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Vechta is a town in the lower Saxony, Germany. The town is the capital of the Vechta district. The city is a cultural city and is famous for its University. The city is mainly dominated by agricultural activities and barn equipments companies among others.
The city was built in the mid 12th century as a bridge over the marshy creaks. The city suffered in the 30 years of war and the Swedish occupied the country. The city came under the lower Saxony only late in 20th century.
The city is connected through the federal highway 1 and also has a rail line which operates train to many parts of Germany. The nearest airport is the Bremen airport located about 60 miles north of the city.
The city located at an altitude of just over 40m above sea level is a home to about 31,000 residents. The total area of the town is about 88 square km. and the city lies in the center of a triangle between Bremen, Oldenburg and Osnabruck.
One of the most preferred and recommended ways to get around the town is either to walk through or to ride a bicycle to see most of the town. You can also drive around the city.
The city's museum which is a former armory is one of the best places to visit. Also the church of St. George, the Kuppa created by John Brabender are the other places to visit. The historical Vechta castle is also worth seeing.
You can hire guides at both the museum and at the city's municipal office. The guided tour books are also available so that you can be a guide to yourself.
The city has must summer days with temperatures reaching up to 25 degree Celsius. The winter can be pretty cold with weather being below zero most of the nights. The best time to visit is in late spring and early summer.