Each year from late November till Christmas Eve there's a Christmas Market (Nordhorner Weihnachtsmarkt) in the main streets of the old city, Hauptstrasse, Zur Alten Bleiche and Zur Bleiche streets. As in many German citiess wooden shop houses are places in these streets selling Christmas arts & craft and food & drinks (Glühwein for the occasion).more
this church was once a missonary church of Saint Ludger, then consecreted in the year 1445. In the year 1544 the Grafschaft Bentheim (name of the region) changed to the lutheran confession, so this church too. In the year 1588 the dukes of Bentheim changed again to the reformed (calvinist) confession and the clergy of this church changed also...more
once the city of Nordhorn was placed on an island surrounded by the river Vechte. Of course the twon is now much bigger and only a smaller part is placed on the island. Around this centrum you can go by "Tretboot", a pedal boat. Some houses next to the river have their little paddle boats there as well, it looks almost like Amsterdam.more
Strolling around in Nordhorn I saw soooo much ice -café´s. I was really surprised. The weather was perfect to have an ice-cream so we had one at Dolce Vita, and it was really yummy, very very good!
I can recommend the "Raffaelo" taste!!
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 the kids to Alkmaar by car this holiday and drove some distances by car on when we were there and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you. General: Bring books, old favourite toys and new surprise...more
At the Western edge of town you will find the big Moma and Media Markt shops joined into one building.Moma is a home furnishing shop and Media Markt has everything for home electronics.It's just 500 meter from the Dutch border and very popular due to the low prices. CD, DVD, Television, furniture and more The lowest price in the neighbourhood.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
For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 liter of water each day. For a person who is not living an active lifestyle this may be enough, but if you are physically active, you need more water than that. That is especially true if you are hiking in the Alkmaar area due to the fact the...more
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...more
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;