A visit to Aurich is worthwhile
Not only locals but also guests feel at home here! The town has plenty to offer for your free time. Whether lingering at the weekly market, a cosy chat in a café or a shopping spree.
Aurich, a lively shopping town.
Shops with well-known brands, pretty gift boutiques and speciality shops. A number of special shops are "hidden" in the small lounges.
The centre of attraction in the pedestrian zone is the 150 m long and 50 m wide market square, with the "Knodtsche Haus", a historic town house in the Dutch late Baroque style and the 25 m high Sous Tower, an art object with a carillon.
Kloster Ihlow / Upstalsboom
In the 350-hectare Ihlow Forest lies the Cistercian monastery site Ihlow with monastery garden and archaeological park as well as reconstruction of the monastery as a wood-steel sculpture in original size with a height of almost 45 m. An open spiral staircase to the platform at a height of 30 m offers a beautiful view of the Ihlow forest and the surrounding area. At 68 m long and 35 m wide, the Ihlower monastery church was the largest church between Bremen and Groningen at the time; it was destroyed in 1529 as a result of the Reformation and secularisation.
Upstalsboom - this simple stone pyramid is the symbol of Frisian freedom and for the cohesion of all Frisians.