Green city, everything is within reach
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I have lived here for almost 2 decades now...
Plesse Castle, or Plesse Burg, as it is known in german, dates back to the 11th century, when the castle belonged to the Bishop of Paderborn. In the 12th century, some local nobility acquired the castle, and their family name became known as “von Plesse”. Since 1660 the castle fell into ruin, but came back into popularity in the 19th century as a...more
we were told that the figure on a fountain is the most kissed girl in the world because there is a custom to kiss the girl if you have just graduaded the universityanyway I haven't seen anyone to kiss it; to me it is a nice meeting place; and it seems this is the case not only to me.. there was so crowdy there and almost impossible to take a nice...more
Dransfelder Strasse 3, GÃ¶ttingen, Lower Saxony, 37079, Germany
Good for: Families
Goetheallee 22/23, Goettingen, Lower Saxony, 37073, Germany
Good for: Families
As having lived for approx 20 yrs in Goettingen and practically in a calling distance to the spot, I...more
This coffeeshop is a nice place though it sticks right to the train station. In fact there's even a sort of cosy, silent atmosphere. Their offer of coffee and cakes is tasty and various. Seems they try to look a little like Starbucks'? Anyway, mom and me had coffee and hazelnut cake which was very delicious. The cafe's self-service makes a visit...more
Disappointment. - This is what one can say after visiting the "Zum Schwarzen Baeren" Restaurant. Oh, yes, it is a historical place from 1600. More than 400 years old. But obviously the restaurant does not need any new customers. Or does not care.After having had lunch with my wife there, I asked the waiter - who was quite nice, I must admit - if...more
Read the comment by SSlater - very nice summary. Everything is made on the premises, no compromise on quality. Try the icecream tarts during the summer months (Bailey's is delicious), and don't forget to stock up on truffels, chocolates, hand made Easter eggs in season, even preserves/jams. The coffee selection has all the international favorites...more
Thanners formed an integral part of almost every great night out I had in Goettingen when I studied there seven years ago, and it has continued to come up trumps on the various occasions I have been back there since. Its central location and vibrant atmosphere make it an ideal pub for meeting up with friends. It attracts a large student crowd. It...more
The Junges Theater is Göttingen's second theatre venue behind the more traditional Deutsches Theater. The shows are generally more experimental, sometimes the experiment goes quite wrong, but hey, it's a young city and the young theatre is reflecting its eagerness to try out new things, to step aside from the trodden paths. But if in a performance...more
You can reach Goettingen using the Autobahn A7 or the ICE-Train, which both have a stop here. Its in the center of Germany, so it's easy to get here.There is one kind of vehicle you should not use in Goettingen: A Car. Everyone rides bicycle here. Or walks by feet. You can easily get around from one end of the inner town to the other in 15 minutes...more
15 Reviews and Opinions
Most of the historic town is pedestrianised. There are many excellent shops tucked away in the medieval streets. Standards are high -- many knowledgeable students working as salespeople, so quite often you'll get excellent advice. The main Shopping street is Weender Straße, the old town's axis leading from the main Uni campus to the market place.
First mentioned by Emperor Otto I. in a deed dated 953, Göttingen enjoys a rich history spanning more than a millennium. Around the year 1200 Göttingen received town status. It flourished, as a member of the Hanseatic League, in the 14th an 15th centuries. In later years, war torn and prey to political battles, this once blossoming centre of trade...more
Stick to the relevant speed limits, however frustrating it may be. It may be hard for tourists to stick to a (sometimes) suburban speed limit of 30 kph, but rest assured, if you get caught, you will get hammered. Also, if you are visiting in a car, make sure that you have headlamp converters fitted (for english vehicles), as well as a fire...more
In Goettingen, there are probably 10 bikes upon 1 car, so it's a very tempting place for bike thieves.... sometimes your bike may be also "used" by a drunk student heading home from the bar. Many people in Göttingen have 2 bikes: One shabby one for going to university and into town and one good one for bike tours etc.Lock your bike well!!Motorists...more
Couldn't find any tourist traps..This is a picture of the bahn hof where you can get maps of the city, hotel recommendations, and just about anything..it was fascinating to see because of the number of bicyles parked outside
Luggage and bags:
I like to travel light..There is a french luggage company called delsey and I think they make the best bags fro traveling..excellent rollers and built in elasic straps that really pack things in well and helps prevent wrinkles. I only take one bag because I don't like the hassle of luggage. My delsey has performed well
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I recommend dr maarten walking shoes..not particularly attractive but extremely comfortable....I don't worry about weather because if it is raining, I plan other activities or buy a cheap umbrella or poncho locally...
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Everything is available locally
Photo Equipment: I usually leave my digital camera at home because it is too big to lug..an old sony fd95,,so I like to travel with my Nikon proena aps format which is smaller and lighter...If I ever hit the lottery, I will buy one of the new fuji's digitals that are really small and pocket size
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: A light weight mountain sleeping bag is always handy...
Miscellaneous: I lke to travel with binoculars..when I am driving through European cities it is necessary to be in the proper traffic lane and often the directional signs appear just before the turn...which means it is too late to change lanes..so the binoculars really help when you are at a red light and want to read the traffic direction signs well ahead...To me they are a must for driving in large cities...The signs are there but not apparant often until you are right on top of them...
When in Göttingen, I strongly recommend to make the 30 km drive to Duderstadt, another one of those wonderful county towns teeming with half-timbered houses. Duderstadt has one of Germany's nicest half-timbered town halls. People here are predominantly Roman Catholic. They are friendly, but slightly conservative -- very different from liberal...more
Well,,I was in Viet Nam and got to Nha Trang once...so I was suprised to find a Vietnamese street restaurant called the 'Nha Trang'...they were very surprised to hear me speak Vietnamese....Hello, how are you ?, Thank you...Can you get me a doctor...and finally stop ! Dung Lai !...It didn't get me a discount on the spring rolls but we all had a...more
it was cold and really windy, but we had enough to warm up.... (sorry, Anna, no red bull, not even mixed) ...this was the 4th time for me participating on the "Kohlfahrt" with a group of friends in Göttingen. What´s that? Well, it all starts with a game called "Bosseln"...you have to throw/roll a little ball on a street as far as possible....you do...more
Hochschulsport activities are a great way to practice any kind of sports that you eventually like. The range is overwhealming: several dance groups, Japanese sports or Korean matial arts, sailing, cricket, underwater rugby, etc. Everything from Aerobic to Yoga. I have counted 52 sorts of offers.More in text update.The Hochschulsport pagemore