Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben is the author of Germany's national anthem in 1903 Deutschland ueber Alles. He spent his last 14 years as the librarian of the prince of Corvey. He carried out a lot of work extending and cataloguing the library of Corvey. The citizen of Hoexter decided to honor this author with a monument in the Corvey alley.It's...more
There' s a large main lake with a wonderful, even though artificial, white beach offering options on activities such as beach volleyball, boulen, inliner skaten etc., and a playground for children as well. And there are those rather non-public lakes such as the photo shows.more
The Nicolai Church was re-built about 1770 in Hoexter's center in the middle of its Market Place. The baroque Nicolai Church is surrounded by numerous historical buildings, stores, cafes and restaurants. Right beside are as well the deanery and the Markt Strasse's Fountain.Glaubensbekenntnis:Ich glaube, dass Gott aus allem auch aus dem Boesesten...more
Along the Weser River one can find many sporting outdoors possibilities are of diverse kinds. Well signed cycle paths lead to nice destinations along the Weser river. Other offers are parachute jumping, kite gliding and even swooping competing htt://www.fscdaedalus.deA simple walk along the Weser river, is taking one far from daily life's grind...more
Restaurant Bauernstube is located inside the Niedersachsen Hotel and offers wonderful, quiet also outdoor tables if weather cooperates, with view on Hoexter's market place. Almost no traffic. Food and service are nice too. Though I'm not much of a meat lover I do like their delicious carpaccio. One big minus: Smoking is welcome.more
Most important about Schlosscafe Corvey, is of course the Corvey Abbey, where in the Schlosscafe is located. Have yet not visited the Corvey Abbey itself but its Schlosscafe and its marvelous surroundings; the park with benches and beautiful plants in blossom, the church, a little lake, beautiful alleys with old trees and lawns in between. Mom and...more
Restaurant Knusperstube at Flair Hotel is located in front of Hoexter's train station. Very cosy place. Particulary during fall, one can enjoy their Zwiebelkuchen und Federweisser, called in English fall wine and onion tart, which to eat at the beginning of fall, is a German way to greet the season of fall. Now, regarding this German tradition, I...more
Cafe Pammel is wonderful located on Hoexter's Market Place in front of the Nicolai Church. The view is beautiful. Their goodies, cakes, sweets are great, and so is their ice cream too. Really fantastic. Worth the price. They provid certain corners for smokers.more
Since one never can't get enough of hot served waffles, mom and me ordered also at Restaurant Strullenkrug waffles as well. Served hot as well, with hot cherries, and cream. Delicious! Wirtshaus Strullenkrug is a very nice place with outdoor tables in their beergarden, and very cosy atmosphere. Their menu is good and pretty German. Very friendly...more
This little cafe called Wasser Inn Cafe, is part of Freizeitgelaende Ahlemeyer which at the same time awaits with fun for folks that like to do pedal boating, sailing, ferry boats, hiking, walking, or cycling tours along the Weser river, or just grilling out. Then a little further, near Restaurant Seestern, there's an opportunity to do some beach,...more
Except for actually Stockburn, I thought Honky Tonk 2007 was less exciting than Honky Tonk 2005. Atmosphere kinda changed. Also I thought, the folks responsible for that Honky Tonk Fest should switch to a different motive of their posters as they use the same photo every year (a saxophone player, which reminds rather on a jazz gather than a Honky...more
That was Orange-X playing! Great Rock Band! Location of their gig was at pub Till Eulenspiegel. This spot was the friendliest one as there was very little of smoke but fresh air. Great band! We enjoyed their rock & some Alster Wasser (beer mixed with soda). Pub Till Eulenspiegel is/was owned by a great guy. Great cook too! Guess, pub meanwhile is...more
Honky Tonk in Hoexter is about a festival where at in almost every restaurant or pub of the town, 20 different bands doing live music. We attended MadDoxxx, Allman, Zwei Gegen Willi, Monkey Man Band, Chris Blevins, VoicAct, B1, Orange-X. The best gig however was done by Stockburn, a duo that played Gunfighter and Cowboy songs, Wild West...more
There my mom bought different cows, ceramic art made, for her collection of a special cows' parade. The ceramic made cows are colored with the different flags' colors of the World Cup teams. Beside Drogerie Weber is just a lovely shop with all sorts of perfums, shower creams, body creams etc. Very friendly sales ladies.
What to pay: Drogerie Weber
From the 1st day of Advent there are Christmas markets almost all over in Germany,decorated with pine branches and laterns. Christmas markets have been an essential part of Advent in Germany for centuries. Each year ppl enjoy the traditional atmosphere, the festive music, the many of goodies such as Gluehwein, Lebkuchen, and other warm and sweet...more
Hoexter's season of events will be opened in March with the market that presents different sort of Easter eggs, and many things Easter related. Then next are the days of fishermen and boats. The events continue on May 1 with the Hoffmann-of-Fallersleben's speech at the Castle Corvey which is a part of the days of Corvey Castle from May to June....more
From the 1st day of Advent, there is a Christmas Market in nearly all German cities decorated with pine branches and laterns. Christmas Markets have been an essential part of Advent in Germany for centuries and each year local inhabitants as well as visitors enjoy the traditional atmosphere with friends and family, with festive music, Gluehwein...more
Why is this place so awful? It is because of its people, at least the majority of them. Hoexter is like a nest of peasants (in a way like John Lennon used the term in the song "Working Class Hero").
Far better places within reach with respect to friendliness and acceptance are Kassel (60km), Goettingen (70km) or Hannover (80km). I have to add that this Hoexter region is under traditional catholic influence (bishop) due to Paderborn close by (60 km), where he - the bishop - is situated and where a catholic college can be found. Furthermore a monastery used to be here (Corvey, 1 km outside of town). At first I would not believe that is makes a difference if you settle/live in a so-called "Black" (=conservative) community or not but reality taught me a painful lesson. Rumours are true.
The provincialism is so extreme that it becomes ridiculous again.
The predominant right-wing attitude is reflected in the local elections: CDU 23 seats, SPD 12 seats, Greens 3 seats, FDP 2 seats (Sept 2004).
The image provided here is about the more current election of the state parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia (2005) with votes from the 27 boroughs of Hoexter .
For those not familiar with the German political parties: CDU is on the right-hand-side of the political spectrum. They call themselves 'conservatives' with pride. NPD and REP are right-wing extremists (nationalists) with a trend to be militant. But of course this is denied officially. REPs are even worse. FDP represents the views mainly of the SMEs (small and medium enterprises). The SPD has once been the party to represent the working people but since Chancellor Schroeder and his followers, the course has been altered to the right, making them now the party to represent the big economics and corporations mainly. They are only traditionally called the "Reds" but they are not. The left-hand-side of the political spectrum is now represented by WASG (which is 'Die Linke' nowadays). They represent the workers, the unemployed and stem from worker`s unions and some individuals who once have been members of the former SPD and would not follow Schroeder. WASG has merged with the PDS party which was strong in east Germany. They are today called 'Die Linke' (The Left). The Left is the only party to become stronger and entering each and every parliament on every level quickly. The other parties decline or stagnate. GRÜNE (The Greens) have once been ecologically oriented, have settled and represent the center with a touch of left in their political actions now. They have this in common with the SPD.
To sum it up: The political representation is to a high degree right-wing (60%), 35% are at the center and only 5% may tend to be left from the center. In fact only 1.26% of votes have been actually 'left' in Hoexter (see WASG results).
15,180 votes have proved to be valid within the 27 Hoexter boroughs, which are truely vast! By car you may travel 1 hour to cross this area. And from this area, imagine this, only 182 people are 'left' in terms of voting for the WASG. You can calculate this yourself. I did. I am not kidding! This is just a handful of individuals being off-mainstream.
The rest of consideration if it is worth visiting Hoexter is up to you. You have been warned.
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Music Corps of the German Federal Armed Forces' ABC Abwehrbatallion 7 directed by Mrs. Cpt. Schuetz-Knospe, with a group of fine, young Soldiers, presented on a Benefiz Event a marvelous concert by playing Johannes Sebastian Bach (Allegro, Alla Sicililiana Adagio, Presto), Johann Christian Bach (Allegro Moderato, Adagio Molto Expressivo, Allegro...more
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In one of the local nightclubs of Höxter I almost got thrown out because of a big misunderstanding once. The DJ did requests so somebody requested a song for us. As you had to have a reason why you wanted to hear the song he said "Sabs and Uwe just got engaged". HAHA OK we had to dance and were happy to hear the song we wanted - and thought the story is over!
Later that evening Uwe found out that the condom machine on the men's toilet was called "Lord Hygiene". I wanted to take a picture coz I loved the name. I followed him into the restrooms when a bouncer came and wanted to throw us out. He thought we wanted to spend our "wedding night" on these toilets HAHA