I love to travel and luckily my children seem just as excited to see new countries. When the opportunity came to go to my nephew’s christening in Germany, we had to take it. We hired a car and travelled from Hamburg with my husband and two children (8 and 6) through stunning fairytale scenery.
Lower Saxony, Germany conjures up images of castles, witches and folklore, it is the land where the Brothers Grimm’s fairy tales were inspired. Driving past traditional German houses, dark lush forests and mountains led us to our rented apartment in Goslar, Harz region. Our apartment was based in this World heritage UNESCO town. A well preserved, pretty town with narrow cobblestone streets, half-timbered houses from different eras. Famous for its Glockenspiel in the marketplace.
Our journey took us to a fun, imaginative family park in Sottrum. This was definitely a park designed with children in mind. Plenty of climbing frames, nets over water, a giant bouncy trampoline, row your own raft across the other side and slides that take you to you to different ground levels. Your very own Enid Blyton adventure!
Even the lovely little town where the christening took place was beautiful. Holle, full of charming houses, and the cutest church.
Next, on our travels, we visited Thale, home to the exciting fast-paced (that is if I’m not driving) harzbob and gondola – a choice of a closed cable car or open one that goes up both sides of the mountain.
Our last stop towards home was the town of Celle. Beautiful stunning architecture and gorgeous park. October is definitely a fabulous time to visit Germany with its autumn colours, scenery. Plus it was lovely and quiet.