Bergen, Lower Saxony, Germany

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Bergen, Lower Saxony, Germany

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Fascinating history in small-town Bergen

A small town in Lower Saxony, a northwestern state in Germany, Bergen is ideally located. It's perfect if you're booking a Bergen vacation rental with the intention of touring historic sites or simply immersing yourself in the beautiful surroundings. It's peaceful here, with a population of about 14,000. Many foreign troops are stationed here, and the influence of these British and Dutch communities has spread throughout the town. The area also boasts an intriguing history and is approximately half an hour north of Celle, whose medieval homes are legendary.

Explore the area completely on foot

Bergen has 12 different villages, all with their own unique charms. If you're a history buff, make your way to Nindorf to explore the quaint surroundings. You may encounter an old-world farmhouse or a war memorial. Being such a small town, Bergen is easy to explore on foot. The Schuzenplatz, a public building with a small park, is often used to host festivals, while families enjoy bringing the kids to BurgerPlatz for an afternoon by the pond or playground. During summer, hop on the Entdecker bus for a village tour, or take the self-guided tour of the Bergen History Trail, which has 11 markers.

Somber history in scenic Bergen

By far the most well known attraction in the area is the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp memorial site. A visitor's center provides comprehensive background information on the somber grounds. The R_mstedthaus Local History Museum is an excellent choice if you're interested in boosting your local history knowledge. The museum is set within a 350-year-old farmhouse, and it offers an intriguing range of local and regional exhibits. Revered St. Lambertus, dating from 1826, is a historic church whose clock tower goes back to 1728.

When the rain falls in Bergen

It rains approximately 28 inches a year in Bergen. If you hope to avoid it, try not to book your Bergen vacation rental in July. This is when the rain tends to fall most heavily, and the odds of rainfall occurring on any given day of the month are fairly high. August happens to be the hottest month of the year, with highs topping out at around 75 degrees. It's the coldest in February, when lows average about 28 degrees. Snowfall is less common than rain, although if the white stuff does fall it will likely happen in January.

The mystery of the manmade hills of Bergen

Dotted with impressive ancient artifacts, including burial mounds and megalithic rocks, Bergen boasts an especially old-world ambiance and rich beauty. Within its forested surroundings, Bergen also features many wooded parks and scenic pastures that seem like something out of a storybook. You'll encounter ducks floating gently by in quiet ponds, and craggy trails that offer exquisite views. Bergen's vast green pastures feature a series of manmade hills that are something of a local mystery. Why do they exist? Are they ancient burial mounds? No one knows!