Minden's neighbourhood

There are of course also many attractive places of interest in Minden’s surrounding countryside. There is the beautiful landscape along the Weser and the Mittellandkanal (Midland Canal) on the one hand and the wonderful panorama of the Weser and Wiehen highlands on the other hand.

In the unique mill district which has kept its original beauty you can find more than 40 mills driven by wind, water, horsepower or engines. Museums, architectural monuments, castles and manor houses bring back memories of bygone times.
The Spa town of Porta Westfalica and the lakes of the 'Großer Weserbogen' guarantee relaxation and offer a variety of leisure-time activities. Many attractive places can be reached via carefully marked routes within walking distance or by bike.

Everywhere you will find restaurants and cafés which offer the typical products of the region.

Minden inside the mill district

Etwa 40 Mühlen können im Mühlenkreis besichtigt werdenMore then 40 mills with diverse constructions, embedded in the scenig countryside of the "Kreis Minden-Lübbecke". There is only one thing to do:Get your bike and off we go!

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At a glance: The mill map

Auf einen BlickAre you ready for a round trip by bike? Here you can find the complete map of all mills in the Minden-Lübbecke.

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Germany's one and only fully-functioning ship mill grinder

thumb freizeitSchiffmühleA unique site: Germany's one and only fully-functioning ship mill. The carefully reconsturcted ship mill attracts thousands of visitors every summer since 1998.

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Storks and industrial history in Petershagen

Die Glashütte in Gernheim bei PetershagenNorth of Minden you can find Petershagen. Petershagen is also situated at the river Weser and invites every visitor to an excursion through the history of glas production. Furthermore it is a little paradise for White Storks.

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From Hille to Lübbecke: Over the Moor to Beer

Das Hiller Moor lädt zu ausgiebigen Spaziergängen einGoing westbound you reach the Hiller bog ("Hiller Moor") after only a few kilometers. How about an extensive walk and a cold beer afterwards? Then you should drive on to Lübbecke to visit "Barre's Brauwelt".
But don't forget: "Don't drink and drive"

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Ein Abstecher nach Bückeburg lohnt sich Only a few kilometers away yet still another federal state. The eastern neighbour Bückeburg already lies in Lower Saxony. A sitetrip is more than worthwhile.

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Southern neighbours: Porta Westfalica and Bad Oeynhausen

Das Kaiser-Wilhelm-DenkmalYou can see the "Kaiser-Wilhelm-Denkmal" from far away. It is the landmark of Porta Westfalica.

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Rinteln - in the 'Weserbergland'

ImageConnected to the bikeway "Weser": Rinteln offers history and numerous other free time activities and is therefore (not only) a perfect destination for biker.

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