Hannoversch Münden – a trip to the past
Location: Hannoversch Münden–Germany’s heartland
You can’t get much more central than Hannoversch Münden–the town is located in the heart of Germany, in the region of Lower Saxony. The nearest major city is Hanover, around 140 km away to the north, while Leipzig lies 230 km to the east, and Dortmund is 190 km to the west.
Business: Preservation and growth
Preservation is key to the economy and legacy of Hannoversch Münden. Most of the town centre buildings are more than 600 years old and still used on a daily basis, so construction and renovation services are big business here. Tourism is another offshoot of the historical town, as people come to see the old town for themselves, and explore the fast flowing rivers and the countryside nearby.
Culture: Old at heart
Old German traditions live on in Hannoversch Münden. The town centre is full of traditional German bakeries and cafes where you can munch on a pastry and watch the world go by. Look out for Doctor Eisenbart, who pops out of the Town Hall at 1.30 pm every day between May and October, to cure the ailments of the local population.
Activities: White water adventure
Hann. Münden locals sometimes refer to it as the ‘Town of Three Rivers’–as well as the Fulda and the Werra, the town sits at the mouth of the Weser. The confluence of these three rivers creates some fast flowing waters, which are perfect for high-adrenaline rafting or canoeing.