The apartment is in a typical Berlin building from about 1910 (Altbau) with high ceiling and wooden floors. For it is modernized (new bathroom, windows,...
Where is it?
Goettingen is a medium sized city with about 120.000 inhabitants. It has a very nice city center with lots of old half timber buildings shopping facilities, bars restaurants, several theaters etc. In winter we have a Christmas market that lasts almost a whole month.
Right in the middle of the center you find the Alte Rathaus (the old town hall, well worth a visit) with the statue of the Ganseliesl, the symbol of Goettingen.
Our apartment is a 10 min walk from the city center, in a quiet neighborhood called Ostviertel. We have a few playgrounds within walking distance, a bakery right around the corner (and pharmacy), there is a supermarket about 5 min away (walking).
Bordering the city there is a forest, good for running, hiking, cycling. Tree nursery with apples free to pick, a little wild park with hogs and deer for the children, a beer garden, the Bismarckturm a tower with a great view of the surroundings and an observatory, just to mention the few things we have discovered there.
Less than an hour driving will take you to national Park "The Harz", it is an excellent place to go for long hikes.
Cities: Kassel is a 40 minute drive and Hannover about 1.45 hours by car. Several castles to visit (or ruins thereof).
We have now lived here only 9 months and haven't had the time to explore the whole surroundings but I'm sure there is much more to be discovered.
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