At the end of our tour in and around Burg Bentheim we finished at Kronenburg Castle via the dominating section at the middle tract with a crow-stepped gable, built above open arcades. Kronenburg Castle, as it is today – with representative rooms behind a medieval-looking façade – was built between 1883 and 1914 as part of an extensive building...more
It was great fun just to walk around in our own pace and have a look at some amazing historical buildings and artifacts. We continued our hike over the impressive defensive walls and ended up at the Castle Keep, the strategic center of Burg Badheim. From this upper platform enclosing enemies could be spotted easily, because the tower has a height...more
We stayed in Bad Bentheim for over 3 days and if there is one thing you want to visit and can’t be overlooked, it will be the town’s most prominent emblem, the castle – Burg Bentheim. This very popular tourist site can be visited nowadays as a museum, with or without a guide. Time for us to explore it!The origins of Burg Bentheim (Castle Bentheim)...more
Burg Bentheim is the German name for the Castle in Bad Bentheim.The history of the castle goes as far back as 1050.More pictures in the Castle Travelogue.Entrance fee: Euro 3,50 (Adult)Opening hours:Winter: Sa-Su: 10AM - 4PMOutside Winter: Daily: 10AM - 5PMThe courtyard and wall exteriors are free to visit. The castle is closed during bad weather.more
The Bad Bentheim Sandsteinmuseum displays all about the local sand stone that is used for centuries for building churches and other major buildings in the area ) also across the border with the Netherlands.Entrance fee: Euro 2,-- (Adult).Opening hours:Mo: ClosedTu-Su: 2PM - 5PM (6PM in Summer).more
First mentioned in 1116 is a famous landmark of the town, situated upon a hill it does peer down at you from above. Entry fee was €3 and you can go up on the walls, climb right to the top of the tower and get great views of the area, sit in the nice grassed area and go and look in the museum, you can look in re-created rooms, and the glass cabinets...more
Before we even travelled one bit towards Bad Bentheim and we told some friends we were going tehre they tol dus one thing: you must visit Konditorei Tietmeier. They stated – if you haven’t visited Konditorei Tietmeier you haven’t been to Bad Bentheim. So, we kind of had to visit it, I guess. And so we did! We first visited the amazing Burg Bentheim...more
Making your own food at the house / villa is simply a great way to spend time with friends and family, to entertain and to simply enjoy your background. Having a so called “meal at home” is becoming increasingly popular and the eating out is decreasing, probably a budget thing. But anyway, it brings your cooking outside – so you don’t have to miss...more
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The VGB bus company has the following buses serving Bad Bentheim:-100 -Nordhorn - Neuenhaus - Uelsen - Wilsum - Emlichheim (at certain times you can bring your bicycle with you on the bus)-200 -Nordhorn - Neuenhaus - Veldhausen - Hoogstede - Emlichheim-303 -Ochtrup (could be out of service)-400 -Schüttorf / Gildehaus - Gronaumore
Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with Iris and Sam Tarragona Corfu by plane this holiday and drove some distances by car on the island itself and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you. General: Bring books, old favourite toys and new...more
The Meubeltheater basicly is a shop for second hand furniture and wooden furniture parts.It is managed by a Dutch couple under the motto "Möbel und Trödel" (Furniture and Brick & Brack).The place is full with semi-antique wooden furniture and many other home furnishing parts.Besides that there is a small stock of vinyl gramophone records on sale...more
Maybe it sounds a bit weird, but as an experience traveler I know that you every now and then need this kind of information in advance: electricity in Germany is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. If you travel to Germany with a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.There are three main...more
I guess we all agree on this on; there is nothing more exciting than going travelling - exploring another country, experiencing a different culture, travelling around in new ways, sampling the local cuisine and chatting to the local people for a different perspective on life.However during our travels we learned that there is one certain thing that...more
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Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?
The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies tend to be more aggressive and females more passive. As adults, in spatial operations, men have the edge in such skills as negotiating a maze, reading a map, and quickly discriminating between right and left. Men also perform better than women when asked to visualize an object and imagine rotating it. On the other hand, women tend to perform better than men when asked to look at objects of different shapes, sizes, and colors, and then to group them in some order.
This still doesn't explian why a woman turns the map all around when a man is asking for the road to travel, while I like the map at one point so I can better visualize our position. Help!
Luggage and bags:
* Map and guidebook;
* 2 Liter of water;
* Fruit / power bars.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: * Hiking boots;
* 1 extra t-shirt;
* Shorts with many pockets;
* Fleece type jacket;
* Hat / cap;
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: * Lip balm;
* (Neck) sunblock;
Photo Equipment: * Camera and lots of films!
* Extra batteries;
* Lens 210 mm.
Miscellaneous: * Binocular;
But don’t sweat it … Tecklenburg also has hundreds of years of history; and nowhere is this more evident than at the city center and its alleys and narrow streets. The compact town of Tecklenburg is easy to get around, and the ideal place to explore on foot. Tecklenburg is Germany, and yet it is a culture unto itself. In the 12th century the county...more
Most people try to rush Tecklenburg on a budget so they end up missing some of the highlights in a whirlwind. The key to seeing Tecklenburg properly is a game plan, you must know what you want to see before setting out. Before we visited Tecklenburg we saw on a city map that the small town of Tecklenburg is divided into three areas - the historical...more
Take time to meander - losing yourself in the maze of alleys, streets and lanes is one of Tecklenburg old town´s principal pleasures. The streets wind and wander with no discernible order or object. After our stroll we rewarded ourselves with a cool glass of beer or wine for our effort! We learned that you won´t do justice to the entire city of...more
In the Bad Bentheim are about a dozen bicycle routes.
You can get bicycle route maps at the Local tourist office "Grafschaft Bentheim Tourismus e.V.".
The following routes are indicated by signs:
-1: Durch Alt-Bentheim und Gildehaus (18 km)
-2: Rund um Bad Bentheim (45 km)
-3: Rund um den Isterberg (40 km)
-4: Schüttorf - Samerrott- Ohne (32 km)
-5: Gildehauser Venn - Driland - Gronau (40 km)
-6: Ochtrup - Haus Welbergen - Welbergen - Rothenberge (43 km)
-7: Nordhorn (45 km)
-8: Losser - De Lutte (45 km)
-9: Denekamp - Singraven - Lutter Zand (45 km)
-10: Welbergen - Wettringen - Haddorfer See - Ohne (45 km)
-11: Gildehaus-Dinkel-Route (49km)
Bentheim County Tourist board
Train connection to Hengelo, the Netherlands