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Cloppenburg Things to Do

  • Museumdorf - outdoor museum village

    The museumdorf is an open air collection of rural houses and farm buildings from Lower Saxony from the 16th century to the present day. Entrance for adults is 5E but we got in for half price as this was a working visit. There are several entrances, head for the main one and don't be tempted to turn into Museumstrasse. This is where the old entrance...

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  • Living History in Cloppenburg

    The Museumsdorf CloppenburgNiedersächsisches Freilichtmuseum is a living history museum of antique houses of many types! There is an old windmill and many old houses from times long ago.It is a pleasant park area as well, and we enjoyed our visit there very much! We were always looking into houses that were so unique, authentic, and well-preserved...

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    4 Hotels in Cloppenburg

Cloppenburg Hotels

  • Muensterlaender Hof

    Bahnhofstrasse 30, Cloppenburg, Lower Saxony, 49661, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Parkhotel Cloppenburg

    BurgstraÃ?e 8, Cloppenburg, 49661, de

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Schaefer's Hotel

    Lange Strasse 66, Cloppenburg, Lower Saxony, 49661, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Cloppenburg Restaurants

  • Typical German Fare

    Right. Let's talk about the restaurant.Decor was typical old dark timbered German style, Open fire, cobbled floor, perfectly befitting the location and setting. Also, very typical for German establishments, we were asked to join a table with others - no problem there, they seemed nice enough, so did their dog, something I find a little strange...

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  • Elegant and Historical Surroundings

    Our family was treated to one of the best meals we had while in Germany at this restaurant by our German family in Cloppenburg. We had white asparagus with glorious hollandaise sauce!The Dorfkrug, which is operated by Ute and Adi Roehr, is nestled in one of the largest buildings on the property of the historical Musemsdorf in Cloppenburg. The walk...

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Cloppenburg Transportation

  • by Mariajoy Written Oct 26, 2007

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    We took the train to get to the Museumsdorf in Cloppenburg. From Diepholz where we were staying, we boarded the train to Osnabrueck and changed there for Cloppenburg.

    It wasn't necessary to buy a separate ticket as we were using our Niedersachsen Tageskarte which can be used for up to 5 people for the entire day up to 3am the next day within the Niedersachsen region.

    Cloppenburg Bahnhof

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Cloppenburg Shopping

  • by Mariajoy Updated Oct 26, 2007

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    As with other buildings here, this one looked like it was a little private home from the outside, but when we saw the sign "Toepferie" (Pottery) and saw someone come out with their purchase we realised that it was actually open to the public! The shop is also working pottery and we were able to see the potter at work while we were there.

    Take a look at the wonderful old green tiled kiln! Just beautiful!

    What to buy: Pots pots and more pots! All shapes and sizes, and for all purposes, from tiny jugs for a few euro to larger jugs, plates and dishes for 30 or 40 Euro. We just bought a small door plaque in blue and white saying "Ruhr!" (Quiet!)

    The pottery has its own website here Toepferie im Museumdorf

    What to pay: various - depends on what you buy.

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    • Arts and Culture
    • Architecture
    • School Holidays

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Cloppenburg Local Customs

  • Announcing the arrival of a new baby???

    I'm not sure what is going on here but we saw this washing line of baby clothes strung across a building (not a house - more like a warehouse) in a mostly residential street in Cloppenburg.If anyone knows what its about, please let me know!Update...they probably just received a baby and friends put the washing line up. That's a local customThanks...

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  • A driver's nightmare?!?!!

    Outside the local police station in Cloppenburg is a collection of about 15 road signs! I hope they ARE just a collection and NOT a series of instructions and orders to drivers in this steet. :)

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  • Around the Museumsdorf

    You will come across all kinds of different farm/rural buildings. There are three windmills here, this one is called "Kappenwindmuehle" and is situated near the restaurant.Museumsdorf Cloppenburg

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  • Inside the houses

    Inside the little country houses, visitors can see "how they used to live" - as everything has been carefully reconstructed, whether it was a lowly farmworker's dwelling or a rich manor house.I found the little cupboard beds complete with fluffy duvets fascinating - there was no way they could ever lay out straight in their beds.. they were just...

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  • Backhaus (bakery)

    This tiny timberframed building was in fact a bakery, selling a variety of "country" loaves for a couple of Euro each. All were made on the premises in their own oven (you can see it at the back of the building). The smell was divine!Museumsdorf Cloppenburg

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