Rinteln is reachable with the NordWestBahn (North-West-Train). Several times hourly drive buses from the station to the old town of Rinteln. Or take a stroll – it's not far.
Rinteln is located directly on the motorway A 2. Coming from Hanover take the exit Rehren / Auetal or the exit Bad Eilsen / West. From direction Dortmund take the exit Bad Eilsen. The parking garages 'Pferdemarkt' and 'Klosterstraße' are open 24 hours.
The Hanover airport is only 65 km away. It is the largest airport of Lower Saxony. Take the S-Bahn S5 to Hameln and then the NordWestBahn (North-West-Train) to Rinteln (approx. 1.40 hour). The journey time by car is 45 minutes.
End of November until the end of December
The Christmas market in Rinteln is held on the historic market square and the adjacent pedestrian area. Glühwein (mulled wine), gingerbread, sweets and lots of Christmas items are offert in various stalls.
Rinteln – a small town in Lower Saxony – is scenic and has a picturesque timber-framed Old Town. Center is the 1980s redeveloped marketplace with the Evangelical Lutheran St. Nicholas Church and the Council cellar (Ratskeller), a building dating back to the Weser Renaissance.
Just in time for the advent season, the town on the river Weser is festively decorated. Small but fine shops invite you to stroll down the Christmas market. There are nightly musical performances and the aroma of baked apples (Bratäpfel), cinnamon (Zimt) and mulled wine (Glühwein) give pre-Christmas atmosphere of the pedestrian zone.
Focus of the market is the decorated Christmas tree with lots of lights. While a stroll through the historic old town, you will find wonderful gifts for the whole family. Children marvel with shining eyes the two large Christmas figures from the Ore mountains (Erzgebirge) and the sparkling lights of the kids carousel.
Rinteln is a journey worth it, especially during Christmas season. Have fun!
Escape Address: Innenstadt, 31737, Rinteln, Lower Saxony, Germany
Approximately 15 km away is the famous Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial (Kaiser-Wilhelm-Denkmal). The total of about 88 m high building is already to be seen from great distances. From him you can enjoy a good view of the city Porta Westfalica and on the North German lowlands.
The famous town of Hamelin (Hameln) is just 25 km away. There are not only beautiful half-timbered houses, but also the famous flambé "rat tails" (flambierte Rattenschwänze) – a local specialty in the restaurant 'Rattenfängerhaus'. You definitely have to try it!
In Hessian-Oldendorf (Hessisch-Oldendorf), 15 km away, is Germany's northernmost cave –the Schillathöhle (Schillat Cave). In an elevator with glass inner wall you go 45 meters in depth. The whole year there is a constant temperature from 8° Celsius. Information can be found here: http://www.schillathoehle.de/