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Isenbüttel is a municipality in the district of Gifhorn (Gifhorn vacation rentals | Gifhorn travel guide), in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated approx. 6 km southeast of Gifhorn, and 20 km north of Braunschweig (Braunschweig vacation rentals | Braunschweig travel guide).
The town lies on the plateau of the Isenbüttel Papenteich at Hehlenriede. The community belongs to the Samtgemeinde Isenbüttel of which has its administrative headquarters in Isenbüttel.
Location and Surrounding Area:
Lake Tankum is a 10 minute walk from the house. Boat rental, pubs, hotel. Great swimming and wind surfing in summer or ice skating in winter. No power boats allowed! Hiking and bicycling around the lake is available year round, so are tennis courts, mini golf, volley ball and ping pong. Or you could combine language instructions and doing water colors with one of our teachers, who is also a local artist.
Gifhorn, 5 km (3 miles) to he North is a small town in the Southern heathers. An attraction is the famous Mill Museum. Mikhail Gorbachev is the patron of a Russian craft center, where among many other disciplines icon painting is taught. A beautiful Russian Orthodox church all made of wood has been build in recent years to serve the large Russian population here. Also open to the general public for Sunday Services. We can also go food shopping at the farmers markets or one of the colorful Turkish neighborhood stores offering the freshest produce available. This will acquaint you with the extensive Turkish migrant community present in Germany.
Wolfsburg, the home of Volkswagen is 15 km (9 miles) to he north. The new AutoStadt is our new tourist attraction. Wolfsburg (Wolfsburg vacation rentals | Wolfsburg travel guide) offers theaters, a museum of modern art, dance clubs and an excellent fitness/squash center.
Braunschweig (Brunswick), 25 km (17 miles) to the south. City of Henry the Lion. Many historical buildings and museums worth seeing. Organ concerts are offered in the churches regularly. We can rent a rowing boat, go down the River Oker and look at the backyards of the old patrician houses lining the river. The Magni Quarter is a great place to enjoy the old town, relaxing in one of the many street cafes.
The Harz. 40 km (30 miles) to the south is a hilly, wooded area. Half of it used to belong to the former East Germany. Downhill and cross country skiing is offered in winter, - hiking all year round. Further attractions: A steam engine train, cable car rides, thermal hot springs, and old mines.
We can take one or two day trips to Hanover, Hamburg (Hamburg vacation rentals | Hamburg travel guide), Berlin (Berlin vacation rentals | Berlin travel guide), Potsdam (Potsdam vacation rentals | Potsdam travel guide) or places of interest in the former East Germany. Parts of it still feel like traveling back in time and look today like West Germany used to in the 50's.Others have been re-build and are ultra modern.
Things to See in Isenbüttel
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More about the History of Isenbüttel
Isenbüttel was first documented in 1196 and referred to in later documents as Isenbutle. The city was religious and thus many chruches were built. During the 20th century, there was a significant population increase due to the creation of the railway line from Hanover. There was also a new settlement for employees of the Wolfsburg Volkswagen plant.
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Located only 20 km north of Braunschweig, Isenbüttel is a town in Lower Saxony. Lake Tankum is close to town, and offers swimming and wind surfing opportunities in the summer and ice skating in the winter. The town of Gifhorn is only 5 km to the north, and if you are in the area, do not miss a chance to visit the Mill Museum and the beautiful, local Russian Orthodox church. If you are interested in cars, you will be glad to know that Wolfsburg, the home of Volkswagen, is only 15 km from Isenbüttel.
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