Popular Accommodations in Minden
Highlights in Minden
- Beautiful Old Town
- Prussian Museum
- Westphalian Mill Road
- Minden Jazz Club
- City festivals in summer
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Vacation rentals in Minden
The city with its 1000-year-old cathedral, the old town hall and the numerous half-timbered houses enables you to book a holiday apartment in Minden not far from the old town and the many sights. Especially in the south of the city you will find an offer of apartments, from which you can reach the medieval city centre shortly. There you can visit the numerous buildings of the Weser Renaissance, the ship lift with waterway cross and the monumental Prussian Museum.A house in the Teutoburg Forest
You will find a vacation rental in Minden mainly on the outskirts of the town, in the rural area of the region. Such a conveniently located accommodation is the perfect starting point for extended bike tours and walks along the Weser. Enjoy the near-natural location of the vacation rental in Minden and take a tour to visit the many historic windmills. Despite the suburban location, you can get from your vacation rental in Minden relatively quickly to the city centre.
Holiday in Minden
Location and orientation
The city of Minden is located in the northeast of North Rhine-Westphalia, directly on the Weser. Minden is the fourth largest city in Ostwestfalen-Lippe. The city is about 40 kilometres away from Bielefeld. Hanover can be reached after a 55 kilometre drive and Bremen is about 60 kilometres away.
Top travel tips
From your centrally located apartment in Minden you will reach the Prussian Museum Minden, which is a location of the Prussian Museum North Rhine-Westphalia. In this exhibition house you will learn many interesting facts about the Prussian fortress Minden, which had a decisive influence on the city until 1873. The permanent exhibition presents uniforms, orders, paintings, porcelain and various objects from this period. In addition, there are interesting historical-political temporary exhibitions on cultural and art history.2. Visit more than 40 mills in the surrounding area
Go on an exploration tour of the Westfälische Mühlenstraße in Minden, which connects all the water, wind and horse mills in the district of Minden-Lübbecke. On this route you can also visit the reconstruction of a ship mill. The mills have been recognised as technical monuments since the 1960s, their function still largely intact and well worth seeing.3. To the most famous intersection of the city
Minden is known above all for the waterway intersection at which the Weser and the Mittellandkanal intersect in one building. From your vacation rental in Minden, located in the city centre, you will soon reach the junction of these two federal waterways, which was realised with the help of bridges.
A sensation of Minden is the discovery of a rib of a Wiehenvenator, a megalosaurid dinosaur, which was also called "Monster of Minden" in the press in 1998.
Things to know
The Minden Jazz Club, founded in 1953, is famous for its performances by well-known musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie, Al Jarreau and Dave Brubeck. Germany's oldest jazz club regularly hosts concerts by internationally renowned jazz musicians and is a real highlight for music lovers.Festivities on the market square in front of the town hall
The market square in Minden is the venue for various city festivals, such as the Jazz Summer Night, the Minden Wine Festival or the Gourmet Mile, where local restaurateurs serve a wide variety of dishes. In front of the Minden Cathedral the Minden Culture Summer Stage takes place every year, where an appealing entertainment programme consisting of classical concerts, musicals, readings, cabaret and children's programme is offered.