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    by Childish Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Supposed to be an European Institute for the Promotion of Russian and International Handcrafts in Gifhorn whose patron is Michael Gorbachov (the former Russian president). Its 50 golden domes must represent 50 years of peace in Germany.
    Unfortunately I saw it only late in the evening, so I haven't visited it. But even outside is a impressive building. And kind of oddy type of architecture to be seen outside Russia (and Bulgaria).
    But in my opinion it was not ready yet when I went there.
    I could not get more information about it.

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  • by Mariajoy Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Within the grounds of the Windmill Museum stands the timber built Russian Orthodox Church. Built by Horst Wrobel without planning permission OR the support of the people of Gifhorn the church is now open to other orthodoxies apart from Russian, as well as visitors to the museum (for a small sum of a few Euro). Regular church services are held here and I happened to be visiting at the time of a Mass, which was well attended.

    Russian Orthodox Church
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  • by Mariajoy Updated Oct 28, 2007

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    The Windmill Museum costs 8E for adults and is a nice leisurely way to spend the afternoon. The museum is known amongst windmill enthusiasts for its huge collection of windmills from around the globe including, South America, Africa, India as well as most European countries. While the windmills are not actually working mills, it is possible to go inside and climb up some of them, great fun for kids.

    It is an outdoor museum but there is also an indoor museum housing replica mills and other exhibits.

    There is a restaurant, shop and a couple of donkeys, sheep and cattle.

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Gifhorn Hotels

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  • Morada Hotel Gifhorn

    Isenbuetteler Weg 56

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Ringhotel Heidesee

    Celler Strasse 159 - 161, Gifhorn 38515

    Good for: Business

  • Morada Hotel Jagerhof Gifhorn

    Bromer Strasse 4, Gifhorn, Lower Saxony, 38518, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Landidyll Hotel Deutsches Haus

    Torstr. 11, Gifhorn, Germany, 38518, DE

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Seehotel

    Eichenpfad 2, Gifhorn, Lower Saxony, 38550, Germany

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Solo

Gifhorn Restaurants

  • by Mariajoy Written Apr 11, 2006

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    Within the museum grounds is a lovely restaurant serving soups, fresh baked break from their ovens and delicious cakes. The decor is heavy dark traditional German rural style with oak beams and loooooooong tables and benches.

    It is also possible to buy different types of loaves of bread to take home with you.

    Favorite Dish: Crumbly topped cake! (sorry, don't know the name in German!)

    Windmill Museum Restaurant Big Bread Oven

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Gifhorn Off The Beaten Path

  • by Mariajoy Written Apr 11, 2006

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    From what I understood with my limited German, the giant car manufacturers in Wolfsburg have bought vast areas of undeveloped land around the Gifhorn area, for the purpose of creating a suitable natural habitat to encourage various flora and fauna.

    We visited the Ilkerbruch haven and were able to see nesting white storks, and other birds, as well as wild ponies (which have been reintroduced) and deer and buffalo. Don't forget your binoculars!!!!

    As well as an observation platform, there is a bird-watching cabin here which is very busy with twitchers - go in quietly!! Their photographic equipment is enviable and there are albums in the cabin displaying their stunning photography.

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