About 25 minutes south of our relexa hotel in Bad Salzdetfurth, Alfeld is one of the most beautiful sightseeing destinations you can visit along the Leine. The village is situated in the heart of the picturesque Leinebergland, whose shallow hills and woodlands offer a perfect terrain for hiking and climbing. The on-site leisure activities include, for example, the climbing courses of the local youth center. A special highlight for families is the 7 mountain bath with its large outdoor area, a diving pool, event area and playground. The backdrop of the Aquapark is the mountain landscape, which is framed in a charming way and makes the call for trips to the high plateau loud. If you would like to take a short hike on the outskirts of Alfeld, we recommend the Walderlebnis- und Sinnespfad at the Schlehberg, which leads on 1,4 kilometers to viewpoints over Alfeld. The Lippoldshöhle is also very popular among the excursion destinations around Alfeld. In the dark passages of the grotto, the pirate of the same name had once set up his camp.
Attractions in Alfeld:
In Alfeld, your journey will lead you into a charming old town, which has been built directly on the Leineaue: magnificent half-timbered buildings characterize the ambiance in the center and have made Alfeld not for nothing part of the Deutsche Fachwerkstraße. Worth seeing is the Old Latin School, built in Renaissance style in 1610, decorated with symbols of grammar, rhetoric and arithmetic. In the Ratsbathroom near the churchyard and the animal museum, you should visit the ancient vaulted cellars made of sandstone during your day trip. The fortification of the 13th century is probably the oldest building in Alfeld. Some of the wall remains in the park, while the most important remaining symbol of the defensive wall is the tower.
UNESCO World Cultural Heritage as a special tip
Among the excursion destinations in Alfeld is the FAGUS factory for those who want to go on a journey through the history of the 20th century. The complex was designed by the famous Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius and was a milestone on the way to modern architecture even before the architectural innovations in Dessau. In Alfeld, Gropius left his mark in the form of Benscheidt's mansion, where one of the most important industrialists of the town lived. Some of the furniture designed by Gropius can be admired in an exhibition at the FAGUS factory.
Cultural life in Alfeld
Vote your trip to Alfeld for the festivals and events of the town. So it is worth a visit to the city, especially with Hansetag, which is celebrated with different music events. Every two years, the Hirschberger Heimattreffen is also organized, where you can try specialties from the Leinebergland: grilled freshwater fish, hearty soups and stews, asparagus and green cabbage are among the culinary highlights of the area. Some good restaurants with local cuisine can be found around the market square, in pedestrian zones such as the Kurzenstraße and the Sedanstraße as well as on the Seminarstraße near the museum of the city of Alfeld.
During your trip to Alfeld we recommend our relexa hotel in Bad Salzdetfurth, which nestles romantically in the green heights of the Hildesheimer Wald. We spoil you with first-class service and relaxing spa facilities.
Book your cheap room for your adventurous stay only 25 minutes from Alfeld.
relexa hotel Bad Salzdetfurth
An der Peesel 1
31162 Bad Salzdetfurth, Germany
Phone +49 (0)5063 29- 0
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