhuder Meer. The sheer tranquility that descends on you as you revel in its calm waters and fresh air has to be experienced to be believed. There is a stillness that enters your very psyche and takes residence to divert your attention from all that you’ve left behind. You can go boating, fishing, swimming or just plain lazing; it’s entirely up to you. :-)
Another adventure by water would have to be the Museumsinsel William Stein, an artificial island built in the 18th century. This is an erstwhile army school and state prison which is now a major tourist magnet. You can arrive on a traditional sailing boat to keep with the historic mood.
The earliest mention of Wunstorf dates back to the 9th century and so, you can imagine the degree of antiquity that’s woven into the fabric of this quaint little town. For a feel of this medieval quality, visit the Fischer and Weber Museum in Steinhude. The centuries unravel their mysteries to you as you browse the stone and linen artifacts and how it was used in the past.
While on the topic of museums, you might want to visit the beautiful collection of dolls and toys at the Spielzeugmuseum. An eclectic display is housed in charming historic building comprising old barns. If you like insects ranging from pretty butterflies to scary scorpions don’t miss the Insect Museum.
Almost anyone loves aircrafts, especially the old beauties with their veteran qualities. Visit the Museum JU 52 for an aviational treat including planes and helicopters. Take in your fill of an old Junkers 52 that has been salvaged from deep waters and restored to a state of glory.