Zeven is one of those towns in Lower Saxony that is incredibly historic.
It was a stop over point for some 17th century Swedish Queen, that seemed to make an indelible mark in town over the last few hundred years. Besides that, it’s a fun modern place with more than enough to keep visitors, both young and old, busy.
Zeven’s most famous visitor was Queen Christina of Sweden and there’s a monument dedicated to her in town. There’s even some interesting art scattered around town, all shaped like crowns and painted the same color blue on the Swedish flag to celebrate this 17th century monarch.
She spent the night at what is now known as the Christina House. This 17th century building is the oldest within the town limits. Since the 1980’s this old guesthouse has been completely restored to its former glory. You can even enjoy the modern art sculpture garden behind the old house.
OK, Christina’s House is actually the second oldest because the stunning St. Viti was built back in 1141. St. Viti is near the Monastery Museum and its cryptic cellar was once used for storage and a prison.
Actually, the oldest of what you’ll find here are the 74 ancient hill graves with exceptionally large boulders. It’s one of the largest antiquated cemetery within the entire district of Rotenburg.
Like all of this isn’t enough, there’s more. The younger ones will no doubt love Atlanticum, a wonderful sea aquarium. Then there is Zeven’s Magic Park, the only one of its kind within all of Germany. And, there’s also a wild game park and a dinosaur park nearby.
Though it’ll probably be the grown-ups that would prefer to see the Outdoor Museum of Kiekeberg, with a live look at farming, gardening, and the cultural history of the region of Zeven.
See, there really is something for everyone. Now, enjoy! :-)