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Where can one get a great breakfast in the morning?"Where in Verden an der Aller can I buy fresh rolls in the morning or get a nice breakfast with coffee?" (posted 09/03/2014)
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Any sporting activites and recommendations to stay active?"Hi, I am trying to rent touring cycles (bicycles) from Verden, following ALLER until close to Magdeburg. BUt I wish to pick up the bikes in Verden or CELLE and either drop them off at end or have pick up at end of route. thank you! " (posted 09/12/2016)
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Verden an der Aller Overview
Running through the town is the river Aller which is 263 km long and is one of Germany's longer rivers. The town is situated in close proximity to the towns of Bremen (Bremen vacation rentals | Bremen travel guide) (35 km) and Hannover (Hannover vacation rentals | Hannover travel guide) (90 km). The picturesque old town is east of the Aller.
Things to See in Verden an der Aller
Lutheran cathedral (German: Dom) towers above the pedestrianised high street, with its cafés and shops. This proto-cathedral, consecrated to Ss. Mary and Cecilia, served the former Catholic Diocese of Verden as episcopal church and was built between the 12th and 15th century
Lutheran churches of St. John (Johanniskirche)
St. Andrew (Andreaskirche)
Domherrenhaus (House of cathedral canons).
Verden is further renowned for horse racing and auctions and is thus also called the (horse)riding town
[ source: wikipedia ]
More about the History of Verden an der Aller
In the Middle Ages there was a massacre of 4,500 Saxons, by order of Charlemagne because of their refusal to convert to Christianity. Verden was then within the Duchy of Saxony. After in 1180 a coalition of Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa and his allies had defeated the then Saxo-Bavarian Duke Henry the Lion. He was subsequently stripped of his duchies. Saxony was divided among the imperial coalitionaries and so the Catholic Bishop of Verden gained for parts of his diocesan territory imperial immediacy, thus establishing the Prince-Bishopric of Verden.
On 12 March 1259 Prince-Bishop Gerhard of Verden granted the place town privileges following the Bremian version of German town law. In the 15th c. Verden gained considerable independence as Free Imperial City, immediately under the emperors (imperial immediacy), circumventing its former overlords the prince-bishops, who still held the cathedral and pertaining premises in town as an immunity district.
By the Peace of Westphalia the city of Verden was mediatised as regular city again within the Prince-Bishopric of Verden, which was transformed by the same contract into the Principality of Verden in May 1648. The northern city (with the town hall and St. John's church) and the southern town (with the proto-cathedral) were then united to form one city.
The Principality of Verden was first ruled in personal union by the Swedish Crown - interrupted by a Danish occupation (1712–1715) - and from 1715 on by the Hanoverian Crown. The Kingdom of Hanover incorporated the principality in a real union and the princely territory, including Verden upon Aller, became part of the new Stade (Stade vacation rentals | Stade travel guide) Region, established in 1823.
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Located in northwestern Germany, Verden an der Aller sits about 35 km from Bremen. The Aller River, one of the longest rivers in Germany, runs through the town. If you find yourself in Verden for a few days, take the time to visit the Lutheran Cathedral, and the churches of St. John and St. Andrew. If you are interested in horse racing and culture, you will be interested to learn that Verden is known for its horse racing and auctions.
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