13 days in Lower Saxony Itinerary

13 days in Lower Saxony Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lower Saxony attractions planner

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Soltau
— 1 night
Drive
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Wolfsburg
— 3 nights
Drive
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Goslar
— 4 nights
Drive
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Wildemann
— 1 night
Drive
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Hannover
— 3 nights
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Soltau

— 1 night
Soltau is a mid-sized town in the Lüneburg Heath in the district of Heidekreis, in Lower Saxony, Germany.Coat of armsThe coat of arms of Soltau shows the lion of the Welf dynasty behind a red city gate. On the 22nd (Wed), meet the residents at Weltvogelpark Walsrode. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): find something for the whole family at Heide Park.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Soltau trip itinerary builder website.

Dusseldorf to Soltau is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Soltau are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Wolfsburg.

Things to do in Soltau

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Wolfsburg

— 3 nights
Rather distinct among German cities, Wolfsburg arose in the first half of the 20th century as a somewhat planned urban area.
Change things up with these side-trips from Wolfsburg: Schul- und Burgergarten Doweseeweg (in Braunschweig), Magdeburg (Magdeburger Dom & Gruene Zitadelle) and Kaiserdom Koenigslutter (in Konigslutter). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Autostadt, stroll around Allerpark Wolfsburg, get curious at Science Center phaeno, and get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Essehof.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Wolfsburg road trip site.

Getting from Soltau to Wolfsburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Goslar.

Things to do in Wolfsburg

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goslar

— 4 nights
Goslar is a historic town in Lower Saxony, Germany. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Goslar: Erfurt (Domplatz, Kramerbruecke, &more), Kassel (Hercules Monument, Bergpark Wilhelmshoehe, &more) and The Devil's Wall (in Blankenburg). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Wartburg Castle, examine the collection at Rammelsberger Bergbaumuseum, ponder the design of Marktbrunnen, and cool off at Aquaplex.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Goslar trip itinerary site.

Getting from Wolfsburg to Goslar by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. July in Goslar sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Wildemann.

Things to do in Goslar

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Wildemann

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): examine the collection at Oberharzer Bergwerksmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marktkirche Zum Heiligen Geist, then learn more about the world around you at Bergbaumuseum Knesebeckschacht, and finally take a peaceful walk through WeltWald Harz.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Wildemann trip planner.

Wildemann is very close to Goslar. In July, daily temperatures in Wildemann can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Hannover.

Things to do in Wildemann

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hannover

— 3 nights

City of Fairs

Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
Explore Hannover's surroundings by going to Hermannsdenkmal (in Detmold), Hameln Old Town (in Hameln) and Externsteine (in Horn-Bad Meinberg). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Herrenhauser Garten, make a trip to Welfenschloss, walk around Eilenriede - Park, and get a sense of history and politics at The New Town Hall.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hannover online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Wildemann to Hannover takes 1.5 hours. In July in Hannover, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Hannover

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lower Saxony travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Zoos
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’s largest fruit-farming districts.