58 days in Lower Saxony Itinerary

58 days in Lower Saxony Itinerary

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Goslar
— 9 nights
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Celle
— 7 nights
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Luneburg
— 8 nights
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Cuxhaven
— 8 nights
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Wilhelmshaven
— 8 nights
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Osnabruck
— 8 nights
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Hameln
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Goslar

— 9 nights
Goslar is a historic town in Lower Saxony, Germany. Imperial Palace of Goslar and Schloss Wolfsburg will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Hubichenstein and Matthias Schmidt Berg St. Andreasberg. Change things up with these side-trips from Goslar: Herzog August Bibliothek (in Wolfenbuttel), Braunschweig (Brunswick Cathedral & Schul- und Burgergarten Doweseeweg) and Wolfsburg (Volkswagen Auto Museum, Autostadt, &more). There's still lots to do: go deep underground at Rammelsberger Bergbaumuseum, make a trip to Lohmuehle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nordturm der Marktkirche, and get outside with Seeburger See.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Goslar trip planner.

Hannover to Goslar is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Goslar are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Celle.

Things to do in Goslar

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Celle

— 7 nights
Celle is a town and capital of the district of Celle, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Gedenkstatte Bergen-Belsen and Synagoge Celle will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Serengeti-Park Hodenhagen and Otterzentrum Hankensbuttel. Venture out of the city with trips to Altes Land (in Jork), Walsrode (Weltvogelpark Walsrode & Dushorn) and OTTER-ZENTRUM (in Hankensbuettel). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Herzogschloss Celle, admire the natural beauty at Heilpflanzengarten, stop by DieWahren - Celler Mitbringsel Manufaktur, and contemplate the waterfront views at Strandbad Silbersee.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Celle trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Goslar to Celle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Celle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Luneburg.

Things to do in Celle

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Luneburg

— 8 nights
Lüneburg, also called Lunenburg in English, is a town in the German state of Lower Saxony. Get in touch with nature at Wildpark Schwarze Berge and Wildpark Lueneburger Heide. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dom zu Bardowick St. Peter und Paul and Ole Kerk - die kleine Feldsteinkirche. Explore Luneburg's surroundings by going to Museum Altes Land (in Jork), Soltau (Heide Park & Bohme Familienpark) and Deutsches Panzermuseum (in Munster). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Lueneburger Heide, get great views at Luneburg Water Tower, play a few rounds at Golf Club Green Eagle, and take in the dramatic natural features at Kalkberg.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Luneburg holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Celle to Luneburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Luneburg can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cuxhaven.

Things to do in Luneburg

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cuxhaven

— 8 nights
Cuxhaven is an independent town and seat of the Cuxhaven district, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Get in touch with nature at Cuxhavener Kuestenheide and Nationalpark Schleswig-Holsteinisches Wattenmeer. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Stiftung Lager Sandbostel and Schloss Agathenburg. Explore Cuxhaven's surroundings by going to Schwebefahre Osten (in Osten), Stade (Museum Schwedenspeicher, Hansehafen, &more) and Zoo in der Wingst (in Wingst). The adventure continues: make a trip to Kugelbake, examine the collection at Ziegelei Pape, take in the waterfront at Alte Liebe in Cuxhaven, and get outside with Umweltpyramide.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cuxhaven online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Luneburg to Cuxhaven in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Cuxhaven, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Wilhelmshaven.

Things to do in Cuxhaven

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wilhelmshaven

— 8 nights
Wilhelmshaven is a coastal town in Lower Saxony, Germany. Popular historic sites such as Kloster Ihlow and Burg Stickhausen are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Golf in Hude and Zwischenahner Meer. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wilhelmshaven: Meyer Werft (in Papenburg), Bad Zwischenahn (Kurpark, Park of Gardens, &more) and Oldenburg (Botanischer Garten & Oldenburger Schlossgarten). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at The Wadden Sea, Germany, take in the pleasant sights at Dunenspaziergange, contemplate the waterfront views at Hafen Neuharlingersiel, and see the interesting displays at Deutsches Marinemuseum Wilhelmshaven.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Wilhelmshaven online itinerary planner.

Drive from Cuxhaven to Wilhelmshaven in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Cuxhaven, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Wilhelmshaven, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Osnabruck.

Things to do in Wilhelmshaven

Parks · Outdoors · Golf · Wildlife

Side Trips

Osnabruck

— 8 nights

City of Peace

Offering a wealth of history, both ancient and more modern, Osnabruck is also known for its fine dining, shopping, and variety of festivals.
Visit Burg Bentheim and Heger Tor for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Artland Golfclub and Charlottensee. Venture out of the city with trips to Bentheimer Mineraltherme (in Bad Bentheim), Wassermuhle der Herrlichkeit Lage (in Neuenhaus) and Reformed Evangelical Church (in Schuettorf). Pack the 20th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Freizeitpark Schloss Dankern. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Zoo Osnabruck, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Laurentius Pfarrkirche, get to know the fascinating history of Schloss Osnabruck, and walk around Burgerpark Osnabruck.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Osnabruck itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Wilhelmshaven to Osnabruck takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Wilhelmshaven in June, you will find days in Osnabruck are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Hameln.

Things to do in Osnabruck

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hameln

— 9 nights
Hamelin is a town on the river Weser in Lower Saxony, Germany. Get in touch with nature at Maschsee and Schillathoehle. Popular historic sites such as St. Michaelis and Kulturzentrum Weserrenaissance Schloss Bevern are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Hameln side-trips: Marienburg Castle (in Pattensen b Hannover), Hildesheim (St.- Andreas-Kirche, Mariendom, &more) and Hannover (Bijou Brigitte, The New Town Hall, &more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Hameln Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Buckeburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stadtkirche Bad Pyrmont Christuskirche, and stroll around Bad Pyrmont Kurpark.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hameln trip planner.

You can drive from Osnabruck to Hameln in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Hameln, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Hameln

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

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.