About this Site
What is www.Uelsen-und-Umgebung.de?
www.Uelsen-und-Umgebung.de (Uelsen and Surroundings) is a portal
a virtual gate to the Uelsen area in the County of Bentheim.
You will find information about Uelsen and the surrounding area.
In addition you may find addresses of some institutions that are
not presented in the net.
Which people hide behind these pages?
We are three guys from Uelsen and we do not hide. We are Gerrit
Dietrich Jansen (formerly Wielen, now Uelsen), Fred Knief (always
Uelsen) and Stefan Freinatis (Uelsen, currently Duisburg), see impressum.
We set up these pages in our free time.
Why this portal site?
We believed that Uelsen and its lovely surroundings were not adequately
represented in the internet. Our home region has to offer a lot and we
wanted to make it public. That is why we started this site in July 2000.
And we like to impart some home history. We hope that this site may strike
a chord and that the one or other might be encouraged to contribute to
the presentation of our region. As a sideeffect, the bond within the local
people might be strengthend as well as the communication with each other.
What is being planned for the future?
www.Uelsen-und-Umgebung.de shall become more
than just a linkcollection. Information concerning the Uelsen area is
(hopefully) to be found here. The information is not only indented for
us locals but also for anybody interested in the Uelsen village and its
surrounding places. We think of tourists who have spent their time here
and like to remember. We also think of moved-away locals who want to look
back home and get informed about what is up. Especially we think of the
emigrants from our region (respectively their descentants) who may like
to have a look back to the place of origin of their ancestors. Not only
for that we try to design the portal bilingual. However, by today (date
of modification July, 2005) we stopped translating the pages. It is far
too much work. We would very much appreciate some transaltion help from
fun on (and make allowances for) these pages!
The www.Uelsen-und-Umgebung.de Team