Every Saturday from 9am to 1pm the so called ‘Wochenmarkt’, a weekly market (not in the winter, when there is a cosy little Christmas market), takes place pretty much right at my front door. It’s quite a happening in my German hometown of Osterode, with loads of vendors, multiple farm stands, a huge flower stand and loads of other stuff.
(Of course you can also get fresh strawberries during the season.)
During the summer months, you can make your way up the tower of the St. Aegidien church, from where you can enjoy quite the view of Osterode.
It’s for free, but you can leave a donation at the towers door. You’ll also get a pin saying ‘Ich war oben’ (I’ve been on top [of the tower]), no matter if you donate or not. They’ll also tell you a bit about the history of Osterode. The tower climb is also at the end of a guided tour of the tourist information.