Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 wondering if this trip too ambitious
  2. 2 Trip Report Great Value Vacations - NOT
  3. 3 Greek Islands - Which to use as our base?
  4. 4 Rome or Lisbon during end of November? Please help me pick
  5. 5 Driving through Paris
  6. 6 lurento sports car rental - anyone?
  7. 7 Need help with ideas for stopover location
  8. 8 Cyclades w/kids & my ruins-fanatic DH (itin and accommodation advice)
  9. 9 He Musta Saw Us a-Comin': A Brief, Cautionary Tale about Taxis in Rome
  10. 10 Poor weather outlook 10/16-19 Grindenwald
  11. 11 Train Questions: Getting a Train to Bruges And One Random Question
  12. 12 Spanish Medical Providers
  13. 13 Barcelona alternative
  14. 14 So Many Places, So Little Time-17 Day Euro Trip--HELP!
  15. 15 Suggestion for trip to Switzerland, Greece and Italy
  16. 16 Help with Portugal Itinerary Please
  17. 17 Trip Report Lisbon
  18. 18 Trip Report FRANCE 10 YEARS ON: Paris Dordogne Albi Toulouse Arles S Rhone and Nice
  19. 19 Trip Report Stanbr and Lolly visit Eastern Crete
  20. 20 Sicily in feb? If not, where to from Israel?
  21. 21 Italy Car Scam
  22. 22 Itinerary for 5 adults, 3 kids, 2 weeks, & 1 holiday adventure!
  23. 23 Road trip with our dog
  24. 24 Undiscovered Places in Paris
  25. 25 Train from Polgate to St Pancras
View next 25 » Back to the top

North Sea Area Questions (Aurich, Friesland, Wittmund, Leer, etc)

Jump to last reply

For this year’s family vacation/visit the in-laws we will be meeting up on the North Sea, probably staying somewhere near Aurich. This is the area that my wife and her family used to spend many of their summer vacations when she was a child. Actually, they always stayed on Langeoog, but I do not want to spend 12 days on an island when I am sure there is so much more to see in the area. While she is relaxing on the beach (I will spend a few days doing that as well), I plan to get out and see the countryside and some of the larger cities as well, including Bremen.

I am seeking any advice on other not-to-miss sights or sites in the area.

Here are the specifics of our trip:
- Flying into Amsterdam via Iceland (we will be in Iceland three days!)
- Driving to the Aurich area and spending 12 nights in vacation rental house (TBD)
- Travelling with wife and two girls (6 and 3 years old) so kid friendly ideas are appreciated but I will also have opportunities to spend days to myself as well.
- Rental car to get from point A to B
- Willing to drive 2 hours each way or perhaps a bit more for something really good
- I am interested in anything with historical significance especially medieval. I saw that they have some Viking museums near the Danish border but probably too far to drive unless I get enough glowing reviews on how they should not be missed.
- Also interested in good restaurants.

I look forward to your advice!

8 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.