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Email: info[at]vbn.de

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Free Time with the VBN

Bremen Cathedral, Oldenburg Palace, everyone knows them. But how to get there without the stress of cars and traffic jams? The VBN area is a major tourist centre with many attractive points of interest that can easily be reached by bus and rail. For example, with a VBN DayTicket, Wildeshauser Geest or Verden climbing park can be reached very easily. Examples for free time with the VBN:

BÖTTCHERSTRASSE WITH PAULA MODERSOHN BECKER MUSEUM AND TOURIST INFORMATION

Stop Domsheide: routes 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 24 and 25

If you want to explore Bremen, you absolutely must not miss beautiful Böttcherstraße in the heart of the city centre. The gem built by Ludwig Roselius in the early 20th century is a true work of art. Not only is the street captivating, with its unique symbiosis of traditional and expressionistic brick architecture; it also houses interesting museums and many opportunities for its visitors to feast and browse. You can find more information at: www.boettcherstrasse.de.

BOTANIKA

Stop Bürgermeister-Spitta-Allee: routes 4 and 21
Stop Rhododendronpark: routes 31

Plants. Animals. Asia. Diversity. Or also: more than 300 rhododendron species, shimmering kois, nimble gibbons and colourful flowers. botanika lets the gifts of nature shine – in an impressive, surprising, sensitive and informative way. A tour of Bremen’s green world of discovery leads from a Japanese Zen garden, through the tropical rainforest of the island of Borneo to the mountain worlds of the Himalayas. In the interactive discovery centre, many experimentation stations reveal the clever survival tricks of plants and provide an insight into the meaning of species diversity. Changing special exhibitions round off the offering. You can find more information at: www.botanika-bremen.de.

BREMER FILMKUNSTTHEATER

Atlantis: Stop Domsheide: routes 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 24 and 25
Gondel: Stop Kirchbachstraße: routes 1, 1S, 4 and 22
Schauburg: Stop Brunnenstraße: routes 2, 3 and 10

Bremen’s art cinemas have become a cultural centrepiece in Bremen. The focus of the cinema programme at Atlantis, Gondel and Schauburg is new cinematic art from all over the world. Sneak previews and films shown in their original versions are also a permanent features of the multi-award-winning programme. Actors or directors are often present at premiers. All three venues set great store by good catering, with extensive drinks ranges and snacks. You can find more information at: www.bremerfilmkunsttheater.de.

BREMER SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

Stop Theater am Leibnizplatz: routes 4 and 6

Lovers, tyrants, heroes and fools – William Shakespeare’s dramatic world is at home at Theater am Leibnizplatz. The bremer shakespeare company productions of Shakespeare are open to topical issues and play with elements of spectacle and the traditional theatre styles of Shakespeare’s times. It has received many awards for its productions and cooperations, but the audiences love the bremer shakespeare company mainly because of its unconstrained atmosphere that is close to its audience. You can find information at: www.shakespeare-company.com.

BREMER SCHNOORVIERTEL

Stop Domsheide: routes 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 24 und 25

The “Schnoorviertel” is the oldest part of Bremen. In the winding lanes you can stroll between goldsmiths’ and arts and craft shops, countless cafés and restaurants very close to the Weser. You will find unique souvenirs of the Hanseatic City here. Definitely worth a visit is the "Bremer Geschichtenhaus" where actors and actresses take the guests on a journey through Bremen's history. More information available from: www.bremen-schnoor.de.

EISSPORTHALLE PARADICE & WESERSTARS

Stop Waller Friedhof: routes 2 and 10

Skates on, steady, go! That is the motto in Eissporthalle Paradice from September to March. On a total of 3,600 m², ice fans can practise skating, spin in pirouettes or attend one of the legendary ice discos. Special highlights: the home games of the Weserstars! The 1st team of the Weserstars ensure an outstanding and exciting ice hockey experience. With an international team, the Weserstars are extremely successful in the Regionalliga Nord (northern regional league), the highest amateur class in Germany. You can find more information at: www.paradice.de.

FREUNDE DER BREMER STRASSENBAHN

Stop Sebaldsbrück: routes 2, 10, 21, 29, 33, 34, 37 and 44

From a horse and cart to the latest technology, from pliers to a model railway – there’s all sorts to touch and try out in the depot. The Freunde der Bremer Straßenbahn e. V. fill their exhibitions with living anecdotes and special offers, such as a city tour on a historic tram in the local dialect “Kiek mol ’rin”. You can find more information at: www.fdbs.net.

GOP VARIETÉ-THEATER BREMEN

Stop Eduard-Schopf-Allee: routes 3, 5 and 20

The GOP Varieté-Theater stands for breath-taking variety shows, world-class artistes and entertainers that touch the heart. With a lot of imagination, love of detail and a great deal of passion, exceptional artistes present all facets of modern variety; with humour, artistically and spectacularly. The show programme changes every two months and, with it, the international troupe. The GOP chefs’ wonderful culinary creations turn a visit to a show into an experience for all the senses. Enjoy the delicious menu in the theatre hall, the sophisticated buffet in the GOP Leaner Restaurant, or the outstanding Sunday brunch. You can find more information at: www.variete.de.

HAFENRUMMEL BREMEN

Stop Waller Ring: routes 3, 5, 26 and 28
Stop Speicher XI: route 20

Indoor fairground games from the 1950s. Bremen’s newest leisure attraction in a historical port atmosphere in the cosmopolitan city. Now follow in the fps of the stevedores in the basement of the energy control centre in Speicher XI (warehouse). Play your way through a course of 11 games for young and old. Collect points at 11 competition stations, where dexterity, speed and luck will lead you to the target. Whoever has the most points at the end, wins. We are also happy to organise events for you, including catering for up to 66 people, children’s birthday parties, stag nights, barbecue evenings, etc. You can find more information at: www.hafenrummel.de.

HAL ÖVER

Stop Domsheide: routes 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 24 and 25
Stop Am Brill: routes 1, 2, 3, 25, 26, 27 and 63

Experience Berme from its watery side on a popular Weser and port tour. Departures up to five times a day from the Martini landing stage.  Experience a maritime day trip on board the “Oceana” from May to September on a trip from Bremen to Bremerhaven and back again. You will then have a 3 hour stay in Bremerhaven (2 hours on Sundays and public holidays), enough time to visit attractions or take in the sea air. You can find more information at: www.hal-oever.de.

KELLER KIEKEN

Stop Domsheide: routes 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 24 and 25
Stop Schüsselkorb: 4, 6, 8, 24 and 25

Bremen’s City Hall cellar opens its doors. During a guided tour, visitors can look behind the scenes of the wine cellar, experience the impressive treasure house in which centuries-old wines are stored and you can marvel at the oldest barrelled wine in Germany in the Apostle and Rose Cellar. The meeting point is in front of the Stadtweinverkauf at the back of Bremen City Hall, it takes about 1 hour. More information available from: www.ratskeller.de/kellerfuehrung/termine.

KLETTERZENTRUM BREMEN

Stop Universität Nord: routes 6, 21, 22, 28 and 31

In Bremen Alpine Club’s climbing centre – the third biggest club in Bremen – you can get to know completely new perspectives. You can climb 230 climbing routes up to 14 metres high after attending a climbing course (introductory course). The course takes 2 × 3 hours and enables you to use the facility yourself safely. You must be at least 14 years old to take part. You can find more information at: www.kletterzentrum-bremen.de.

KUNSTHALLE BREMEN

Stop Theater am Goetheplatz: routes 2 and 3

Kunsthalle Bremen allows its visitors to travel through more than 600 years of the history of art in one day. From Albrecht Dürer via Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Max Beckmann and John Cage to James Turrell: there are masterpieces of European painting and sculptures from the 14th to the 21st centuries, international photo and media art and one of the most important German print galleries, with more than 200,000 drawings and prints. There are also regular, respected special exhibitions. You can find more information at: www.kunsthalle-bremen.de.

MYSTERY HOUSE BREMEN

Stop Kopernikusstraße: routes 4, 4S and 31

A Live Escape Game in Mystery House Bremen is not just for thrill-seekers. Brains are required too, because there are combinations and puzzles in the various action and games rooms. In “The Bomb” you have to defuse a bomb, in “The Robbery” you have to steal Granny’s jewels, in “Prison Cell” the challenge is to break out of jail, and for “Blood & Organs” the family urgently needs a new heart and thus special help. All of the games rooms are also ideally suited to stag nights, team building, family outings and birthdays. You can find more information at: www.mystery-house.de/bremen.

OCHTUM PARK (OUTLET CENTRE) IN BRINKUM

Stop Brinkum Ochtum Park: routes 27, 101, 102, 120 and 226

Ochtum Park in the Brinkum-North industrial area is one of the biggest outlet centres in Germany. Here, you can shop in more than 30 outlet stores from leading brands. More information available from: www.ochtum-park.net.

OLBERS-PLANETARIUM

Stop Wilhelm-Kaisen-Brücke: routes 4, 6, 8 and 24

Enjoy the starry skies of Olbers Planetarium whatever the weather! We have something to offer every age group in our themed show that lasts for about an hour. From fairy tales for the very youngest over four, via family shows with travels to far-off galaxies right up to amusing late night shows. You can find more information at: www.planetarium-bremen.de.

SCHWARZLICHTHOF

Stop Waller Ring: routes 3, 5, 26 and 2
Stop Speicher XI: route 20

Mini golf in the dark in a historical port atmosphere. Follow in the traces of the port workers in the old stevedoring offices. Basically, the game works like mini golf. But there is one important difference: it is an all-weather indoor experience. You play in a hall under UV light, which lights up the clubs, balls and fixtures. Players follow in the traces of Bremen’s port workers on 18 mini golf holes and pitpat tables. You play between real coffee sacks and fluorescent fishing nets, between pictures and objects taken from the port atmosphere of the 1930s to 1950s. You can find more information at: www.schwarzlichthof.de.

SCIENCE YOU CAN TOUCH - UNIVERSUM BREMEN

Stop Universität-Süd: routes 6, 21, 22, 28, 31, 630 and 670
Stop Wiener Straße: routes 22 and 28

Is it a silver whale, or is it a shell after all? Even the Science Center building throws up questions. The Science Center alone has 250 exhibits to touch, join in and experiment with. Here, young and old become engrossed in the themes of Humanity, Nature and Technology. The outdoor area, Germany’s first open-air site of this kind, with its stations dealing with movement enthrals the youngest visitors in particular. There are also regular special exhibitions. More information available from: www.universum-bremen.de.

SPIEL COOLISSE

Stop Werner-Steenken-Straße: route 1

Spiel Coolisse is great for families with children: the children will have great fun with trampolines, climbing labyrinth and many other attractions – all year round and whatever the weather! During this time, you can go shopping in peace in the Weserpark, go to the cinema, go bowling or just treat yourself to a good meal. You can find more information at: www.spielcoolisse.de.

STRIKEE’S BOWLING

Strikee’s in CineStar: Stop Werner-Steenken-Straße: route 1
Strikee’s in Findorff: Stop Theodor-Heuss-Allee: route 25

Let’s go to Strikee’s Bowling, there’s always something going on there. It’s best to try it out straight away: challenge friends, family, colleague to a big fame. And there’s delicious, American-style food. An all-round great experience that’s always great fun. You can find more information at: www.strikees.de.

THEATER BREMEN

Stop Theater am Goetheplatz: routes 2 and 3

Theater Bremen is a city theatre of national significance. It sees itself as a public space for aesthetic and political deliberation about problems, risks, freedoms and moments of joy in the modern city experience. It comprises four departments: musical theatre, plays, dance, children’s and young people’s theatre with the following venues: Theater am Goetheplatz, Kleines Haus, Moks and Brauhauskeller. Every season, the programme includes more than 30 premiers, with 66 shows, as well as concerts and parties. A direct dialogue with the audience is sought in the introductions to the pieces, audience talks after the shows and series of discussions. More information available from: www.theaterbremen.de.

ÜBERSEE-MUSEUM BREMEN

Stop Hauptbahnhof: routes 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 63, 101, 102, 120, 121, 226, 630, 660, 670, 730, 739, 740 and 750

In the Übersee-Museum Bremen you can immerse yourself in distant continents, experiencing their fascinating cultures and natural spaces in the process with unique exhibits from all over the world. Investigate a coral reef with dry feet or explore the Asian rainforest at night. Get to know Ancient Egypt or be enthralled by the unique natural landscapes of Africa. Find out more about the lives of the original inhabitants of North and Latin America or immerse yourself in the Amazonian habitat. Living plants and masterly dioramas contribute the special atmosphere at the Übersee-Museum. You can find more information at: www.uebersee-museum.de.

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE

Stop Domsheide: routes 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 24 and 25
Stop Schüsselkorb: routes 4, 6, 8, 24 and 25

The citizens of Bremen are especially proud of their City Hall, which is more than 600 years old. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee confirmed its uniqueness in 2004. Exciting stories and beautiful sagas surround the impressive building and venerable traditions continue here to this day. The Upper Hall and the Banquet Hall host state receptions, the oldest masonic dinner in the world, as well as musical events and much more. During a guided tour, you will visit the Upper Hall and the Banquet Hall and take a look at the Golden Chamber. You can find more information at: www.welterbe.bremen.de.

You can get to Bremerhaven on Regio-S-Bahn route RS 2, RegionalExpress routes RE 8 and RE 9 RegionalBahn route RB 33.

Bremerhaven has a lot to offer: In addition to the old port with the legendary museum ships, it’s worth visiting the Deutsches Auswandererhaus, Klimahaus Bremerhaven, the Zoo am Meer, the Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum, the submarine "Wilhelm Bauer" or the fishing port to enjoy freshly caught fish. More information available from: www.bremerhaven.de/en.

ART MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY

Stop Hochschule Bremerhaven/Stadttheater: routes 502, 504, 505 and 506

Changing exhibitions from more than 100 years of collecting history are held on three floors in the Art Museum and the Art Gallery across the road. More information available from: www.kunstverein-bremerhaven.de.

BÄDERGESELLSCHAFT BREMERHAVEN

BAD 1 Stop Hans-Böckler-Straße/Bad 1: routes S, 502, 503 and 508
BAD 2 Stop Altonaer Straße/Bad 2: route 502
BAD 3 Stop Gaußschule/Bad 3: route 509

Whether sport, fun or wellness – there’s the right things for everyone. The baths in Bremerhaven offer pure pleasure.
BAD 1 scores with water action on the only Black Hole giant slide on the North Sea coast or in the current channel and with a great offering for families, BAD 2 offers wellness and relaxation in the large swimming and sauna landscape and the 50m lanes challenge every sporting type in BAD 3. More information available from: www.baeder-bhv.de

BREMERHAVEN HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Stop Historisches Museum: routes 504, 505 and 506

The town’s history comes to life again in the Bremerhaven Historical Museum. Large exhibits help to immerse you in the maritime history of the seafaring town of Bremerhaven. More information available from: www.historisches-museum-bremerhaven.de.

COOKERY STUDIO

Stop Geestemünde Süd: routes HL, S, 504, 505, 506, 514, 530, 570 and 575
Stop Schaufenster Fischereihafen: route HL

The Cookery Studio has acted as an ambassador for fish since 1927. In entertaining cookery shows and courses, the professional chefs let you look into their pans and have many a tip for existing and aspiring fish lovers. More information available from: www.seefischkochstudio.de.

DEUTSCHES AUSWANDERERHAUS

Stop Havenwelten: routes 440, HL, 502, 504, 505, 506, 508, 509, 530, 570 and 575
Stop Bürgermeister-Smidt-Straße: routes S, 502, 504, 505, 506, 508 and 509

Out of the bus and into the past! Twilight and the dull throb of the engines of the “Lahn” steamer welcome you on the quay in 1888. In the Deutsches Auswandererhaus you go on an exciting journey through 300 years of emigration and immigration history. En route you will learn about the real fates of emigrants and immigrants: Can you look forward to a future as a royal court tailor or chambermaid? Are you a Vietnamese contract worker or an Italian ice cream maker? Find out! More information available from: www.dah-bremerhaven.de/en.

EISARENA BREMERHAVEN

Stop Stadthalle: routes 503 and 507
Stop Ernst-Reuter-Platz: routes S, 502, 508 and 509

Whether you are a professional or rookie, here in Bremerhaven EISARENA you can experience cold fun with the whole family, from small to big. You can hire ice skates in return for a fee. Drinks and snacks are available at the “Kufenflitzer” snack bar. More information available from: www.eisarena-bremerhaven.de.

FIGURENTHEATER BREMERHAVEN

Stop Am Fischbahnhof: route 504
Stop Hoebelstraße: routes 505 and 506
Stop Geestemünde Süd: routes HL, S, 504, 505, 506, 514, 530, 570, 575

Figurentheater Bremerhaven (puppet theatre) stands for exciting, intimate, quiet, noisy, funny, sad– in short: touching theatre. With imagination and love of detail, we pull figures, objects and materials out of their silent world and use them to tell the most unbelievable stories. They come to life on the stage of the little theatre in Bremerhaven’s fishing port and will enchant you. More information available from: www.figurentheater-bremerhaven.de.

FISCHTOWN PINGUINS

Stop Stadthalle: routes 503 and 507
Stop Ernst-Reuter-Platz: routes S, 502, 508 and 509

Experience the sporting soul of the marine city live at Fischtown Pinguins match in the Eisarena on Bremerhaven’s Wilhelm-Kaisen-Platz. There is nothing more exciting and dramatic than the fastest team sport in the world. Ice hockey in the marine city is an experience for the whole family – see for yourself! More information available from: www.fischtown-pinguins.de.

FISHING PORT SHOP WINDOW

Stop Geestemünde Süd: routes HL, S, 504, 505, 506, 514, 530, 570 and 575
Stop Schaufenster Fischereihafen: route HL

The Fishing Port Shop Window is Bremerhaven’s maritime mile. Here, fish is loved, experienced and celebrated. The former fishing dispatch hall is now home to maritime bistros, restaurants, smokeries and shops, all inviting you to feast and take a stroll. More information available from: www.schaufenster-fischereihafen.de.

GERMAN MARITIME MUSEUM

Stop Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum: routes HL, S, 508 and 509

Seafaring history comes to life in the German Maritime Museum. The cog from 1380 is the centrepiece of the exhibits. More information available from: www.dsm.museum/en.

HAFENBUS BREMERHAVEN

Stop Am Schaufenster/Gera: routes 504, 505, 506 and 511
Stop Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum: routes 501, 502, 505, 506, 508, 509 and 511

In Bremerhaven experience ports and ships that you have never seen before. Only the HafenBus runs directly through the enormous container and car terminal, and there’s even a breath-taking view of the longest riverside quay in the world. Get on board and discover one of the most fascinating areas of the international port! More information available from: www.bremerhaven.de/en.

KLIMAHAUS® BREMERHAVEN

Stop Havenwelten: routes 440, HL, 502, 504, 505, 506, 508, 509, 530, 570 and 575
Stop Bürgermeister-Smidt-Straße: routes S, 502, 504, 505, 506, 508 and 509

A unique trip around the world – in just one day! In Klimahaus® Bremerhaven start out on an exciting adventure around the work and experience the Earth’s climate zones first hand: Wander through the desert of the Sahel zone, experience the rainforest of Cameroon, feel the icy Antarctic or sink into the tropical climate on a Samoan beach. Countless colourful fish swim around in gigantic aquariums here. Also, find out more around climate change in the past and the outlook for the future. Or taken the future fate of the world into your own hands in the “World Future Lab”! More information available from: www.klimahaus-bremerhaven.de/en.

PICCOLO TEATRO HAVENTHEATER

Stop Schleusenstraße: routes 504, 505 and 506

Bremerhaven’s first and only small theatre has earned itself a permanent place in the audiences’ hearts. More information available from: www.haventheater.de.

SHOPPING

Stop Havenwelten: routes 440, HL, 502, 504, 505, 506, 508, 509, 530, 570 and 575
Stop Große Kirche: routes S, 502, 504, 505 and 506

Strolling, ambling, shopping to your heart’s desire - you can do all of this in Bremerhaven town centre. Jewellery, fashion, perfumery, cosmetics, sport, gourmet oils, spirits, electronics, fine dining, cafés and more in thousands of square metres in the covered pedestrian area, in the Columbus Shopping Center or Mein Outlet & Shopping-Center. More information available from: www.bremerhaven.de/shopping/en.

STADTTHEATER BREMERHAVEN

Stop Hochschule Bremerhaven/Stadttheater: routes 502, 504, 505 and 506
Stop Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum: routes HL, S, 508 and 509

For 100 years, Stadttheater Bremerhaven – centrally located on Theodor-Heuss-Platz– has been providing theatre to the town and region: musical theatre, plays, ballet, theatre for children and young people and concerts. Many special events round off the programme. In total, the Stadttheater in its venues on Theodor-Heuss-Platz and many places in the town puts on around 500 events per year – a diverse artistic programme awaits you! More information available from: www.stadttheaterbremerhaven.de.

THEATRE IN THE FISHING PORT (THEATER IM FISCHEREIHAFEN - TIF)

Stop Geestemünde Süd: routes HL, S, 504, 505, 506, 514, 530, 570 and 575
Stop Schaufenster Fischereihafen: route HL

The theatre was established in a former, lovingly restored fish dispatch hall and has earned itself a permanent place in Bremerhaven’s cultural life. Every year, audiences can enjoy around 130 performances from satirical revue, comedy, magic, concerts and much more. More information available from: www.tif-bremerhaven.de.

U-BOOT “WILHEM BAUER” TECHNOLOGY MUSEUM

Stop Deutsches Schifffahrtsmuseum: routes HL, S, 508 and 509
Stop Große Kirche: routes S, 504, 505 and 506

Explore an original U-Boot from the 2nd World War in Bremerhaven's museum harbour. Submarines of this type revolutionised submarine construction worldwide. Due to their advanced technology, they were the first ones capable of spending their entire mission.  U-Boot “Wilhelm Buer” was never used in military operations. More information available from: www.u-boot-wilhelm-bauer.de/en.

ZOO AM MEER BREMERHAVEN

Stop Havenwelten: routes 440, HL, 502, 504, 505, 506, 508, 509, 530, 570 and 575

Immerse yourself into the underwater world of seals, polar bears, penguins, otters - it's a special experience. Spectacular North Sea in the Nordsee-Aquarium: various North Sea habitats are presented in underwater worlds with a modern twist. Particular eye-catchers are the lumpfish, seahorse, the fierce-looking catfish or the enormous sturgeon. More information available from: www.zoo-am-meer-bremerhaven.de.

You can get to Delmenhorst on the Regio-S-Bahn Routes RS 3 and RS 4, RB 58 and the RegionalExpress Routes RE 1, RE 8 and RE 19.

DELMENHORST MUNICIPAL GALLERY "HAUS COBURG"

Stop Lange Straße: routes 202 and 203
Stop Bahnhof/ZOB: alle routes

Following a design by the architect Heinz Stoffregen, the villa was originally built in 1905 as a doctor’s practice with a residential area and outbuilding. Now known by the name “Haus Coburg”, the building houses Delmenhorst’s municipal gallery. The exhibitions of modern art held here have already received national recognition. You can find more information at: www.staedtische-galerie-delmenhorst.de.

GRAFTANLAGEN

Stop Holbeinstraße/GraftTherme: routes 202 and 206
Stop Markt: routes 201, 202, 204, 205 and 206

Just a stone’s throw from the elegant pedestrian area with its little shops and cafés it the Graftanlagen, an extensive park in the middle of the town centre. It is called after the two former castle moats. Vast meadows, ancient trees and wide waterways turn this green space into an almost enchanted place. In the middle of the Graft lies Burginsel (castle island), where Delmenhorst Castle used to stand. The Graft also contains mini golf, pedal boat hire, a barefoot path, a tree trail, a bee trail, a large children’s play area and a fitness trail.

GRAFTTHERME

Stop Holbeinstraße/GraftTherme: Routes 201, 206, 216 and 218

The GraftTherme is your very own wellness bath in Delmenhorst, where you can leave your everyday concerns behind. The various relaxation, adventure and sport offerings invite you to relax, have fun and recharge your batteries. Since opening in 2011, the GraftTherme, with its distinctive architecture, sustainable energy concept and the exceptional water and relaxation attractions, has been one of the most high-tech adventure pools in northern Germany. You can find more information at: www.grafttherme.de.

NORDWOLLE MUSEUM - NORTHERN GERMAN MUSEUM OF INDUSTRIAL CULTURE

Stop Museum:  Routes 201, 212 and 214

In the middle of the landmarked site of the former Norddeutsche Wollkämmerei und Kammgarnspinnerei (“Nordwolle”), which is unique in Europe, the North Western German Museum of Industrial Culture presents Delmenhorst’s industrial and town history in two buildings.The  turbine house, built in 1902, is an architectural highlight on the Nordwolle site. Theatre productions, readings and concerts are held in this historic hall and former powerhouse. There are also regular special exhibitions. This space with its unique atmosphere can also be hired for other events and weddings. You can find more information at: www.delmenhorst.de/kultur-bildung/museum/index.php.

TOWN GUIDED TOURS AND CYCLE TOURS

Stop Markt: routes 201, 202, 204, 205 and 206

Our team of guides is constantly working on new themed guided tours and, every year, develops a new programme with exciting and entertaining subjects relating to the town’s history. All town guided tours, cycle or bus tours and outings from these offerings can be customised for groups according to key themes. A tour guide for one-day programmes is also possible by arrangement. Delmenhorst also offers six mapped cycle tours. You can follow them using a cycling map or digitally. You can find more information at: www.dwfg.de/freizeit.html & www.dwfg.de/fahrradfahren.html.

TOWN HALL WITH WATER TOWER

Stop Markt: routes 201, 202, 204, 205 and 206

The town hall complex together with Delmenhorst’s water tower were built by the Bremen architect Heinz Stoffregen from 1908-25. The town hall was built in the art nouveau style and to this day represents Delmenhorst’s “entry into the modern age”. Delmenhorst’s town hall is a real architectural work of art, because Stoffregen not only designed the actual building, but also the chairs, radiators, coat stands and door handles. Inside the town hall, it is worth taking a look inside the council chamber. In 1955, the town hall complex underwent a major change when the arcades between the town hall and the market hall were demolished to allow the town hall to be more prominent on the Rathausplatz (Town Hall Square).

EDITH-RUSS-HAUS FOR MEDIA ART

Stop Julius-Mosen-Platz: routes 306, 308, 310, 330 and 350

With the Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art, Oldenburg has a rarity in the landscape of contemporary art: a house in which largely international media art is exhibited and discussed. The connecting theme of the regularly changing exhibitions is the increasing presence of new media and forms of communication in the everyday world of today. Tip: entrance is free of the fourth Saturday of every month and free guided tours are offered at 3.00 pm every Sunday. More information available from: www.edith-russ-haus.de/en.

GUIDED TOUR OF OLDENBURG

Lappan stop: Routes 270, 280, 289, 301, 302, 304, 306, 308, 309, 310, 311, 313, 314, 315, 318, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 329, 330, 340, 350, S35, 380, 440, 460, 910, N25, N27, N31, N32, N34, N35, N36, N37, N38, N39, N40 and N41

By taking part in the classic town walk through the centre of Oldenburg, you will see everything that you should have seen during a visit. Be surprised and enjoy a sociable time with lots of sights, stories and insider information between the Lappan and Oldenburg Schloss landmarks. Only a guided tour can bring the history and character of a city to life. Trained and qualified town guides offer a classic walk through Oldenburg every weekend. More information is available from the Oldenburg-Info in Lappan or at: www.oldenburg-tourismus.de/fuehrungen.

HORST JANSSEN MUSEUM OLDENBURG

Stop Lappan: Routes 270, 280, 289, 301, 302, 304, 306, 308, 309, 310, 311, 313, 314, 315, 318, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 329, 330, 340, 350, S35, 380, 440, 460, 910, N25, N27, N31, N32, N34, N35, N36, N37, N38, N39, N40 and N41

Learn about the life and work of the genius and idiosyncratic artist Horst Janssen (1929 – 1995) who grew up in Oldenburg. His landscapes, still lives, portraits and self-portraits show masterly technique. Furthermore, the Horst Janssen Museum has changing exhibitions on modern drawing. More information available from: www.horst-janssen-museum.de/en.

KULTURETAGE OLDENBURG

Stop Hauptbahnhof-Süd: Routes 270, 280, 289, 301, 302, 306, 308, 309, 310, 311, 313, 315, 315, 318, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 329, 330, 340, 350, S35, 380, 910, N27, N32, N34, N35, N37 und N39

Kulturetage offers a high-quality, interdisciplinary programme of events. Whether concerts, theatre, cinema, workshops, readings or socio-cultural projects - there’s something for everyone here. The Theater k company offers its guests, big and small, diverse and lovingly produced theatre shows, most of which they produce themselves. Cine k cinema shows films outside the mainstream that go far beyond the familiar story-telling patterns of commercial productions. Be our guest and enjoy an unforgettable experience with us! More information available from: www.kulturetage.de.

LANDESMUSEUM FÜR KUNST UND KULTURGESCHICHTE

Schlossplatz stop: Routes 254, 270, 280, 289, 301, 302, 304, 309, 311, 313, 314, 315, 318, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 330, 340, 380, 910, N25, N38, N39, N40, and N41

The Landesmuseum comprises three museum sites located close to one another: Schloss, Augusteum and Prinzenpalais. In the Schloss, the former residence of the Counts and Dukes of Oldenburg, there are around 800 cultural-history exhibits documenting the diversity and special nature of the Oldenburger Land region over the centuries, starting in the Middle Ages right up to the 20th century.  After extensive renovations, the Augusteum once again houses the gallery of Old Masters with its excellent collection of Italian, Dutch, French and German paintings from the 15th to 18th centuries. The Prinzenpalais is home to the Gallery of Modern Masters with an excellent collection of classical modernism painting and sculpture. More information available from: www.landesmuseum-ol.de/english.

LANDESMUSEUM NATUR UND MENSCH

Stop Staatsarchiv: route 315

Bog bodies, rare finds and large and small animals from the region are presented in the Landesmuseum Natur und Mensch in Oldenburg. Starting from the characteristic landscapes of moor, geest terrain, coast and marsh, unique treasures of natural and cultural history can be seen in the permanent exhibitions. The museum has won awards for innovative design and it is the artistic presentation above all that makes it so unique. More information available from: www.naturundmensch.de.

OLANTIS HUNTEBAD

Stop P+R Marschweg / OLantis: Routes 314 and N38
Stop P+R Westfalendamm / OLantis: Routes 280, 289, 315 and 910

Be spoilt in the OLantis SaunaWelt! Experience well-being and varied infusions in one of the most beautiful saunas in the North West. Situated right on the banks of the Mühlenhunte, the large site has eight saunas and lots of space to linger and relax, both indoors and outdoors. OLantis SaunaWelt is great all year round! More information available from: www.olantis.com.

OLDENBLOC

Stop Melkbrink: Routes 302, 313, 329, 330 and N36
Stop Neuer Friedhof: Routes 308 and N37

Oldenbloc opened in the heart of Oldenburg in 2014. Our hall has an area of approx 1,000 m² and is divided into a three-storey boulder area, climbing wall, training area and café. You will find all types of wall structures here – crawlers and power beasts! We also have a yoga/seminar room, which is available for groups and events. We offer boulder and climbing courses, workshops, children’s birthday parties and individually tailored events for you. And it’s fun too, obviously! More information available from: www.oldenbloc.de.

OLDENBURGISCHES STAATSTHEATER

Pulverturm stop: Routes 270, 280, 289, 301, 302, 304, 309, 311, 313, 314, 315, 318, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 330, 380, 910, N25, N27, N32, N34, N35, N38, N39, N40 und N41

Oldenburg’s Staatstheater is a lively place for social and cultural interaction in the centre of the city. Although the heritage of the oldest theatre in the region may sound classical, the multidisciplinary venue relies on clear directorial hands and exciting aesthetic designs for opera, plays and dance. Major and familiar material takes an equal place alongside contemporary works and premiers. The question of the meaning today is key to all productions. And finally, international connections and various festivals have made the theatre well known beyond the borders of the region. More information available from: www.staatstheater.de.

OLDENBURG TOWN PORT

The port, the Hunte, the Coastal Canal and the many smaller rivers have shaped urban development in Oldenburg. Even the tides of the North Sea, which is only 30 kilometres away, can be felt in Oldenburg. The port is just a few metres from the central station and the town centre. A new, unique district of the town has grown up here and a stroll along the port promenade is well worthwhile because there are many opportunities to stop and explore. You can’t tell from Oldenburg Port with its promenade and restaurants that it is one of the busiest inland ports in Lower Saxony.

PEDAL BOAT TRIP IN THE SCHLOSS GARDEN

On the southern edge of Oldenburg town centre there is a small pedal boat hire operation for a tour on the picturesque “Mill Hunte” from April to October. But “Bootzeit” not only rents out pedal boats, it also operates a charming food operation. At the kiosk, you can rent the boat you want, as well as order homemade stews, soups, sausages, tartes flambées, crispy paninis and drinks that you can savour at small tables right by the water (even without renting a boat). More information available from: www.bootzeit-oldenburg.de.

SCHLOSSGARTEN OLDENBURG

Pulverturm stop: Routes 270, 280, 289, 301, 302, 304, 309, 311, 313, 314, 315, 318, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 330, 380, 910, N25, N27, N32, N34, N35, N38, N39, N40 and N41

Schlossgarten Oldenburg is one of the most important historical parks in Germany. This approximately 16-hectare park with its variety of plant forms and colours was designed by Duke Peter Friedrich Ludwig (1755-1829) as an English landscape garden. The sweeping lawns with picturesque giant trees, winding paths and streams shape the character of the park, as do the lush flower beds. The rhododendron flowers, in particular, draw countless visitors every year. There are regular bat tours, readings, hydrangea days or guided tours of the kitchen gardens. In the 200 years of its existence, the park has undergone very few interventions, meaning that it presents an almost unchanged face to its visitors to this day, even some of the trees are original. More information available from: www.schlossgarten-ol.de/english.

SHOPPING TRIP TO OLDENBURG

Lappan stop: Routes 270, 280, 289, 301, 302, 304, 306, 308, 309, 310, 311, 313, 314, 315, 318, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 329, 330, 340, 350, S35, 380, 440, 460, 910, N25, N27, N31, N32, N34, N35, N36, N37, N38, N39, N40 and N41

Time for a leisurely stroll and shopping, time for good food - literally everything is possible in Oldenburg town centre, and all without motor vehicles because they have been banned here since 1967. Nowadays, almost the entire centre is a shopping area that can only be used by pedestrians. There are more than 600 shops, many of which are independent, which means: yes, you can get the internationally famous brands here, but not just them. The markets complement the culinary offerings and tempt you to amble and savour. In addition to the flea markets, the annual Nikolaimarkt at Whitsun and the International Ceramic Fair on the first weekend in August also offer unusual art and craft products. More information is available at: www.oldenburg-tourismus.de/shopping.

VFL OLDENBURG

Stop ZOB: Routes 270, 280, 289, 301, 302,306, 308, 309, 310, 311, 313, 314, 315, 318, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 329, 330, 340, 350, S35, 380, 440, 460, 910, N27, N31, N34, N35, N36, N37 and N39

Experience handball with energy and passion, live in the EWE Arena! Be there when our women’s Bundesliga handball team are fighting for every ball. The club’s biggest successes include winning the Germany Cup four times (2018, 2012, 2009 and 1981) and the Challenge Cup 2008 and the Super Cup 2009. More information available from: www.vfl-oldenburg-handball.de/bundesliga/spielplan.

WREDE+ THEATRE

The independent theatre on Klävemannstraße (opposite the station) creates new theatre forms and critically examines social issues. With the 2+ theatre series, the theatre team invites the very youngest to flights of fancy and makes stories out of colours and sounds. The baby stage is a unique feature in Northern Germany. More information available from: www.theaterwrede.de/eng.

YETI CANOE TRIPS

Office at ZOB stop: Routes 270, 280, 289, 301, 302, 306, 308, 309, 310, 311, 313, 314, 315, 318, 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 329, 330, 340, 350, S35, 380, 440, 460, 910, N27, N31, N34, N35, N36, N37 and N39

Canoe boarding points:
Stop Wardenburg Markt: Routes 268, 280, 284, 285, 286, 287, 288, 289, 314, 320, 918 and N25
Stop Sandkrug Station: Route 277, 279, 282, 288, 315, 325 and N41 

A natural experience with a touch of adventure: Climb aboard and come with us! A canoe trip on the Hunte is an experience for adults, teenagers and kids. We show you how to paddle and provide the transport you need. You discover the river landscape of the Wildeshauser Geest Nature Park from a completely new perspective. All trips and tours are suitable both for beginners and experienced canoeists. Enjoy paddling! More information available from: www.yeti-ol.de.

CYCLING BINGO - EXPERIENCE NATURE WITH A PRIZE

Bad Zwischenahn offers keen cyclists a unique nature experience: cycling bingo! The new junction system in Ammerland, with its 738 kilometres long network of cycle paths, is the backdrop for a large open-air bingo hall! Your bike is ready to start and your mobile fully charged? Then, we’re ready to go! Simply open “WhatsApp” and off you go. You play cycling bingo easily on your smartphone. The virtual bingo card is blank to start with and is filled with the junction numbers are you ride along. The players can plan their tour individually and thus cycle their way along their personal bingo card. Once a month it’s “BINGO!” and all participants have a chance to win great prizes. More information available from: www.radler-bingo.de.

FUN WITH HAND TROLLEYS

Westerstede Amtsgericht stop: Routes 350, 360, 366, 370, 371, S35 and N32
Westerstede Detershof stop: Routes 357 and 360

Whether as a group as small as four or as many as sixteen - riding on a hand trolley is a pleasure for young and old. On a “bicycle on rails”, you can take in the varied park landscapes of the Ammerland in a different way. Since 2006, twelve bicycle hand trolleys (4 people) and three club hand trolleys (16 people) have been purring back and forth along the disused tracks between Westerstede and the Ocholt neighbourhood - from 1 April to 15 October. Fun for four: Two people pedal fiercely while the other two sit on the bench and are unhurriedly taken through the wonderful natural idyll of the Ammerland. There are a few rules for riding on a hand trolley, because it is all single track. Three stations along the seven kilometre route enable you to take a break. At the end of the track, the hand trolleys are simply turned around and everything goes back to the start. The hand trolley station is on the premises of the G. D. Boehlje nursery in Westerstede, the oldest nursery in the Ammerland, with a history going back more than 160 years. More information available from: www.westerstede-touristik.de.

PARK GARDENS - THE GARDEN SHOW IN BAD ZWISCHENAHN

You can reach Bad Zwischenahn on the Regio-S-Bahn Route RS 3 and the RegionalExpress Route RE 1.

Rostrup Park der Gärten bus stop: Routes 350, 370, 371, 377, 396, 398, 399

Across 140,000 square metres, you will find ideas and inspiration for your garden at home, can immerse yourself in the wonderful world of plants or simply relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. You can experience this and much more every year in this unique garden show for all generations. Over 90 demonstration gardens, plant collections and contributions as well as tens of thousands of spring and summer flowers offer new, fascinating and impressive insights into gardening culture. A special experience for EVERYONE including culinary delights, play areas and events - pure garden enjoyment! More information available from: www.park-der-gaerten.de.

ROUND TRIPS WITH THE “WHITE FLEET”

Stop Bad Zwischenahn Kurpark: routes 377 and 394

You can get to know the Zwischenahner Meer from the lake during a round trip with one of the “White Fleet” (Weiße Flotte) passenger ships. Several trips a day are offered from April to October. In the winter season, the “White Fleet” sails every Saturday and Sunday. More information available from: www.weisseflottezwischenahn.de.

ZWISCHENAHN SEA

You can get to Bad Zwischenahn on Regio-S-Bahn route RS 3 and RegionalExpress route RE 1.

If you like to recharge your batteries by the water, Bad Zwischenahn is just the place for you. The Zwischenahn Sea is the third biggest lake in Lower Saxony and is ideal for a boat trip or relaxation on one of the bathing beaches. More information available from: www.bad-zwischenahn-touristik.de.

DÜMMER NATURE PARK

Stop Lembruch, Marissa Park: routes 129 and F17

Dümmer Lake is the second biggest inland lake in Lower Saxony and has many bathing, water sports, and recreational offerings to tempt us. The water depth of one metre on average is perfect. On the eastern shores, the sandy beaches can be used free of charge and are particularly popular among families . Here in Lembruch is the new stop “Marissa Park”. On the 129 route it connects the region around the Dümmer with the Regional Express (RE9) at Diepholz station to and from Bremen and Osnabrück. Furthermore, the seasonal leisure route F17 (May to October) runs from here to the excursion highlights to Wagenfeld (golf park, LOYDS Brau-Manufactur, beverage manufacturer Friedrich Lütvogt) and Ströhen (zoo, moorwelten and moor railway).

More information available from: www.duemmer.de and www.wagenfeld.de.

PLANETARIUM IN THE BRUCHHAUSEN-VILSEN OLD GASWORKS

Stop Bruchhausen-Vilsen Bahnhof: routes 150 and 151

Marvel at the oldest working star project in the world. A dome was built in the “Old Gasworks” and the antique projector is in the middle of it. It projects the stars, the moon and the planets. Experience the deep black skies in a 45-minute presentation and listen to astronomer Romke Schievink. The antique projects “Model 1”, also called the “Miracle of Jena”, is the oldest optical planetarium in the world. It was manufactured in 1924 by Zeiss in Jena. More information available from: www.bruchhausen-vilsen.de.

PRESERVED RAILWAY

Stop Bruchhausen-Vilsen Station: routes 150 and 151

Visit the nostalgic locos of Germany’s oldest heritage railway in Bruchhausen-Vilsen in the Middle Weser region. The collection comprises more than 90 metre-gauge, mainly operational railway vehicles, information at: www.museumseisenbahn.de. The “Kaffkieker”, a historic railcar from the 1960s, runs between Eystrup and Syke, information at: www.kaffkieker.de. The "Pingelheini" narrow-gauge railway with carriages from the 1920s and an old diesel loco from the 1950s runs on the route from Bremen - Stuhr - Weyhe - Thedinghausen, Information at: www.pingelheini.de. Information about the region is available at: www.mittelweser-tourismus.de.

TOUR OF WEYHE

Kirchweyhe (Weyhe): RE9, RS2

The tour of Weyhe covers a good 33 kilometres through all nine districts of the municipality and wends its way through countryside full of variety, past rivers, lakes, fields, woods and moors. The sights include St Felician’s Church in Kirchweyhe, the historic watermill in Sudweyhe, the Fachwerkspieker half-timbered warehouse in Lahausen, the historic locomotive in Kirchweyhe, the Wieltsee yacht marina and the “Alte Weser” bathing lake. There are plenty of stopping off points and idyllic places to linger on the route. More information available from: www.weyhe.de.

WATER PLAY AREA BRUCHHAUSEN-VILSEN

Stop Bruchhausen-Vilsen Bahnhof: routes 150 and 151

The water play area for children in the health resort of Bruchhausen-Vilsen is unique in Northern Germany. It is very close to “Germany’s First Heritage Railway”. On an area of approx. 5000 m² there are various water themed areas. Imaginative experimentation is the order of the day if you want to make Archimedes screws, bucket wheel, the geyser hopper or the flow disc work by movement, steering or pressure. This complex teaches anyone of any age all about water, by means of “Playing - Experiencing - Understanding”. More information available from: www.bruchhausen-vilsen.de.

WEYHER LOCOMOTIVE

Kirchweyhe (Weyhe): RE9, RS2
Stop Kirchweyhe (Weyhe) Bahnhof: routes 117-121 and 194

At one time, Weyhe was the biggest marshalling yard in the whole of Prussia. To commemorate this railway history, steam locomotive 50 3562-1 from 1941 was bought in Staßfurt, towed to Weyhe and restored. Gradually, a few coaches came along, which house a regional railway exhibition. Various exhibits, pictures and other information about local and general railway history are presented there. Exhibitions, readings and slide presentations are held on the cultural platform. The locomotive stands next to the station on the site of the former engine shed. More information available from: www.lok-weyhe.de.

WEYHE THEATRE

Kirchweyhe (Weyhe): RE9, RS2
Stop Kirchweyhe (Weyhe) Marktplatz: routes 118-121

Weyhe Theatre is Lower Saxony’s biggest independent theatre and enthrals with wit and tempo - from light comedy and musical theatre to Low German comedy and Christmas fairy tales. An unforgettable experience - a fantastic theatre atmosphere is guaranteed in all 313 seats. More information available from: www.weyhertheater.de.

BIKE TOUR AROUND THE HASBRUCH PRIMEVAL FOREST

You can get to on Regio-S-Bahn routes RS 3 and RS 4 and on RegionalExpress routes RE 1 and RE 19.

On the approx. 30km circular trip around Hasbruch starting in Hude you will have the opportunity to see woods, some of which has been untouched for decades. Hasbruch is among the most valuable pieces of woodland in northern Germany and is a protected landscape. The tour also gives you the opportunity to wonder at one of the oldest oak trees, the “Friederikeneiche”, which is estimated to be 1,250 years old, and to feel a real primeval forest atmosphere. More information available from: www.touristik-palette-hude.de/natur-und-landschaft/urwald-hasbruch.

CANOE TOUR ON THE HUNTE

You can get to Wildeshausen on RegionalBahn route RB 58.

A fantastic experience in the Wildeshauser Geest Nature Park: Canoeing and river hiking are sports that anyone can enjoy, whether young or old, someone seeking relaxation just as much as an active athlete. Canoe tours are a special kind of nature experience that give you a completely new perspective of familiar landscapes. Outings for beginners, families, clubs and groups, including pick-up and collection service. More information available from: www.hunte-natur.de.

JAN HARPSTEDT HISTORIC RAILWAY

Stop Harpstedt Station: routes 226 and 227

Discover the wooded surroundings of Harpstedt and Dünsen on the historic “Jan Harpstedt” heritage railway. The steam locomotives, diesel locos and rail cars have been running between Dlemenhorst and Harpstedt for more than 30 years. The route contains many delightful ideas for excursions. Suggestions for walks near the railway’s stations are available on the train. Or start the day with a plentiful à la carte breakfast on the early trains. More information available from: www.jan-harpstedt.de.

OSTRITTRUM WILDLIFE AND LEISURE PARK

Stop Ostrittrum, Abel: route 273

Ostrittrum Wildlife and Leisure Park, in the Wildeshauser Geest Nature Park, provides lots of fun for the whole family! There are slides, swings and lots of sand pits for the youngest visitors, the slightly older visitors can enjoy themselves on the Noah’s Ark or go for a pedal boat ride on the lake. On a relaxing walk, you can lose yourself in the world of wonderful fairy tales and agriculture from days gone by. More than 500 animals from all over the world await visitors in the Wildlife Park, hoping for a few cuddles. You can bring your own food or sample a few delicious treats on site. More information available from: www.freizeitpark-ostrittrum.de

THE SIGHTS OF HARPSTEDT

Stop Harpstedt Station: routes 226 and 227

Treat yourself to a delicious piece of cake in the café and restaurant “Zur Wasserburg” with a view of the historic watermill dating back to 1712. Continue your outing by visiting the former moated castle from 1744 and current tithe house of the “Samtgemeinde” (municipality) of Harpstedt. A walk through impressive parkland of the former palace with bridges and little paths is the perfect way to round off your visit.

WILDESHAUSEN

You can get to Wildeshausen on RegionalBahn route RB 58.

The Pestrup field of graves is special sight in Wildeshausen. Around 500 large and small burial mounds can be seen here on a total of 39 hectares. The nature and size of the complex is unique in Europe. More information available from: www.steinzeitreise.de.

WILDESHAUSER GEEST NATURE PARK

You can get to Wildeshausen on RegionalBahn route RB 58.

Do you want to marvel at a varied, fascinating landscape of woodland, moor and heath and megalithic tombs that are thousands of years old? Or do you prefer to stroll through quiet villages, visiting windmills and watermills, mediaeval churches or an interesting museum? You don’t have to choose, Wildeshauser Geest offers all this and much more! More information available from: www.wildegeest.de.

HARRIERSAND RIVER ISLAND

You can get to Brake on Regio-S-Bahn route RS 4.

Harriersand, the longest river island in Europe, is an attractive destination near Brake. The white sandy beaches are an invitation to swim. From April to October, you can cross over to Harriersand from Brake on the ferry “MS Guntsiet”. More information available from: www.brake-touristinfo.de.

LINTELER WEIDEN VIEWING TOWER

You can get to Osterholz-Scharmbeck on Regio-S-Bahn route RS 2 and RegionalExpress routes RE 8 and RE 9.

The tower with its noteworthy architecture in the Linteler Weiden, which is a good 10 metres tall, offers an impressive view.  When you have climbed the steps, the Hamme lowlands lie at your feet. As well as the Scharmbecker Bach and an old branch of the Hamme, migratory and resting birds can be seen in the winter months in particular, which break their journeys on the dammed water in the retention spaces. On the 6 km “Linteler Weiden” circular route, you can explore the tower, the glider airfield and the peat boat mariners’ harbour. More information available from: www.kulturland-teufelsmoor.de/erlebniswelten/wandern/wanderrouten/linteler-weiden.

MOOR NATURE TRAIL BETWEEN TEUFELSMOOR AND VERLÜSSMOOR

The nearest stations are Osterholz-Scharmbeck (Regio-S-Bahn route RS 2, RegionalExpress routes RE 8 and RE 9) and Oldenbüttel (Regio-S-Bahn route RS 2).

The moor nature trail between Teufelsmoor and Verlüßmoor shows the beauty of the moor with spectacular moorland and gives you an idea of what the landscape probably looked like several hundred years ago. A walk through the moors is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some peace with the dragonflies and cotton grass and to marvel at the uniqueness of this landscape. More information available from here: www.kulturland-teufelsmoor.de/erlebniswelten/wandern/lehr-und-erlebnispfade/der-moorlehrpfad/.

OHLENSTEDTER TRIBUTARY LAKES

Stop Ohlenstedt (OHZ) Wehmann: routes 681 and 683

Unadulterated relaxation at the Ohlensteder tributary lakes – with their nautical flair and fine sandy beaches, when the weather warms up the three bathing lakes are so inviting for a cooling dip. For days out, the hospitality is outstanding with Mediterranean tapas and dishes and many other highlights. Other bathing spots in the Teufelsmoor cultivated landscape are the Stedener Forst bathing lake in Holste and the Hammes beach in Neu Helgoland, Worpswede. More information available from: www.kulturland-teufelsmoor.de/erlebniswelten/aktiv/schwimmen-und-baden/seen-badestellen-und-freibaeder/.

OSTERHOLZ MUSEUM COMPLEX

Stop Bördestraße: routes 660, 661, 666, 681 and 686

In the Osterholz neighbourhood of the district town of Osterholz-Scharmbeck, you will find a historic idyll in the shade of ancient trees surrounded by old convent walls. Six historic buildings with a wide variety of exhibits can be found in a little park in the former farmyard. The museum complex is made up of 4 museums, the Northern German Bird Museum, the Museum of Local History, the Peat Boat Museum and the Interactive Museum. More information available from: www.vogelmuseum-museumsanlage-ohz.de/.

RITTERHUDER LOCK

You can get to Ritterhude on Regio-S-Bahn route RS 2 and Stop Ritterhuder Rathaus: routes 663, 656 and 659

The gateway to the Teufelsmoor (Devil’s Moor) was completed in late 1875, after taking two years to construct. Until then, the 40,000 ha catchment area of the Hamme was regularly flooded during storms. The lock was designed to prevent floods. In addition to this protective function, the Ritterhuder Lock also operates as a navigation lock. The Ritterhuder Lock has been listed as a protected monument since 1985 and is a symbol of life and work in days gone by. More information available from: www.kulturland-teufelsmoor.de/poi/orte/ritterhude/ritterhuder-schleuse/.

TELESCOPIUM LILIENTHAL

Stop Truperdeich: Straßenbahn route 4

The Telescopium in Lilienthal is a faithful reconstruction of the installation, which was world famous in Schroeter’s lifetime. The 27-footed reflector telescope belonging to the Lilienthal chief magistrate and astronomer Johann Hieronymus Schroeter was once the biggest observatory in  Europe. The reconstruction was commissioned in November 2015 and can be viewed by appointment. In calm weather, depending on the time of day and weather, the lunar craters, the cloud belt on Jupiter, Saturn’s ring system or the structures on the sun’s surface can be seen. More information available from: www.telescopium-lilienthal.de.

THE SUMMER IS TIME FOR PEAT BARGES

You can get to Worpswede on bus route 670. And you can get to Osterholz-Scharmbeck on Regio-S-Bahn route RS 2 and the RegionalExpress routes RE 8 and RE 9.

A trip on a peat barge in Teufelsmoor is a very special summer experience! With their brown sails, the peat barges are the symbol of the Teufelsmoor. Many operators offer trips on the Hamme. Good places to start are Worpswede or Osterholz-Scharmbeck. If you are looking for the ultimate peat barge experience, you should look out for a special trip. For example, there are lamp-lit trips at dusk or trips at sunrise when the moor is illuminated by a magical light. More information on the peat barges and special trips is available from: www.kulturland-teufelsmoor.de/erlebniswelten/attraktionen/torfkahnfahrten/.

WORPSWEDE ARTISTS’ VILLAGE

You can get to Worpswede on bus route 670.

Discover the artists’ village of Worpswede, where Paula Modersohn-Becker and Fritz Mackensen lived and where, even today, art, culture, architecture and landscape still make for a creative atmosphere. Worpswede’s museums invite you to immerse yourself in the creative world of the artists’ village. The Barkenhoff, the Große Kunstschau Worpswede, the Haus im Schluh and the Worpsweder Kunsthalle – four buildings for art. More information available from: www.worpswede.de.

CIRCULAR TOUR: WESER CYCLE PATH VERDEN - BREMEN

Verden: RS1, RE1, RE8, RB76
Achim: RS1, RE1, RE8, RB37

The Weser cycle path with a main and alternative route runs to the left and right of the Weser, which is ideal for use for a circular route (approx. 56 km) between Verden and Bremen. Numerous highlights are worth a stopover, such as Schloss Erbhof Thedinghausen, Schloss Etelsen, Achim town centre with the “Gingerbread House” and the popular Achim market (Wednesday/Saturday morning), as well as the Wieltsee yacht marina in Weyhe-Dreye, the biggest marina in the mid-Weser region. And then off you go to Verden or Bremen, as you will. More information available from: www.weserradweg-info.de.

FLOTTE WESER

You can get to Verden on Regio-S-Bahn route RS 1, RegionalExpress routes RE 1 and RE 8 and RegionalBahn route RB 76.

Just put your feet up and take in the natural landscape from the water - the Nienburg shipping company “Flotte Weser” is perfect for this. It has several passenger boats travelling along the Weser between Bad Karlshafen and Bremen. The Achim and Verden area are served by the passenger ships “MS Stadt Verden” and “Bremen”. The “MS Stadt Verden” offers Aller-Weser trips, barbecue trips and a varied programme. The “Bremen” travels from Bremen towards Verden. There are jetties in Verden, Dörverden, Hoya, Langwedel, Achim-Uesen, Horstedt, Bollerholz and Dreye. More information available from: www.flotte-weser.de.

HIKING TOURS OF ACHIM

You can get to Achim on Regio-S-Bahn route RS 1, RegionalExpress routes RE 1 and RE 8 and RegionalBahn route RB 37.

Get your stick and walking boots...through Achim and its environs.
Weser dyke, flat marshes, moor landscape, hedgerows, gentle hills, nature and landscape conservation areas: seven marked circular hiking routes of between 6 and 15 kilometres in length take you through the wonderful countryside of Achim and invite you to exercise and refuel with fresh air. There are plenty of little gems and facts about flora and fauna to be discovered - whether alone or together with your family or friends. For example, the “Op’n Land” circular tour shows Achim’s rural side with a field and landscape, the “Mythos Moor” hike invites you to enjoy the silence of the moors and an “In’t Dörp” walk reveals village aspects in various places, even today. More information available from: www.achim.de/freizeit/tourismus/radfahren-wandern/.

LOVE TOUR

You can get to Achim on Regio-S-Bahn route RS 1, RegionalExpress routes RE 1 and RE 8 and RegionalBahn route RB 37.

The approximately 50 km long circular tour along the Weser and canal locks through the Mittelweser region (Achim, Langwedel, Thedinghausen and Verden) takes you through town, village and countryside with fragrant meadows, extensive marshes and colourful fields. Many a trace of love can be found on these romantic paths. Sometimes it is lovely places where two lovers can tie the knot and sometimes it is places where an old love story is said to have played out. Cultural highlights include St Laurentius Church in Achim Schloss Etelsen, Verden Cathedral and Schloss Erbhof Thedinghausen. If you want to make the route a bit shorter, at weekends and on public holidays you can use the “Genstiet” Weser ferry (1.5. - 3.10.) to cross to the other side of the Weser. More information available from: www.mittelweser-tourism.com.

RITTER ROST MAGIC PARK VERDEN

Stop Heideweg: RE1/RE8, RS1, RB76 Verden (Aller) and bus route 712
Stop Freizeitpark: bus route 713

At Ritter Rost Magic Park Verden families can experience an unforgettable day and meet Knight Rost and his friends in the park. The fairy tale wood has already been an established attraction for more than 50 year, and in 2021 the fairy tale of the Bremen Town Musicians was rebuilt. Carousels, a petting zoo and a fantastic playground - children are guaranteed to have fun here! More information available from: www.ritterrost-magicpark.de.

SCHLOSS ERBHOF THEDINGHAUSEN

Denkmal stop: Routes 702, 720, 750, 785 and 786

The Erbhof, an old stately home in the style of the late Weser Renaissance, was built by Archbishop Johann Friedrich for his mistress in 1619/20. The restored Renaissance Hall with hand carved window frames and painted beams is especially worth seeing. Events, guided tours of the palace and arboretum, visits to the Renaissance Hall and permanent exhibitions are offered all year round. More information available from: www.schloss-erbhof.de

SCHLOSS ETELSEN

You can get to Etelsen by Regio-S-Bahn route RS 1.

Stop Etelsen, Bremer Straße: route 740

Just like in a fairy tale, the Schloss is surrounded by beautiful parkland. Built in 1886 in the neo-Renaissance style, Schloss Etelsen has had an eventful history. The 10-hectare Schlosspark on the banks of the Weser in Etelsen was modernised in around 1900 by the Ducal Promenade Inspector Friedrich Kreiß from Braunschweig on behalf of the Danish Count Christian zu Reventlow. The neogothic mausoleum is quite hidden in the park - the architect was Conrad Wilhelm Hase. Visitors can take in nature during long walks on the total of 4 km paths. The impressive Schloss can be booked as an event location. More information available from: www.schloss-etelsen.de.

VERDEN CLIMBING PARK

You can get to Verden by Regio-S-Bahn route RS 1, RegionaExpress routes RE 1 and RE 8 and RegionalBahn route RB 76.

Stop Verden (Aller), Freibad: Route 712
Stop Verden (Aller), Waldfriedhof: Routes 712, 713 and 714

"Ropes, Steady, GO!" is the motto of the climbing park in Verden. The perfect destination for adventurous spirits without vertigo. There are six courses where young and old can bravely climb through the trees. All in all, the route is 800 metres long, and has more than 50 stations. The various courses offer all sorts of fun and action. The biggest challenge is ten metres high! More information available from: www.kletterpark-verden.de.

VERDEN DISTRICT CYCLING PARADISE

The district of Verden is a cycling paradise: you can enjoy nature by bike on eight signposted and well-built cycle paths and discover many wonderful sights. The rivers Aller, Weser and Wümme, churches or town musicians give the cycle paths their names and are an invitation to day tours of up to 60 km. The starting points for the tours can be in Achim, Langwedel or Verden, for example. More information available from: www.radlerparadies.de.

WOLF CENTRE DÖRVERDEN

Stop Dörverden-Barme, Brücke/Wolfcenter: Route 735

A great outing for the whole family where you can learn all about these mysterious animals. European grey wolves, Hudson Bay wolves and canadian wolves live in the Wolf Centre. There are exciting guided tours, you can watch the wolves being fed and an interactive exhibition offers interesting insights into the animals’ lives. You can do lots of things here, like spend an evening with the wolves or stay in tepees and tree hotels. More information available from: www.wolfcenter.de.

BIKE TOURS THROUGH WESERMARSCH DISTRICT

You can get to Wesermarsch District on Regio-S-Bahn route RS 4 (Berne, Elsfleth, Kirchhammelwarden, Brake (Unterweser), Rodenkirchen, Kleinensiel and Nordenham) and RE 19 (Jaderberg).

Bike tours through Wesermarsch District are a great day out. The routes take you through the beauties of the Weser marshes. From Brake, it is worth to take a detour to Harriersand island in the Weser. With the impressive skyline of cranes at Brake's port, the cycle path takes you past green dykes. The route is almost entirely tarmacked and thus well suited to children and less experienced cyclists. The tour starts at the Stadtkaje, where every Thursday in August there is a summer lounge event with music and culinary specialities. More information available from: www.nordseejadeweser.de/urlaubsorte/brake/radtouren-brake/.

BUTJADINGEN NORTH SEA LAGOON WITH KITESURF SCHOOL

Burhave, Strand stop: Route 408

You mustn’t miss a visit to the Butjadingen North Sea lagoon! Irrespective of high or low tide, you can swim and play in the North Sea water swimming lake at any time. All sorts of activities await, such as pedalo riding, kite surfing, beach volleyball or a cable ferry to a pirate island, as well as mud and water play areas. But you can also just simply enjoy the breathtaking view of the North Sea and Bremerhaven and let the sun shine on your face. If the weather is not so good, the "Aqua Mundo" sub-tropical swimming pool in Center Parcs isn’t far away. More information available from: www.butjadingen.de/erleben-entdecken/nordsee-lagune.

CYCLE TOURS THROUGH THE WESER MARSHES

You can get to Wesermarsch on Regio-S-Bahn route RS 4 (Berne, Elsfleth, Kirchhammelwarden, Brake (Unterweser), Rodenkirchen, Kleinensiel and Nordenham) and RE 19 (Jaderberg).

The cycle tours through the Weser Marshes are a great day out. The Weser Marshes were classified as RadReiseRegion [Cycling Tourism Region] by the ADFC for the first time in 2018. The signposted cycle routes take you through the beauty of the district. The tours along the coast, the Weser, Jadebusen Bay and the Hunte are waiting for you to explore them. Past pastures and meadows and along the dykes to the sea you can feel the wind in your hair and fully experience the variety of the region. More information available from: www.nordseejadeweser.de/entdecken/radfahren.

JADERPARK - THE FAMILY EXPERIENCE RIGHT BY THE NORTH SEA  

Stop Jaderberg Tierpark: routes 340 and 341 

Experience the exciting climbing and water world of “Grizzly Adventure”. Venture onto a breath-taking trip on the “Okavango River” on the new log flume. Come to face-to-face with lions, giraffes and many other exotic animals. This, and much more, be found in Jaderpark. This combination of zoo and theme park guarantees an enjoyable day out for the whole family. More information available from: www.jaderpark.de/home-2209.html.

TELEGRAPH IN BRAKE (UNTERWESER)

You can get to Brake by Regio-S-Bahn route RS 4.

Do you know about the Brake telegraph? The modern landmarks of the district town lies directly on the Lower Weser and was built in 1846 as an optical telegraph. The Maritime Museum has been located there since 1960. Find out more about everyday life on board the whaling ships of the 19th century and exotic sailors’ souvenirs. Model ships, figureheads and other exhibits complete the museum’s collection. At the top of the tower, you can learn the brief history of telegraphy as well as an impressive view of the town centre, the port complex, the Weser and the Harriersand river island opposite. More information available from: https://www.schiffahrtsmuseum-unterweser.de/die-haeuser/telegraph.

The most beautiful tours and outings in the VBN area are brought together for you in the “Ab ins Grüne” tour planner (only available in German). All of the tours begin and end at stations or bus or tram stops. Got a taste for it? The “Ab ins Grüne” tour planner is available in many book shops in our region. Or you can order it directly from the via-reise publishing house at: www.viareise.de.

MIA, BOB and JobTicket holders may receive discounts for selected attractions. Further information is provided at: www.bodobonus.de