Lower Saxony Holidays in 2016
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Lower Saxony at a Glance

Germany’s second largest state, Lower Saxony, just has so much to offer. From the mountainous region of Harz, to cities and towns such as Braunschweig, Goslar and Hesse you’ll be treated to spectacular scenery, fabulous architecture, art, culture and some stunning palaces only before glimpsed in fairy-tale books. Lower Saxony, also known as Niedersachsen, is also the proud owner of two UNESCO world heritage sites, the old town of Hildesheim and the Rammelsberg mine in Goslar.

You'll Love Lower Saxony if...

  • You’re an active family looking for a cultural holiday combined with outdoor pursuits and beach life.
  • You’re a history buff looking to enjoy some of the finest architecture, museums and art galleries in Germany.
  • You’re part of a group or family wanting an action packed destination in which to immerse yourself in the culture and life of Germany.

Where to stay in Lower Saxony

There is so much choice in Lower Saxony it’s worth considering your options carefully and maybe combining a few days in a town such as Hesse, Goslar or Celle with time relaxing in on one of beach or riverside resorts.

  • Those in search of the great outdoors should head to the Harz mountain region where you’ll find dense forests, caves, roaring waterfalls and a selection of rare plants and animal life. There are also two national parks in the area, well worth taking a few days out to explore and enjoy.
  • Those in search of complete relaxation and escape might want to consider visiting or staying in the East Frisian Islands, just off the coast. Borkum, Norderney, Juist, Laneoog, Baltrum, Spiekeroog and Wangerooge offer fantastic beaches, fresh sea breezes and the option of hiking and cycling whilst enjoy nature.

Lower Saxony Attractions

There is simply so much to do in the region that it’s hard to know where to start, but here are a few suggestions of what you could get up to during your stay;

  • Sightseeing in Lower Saxony is simply a joy; there are so many palaces, historic buildings and old towns to explore and discover. One example is The Imperial Palace of Goslar; built between 1040 and 1050 by order of Heinrich III, it’s one of the best preserved secular buildings of the 11th century.
  • Active families, couples and groups will be spoilt for choice with the number of outdoor pursuits available in Lower Saxony. Horse riding is becoming increasingly popular and regions such as Luneburg Heath and Emsland offer a diverse network of bridleways.
  • For those in search of fine dining, sightseeing and a bit of retail therapy, the towns and cities of Lower Saxony will not disappoint. From Hanover, the state capital, to Osnabruck you’ll find an array of cultural sights and shopping options.
  • Many will be surprised to learn that the area also has plenty of fun activities for the children; the Heide Park Adventure World & Resort for example offers rollercoasters, rides and attractions, perfect for all ages. There are also many zoos and game parks such as the Welvogelpark Walsrode which is the world’s largest bird.
  • The Elbe, Weser and Ems rivers also provide ample opportunity for outdoor fun, and if you fancy messing about on the water there are a variety of activities available from canoeing to sailing.

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