"The old hometown" Land Nordrhein-Westfalen by Xefian
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...I've got this book Die Rote erde ...about Westfalen ...Have enjoyed it for like 30 years ...an old picture book 60s vintage I think...theres are pix of Munsterland Water castles and new industrial cities...of ancient rocks and half timbered villages nestled in the hills of the Sauerland and Siegerland ...Theres alot going on in this "land".... A road less traveled by American tourists...but some interesting destinations from the Mighty Kolner Dom (right outside the Bahnhof ) and Rhein cafes in Cologne to the Teuteburger Wald in the North ...We lived in Hamm-Rhynern for about seven years when I was a teenager/young adult,thats when I got the book. We go back and visit from time to time ...It still kinda feels like home.
Hamm is on the edge of the Ruhrgebeit ,the industrial and population center of Germany. This part of the country took alot of damage in the Second World War.
Large parts of the city centers were rebuilt, keeping what could be saved of the old and mixing in the new to form pleasing ,green commercial areas that make downtown a cool place to be. ...
Xanten is in theNordrhein part of NordRhein-Westfalen ...rather the Niederrhein. Tucked between Limburg & Gelderland... more travel advice
This is quite a centrum ...particularly if you arrive by train , because right outside the Haupt Bahnhof the Mighty... more travel advice
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