The area of Bruchhausen-Vilsen
Welcome to the natural environment of the spa town Bruchhausen-Vilsen with its approximately 8,000 inhabitants. Set between Bremen and Hannover, on the plains of northern Germany, this is a hiker- and biker-friendly area known for its rich cultural heritage, fresh air, and pristine environment.
Bruchhausen and Vilsen were first mentioned around 1200 AD. The romanic St. Cyriac's Church in the idyllic heart of town, was built in 1227 and formed part of the monastery Heiligenberg. The former monastery is now known as a recreational area with a historic water mill and the restaurant "Forsthaus." Both are surrounded by an old ring wall, which once protected the monastery and dates back to the Middle Ages.
The "Kurpark", the public garden of this spa town, is especially inviting during the regular concerts and art exhibitions on offer here. Additionally, Bruchhausen-Vilsen offers an outdoor pool and free thermal treatment baths, mini-golf, tennis courts, barbecue facilities, a boules court, a fitness trail and a water adventure playground.
At the end of August hundreds of thousands of visitors come to Bruchhausen-Vilsen for a five-day traditional market that combines amusement rides, booths selling handicraft, and a trade show.
Another rare gem for visitors is the Railway Museum, the first of its kind in Germany. It displays a wide range of old locomotives and railway cars. An updated timetable for departures is available online.
Bruchhausen-Vilsen boasts numerous cultural events throughout the year. For more information, click "More Info" below or call at
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