Nienburg/Weser - The endearing and viable town on the Weser
Nienburg for friends of fairy tales
Nienburg, a bewitching and enchanting city with a splendid array of half-timbered buildings and Renaissance gables, looks back on an almost 1,000-year history. Nienburg rises idyllically on the banks of the Weser with a view of the Weser marshes and sandy grounds.
Many legends, fairy tales and stories that could have happened over the centuries have grown and flourished around the historical old town.
For instance, important buildings in the old town are supposed to have been connected by means of tunnel shafts that all led to Nienburg's oldest church. Characters of the underworld were supposed to have romped in these underground tunnel vaults over a long period of time.
How does a Nienburger maidservant experience the funeral mass in the Martin's church? Where were glowing coals turned into gold? How did the "Wählige Rott" rescue the town of Nienburg from Tilly's troops, and what do the milkmaids have to do with this extraordinary action? Answers to all these questions are forthcoming during the recommended guided city tour "Fairy Tales, Sagas and Legends".
Nienburg's symbolic figure, the "Little Nienburger Girl" accompanies the guests with melody and song text through long bygone times. Cast in bronze, she can be admired behind the post court. Nearby, the melody of the song can be heard Mondays through Fridays played on the chimes installed on the front of the post court building, three times a day (approx. 9:15 am, 12:15, and 6:15 pm).
The city offers something mystical and magical for everyone who happily likes to dip into the past.
Nienburger Historical Tidbits
As the French withdrew from Nienburg in 1814/15, Emanuel Bruno Quaet Faslem (*1785 in Dendermonde [today the city partner of Nienburg] †1851) was named honorary citizen in 1821 and appointed Senator of Nienburg in 1830. The Belgian architect became the most important man in the architectural history of Nienburg. King Ernst August von Hannover promoted him to head architect in his time. Today's honorary citizen was supposed to have said: "When I came to Nienburg, the town was no more than a calf stable, but the city had to grow."
Nienburg for holiday tourists and day visitors
The mid-Weser region around Nienburg offers ideal conditions for cyclists and hikers. The most popular long-distance cycling path, the Weser bicycle path, runs right through the middle of town. Families with children also feel comfortable cycling the only slightly hilly north German lowland plain. Furthermore, there are various family-friendly places to visit in close proximity, such as the Dino Park Münchehagen, the museum railways in Bruchhausen Vilsen, Uchte and Thedinghausen, as well as the Loccum monastery.
The flat Weser marshland and the wide sandy heathland with superb forests and colourful fields, extensive moor and heather areas determine the particular landscape. The region offers guests a multitude of impressions in every season. Nienburger events are well-known far beyond the region's borders. Whether an asparagus festival, target shooting along with traditional feast of freshly boiled potatoes, or the Old Town Festival – there's always something special for young and old alike. The quiet motorhome overnight parking area right on the western banks of the Weser, with direct view of the river and the historical old town, invites tourists to spend time in the region. And something very special is Europe's most beautiful weekly open market (Wed. + Sat. 8 am – 1 pm). The prize was awarded by the foundation "lebendige Stadt" ("lively city").
Your contact in Nienburg/Weser
Lange Straße 18
Phone: +49 5021 - 917630 Fax: +49 5021 - 9176340