Verden (Aller) - The cathedral and equestrian town

The cathedral and equestrian town Verden is situated directly on the Aller river and offers many recreational delights for young and old. Discover the most important places of interest on a guided town tour, use the riding and bicycle paths, or take hiking routes through the town and forest like so many fairytale figures do.
In this equestrian town, everything from sweets to events refer to horses, but also figures from fairy tales and legends are not forgotten. You can visit the “Stone Man”, encounter the notorious pirate Klaus Störtebeker in March, or linger in the Fairy Tale Forest of the Ritter Rost - Magic Park.

Verden for friends of fairy tales
If you're looking for fairy tales in Verden, you'll end up in the “Ritter Rost -Magic Park”, an amusement park full of magic. Apart from amusement rides, visitors can enjoy magic shows and a dinosaur island as well as a fairytale forest with a gingerbread house, life-sized fairytale figures, and further attractions that make fairy tales come alive.
Also legendary figures can be found in Verden. Encounter a witch on the town guided tour “Witches in Verden” or let the notorious pirate Störtebeker press a herring in your hand at the Laetare donation in March.
Who knows, perhaps you'll even see the giant who once is said to have created the “Verden dunes”. According to legend, while jumping over the Aller River, he lost so much sand from a handbag that an entire bog was laid dry. The Verden dunes were left over.
On the outside wall of the cathedral, get to know the “Stone Man”, who conceals the legend of a dishonourable sexton.
As you see, you can experience some “legendary” moments in Verden on the Aller and perhaps also write your very own fairy tale here.

Verden for holiday tourists and day visitors
In nearly every fairy tale, the prince has a horse. We cannot actually offer you a prince in Verden, but we certainly have enough horses. These noble animals are in evidence everywhere in the town. Enjoy the confectionery delicacy “Verden horse apples” (the expression "horse apple" is a colloquial term for horse manure, so this is something of a joke) or visit the “German horse museum” (Deutsches Pferdemuseum) with its fine museum library, to learn everything about the history of the horse.
Also the multitude of equestrian events, entices many visitors to the town year after year.
If you would like to learn more about the history of the united town, look into the “Canon House – Historical Museum” (Domherrenhaus - Historisches Museum).
Likewise, enjoyable excursions are to the Verden dunes, the climbing park (Kletterpark) with its 50 stations, close to the minigolf course or relax in the Allerpark, a park next to the river Aller.

Events & Guided Tours

A special note for guests who do not speak German:
Some of the guided tours and audiences offers or events presented here are currently only available in German,
some are offered regularly, others on demand in different languages.
In many cases, fairytale magic and fabulous seductions do not need spoken language to be properly experienced.
Let yourself be surprised or inquire directly at the address given in each case.
And please understand that for technical reasons some descriptions are shown here only in German. Thank you very much!

Historical Tidbits

Verden was once divided into a “Northern” and “Southern” town and only united in 1667 by the Swedish Government.
Up to that time, the commercially-oriented Northern Town (Norderstadt) around the City Hall and the Southern Town (Süderstadt) around the Cathedral could not stand each other, and were even separated by a town wall. Parts of this town wall can still be recognized to this day.

 

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