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Now in the fall, make a quick trip, before it is finally out there gray and bleak? Our editors reveal their favorite places.
The most beautiful view you have at the viewpoint Cloef at the top of the Saar loop. Above all, if you are looking for peace and relaxation, the trip is worth it: depending on the weather and time of day, you will be rewarded with an incredibly magical sight.
If you want to get out, you must visit the North Sea island of Wangerooge. The car-free island is manageable (almost eight square kilometers make it the second smallest East Frisian island) and perfect for a family holiday.
Münster is just the right size to be discovered on foot or by bike (Münster is the bicycle city absolutely!). And if you are interested in history and architecture, you will see a lot: Historic Town Hall, Cathedral, St. Lambert's Church, Overwater Church, Castle … Art lovers will not miss a visit to the Picasso Museum or the “sculpture projects münster” to let. In the autumn and winter months Münster is especially beautiful when fog and drizzle plunge the city into a magical veil.
Quaint forests and an endless labyrinth of canals and rivers: I've only recently discovered and been in the Spreewald entranced. Of course, the best way to explore it is on the water. Either in one of the big boats, but you have to expect a high pensioner density here. It is funnier with a small canoe. About the Spreescouts in Burg you can book great guided canoe trips, either for a few hours or even several days. And then you should definitely visit the Café Urban in Burg and try the cucumber ice cream. Tastes surprisingly good!
The peninsula Holnis, which extends six kilometers into the Flensburg Fjord, is like a true Saltkrokan fantasy. It is green, hilly and quiet, you can swim on natural beaches, dream behind sailboats, walk along the coast to Glücksburg and on the terrace of the historic “Strandhotel Glücksburg” with a drink a perfect day.
The city in the pot is not exactly the first thing that you think of during a city break. Wrongly! Because she has culturally scary much to offer and who stands on industrial charm and the charm of the imperfect, will hardly be able to see enough. A highlight is the colliery Zollverein with museum, cafes and even a swimming pool, which is only open in summer (do not forget swimwear!). The festival Ruhrtriennale is also running in summer with lots of theaters, concerts and art installations. An exciting city with people as nice as their reputation.
I really wanted to spend time in a lonely place. And I finally landed in the Lüneburg Heath, because there is a friend a holiday home. I spent two whole weeks alone in the woods. What can I say? It was wonderful. I walked through meadows and fields, saw foxes, deer and squirrels – and the eye was finally able to look into the distance again. Although the area around Jelmstorf is so idyllic, the region is not overcrowded, which has given me a great sense of freedom.
The Darß peninsula is worth at least a weekend trip. Through Zingst, Ahrenshoop, Wieck and Prerow you can do wonderful cycling tours and be enchanted by the Baltic breeze, the beautiful forests and small villages. You should absolutely visit the Weststrand in the nature reserve, which incidentally has been named one of the 20 most beautiful beaches in the world. The car you can leave, because there is (luckily) car-free zone.
The “Hotel Indigo” is for fashion junkies the ideal starting point in Dusseldorf. The spacious rooms are decorated in the style of various fashion decors and icons, and some have an outdoor terrace. The courtyard invites you to relax as well as the hotel bar with the great cocktail menu. Perfect for a best friend trip! www.hotelindigo.com .
Once in a lifetime you should have been in the Black Forest. And eat a piece of original Black Forest cherries. It is particularly beautiful in the spa town of Schluchsee and the same named waters. Jumping, chugging over the water by boat, or taking a hike around the lake – anything is possible.