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===By Plane===
 
===By Plane===
  
====Hamburg Airport====
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*Hamburg Airport is north of Walsrode and is about 125km away(roughly one hour and twenty minutes).  Hamburg international airport is approximately 8 kilometres north of the city centre and is the fifth busiest airport in Germany. In 2009 extensive refurbishment improved road access and connections to the Hamburg S-Bahn system which will connect with the main Bahnhof in Hamburg city centre. The Radisson Blu Hotel was constructed in 2009 which would benefit travellers who wanted a rest before any onward travel. It has a large variety of shops and restaurants for you to enjoy whilst you wait for your flight. To get to Hamburg via car take the A7 towards Hamburg then merge onto the A7 again at junction 37.  Take exit 23 and follow the B432 towards Norderstedt/Langenhorn, continue along the road following the signs for 'Flughafen'.
Is north of Walsrode and is about 125km away(roughly one hour and twenty minutes).  It has a large variety shops and restaurants for you to enjoy whilst you wait for your flight. To get to Hamburg via car take the A7 towards Hamburg then merge onto the A7 again at junction 37.  Take exit 23 and follow the B432 towards Norderstedt/Langenhorn, continue along the road following the signs for 'Flughafen'. The address is below:
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The website for Hamburg airport listing flight locations, schedules, prices and availability can be found here [http://www.ham.airport.de/en/index.phtml? Hamburg Airport]. The address for Hamburg airport is bellow:  
  
 
Hamburg Flughafen, Flughafenstrasse 1-3, 22335 Hamburg  
 
Hamburg Flughafen, Flughafenstrasse 1-3, 22335 Hamburg  
  
====Hannover Airport====
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*Hannover Airport is South of Walsrode and is about 56Km away (roughly 35 minutes).  This airport is smaller than Hamburg but still has a number of shops and places to eat before you go elsewhere. Take the A7 towards Hannover and turn at junction 53 onto the A352 towards Dortmund, take exit 3 for Hannover airport.
Is South of Walsrode and is about 56Km away (roughly 35 minutes).  This airport is smaller than Hamburg but still has a number of shops and places to eat before you go elsewhere. Take the A7 towards Hannover and turn at junction 53 onto the A352 towards Dortmund, take exit 3 for Hannover airport.
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The airport is situated in Langenhagen which is 11 kilometres to the north of Hanover centre and has easy access to the autobahn. It is the ninth largest airport in Germany and is one of very few German airports which are open 24 hours a day, although there are very few flights between 11pm and 4am. The centre of Celle is approximately 39 kilometres from Hanover airport with an estimated driving time of 35 minutes. Hanover airport is also accessible by a combination of trains, buses and taxis.
The address is below:
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The website for Hanover airport listing flight locations, schedules, prices and availability can be found here [http://www.hannover-airport.de/index.php?L=1 Hannover Airport]. The address and contact details for Hanover airport is below:  
  
 
Hanover Flughafen, Flughafenstraße 4, 30855 Langenhagen  
 
Hanover Flughafen, Flughafenstraße 4, 30855 Langenhagen  
  
====Bremen Airport====
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*Reception 0049(0)511 977-0
Is North West of Walsrode and is about 65Km away (roughly 45 minutes).  This is a smaller airport than the other two but still flies to 40 different destinations.
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*Service centre 0049(0)511 977-0
Take the A27 towards Bremen.  Take exit 22 towards Bremen Kruez to merge onto the A1, then take exit 56 to Bremen Arsten on the B6, keep right at the fork.  Continue the signs for the airport.  The address is below:
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*Parking service 0049(0)511 977-12 46
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*Lost & Found 0049(0)511 977-10 10
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*Bremen Airport Is North West of Walsrode and is about 65Km away (roughly 45 minutes).  This is a smaller airport than the other two but still flies to 40 different destinations. Take the A27 towards Bremen.  Take exit 22 towards Bremen Kruez to merge onto the A1, then take exit 56 to Bremen Arsten on the B6, keep right at the fork.  Continue the signs for the airport.  The address is below:
  
 
Bremen Flughafen, Flughafenallee 20, 28199 Bremen
 
Bremen Flughafen, Flughafenallee 20, 28199 Bremen
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From Hanover: A7 towards Hamburg. At "Walsrode Dreieck" turn off onto the A27 towards Bremen and continue to junction/exit Walsrode-West. Follow the B209 to Walsrode for 2km.  
 
From Hanover: A7 towards Hamburg. At "Walsrode Dreieck" turn off onto the A27 towards Bremen and continue to junction/exit Walsrode-West. Follow the B209 to Walsrode for 2km.  
 
 
From Bremen: Approaching the "Bremer Kreuz" via the A1 turn off onto the A27 towards Walsrode - Hanover and continue to junction Walsrode-West.
 
From Bremen: Approaching the "Bremer Kreuz" via the A1 turn off onto the A27 towards Walsrode - Hanover and continue to junction Walsrode-West.
 
 
From Hamburg: A7 towards Hanover up to junction Fallingbostel. Follow the B209 to Walsrode for 7km.
 
From Hamburg: A7 towards Hanover up to junction Fallingbostel. Follow the B209 to Walsrode for 7km.
  
 
===By Train===
 
===By Train===
 
There is one train station in Walsrode and it is just a short walk from the centre itself.  This provides a Regional service and is on the Heath Railway.  This section of railway goes from Hannover to Soltau but can also come from Hamburg with a few changes along the way, however this can take up to 3 hours.  Trains run roughly from 04.30 to 2100.
 
There is one train station in Walsrode and it is just a short walk from the centre itself.  This provides a Regional service and is on the Heath Railway.  This section of railway goes from Hannover to Soltau but can also come from Hamburg with a few changes along the way, however this can take up to 3 hours.  Trains run roughly from 04.30 to 2100.
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*Bad Fallingbostel
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*Soltau
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*Schwarmstedt
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*Bennemühlen
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*Langenhagen
  
 
===By Bus ===
 
===By Bus ===
There is a local bus from Hannover that can take you into Walsrode.  It is on the R41 line and departs all throughout the week with a number of different timing options, it will take roughly an hour.  You can also get a bus from Hamburg on the same line, however it could take up to two and a half hours.  For more information look at: [http://www.hvv.de/en/HVV Buses]
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There is a local bus from Hannover that can take you into Walsrode.  It is on the R41 line and departs all throughout the week with a number of different timing options; it will take roughly an hour.  You can also get a bus from Hamburg on the same line, however it could take up to two and a half hours.  For more information look at: [http://www.hvv.de/en/HVV Buses]
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
  
 
===Rail===  
 
===Rail===  
Walsrode Station provides Regionalbahn trains which offers a basic service. It provides a connection between Hanover and Soltau.  It is part of the Heath railway which connects Hannover to Buchholz in der Nordheide. This train station also lies on the America line which connects fro Bremen to Uelzen.   
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Walsrode Station provides Regionalbahn trains which offers a basic service. It provides a connection between Hanover and Soltau.  It is part of the Heath railway which connects Hannover to Buchholz in der Nordheide. This train station also lies on the America line which connects from Bremen to Uelzen.   
  
 
===By Bike===
 
===By Bike===
There are a number of different bike routes that you can take in and around Walsrode, some specifically for bike racing and some for mountain biking.  There is also a historical tour that you can take where you can learn more about Hans Löns which is 5km long.
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There are a number of different bike routes that you can take in and around Walsrode, some specifically for bike racing and some for mountain biking.  There is also a historical tour that you can take where you can learn more about Hans Löns which is 5km long.  If you do not have your bike with you there is also the possibility to rent a bike for the day. 
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*Fahrradhaus Unruh, Benzer Straße 27, 29664 Walsrode, 05161 481979, Open daily from 0930-1800
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Many of the hotels in and around the area often hire bikes out for the day for a small fee of around €6-€10.
  
 
===By Taxi===
 
===By Taxi===
 
There are a number of taxi firms within Walsrode willing to take you to your destination.  There are a number of taxi’s always outside the train station that you can jump in.  Alternatively look at this site for numbers of local firms: [http://www.dasoertliche.de/Themen/Taxi/Walsrode.html/Taxi]
 
There are a number of taxi firms within Walsrode willing to take you to your destination.  There are a number of taxi’s always outside the train station that you can jump in.  Alternatively look at this site for numbers of local firms: [http://www.dasoertliche.de/Themen/Taxi/Walsrode.html/Taxi]
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==See==
 
==See==
  
===City Centre===
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===Town Centre===
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*<see name="Walsrode Convent" alt="" address="Kirchplatz 2, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 4858380" url="http://www.kloster-walsrode.de/Einleitung.html" hours="April-October Every afternoon " price="" lat="" long="">This an amazing opportunity to learn more about the way in which the nuns live their lives and also about the history of the convent which was first mentioned in 986.</see>
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=== Nearby===
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*<see name="Serengeti Park" alt="" address="Am Safaripark 1, 29693 Hodenhagen" directions="" phone="05164 97990" url="www.serengeti-park.de" hours="Mon-Sun 0900-1800" price="" lat="" long="">Is a little piece of Africa in Germany. Serengeti allows you to drive your vehicle through the park and see the wild animals up close. After seeing the animals there is an amusement park which will keep you entertained for the rest of the day. The park situated in the neighbouring town of Hodenhagen a few Km's away from Walsrode.</see>
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*<see name="Wild park" alt="" address="Am Wildpark,  21271 Nindorf-Hanstedt " directions="It is exit Garlstorf on the A7, then in the direction of Nindorf, signposted" phone="04184 89390" url="http://www.wild-park.de/" hours="Summer  0800-1900 Winter 0900-1630" price="Adult €9 Child (3-14) €7" lat="" long="">Is surrounded in 60 acres of land with over 120 different types of animals. There is a large free car park available.</see>
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*<see name="Vogel Park" alt="" address="Vogelpark Walsrode, Ahrsener Straße, 29699 Bomlitz " directions="Leave the A27 at Walsrode West and follow the signs" phone="05161 60440" url="http://www.weltvogelpark.de/" hours="Mon-Sun 0900-1900" price="Adult €16 Child (4-17) €11" lat="" long="">The worlds only nature park with over 4000 different types of Birds of 650 different types. The park is filled with a flora that captures all the colours of the rainbow. The months of April and May are particularly exciting when the 46 different types of Rhododendron are in full bloom. There are however lots of different trees, bushes and plants in bloom all season through. There is a wonderful live flying show incorporating Eagles, Parrots, Secretary Birds, Cranes, Storks and other wonderful birds. One can see the chicks being fed, the feeding of the penguins and Pelicans and the Storks that are allowed to fly free above and beyond the enclosures, in great flocks that fill the sky above the park. There is also a guide service by the rangers who can be booked to show you all the Welt Vogelpark has to offer. There are lots of indoor attractions including a tropical forest enclosure and an excellent children’s play area. It is open from April to October from 09:00 to 19:00. The Rosen Cafe has some wonderful meals from breakfast through to dinner at competitive prices. There is a gift shop at the entrance/exit. This is a wonderful attraction and well worth a visit.</see>
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===Parks===
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The central city area has a well-branched network of parks and inner-city recreational areas, which are each decorated differently and equipped according to purpose:
  
*<see name="Walsrode Convent" alt="" address="Kirchplatz 2, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 4858380" url="http://www.kloster-walsrode.de/Einleitung.html" hours="April-October Every afternoon " price="" lat="" long="">This an amazing opportunity to learn more about the way in which the nuns live their lives and also about the history of the convent which was first mentioned in 986.</see>
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*<see name="Klostersee" alt="" address="Hannoversche Str, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price=" " lat="" long="">The klostersee was originally built in the mid 60’s to be used as a storm water retention basin. Over the years the lake has evolved with wide paths, spacious lawns and manicured flower beds.</see>
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*<see name="Fulde Park" alt="" address="Herman Lons Str, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="" url="" hours="" price=" " lat="" long="">The park is a semi-natural landscape with ponds and wetlands which were created specially. There is an impressive collection of numerous fruit trees. </see>
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===Museums===
 
*<see name="Heide Museum" alt="" address=" Herrmann-Löns-Straße 2, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 077175" url="http://www.lueneburger-heideland.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten/489_Walsrode_Heidemuseum_Rischmannshof.html" hours="Mon - Tues Closed, Wed-Sat1000-1230 1300-1700, Sun & Public holidays 1300-1700" price="Adult €2.50 Child €1" lat="" long="">The Heide museum is one of the oldest open air museums in Germany, it first opened as a museum in 1912.  The museum consists of a farm, with out buildings and field offices with the majority of it being built in 1798.</see>
 
*<see name="Heide Museum" alt="" address=" Herrmann-Löns-Straße 2, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 077175" url="http://www.lueneburger-heideland.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten/489_Walsrode_Heidemuseum_Rischmannshof.html" hours="Mon - Tues Closed, Wed-Sat1000-1230 1300-1700, Sun & Public holidays 1300-1700" price="Adult €2.50 Child €1" lat="" long="">The Heide museum is one of the oldest open air museums in Germany, it first opened as a museum in 1912.  The museum consists of a farm, with out buildings and field offices with the majority of it being built in 1798.</see>
*<see name="St Johns the Baptist Church" alt="" address="Am Kloster 1 , 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05051 71352" url="http://www.stadtkirche-walsrode.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=56&Itemid=66" hours="1000-1700" price="Adult " lat="" long="">This church is a large and spacious place of worship and was built between 1848-50, it is also connected to the convent in Walsrode.</see>
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*<see name="Dorfmuseum" alt="" address="Kirchstr 4, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 3777" url="http://www.ferienregion-vogelpark.de/index/node/nid/287" hours="Apr-Oct Thur 1500-1700" price="Adult €1, Child €0.50 " lat="" long="">This is a museum about the life and work of composer Ludwig Rahlfs.  The museum also shows what Dushorner was like 100 years go.</see>
  
  
===Sub District===
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===Houses of Worship===
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The majority of people in the Region belong to an Evangelical Lutheran church, there are a number of parishes that belong to the Walsrode church circle.  However, a Catholic church was built in 2004, which makes up a small community with some of the local areas.
  
*<see name="Serengeti Park" alt="" address="Am Safaripark 1, 29693 Hodenhagen" directions="" phone="05164 97990" url="www.serengeti-park.de" hours="Mon-Sun 0900-1800" price="" lat="" long="">Is a little piece of Africa in Germany. Serengeti allows you to drive your vehicle through the park and see the wild animals up close. After seeing the animals there is an amusement park which will keep you entertained for the rest of the day. The park situated in the neighbouring town of Hodenhagen a few Km's away from Walsrode.</see>
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*<see name="St Johns the Baptist Church" alt="" address="Am Kloster 1 , 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05051 71352" url="http://www.stadtkirche-walsrode.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=56&Itemid=66" hours="1000-1700" price=" " lat="" long="">This church is a large and spacious place of worship and was built between 1848-50, it is also connected to the convent in Walsrode.</see>
*<see name="Wild park" alt="" address="Am Wildpark, 21271 Nindorf-Hanstedt " directions="It is exit Garlstorf on the A7, then in the direction of Nindorf, signposted" phone="04184 89390" url="http://www.wild-park.de/" hours="Summer  0800-1900 Winter 0900-1630" price="Adult €9 Child (3-14) €7" lat="" long="">Is surrounded in 60 acres of land with over 120 different types of animals. There is a large free car park available.</see>
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*<see name="St Georg Christophorus Jodokus" alt="" address="Stellichte, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05168 " url="http://www.stadtkirche-walsrode.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=58&Itemid=67" hours="1200-1800" price=" " lat="" long="">This church was built between 1608-1610 and was constructed for the Behr family and is an Evangelical Lutheran Church. The interior is elaborately carved with painted wood furnishings which date back to the 17th Century.  The church was renovated in 1901 with great care, with the altar rail, the railing of the chancel steps, the church pews, the Victims and some floor tiles were replaced. </see>
*<see name="Vogel Park" alt="" address="Vogelpark Walsrode, Ahrsener Straße, 29699 Bomlitz " directions="Leave the A27 at Walsrode West and follow the signs" phone="05161 60440" url="http://www.weltvogelpark.de/" hours="Mon-Sun 0900-1900" price="Adult €16 Child (4-17) €11" lat="" long="">The worlds only nature park with over 4000 different types of Birds of 650 different types. The park is filled with a flora that captures all the colours of the rainbow. The months of April and May are particularly exciting when the 46 different types of Rhododendron are in full bloom. There are however lots of different trees, bushes and plants in bloom all season through. There is a wonderful live flying show incorporating Eagles, Parrots, Secretary Birds, Cranes, Storks and other wonderful birds. One can see the chicks being fed, the feeding of the penguins and Pelicans and the Storks that are allowed to fly free above and beyond the enclosures, in great flocks that fill the sky above the park. There is also a guide service by the rangers who can be booked to show you all the Welt Vogelpark has to offer. There are lots of indoor attractions including a tropical forest enclosure and an excellent children’s play area. It is open from April to October from 09:00 to 19:00. The Rosen Cafe has some wonderful meals from breakfast through to dinner at competitive prices. There is a gift shop at the entrance/exit. This is a wonderful attraction and well worth a visit.</see>
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*<see name="St. Georg Meinerdingen" alt="" address="Dorfallee 15, 29664 Meinerdingen" directions="" phone="05161 8790" url="http://www.kirchenkreis-walsrode.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52&Itemid=10" hours="Apr-Oct 0900-1900" price=" " lat="" long="">It is thought the original church was built in the 13th Century, however, it was either demolished or expanded in the 14th Century and built in the gothic style.</see>
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
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*'''Hiking''' Walsrode has more than 700km hiking trails running through and around it.
 
*'''Hiking''' Walsrode has more than 700km hiking trails running through and around it.
*<do name="Colesseum Bowling" alt="" address="Rudolf Diesel Str 6, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 4813010" url="http://www.colosseum-bowling.de/index.php" hours="Mon-Closed, Tues-Fri -1600 til late, Sat-1200 til late, Sun 1000 til late" price="Tues-Thurs €18 per hour per lane, Fri-Sun €21 per hour per lane" lat="" long="">Enjoy moonlight bowling Friday and Saturday nights with the added bonus of good music.</do>
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*<do name="Colesseum Bowling" alt="" address="Rudolf Diesel Str 6, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 4813010" url="http://www.colosseum-bowling.de/index.php" hours="Mon-Closed, Tues-Fri -1600 till late, Sat-1200 till late, Sun 1000 til late" price="Tues-Thurs €18 per hour per lane, Fri-Sun €21 per hour per lane" lat="" long="">Enjoy moonlight bowling Friday and Saturday nights with the added bonus of good music.</do>
*<do name="Fitness Pool Walsrode " alt="" address="Hermann-Löns-Straße 23, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 4889980" url="http://www.badbt.de/unternehmen/baeder.php" hours="Mon-1000-1600 Tues-Fri0700-2100 Sat-Sun 1100-1700" price="Adult €3, Child(4-17) €1.50" lat="" long="">This is a 25m pool with a temperature of 27°.  There are a number of different lessons and classes that are available.</do>
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*<do name="Fitness Pool Walsrode " alt="" address="Hermann-Löns-Straße 23, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 4889980" url="http://www.badbt.de/unternehmen/baeder.php" hours="Mon-1000-1600 Tues-Fri 0700-2100 Sat-Sun 1100-1700" price="Adult €3, Child(4-17) €1.50" lat="" long="">This is a 25m pool with a temperature of 27°.  There are a number of different lessons and classes that are available.</do>
 
*<do name="Strandbad Dorfmark " alt="" address=",Am Holzfeld 5 29683 Dorfmark" directions="" phone="05163 902285" url="http://www.strandbad-dorfmark.de/index.htm" hours="Mon-Fri 1400-1800 Sat-Sun 1200-1900" price="" lat="" long=""> This is a natural swimming pool out in the open, that water is regularly checked by the local town to make sure it is safe to swim in.</do>
 
*<do name="Strandbad Dorfmark " alt="" address=",Am Holzfeld 5 29683 Dorfmark" directions="" phone="05163 902285" url="http://www.strandbad-dorfmark.de/index.htm" hours="Mon-Fri 1400-1800 Sat-Sun 1200-1900" price="" lat="" long=""> This is a natural swimming pool out in the open, that water is regularly checked by the local town to make sure it is safe to swim in.</do>
 
* <do name="Riding School For Fun" alt="" address="Görlitzer Str 17, 29683 Dorfmark" directions="" phone="05163 290414" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.pro-freizeitreiter.de/" hours="" price="Adult Lesson €20, Child Lesson €12">Why not enjoy a spot of horse riding where you can realise how fun it can be.  You can enjoy riding lessons, mini club, weekend camps away or why not have a birthday party here.</do>
 
* <do name="Riding School For Fun" alt="" address="Görlitzer Str 17, 29683 Dorfmark" directions="" phone="05163 290414" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.pro-freizeitreiter.de/" hours="" price="Adult Lesson €20, Child Lesson €12">Why not enjoy a spot of horse riding where you can realise how fun it can be.  You can enjoy riding lessons, mini club, weekend camps away or why not have a birthday party here.</do>
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*<do name="Hurricane Festival" alt="" address="Eichenring, Scheeßel " directions="" phone=" " url="/" hours="22-24 June 2012 " price="€114 &€10 Waste disposal" lat="" long="">This is a three day music event where you can enjoy music of all genres.</do>
 
*<do name="Hurricane Festival" alt="" address="Eichenring, Scheeßel " directions="" phone=" " url="/" hours="22-24 June 2012 " price="€114 &€10 Waste disposal" lat="" long="">This is a three day music event where you can enjoy music of all genres.</do>
 
 
*<do name="Ginseng Farm Festivals" alt="" address="Bockhorn 1, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05162 1393" url="http://www.florafarm.de/en/visitus/page.html" hours="Ascension day (3 Oct) and 3rd weekend in advent" price="" lat="" long=""> The farm is transformed into a small artistic village where you can try the culinary delights on offer and see some of the crafts that are produced.</do>
 
*<do name="Ginseng Farm Festivals" alt="" address="Bockhorn 1, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05162 1393" url="http://www.florafarm.de/en/visitus/page.html" hours="Ascension day (3 Oct) and 3rd weekend in advent" price="" lat="" long=""> The farm is transformed into a small artistic village where you can try the culinary delights on offer and see some of the crafts that are produced.</do>
 
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*<do name="Schützenfest" alt="" address="Market place, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone=" " url="" hours="Different days throughout July" price="" lat="" long=""> This takes place in July and is a festival with plenty of drink and Bratwurst stands to enjoy </do>
*<do name="Schützenfest" alt="" address="Market place, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone=" " url="/" hours="Different days throughout July" price="" lat="" long=""> This takes place in July and is a festival with plenty of drink and Bratwurst stands to enjoy </do>
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*<do name="Christmas Market" alt="" address="Kirchplatz, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 9770 " url="" hours="03 Dec 11 1100-2200, 04 Dec 11 1100-2000 " price="" lat="" long=""> This always takes place at the beginning of December and you can enjoy many stalls selling hand made crafts or food.</do>
  
 
==Buy==
 
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*<buy name="Heide Wax" alt="" address="Ebbinger Str. 1a, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 910660" url="http://zierkerze.de/" hours="January-March 1000-1700, April-December 0900-1800 Monday-Friday  " price="Varies" lat="" long="">Is a small shop where you can see how they produce the candles. There is also an extensive range candles that you can buy.</buy>
 
*<buy name="Heide Wax" alt="" address="Ebbinger Str. 1a, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 910660" url="http://zierkerze.de/" hours="January-March 1000-1700, April-December 0900-1800 Monday-Friday  " price="Varies" lat="" long="">Is a small shop where you can see how they produce the candles. There is also an extensive range candles that you can buy.</buy>
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*<buy name="Beekeeping Rosenhargen" alt="" address="Am Berge 2, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 73576" url="http://www.ferienregion-vogelpark.de/index/node/nid/3630" hours="Friday 1500-1800 " price="" lat="" long="">This shop sells anything to do with honey from  honey wine to beeswax candles.</buy>
  
 
==Eat==
 
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Walsrode is within the Luneburg Heide region where the Heideschnucke (moorland sheep) is bred on the moors where they feast on heather and birch tree shoots.  It is often found on many of the restaurant menus and has a gamey flavour to it, it is often compared to venison.
 
Walsrode is within the Luneburg Heide region where the Heideschnucke (moorland sheep) is bred on the moors where they feast on heather and birch tree shoots.  It is often found on many of the restaurant menus and has a gamey flavour to it, it is often compared to venison.
  
*'''Calabria'''*  is an Italian Pizzaria with a small amount of seating in the "Grosse Graben". It not only serves Pizza, but a vast array of Pasta dishes. It is also renowned for its cappucinoThe traditional Bruscetta is a dream and this followed by a Calzone is a fantastic traditional Italian meal. The prices are good too.
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===Budget===
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*<eat name="La Brasserie" alt="" address="Lange Straße 20, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 486787" url="" hours="" price="Mains between €4-€10" lat="" long="">Is a café bistro in the centre of Walsrode with outside seatingYou can enjoy a simple baguette or a sweet or savoury crepe.</eat>
  
*<eat name="Mendoza" alt="" address="Lange Straße 79, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 486061" url="http://www.mendoza-walsrode.de/" hours="Mon-Sat 1700-0000 Sun 1130-1430 1700-0000" price="Mains between €12 - €28" lat="" long="">Is an Argentinean steakhouse with various types of meat cooked to how you like, sizzling on a hot stone. </eat>
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*<eat name="Vatters Bakery" alt="" address="Hannoversche Str. 2, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 4811726" url="http://www.baeckerei-vatter.de/html/f27.html" hours="Mon-Fri 0600-1800 Sat 0600-1700 Sun 0600-1800" price="" lat="" long="">Is a café on the outskirts of Walsrode where you can enjoy fresh rolls or cakes.</eat>
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* <eat name="Ricky’s Pizza" alt="" address="Worth 16, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 3433" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.rickys-pizza-walsrode.de/" hours="Mon-Thu 1700-2200, Fri-Sat 1700-2300, Sun 1700-2200" price="€3-€9"></eat>
  
*<eat name="Marco Polo" alt="" address="Moorstraße 54, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 5460" url="" hours="" price="Mains between €7-€15" lat="" long="">Is an Italian restaurant in the centre of Walsrode serving a number of Italian and international dishes.</eat>
 
  
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===Mid Range===
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*<eat name="Anders" alt="" address="Gottlieb Daimler Straße 6, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 607777 " url="http://www.ins-anders.de/ " hours="Mon-Sat 0830-0000" price="Differs depending on the different buffets" lat="" long="">This is different from any other kind of restaurant in the area, why not experience cuisine with a difference.  You can sit and enjoy yourself with your own beer pump at your table.</eat>
 
*<eat name="Athos" alt="" address="Wiener Platz 8, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 486493" url="http://www.athos-walsrode.de/" hours="1200-1430 & 1730-2330" price="Mains between €6-€15" lat="" long="">Is a traditional Greek restaurant with an indoor and outdoor eating area.</eat>
 
*<eat name="Athos" alt="" address="Wiener Platz 8, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 486493" url="http://www.athos-walsrode.de/" hours="1200-1430 & 1730-2330" price="Mains between €6-€15" lat="" long="">Is a traditional Greek restaurant with an indoor and outdoor eating area.</eat>
  
*<eat name="La Brasserie" alt="" address="Lange Straße 20, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 486787" url="" hours="" price="Mains between €4-€10" lat="" long="">Is a café bistro in the centre of Walsrode with outside seating.  You can enjoy a simple baguette or a sweet or savoury crepe.</eat>
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*'''Calabria'''*  is an Italian Pizzeria with a small amount of seating in the "Grosse Graben". It not only serves Pizza, but a vast array of Pasta dishes. It is also renowned for its cappuccino.  The traditional Bruschetta is a dream and this followed by a Calzone is a fantastic traditional Italian meal. The prices are good too.
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*<eat name="Marco Polo" alt="" address="Moorstraße 54, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 5460" url="" hours="" price="Mains between €7-€15" lat="" long="">Is an Italian restaurant in the centre of Walsrode serving a number of Italian and international dishes.</eat>
  
 
*<eat name="Da Piero" alt="" address="Moorstraße 85, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 4812533" url="" hours="" price="Mains between €6-€15" lat="" long="">Is a small Italian and Pizza restaurant with a cosy atmosphere.  
 
*<eat name="Da Piero" alt="" address="Moorstraße 85, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 4812533" url="" hours="" price="Mains between €6-€15" lat="" long="">Is a small Italian and Pizza restaurant with a cosy atmosphere.  
 
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* <eat name="Landgasthaus Voltmer" alt="" address="Dorfallee 14, 29664 Walsrode-Honerdingen " directions="" phone="05161 3672" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.landgasthaus-voltmer.de/public/show.php" hours="Daily 1130-1430 and from 1730 Tues Closed" price="Mains from €4-€15">The restaurant offers typical German cuisine.  There is a free car park as well as a beer garden if you would like to just enjoy a drink in the summer months.</eat>
  
 
*<eat name="Zauberkessel" alt="" address="Bergstraße 12, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 609757" url="http://www.zauberkessel-walsrode.de/www.zauberkessel-walsrode.de/Anfang.html" hours="Wed, Fri & Sat open from 1700" price="" lat="" long="">Is a medieval restaurant that serves a number of vegan dishes where you can eat your meal off clay plates to get an authentic experience.  All money goes towards the animal sanctuary.</eat>
 
*<eat name="Zauberkessel" alt="" address="Bergstraße 12, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 609757" url="http://www.zauberkessel-walsrode.de/www.zauberkessel-walsrode.de/Anfang.html" hours="Wed, Fri & Sat open from 1700" price="" lat="" long="">Is a medieval restaurant that serves a number of vegan dishes where you can eat your meal off clay plates to get an authentic experience.  All money goes towards the animal sanctuary.</eat>
  
*<eat name="Anders" alt="" address="Gottlieb Daimler Straße 6, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 607777 " url="http://www.ins-anders.de/ " hours="Mon-Sat 0830-0000" price="Differs depending on the different buffets" lat="" long="">This is different from any other kind of restaurant in the area, why not experience cuisine with a difference.  You can sit and enjoy yourself with your own beer pump at your table.</eat>
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===Splurge===
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*<eat name="Mendoza" alt="" address="Lange Straße 79, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 486061" url="http://www.mendoza-walsrode.de/" hours="Mon-Sat 1700-0000 Sun 1130-1430 1700-0000" price="Mains between €12 - €28" lat="" long="">Is an Argentinean steakhouse with various types of meat cooked to how you like, sizzling on a hot stone. </eat>
 
*<eat name="Forellenhof" alt="" address="3 Hünzingen, 29664 Walsrode” directions="" phone="05161 9700" url="http://www.weltvogelpark-region.de/index.php/forellenhof-startseite.htm" hours="Daily 1800-2200" price="Mains between €12-€46" lat="" long="">A stylish restaurant where you can enjoy fresh locally produced cuisine.  There is also a large terrace next to the pond where you can enjoy coffee and cake and enjoy the surroundings.  There is also a beer garden where you can enjoy the beer that is brewed on the premises, "Schnuckenbräu" beer.</eat>
 
*<eat name="Forellenhof" alt="" address="3 Hünzingen, 29664 Walsrode” directions="" phone="05161 9700" url="http://www.weltvogelpark-region.de/index.php/forellenhof-startseite.htm" hours="Daily 1800-2200" price="Mains between €12-€46" lat="" long="">A stylish restaurant where you can enjoy fresh locally produced cuisine.  There is also a large terrace next to the pond where you can enjoy coffee and cake and enjoy the surroundings.  There is also a beer garden where you can enjoy the beer that is brewed on the premises, "Schnuckenbräu" beer.</eat>
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* <eat name="Restaurant Car-Ola" alt="" address="Albert-Einstein Str 7, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 985888" email="" fax="" url="http://www.car-miro.de/index.html/" hours="Mon-Fri 1200-1400 Wed-Sat from 1800" price="">This is a modern restaurant that is situated on the top floor of a super car show room.  You can enjoy looking at many of the cars whilst enjoying your meal, you may even get the opportunity to sit in the car and pretend what it might be like to drive it. The restaurant serves international cuisine and has an extensive wine menu.</eat>
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* <eat name="Parkhotel Luisenhöhe" alt="" address="Am Vogel park 2, 29699 Bomlitz" directions="" phone="05161 98620" email="" fax="" url="http://www.weltvogelpark-region.de/index.php/restaurant-lh.html" hours="Open daily from 1030-2200" price="Mains between €5-€40">There is a wide variety of different German cuisine.  There is also a regional menu where you can try some of the delights that the Luneburg Heide region offer.</eat>
  
 
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*<drink name="Studio 78" alt="" address="Wernher v. Braun Str. 3, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 910722 " url="http://www.studio78.de/" hours="Fri-Sat 2200 til late" price="Prices vary from free to €10 depending on whether it is a special night" lat="" long="">Is a club with 4 different areas where you can dance away to different types of music.  They have many different types of music on each weekend.</drink>
 
*<drink name="Studio 78" alt="" address="Wernher v. Braun Str. 3, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 910722 " url="http://www.studio78.de/" hours="Fri-Sat 2200 til late" price="Prices vary from free to €10 depending on whether it is a special night" lat="" long="">Is a club with 4 different areas where you can dance away to different types of music.  They have many different types of music on each weekend.</drink>
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*<drink name="Anders" alt="" address="Gottlieb Daimler Straße 6, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 607777 " url="http://www.ins-anders.de/ " hours="Mon-Sat 0830-0000" price="" lat="" long="">This is different from any other kind of restaurant in the area, why not experience cuisine with a difference.  You can sit and enjoy yourself with your own beer pump at your table.</drink>
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*<drink name="Colesseum Bowling" alt="" address="Rudolf Diesel Str 6, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 4813010" url="http://www.colosseum-bowling.de/index.php" hours="Mon-Closed, Tues-Fri -1600 till late, Sat-1200 till late, Sun 1000 til late" price="Tues-Thurs €18 per hour per lane, Fri-Sun €21 per hour per lane" lat="" long="">There is a fully stocked bar with a variety of different spirits that you can enjoy.</drink>
  
*<drink name="Anders" alt="" address="Gottlieb Daimler Straße 6, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 607777 " url="http://www.ins-anders.de/ " hours="Mon-Sat 0830-0000" price="" lat="" long="">This is different from any other kind of restaurant in the area, why not experience cuisine with a difference.  You can sit and enjoy yourself with your own beer pump at your table.</drink>
 
 
==Sleep==
 
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===Hotels===
 
===Hotels===
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*<sleep name="Landpension Langrehr " alt="" address="Südkampen 73, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05166 1263" url="http://www.pension-langrehr.de/" checkin="" checkout="" price="€28-€40" lat="" long="">Is a wellness centre where you can enjoy going for bike rides, walks or even just enjoy a massage at the hotel.</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Hotel Walsroder Hof" alt="" address="Lange Straße 48, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 5810" url="http://walsroderhof.de/index.htm" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">The hotel is situated in the centre on a quiet pedestrian road and is minutes away from the convent and Fulde park.</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Die Stadtschänke  " alt="" address=" Lange Straße 73, 29664 Walsrode " directions="" phone="05161 5776" url=" http://www.stadtschaenke-walsrode.de/index.html" checkin="" checkout="" price="€45-€70" lat="" long="">This hotel started out  in 1836 as a pub and has now been transformed into a rustic hotel and restaurant.</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Ferienhaus Eckernworth " alt="" address="Hermann Lons Str 19, 29664 Walsrode " directions="" phone="05161 5761" url="http://www.eckernworth.com/index-2012.html " checkin="" checkout="" price="40-€60" lat="" long="">Eckenworth has a number of different holiday apartments to rent whilst you holiday in the Luneburg region. It has the added bonus of an outdoor swimming and a club house for you to unwind in at the end of the day.</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Mercure Walsrode " alt="" address="Gottlieb Daimler Str 11, 29664 Walsrode " directions="" phone="05161 6070" url="http://www.mercurewalsrode.de/hotel/" checkin="1500" checkout="1200" price="€60-€90" lat="" long="">This 3 star hotel is situated on the outskirts of Walsrode, there is the opportunity to enjoy the wellness facilities on site.  There is free parking next to the hotel. Anders bar and restaurant is just a quick walk away.</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Ringhotel Parkhotel Luisenhöhe" alt="" address="Am Vogelpark 2, 29699 Walsrode/Bomlitz" directions="" phone="05161 98620" url="http://www.ringhotels.de/de/hotels/hotels/Niedersachsen/Walsrode_Bomlitz/" checkin="1400-2200" checkout="0700-1100" price="€77-€100" lat="" long="">The hotel has a Mediterranean feel with all the rooms being well equipped.  The restaurant serves a mixture of international and German cuisine.  You could always relax in the hotels spa area in the sauna, Jacuzzi or book yourself an Ayurveda massage.</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Hotel Hannover " alt="" address="Lange Straße 5, 29664 Walsrode " directions="" phone="05161 5516" url="http://www.hotelhannover-walsrode.de/hotel.html" checkin="1200" checkout="1300" price="€70" lat="" long="">The hotel is situated in the centre of Walsrode and is just a short walk from the convent and fulde park.  The hotel was built in 1809 and was last renovated in 2006.</sleep>
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===Splurge===
  
 
*<sleep name="Hotel Forellenhof" alt="" address="3 Hünzingen, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 9700" url="http://www.weltvogelpark-region.de/index.php/forellenhof-startseite.html" checkin="1400-2300" checkout="0700-1100" price="€90" lat="" long="">Is a family run hotel with lots of tradition running through it. It is set in the countryside on the outskirts of Walsrode where you can rent bicycles and explore the surrounding area.</sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Hotel Forellenhof" alt="" address="3 Hünzingen, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 9700" url="http://www.weltvogelpark-region.de/index.php/forellenhof-startseite.html" checkin="1400-2300" checkout="0700-1100" price="€90" lat="" long="">Is a family run hotel with lots of tradition running through it. It is set in the countryside on the outskirts of Walsrode where you can rent bicycles and explore the surrounding area.</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Landhaus Walsrode " alt="" address="Oskar Wolff Straße 1, 29664 Walsrode" directions="" phone="05161 9869" url="http://www.landhaus-walsrode.de/index_e.html" checkin="" checkout="" price="€95-€160" lat="" long="">The hotel is built in an old farmhouse and is surround by a well kept garden. There is a heated outdoor swimming pool and the opportunity to hire bikes for you to take your site seeing further.
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*<sleep name="Hotel Sanssouci " alt="" address="Tietlingen 4, 29664 Walsrode " directions="" phone="05162 901040" url="http://sanssouci-lueneburgerheide.de/cms/front_content.php?idcat=2" checkin="1500-2100" checkout="0800-1100" price="€49-€119" lat="" long="">The hotel Sanssouci is a renovated farmhouse close to Walsrode centre.  There is an onsite restaurant that serves local cuisine or if you want a snack why not try one of their homemade cakes which can be enjoyed on the summer terrace.  There is an 18 hole golf course that is a short walk from the hotel.</sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Hotel Sanssouci " alt="" address="Tietlingen 4, 29664 Walsrode " directions="" phone="05162 901040" url="http://sanssouci-lueneburgerheide.de/cms/front_content.php?idcat=2" checkin="1500-2100" checkout="0800-1100" price="€49-€119" lat="" long="">The hotel Sanssouci is a renovated farmhouse close to Walsrode centre.  There is an onsite restaurant that serves local cuisine or if you want a snack why not try one of their homemade cakes which can be enjoyed on the summer terrace.  There is an 18 hole golf course that is a short walk from the hotel.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Ringhotel Parkhotel Luisenhöhe" alt="" address="Am Vogelpark 2, 29699 Walsrode/Bomlitz" directions="" phone="05161 98620" url="http://www.ringhotels.de/de/hotels/hotels/Niedersachsen/Walsrode_Bomlitz/" checkin="1400-2200" checkout="0700-1100" price="€77-€100" lat="" long="">The hotel has a Mediterranean feel with all the rooms being well equipped.  The restaurant serves a mixture of international and German cuisine.  You could always relax in the hotels spa area in the sauna, Jacuzzi or book yourself an Ayurveda massage.</sleep>
 
  
 
===Camp Sites===
 
===Camp Sites===
*<sleep name="" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
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*<sleep name="Ferien Zum alten Mühlenteich" alt="" address="Mühlenstr. 33-35, Walsrode 29664 " directions="" phone="05161 8989" url="http://www.campingplatz-muehlenteich.de/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Pitch €10-€14, Adults€8-€9, Child €3-€4, Dogs €1" lat="" long="">This campsite is open all year round and benefits from a restaurant, supermarket and a swimming pool and sanitary facilities.  There is 7 acres of land and the pitches are based around a lake.</sleep>
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*<sleep name="Campingplatz Ahlden" alt="" address="Worthweg 5, 29693 Ahlden" directions="" phone="05164 802695" url="http://www.campingplatz-ahlden.de/campingplatz-ahlden.html" checkin="" checkout="1100" price="Pitch -€6-€10, Adults €2-€3, Child €1, Dogs €1" lat="" long="">The pitches are located within lush green grass and beautiful forest land.  There is the opportunity to go swimming, fishing, canoeing and rafting.  There is an onsite restaurant where you can enjoy a meal in the evening.</sleep>
  
 
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==Get out==
 
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[[Bad Fallingbostel]] is a small town with a number of little shops and a large selection of restaurants.  There is a large park in the centre of the town where you can relax by the stream. 
  
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[[Soltau]] is a large town with a variety of shops and a wide range of restaurants to choose from.  There are a number of parks and building of interest to look at whilst you are there.
  
[[Bremen]]
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[[Bremen]] is a large city that has over 1200 years of history and has many original medieval buildings.  There are plenty of restaurants and places to visit around the city, it is worth a visit.
  
[[Hannover]]
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[[Hannover]] is another large city with a variety of different things to do, the new town hall is worth a visit.  If you want to see all 36 places of interest why not follow the red thread around the city.
  
  
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The Heath Museum in Walsrode

Walsrode [44] is a town on the Lüneburg Heath in North Germany.

Understand

Walsrode was first mentioned in 986, this was the same year that Count Walo founded a monastery in the area. By 1383 Walsrode had been given city rights by the Dukes of Brunswick and Lüneburg. The Sculpter Hans Brüggemann was born in Walsrode at the end of the 15th Century, he was most famous for the Bordesholmer altar which is placed in the cathedral.

The city was largely destroyed in 1626 by Tillysche troops in the Thirty Year War. Initially the war was based around a Religious conflict between Protestants and Catholics, Walsrode was largely a Protestant town and due to this was destroyed by Johann t’Serclaes von Tilly. Things did not get any better for Walsrode by 1757 due the majority of houses being destroyed by the ‘great fire’.

Walsrode was first connected to the railway network in 1890. It was joined onto the railway line that went to Bremervörde, eventually it was then connected to the line between Hannover and Schwarmstedt.

The local poet Hermann Löns used his beloved heath around Walsrode for his novels and poems celebrating the people and landscape. You can still feel the magic of this vast landscape, with its splashes of colour from purple flowering heather, dark green junipers and bright yellow gorse bushes, surrounded by colourful forests, fertile fields and rolling river valleys is a masterpiece of Mother Nature. Hermann Löns was buried in 1935 in Tietlingen grove.

In 1957 Walsrode becomes the site of the Federal Border Police where they also have a training and education centre.

Get in

By Plane

  • Hamburg Airport is north of Walsrode and is about 125km away(roughly one hour and twenty minutes). Hamburg international airport is approximately 8 kilometres north of the city centre and is the fifth busiest airport in Germany. In 2009 extensive refurbishment improved road access and connections to the Hamburg S-Bahn system which will connect with the main Bahnhof in Hamburg city centre. The Radisson Blu Hotel was constructed in 2009 which would benefit travellers who wanted a rest before any onward travel. It has a large variety of shops and restaurants for you to enjoy whilst you wait for your flight. To get to Hamburg via car take the A7 towards Hamburg then merge onto the A7 again at junction 37. Take exit 23 and follow the B432 towards Norderstedt/Langenhorn, continue along the road following the signs for 'Flughafen'.

The website for Hamburg airport listing flight locations, schedules, prices and availability can be found here Hamburg Airport. The address for Hamburg airport is bellow:

Hamburg Flughafen, Flughafenstrasse 1-3, 22335 Hamburg

  • Hannover Airport is South of Walsrode and is about 56Km away (roughly 35 minutes). This airport is smaller than Hamburg but still has a number of shops and places to eat before you go elsewhere. Take the A7 towards Hannover and turn at junction 53 onto the A352 towards Dortmund, take exit 3 for Hannover airport.

The airport is situated in Langenhagen which is 11 kilometres to the north of Hanover centre and has easy access to the autobahn. It is the ninth largest airport in Germany and is one of very few German airports which are open 24 hours a day, although there are very few flights between 11pm and 4am. The centre of Celle is approximately 39 kilometres from Hanover airport with an estimated driving time of 35 minutes. Hanover airport is also accessible by a combination of trains, buses and taxis. The website for Hanover airport listing flight locations, schedules, prices and availability can be found here Hannover Airport. The address and contact details for Hanover airport is below:

Hanover Flughafen, Flughafenstraße 4, 30855 Langenhagen

  • Reception 0049(0)511 977-0
  • Service centre 0049(0)511 977-0
  • Parking service 0049(0)511 977-12 46
  • Lost & Found 0049(0)511 977-10 10
  • Bremen Airport Is North West of Walsrode and is about 65Km away (roughly 45 minutes). This is a smaller airport than the other two but still flies to 40 different destinations. Take the A27 towards Bremen. Take exit 22 towards Bremen Kruez to merge onto the A1, then take exit 56 to Bremen Arsten on the B6, keep right at the fork. Continue the signs for the airport. The address is below:

Bremen Flughafen, Flughafenallee 20, 28199 Bremen

By Car

From Hanover: A7 towards Hamburg. At "Walsrode Dreieck" turn off onto the A27 towards Bremen and continue to junction/exit Walsrode-West. Follow the B209 to Walsrode for 2km. From Bremen: Approaching the "Bremer Kreuz" via the A1 turn off onto the A27 towards Walsrode - Hanover and continue to junction Walsrode-West. From Hamburg: A7 towards Hanover up to junction Fallingbostel. Follow the B209 to Walsrode for 7km.

By Train

There is one train station in Walsrode and it is just a short walk from the centre itself. This provides a Regional service and is on the Heath Railway. This section of railway goes from Hannover to Soltau but can also come from Hamburg with a few changes along the way, however this can take up to 3 hours. Trains run roughly from 04.30 to 2100.

  • Bad Fallingbostel
  • Soltau
  • Schwarmstedt
  • Bennemühlen
  • Langenhagen

By Bus

There is a local bus from Hannover that can take you into Walsrode. It is on the R41 line and departs all throughout the week with a number of different timing options; it will take roughly an hour. You can also get a bus from Hamburg on the same line, however it could take up to two and a half hours. For more information look at: Buses

Get around

Rail

Walsrode Station provides Regionalbahn trains which offers a basic service. It provides a connection between Hanover and Soltau. It is part of the Heath railway which connects Hannover to Buchholz in der Nordheide. This train station also lies on the America line which connects from Bremen to Uelzen.

By Bike

There are a number of different bike routes that you can take in and around Walsrode, some specifically for bike racing and some for mountain biking. There is also a historical tour that you can take where you can learn more about Hans Löns which is 5km long. If you do not have your bike with you there is also the possibility to rent a bike for the day.

  • Fahrradhaus Unruh, Benzer Straße 27, 29664 Walsrode, 05161 481979, Open daily from 0930-1800

Many of the hotels in and around the area often hire bikes out for the day for a small fee of around €6-€10.

By Taxi

There are a number of taxi firms within Walsrode willing to take you to your destination. There are a number of taxi’s always outside the train station that you can jump in. Alternatively look at this site for numbers of local firms: [45]


See

Town Centre

  • Walsrode Convent, Kirchplatz 2, 29664 Walsrode, 05161 4858380, [1]. April-October Every afternoon. This an amazing opportunity to learn more about the way in which the nuns live their lives and also about the history of the convent which was first mentioned in 986.

Nearby

  • Serengeti Park, Am Safaripark 1, 29693 Hodenhagen, 05164 97990, [2]. Mon-Sun 0900-1800. Is a little piece of Africa in Germany. Serengeti allows you to drive your vehicle through the park and see the wild animals up close. After seeing the animals there is an amusement park which will keep you entertained for the rest of the day. The park situated in the neighbouring town of Hodenhagen a few Km's away from Walsrode.
  • Wild park, Am Wildpark, 21271 Nindorf-Hanstedt (It is exit Garlstorf on the A7, then in the direction of Nindorf, signposted), 04184 89390, [3]. Summer 0800-1900 Winter 0900-1630. Is surrounded in 60 acres of land with over 120 different types of animals. There is a large free car park available. Adult €9 Child (3-14) €7.
  • Vogel Park, Vogelpark Walsrode, Ahrsener Straße, 29699 Bomlitz (Leave the A27 at Walsrode West and follow the signs), 05161 60440, [4]. Mon-Sun 0900-1900. The worlds only nature park with over 4000 different types of Birds of 650 different types. The park is filled with a flora that captures all the colours of the rainbow. The months of April and May are particularly exciting when the 46 different types of Rhododendron are in full bloom. There are however lots of different trees, bushes and plants in bloom all season through. There is a wonderful live flying show incorporating Eagles, Parrots, Secretary Birds, Cranes, Storks and other wonderful birds. One can see the chicks being fed, the feeding of the penguins and Pelicans and the Storks that are allowed to fly free above and beyond the enclosures, in great flocks that fill the sky above the park. There is also a guide service by the rangers who can be booked to show you all the Welt Vogelpark has to offer. There are lots of indoor attractions including a tropical forest enclosure and an excellent children’s play area. It is open from April to October from 09:00 to 19:00. The Rosen Cafe has some wonderful meals from breakfast through to dinner at competitive prices. There is a gift shop at the entrance/exit. This is a wonderful attraction and well worth a visit. Adult €16 Child (4-17) €11.

Parks

The central city area has a well-branched network of parks and inner-city recreational areas, which are each decorated differently and equipped according to purpose:

  • Klostersee, Hannoversche Str, 29664 Walsrode. The klostersee was originally built in the mid 60’s to be used as a storm water retention basin. Over the years the lake has evolved with wide paths, spacious lawns and manicured flower beds.
  • Fulde Park, Herman Lons Str, 29664 Walsrode. The park is a semi-natural landscape with ponds and wetlands which were created specially. There is an impressive collection of numerous fruit trees.

Museums

  • Heide Museum, Herrmann-Löns-Straße 2, 29664 Walsrode, 05161 077175, [5]. Mon - Tues Closed, Wed-Sat1000-1230 1300-1700, Sun & Public holidays 1300-1700. The Heide museum is one of the oldest open air museums in Germany, it first opened as a museum in 1912. The museum consists of a farm, with out buildings and field offices with the majority of it being built in 1798. Adult €2.50 Child €1.
  • Dorfmuseum, Kirchstr 4, 29664 Walsrode, 05161 3777, [6]. Apr-Oct Thur 1500-1700. This is a museum about the life and work of composer Ludwig Rahlfs. The museum also shows what Dushorner was like 100 years go. Adult €1, Child €0.50.


Houses of Worship

The majority of people in the Region belong to an Evangelical Lutheran church, there are a number of parishes that belong to the Walsrode church circle. However, a Catholic church was built in 2004, which makes up a small community with some of the local areas.

  • St Johns the Baptist Church, Am Kloster 1 , 29664 Walsrode, 05051 71352, [7]. 1000-1700. This church is a large and spacious place of worship and was built between 1848-50, it is also connected to the convent in Walsrode.
  • St Georg Christophorus Jodokus, Stellichte, 29664 Walsrode, 05168, [8]. 1200-1800. This church was built between 1608-1610 and was constructed for the Behr family and is an Evangelical Lutheran Church. The interior is elaborately carved with painted wood furnishings which date back to the 17th Century. The church was renovated in 1901 with great care, with the altar rail, the railing of the chancel steps, the church pews, the Victims and some floor tiles were replaced.
  • St. Georg Meinerdingen, Dorfallee 15, 29664 Meinerdingen, 05161 8790, [9]. Apr-Oct 0900-1900. It is thought the original church was built in the 13th Century, however, it was either demolished or expanded in the 14th Century and built in the gothic style.

Do

Sport

  • Hiking Walsrode has more than 700km hiking trails running through and around it.
  • Colesseum Bowling, Rudolf Diesel Str 6, 29664 Walsrode, 05161 4813010, [10]. Mon-Closed, Tues-Fri -1600 till late, Sat-1200 till late, Sun 1000 til late. Enjoy moonlight bowling Friday and Saturday nights with the added bonus of good music. Tues-Thurs €18 per hour per lane, Fri-Sun €21 per hour per lane.
  • Fitness Pool Walsrode, Hermann-Löns-Straße 23, 29664 Walsrode, 05161 4889980, [11]. Mon-1000-1600 Tues-Fri 0700-2100 Sat-Sun 1100-1700. This is a 25m pool with a temperature of 27°. There are a number of different lessons and classes that are available. Adult €3, Child(4-17) €1.50.
  • Strandbad Dorfmark, ,Am Holzfeld 5 29683 Dorfmark, 05163 902285, [12]. Mon-Fri 1400-1800 Sat-Sun 1200-1900. This is a natural swimming pool out in the open, that water is regularly checked by the local town to make sure it is safe to swim in.
  • Riding School For Fun, Görlitzer Str 17, 29683 Dorfmark, 05163 290414 (), [13]. Why not enjoy a spot of horse riding where you can realise how fun it can be. You can enjoy riding lessons, mini club, weekend camps away or why not have a birthday party here. Adult Lesson €20, Child Lesson €12.

Events

  • Hurricane Festival, Eichenring, Scheeßel, [14]. 22-24 June 2012. This is a three day music event where you can enjoy music of all genres. €114 &€10 Waste disposal.
  • Ginseng Farm Festivals, Bockhorn 1, 29664 Walsrode, 05162 1393, [15]. Ascension day (3 Oct) and 3rd weekend in advent. The farm is transformed into a small artistic village where you can try the culinary delights on offer and see some of the crafts that are produced.
  • Schützenfest, Market place, 29664 Walsrode. Different days throughout July. This takes place in July and is a festival with plenty of drink and Bratwurst stands to enjoy
  • Christmas Market, Kirchplatz, 29664 Walsrode, 05161 9770. 03 Dec 11 1100-2200, 04 Dec 11 1100-2000. This always takes place at the beginning of December and you can enjoy many stalls selling hand made crafts or food.

Buy

There are a wide variety of shops within the town centre which include clothes, pets, electronics and homeware. There is a one way circuit within Walsrode and you will find the majority of shops along these roads. The shops are open Mon-Fri until 1800, Sat roughly till 1400 and are closed on Sundays. There is a small department store in the centre of Walsrode called City kaufhaus, you will find everything here from computer games, books and clothes.

  • Walsrode Farmers' Market is every Friday morning and sells fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers.
  • Heide Wax, Ebbinger Str. 1a, 29664 Walsrode, 05161 910660, [16]. January-March 1000-1700, April-December 0900-1800 Monday-Friday. Is a small shop where you can see how they produce the candles. There is also an extensive range candles that you can buy. Varies.
  • Beekeeping Rosenhargen, Am Berge 2, 29664 Walsrode, 05161 73576, [17]. Friday 1500-1800. This shop sells anything to do with honey from honey wine to beeswax candles.

Eat

Walsrode is within the Luneburg Heide region where the Heideschnucke (moorland sheep) is bred on the moors where they feast on heather and birch tree shoots. It is often found on many of the restaurant menus and has a gamey flavour to it, it is often compared to venison.

Budget

  • La Brasserie, Lange Straße 20, 29664 Walsrode, 05161 486787. Is a café bistro in the centre of Walsrode with outside seating. You can enjoy a simple baguette or a sweet or savoury crepe. Mains between €4-€10.
  • Vatters Bakery, Hannoversche Str. 2, 29664 Walsrode, 05161 4811726, [18]. Mon-Fri 0600-1800 Sat 0600-1700 Sun 0600-1800. Is a café on the outskirts of Walsrode where you can enjoy fresh rolls or cakes.
  • Ricky’s Pizza, Worth 16, 29664 Walsrode, 05161 3433 (), [19]. Mon-Thu 1700-2200, Fri-Sat 1700-2300, Sun 1700-2200. €3-€9.


Mid Range

  • Anders, Gottlieb Daimler Straße 6, 29664 Walsrode, 05161 607777, [20]. Mon-Sat 0830-0000. This is different from any other kind of restaurant in the area, why not experience cuisine with a difference. You can sit and enjoy yourself with your own beer pump at your table. Differs depending on the different buffets.
  • Athos, Wiener Platz 8, 29664 Walsrode, 05161 486493, [21]. 1200-1430 & 1730-2330. Is a traditional Greek restaurant with an indoor and outdoor eating area. Mains between €6-€15.
  • Calabria* is an Italian Pizzeria with a small amount of seating in the "Grosse Graben". It not only serves Pizza, but a vast array of Pasta dishes. It is also renowned for its cappuccino. The traditional Bruschetta is a dream and this followed by a Calzone is a fantastic traditional Italian meal. The prices are good too.
  • Marco Polo, Moorstraße 54, 29664 Walsrode, 05161 5460. Is an Italian restaurant in the centre of Walsrode serving a number of Italian and international dishes. Mains between €7-€15.
  • Da Piero, Moorstraße 85, 29664 Walsrode, 05161 4812533. Is a small Italian and Pizza restaurant with a cosy atmosphere. Mains between €6-€15.
  • Landgasthaus Voltmer, Dorfallee 14, 29664 Walsrode-Honerdingen, 05161 3672 (), [22]. Daily 1130-1430 and from 1730 Tues Closed. The restaurant offers typical German cuisine. There is a free car park as well as a beer garden if you would like to just enjoy a drink in the summer months. Mains from €4-€15.
  • Zauberkessel, Bergstraße 12, 29664 Walsrode, 05161 609757, [23]. Wed, Fri & Sat open from 1700. Is a medieval restaurant that serves a number of vegan dishes where you can eat your meal off clay plates to get an authentic experience. All money goes towards the animal sanctuary.

Splurge

  • Mendoza, Lange Straße 79, 29664 Walsrode, 05161 486061, [24]. Mon-Sat 1700-0000 Sun 1130-1430 1700-0000. Is an Argentinean steakhouse with various types of meat cooked to how you like, sizzling on a hot stone. Mains between €12 - €28.
  • Forellenhof, "3, 05161 9700, [25]. Daily 1800-2200. A stylish restaurant where you can enjoy fresh locally produced cuisine. There is also a large terrace next to the pond where you can enjoy coffee and cake and enjoy the surroundings. There is also a beer garden where you can enjoy the beer that is brewed on the premises, "Schnuckenbräu" beer. Mains between €12-€46.
  • Restaurant Car-Ola, Albert-Einstein Str 7, 29664 Walsrode, 05161 985888, [26]. Mon-Fri 1200-1400 Wed-Sat from 1800. This is a modern restaurant that is situated on the top floor of a super car show room. You can enjoy looking at many of the cars whilst enjoying your meal, you may even get the opportunity to sit in the car and pretend what it might be like to drive it. The restaurant serves international cuisine and has an extensive wine menu.
  • Parkhotel Luisenhöhe, Am Vogel park 2, 29699 Bomlitz, 05161 98620, [27]. Open daily from 1030-2200. There is a wide variety of different German cuisine. There is also a regional menu where you can try some of the delights that the Luneburg Heide region offer. Mains between €5-€40.

Drink

  • Irish Pub, Lange Strasse 51 - 29664 Walsrode, 05161 4874650, [28]. Mon-Sat open from 1600. Sun open from 1400. Serves a wide variety of beer, whiskey and ciders with the added bonus of live music. It is situated in the town centre.
  • Alexander’s, Lange Straße 70, 29664 Walsrode, 05161 911493. Is a small Bar in the centre of Walsrode that stocks a variety drinks. There is an outside area to enjoy the cocktails on a hot summers day.
  • Studio 78, Wernher v. Braun Str. 3, 29664 Walsrode, 05161 910722, [29]. Fri-Sat 2200 til late. Is a club with 4 different areas where you can dance away to different types of music. They have many different types of music on each weekend. Prices vary from free to €10 depending on whether it is a special night.
  • Anders, Gottlieb Daimler Straße 6, 29664 Walsrode, 05161 607777, [30]. Mon-Sat 0830-0000. This is different from any other kind of restaurant in the area, why not experience cuisine with a difference. You can sit and enjoy yourself with your own beer pump at your table.
  • Colesseum Bowling, Rudolf Diesel Str 6, 29664 Walsrode, 05161 4813010, [31]. Mon-Closed, Tues-Fri -1600 till late, Sat-1200 till late, Sun 1000 til late. There is a fully stocked bar with a variety of different spirits that you can enjoy. Tues-Thurs €18 per hour per lane, Fri-Sun €21 per hour per lane.

Sleep

Hotels

Budget

  • Landpension Langrehr, Südkampen 73, 29664 Walsrode, 05166 1263, [32]. Is a wellness centre where you can enjoy going for bike rides, walks or even just enjoy a massage at the hotel. €28-€40.
  • Hotel Walsroder Hof, Lange Straße 48, 29664 Walsrode, 05161 5810, [33]. The hotel is situated in the centre on a quiet pedestrian road and is minutes away from the convent and Fulde park.
  • Die Stadtschänke, Lange Straße 73, 29664 Walsrode, 05161 5776, [34]. This hotel started out in 1836 as a pub and has now been transformed into a rustic hotel and restaurant. €45-€70.
  • Ferienhaus Eckernworth, Hermann Lons Str 19, 29664 Walsrode, 05161 5761, [35]. Eckenworth has a number of different holiday apartments to rent whilst you holiday in the Luneburg region. It has the added bonus of an outdoor swimming and a club house for you to unwind in at the end of the day. 40-€60.

Mid Range

  • Mercure Walsrode, Gottlieb Daimler Str 11, 29664 Walsrode, 05161 6070, [36]. checkin: 1500; checkout: 1200. This 3 star hotel is situated on the outskirts of Walsrode, there is the opportunity to enjoy the wellness facilities on site. There is free parking next to the hotel. Anders bar and restaurant is just a quick walk away. €60-€90.
  • Ringhotel Parkhotel Luisenhöhe, Am Vogelpark 2, 29699 Walsrode/Bomlitz, 05161 98620, [37]. checkin: 1400-2200; checkout: 0700-1100. The hotel has a Mediterranean feel with all the rooms being well equipped. The restaurant serves a mixture of international and German cuisine. You could always relax in the hotels spa area in the sauna, Jacuzzi or book yourself an Ayurveda massage. €77-€100.
  • Hotel Hannover, Lange Straße 5, 29664 Walsrode, 05161 5516, [38]. checkin: 1200; checkout: 1300. The hotel is situated in the centre of Walsrode and is just a short walk from the convent and fulde park. The hotel was built in 1809 and was last renovated in 2006. €70.

Splurge

  • Hotel Forellenhof, 3 Hünzingen, 29664 Walsrode, 05161 9700, [39]. checkin: 1400-2300; checkout: 0700-1100. Is a family run hotel with lots of tradition running through it. It is set in the countryside on the outskirts of Walsrode where you can rent bicycles and explore the surrounding area. €90.
  • Landhaus Walsrode, Oskar Wolff Straße 1, 29664 Walsrode, 05161 9869, [40]. The hotel is built in an old farmhouse and is surround by a well kept garden. There is a heated outdoor swimming pool and the opportunity to hire bikes for you to take your site seeing further. €95-€160.
  • Hotel Sanssouci, Tietlingen 4, 29664 Walsrode, 05162 901040, [41]. checkin: 1500-2100; checkout: 0800-1100. The hotel Sanssouci is a renovated farmhouse close to Walsrode centre. There is an onsite restaurant that serves local cuisine or if you want a snack why not try one of their homemade cakes which can be enjoyed on the summer terrace. There is an 18 hole golf course that is a short walk from the hotel. €49-€119.

Camp Sites

  • Ferien Zum alten Mühlenteich, Mühlenstr. 33-35, Walsrode 29664, 05161 8989, [42]. This campsite is open all year round and benefits from a restaurant, supermarket and a swimming pool and sanitary facilities. There is 7 acres of land and the pitches are based around a lake. Pitch €10-€14, Adults€8-€9, Child €3-€4, Dogs €1.
  • Campingplatz Ahlden, Worthweg 5, 29693 Ahlden, 05164 802695, [43]. checkout: 1100. The pitches are located within lush green grass and beautiful forest land. There is the opportunity to go swimming, fishing, canoeing and rafting. There is an onsite restaurant where you can enjoy a meal in the evening. Pitch -€6-€10, Adults €2-€3, Child €1, Dogs €1.

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