German Small Town Life – Duderstadt (Road Trip Stop #4) #Germany #travel

We are still hunting for the best city to live in (in or outside of Germany)! On our fourth stop of our German Road Trip takes us to a typical German Small Town with a lot of medieval flair: “Duderstadt”. It is an unknown city in the very Southern part of Lower Saxony, just a mile from the former border (and iron curtain that divided east and west Europe during the cold war) to Thuringia in the center of Germany. What are your thoughts on old German small towns like this?

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  1. Thank you for sharing your beautiful town. My Moms family is from Heuthen. We were supposed to travel to Germany this summer but then stupid covid hit and we had to cancel our trip. I love your videos! Danke

  2. Go to Bremen 🙂 i'm biased because that is where my family lives, but I find its a great blend of city but beautiful old town, tons of old history. I live in canada, and watching your Germany videos makes me so nostalgic for my summers in Germany with my Opa.

  3. Habe vorhin gerade erst euren Kanal entdeckt und schon ein Video kommentiert und nun DUDERSTADT!!! Ganz bei mir in der Nähe! Irre! Komme aus der Gemeinde Gleichen…
    Liebe Grüße

  4. Have seen a few of your videos but decided to subscribe after this, like seeing you in your home environment, great place but understand the timing makes a priority to try something else. As someone who is well…. a few stages a head, I can say Duderstadt is definitely worth a second look after you have been a way for a while. If I get the chance to come to Germany I would have to at least pass through, very interesting place. I prefer living at the Duderstadt scale now. Good luck on your search.

  5. Looks like a great little town! That Rathaus reminds me of the one in Wernigerode. Have you been there yet? Nice castle there, who doesn't love castles! But maybe too touristy for you…?

  6. I think both have their merits. I grew up in Hameln (to one with the famous pied piper) and I studied in Hannover. Hameln's inner city is full of half-timered houses. I like Hannover, because of the people and nice places like the "Maschsee".

    Maybe you could think about a tour on the German Fairy Tale Route …

  7. Hey, if you like to visit the north, come to my little Hometown called "Stade". It has lovely architecture and an interesting history, too. Besides it is close to Hamburg and the river Elbe.

  8. Coming to he bigger cities you saw a lot of the center and the 'old towns'. I suggest to look to some 'Stadtviertel' (like Düsseldorf-Pempelfort) where people actually live. For example in Cologne-Nippes is a (farmers)-market 6 days a week (Wilhelmplatz) and I never saw more cultural diversity than in Hamburg-Schanzenviertel. Do not look at the houses, do look at the people you meet. In my experience in some areas people tend to be more open minded (for instance Hamburg, Bremen, Cologne…) than in others (whch I won't name)

  9. I love this city! Wunderschöne!

    I live in a big city in the states. I like the convenience of the stores, but I yearn for nature.

    I would want to live somewhere with a few essential shops and also nature.

    I love the history there. And the wall! I'd be up there every day if it's allowed!

    Thank You for sharing! Love you guys. Tschüss!

  10. Thank you for the tour. This is the type of thing I love…a sightseeing tour of a charming spot that I would most likely never have heard of otherwise. It shows that every place has its own specialness. By the way, have you ever done a video about German humor? Of course, most everywhere this is thought of as an oxymoron, but it must exist. I used to be a huge fan of German cinema in the 70s, and at the type eagerly devoured every film from Wassbinder and Herzog. While many of those films contained humor, they were not comedies. The one I've always wanted to see, but never have, is Goodbye, Lenin! particularly because I am a Daniel Bruhl fan. I did manage to sit through Toni Erdmann. At almost three hours it's what we in the States call a bladder-buster. I don't recall laughing even once, and I'd be hard pressed to say that I even smiled. It seemed more odd than funny, similar to the American Wes Anderson's films. What exactly do Germans laugh at, entertainment-wise, in TV and film? Are there locally made German comedies on TV, or do you rely on subtitled American TV comedies? Phil, I find you very fun and funny. Are you funnier in English? Does your sense of humor change, depending upon the language you are speaking?

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