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Lower Saxony

4.2
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Zoos

Popular things to do in Lower Saxony

The New Town Hall ©
Government Building
The New Town Hall Hannover
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Herrenhauser Garten ©
Garden
Herrenhauser Garten Hannover
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
Heide Park
Theme Park
Heide Park Soltau
3.0
Duration: 8 hours
Autostadt ©
Specialty Museum
Autostadt Wolfsburg
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
A land with a strong sense of tradition, Lower Saxony is the country's second largest state by area. It was created in 1946 out of a patchwork of bustling urban districts and quiet rural retreats. Most of its current territory once thrived as an independent kingdom. It was inhabited from about 1000 CE by Old Saxons (hence the name). Named somewhat confusingly, the area actually lies to the north of "Upper" Saxony. Lower Saxony boasts its own distinct character, complete with age-old culinary traditions, folk festivals, unusual local sports, and colorful ethnic costumes. Most of the region's major cities and economic hubs are in the urbanized central and southern sections, where much of the local tourism industry concentrates. The less-developed northeast remains the largest uncultivated area in the country. Large tracts of land designated as nature preserves are great for sightseeing tours of the outdoors. Don't miss a chance to vacation in the so-called Old Country: this bucolic land just south of the Elba River is noted for being one of the country‚Äôs largest fruit-farming districts. Add Lower Saxony and other destinations in Germany to your travel plans using our Germany tour itinerary planner.

Kid-friendly things to do in Lower Saxony

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Erlebnis Zoo Hannover ©
Zoo
Erlebnis Zoo Hannover Hannover
4.2
Duration: 4 hours
Maschsee ©
Water Body
Maschsee Hannover
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Serengeti-Park Hodenhagen ©
Wildlife Area
Serengeti-Park Hodenhagen Hodenhagen
3.8
Duration: 4 hours
Weltvogelpark Walsrode ©
Zoo
Weltvogelpark Walsrode Walsrode
4.6
Duration: 4 hours

Museums in Lower Saxony

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Rammelsberger Bergbaumuseum ©
World heritage site
Rammelsberger Bergbaumuseum Goslar
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Volkswagen Auto Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Volkswagen Auto Museum Wolfsburg
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Deutsches Marinemuseum Wilhelmshaven ©
Specialty Museum
Deutsches Marinemuseum Wilhelmshaven Wilhelmshaven
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Deutsches Panzermuseum ©
Specialty Museum
Deutsches Panzermuseum Munster
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Lower Saxony

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Burg Bentheim ©
Castle
Burg Bentheim Bad Bentheim
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Imperial Palace of Goslar ©
Historic Site
Imperial Palace of Goslar Goslar
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Gedenkstatte Bergen-Belsen ©
Cemetery
Gedenkstatte Bergen-Belsen Celle
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Stabkirche ©
Church
Stabkirche Hahnenklee-Bockswiese
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Lower Saxony

Eilenriede - Park
Park
Eilenriede - Park Hannover
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Historisches Lueneburger Rathaus
Government Building
Historisches Lueneburger Rathaus Luneburg
4.8
Duration: 1 hour
Science Center phaeno ©
Science Museum
Science Center phaeno Wolfsburg
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Berggarten ©
Garden
Berggarten Hannover
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Parks in Lower Saxony

Oldenburger Schlossgarten ©
Garden
Oldenburger Schlossgarten Oldenburg
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Bad Pyrmont Kurpark ©
Park
Bad Pyrmont Kurpark Bad Pyrmont
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Park of Gardens ©
Garden
Park of Gardens Bad Zwischenahn
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
Allerpark Wolfsburg
Park
Allerpark Wolfsburg Wolfsburg
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
EscapeVenture ©
Room Escape Game
EscapeVenture Braunschweig
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
The Wadden Sea, Germany
World heritage site
The Wadden Sea, Germany Norden
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Meyer Werft ©
Ship
Meyer Werft Papenburg
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Hameln Old Town ©
Neighborhood
Hameln Old Town Hameln
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Places to visit in Lower Saxony

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