Lower Saxony is in the northwest of the Federal Republic of Germany, the state capital is Hanover. Lower Saxony is bordered in the north by the North Sea and the lower reaches and the lower middle reaches of the Elbe. Exceptions to this are the Neuhaus office, which is located northeast of the Elbe, and the southern Elbe parts of Hamburg. The cities of Bremen and Bremerhaven are surrounded by the state.
Lower Saxony offers many different travel destinations – from the island in the Wadden Sea and lonely hiking trails in the Harz to the big city. Here you can spend varied vacation days.
Discover travel destinations in Lower Saxony
We present here the regions from Lower Saxony that we have visited. Simply click on the travel destination that interests you most.
The district of Emsland is an area in the federal state of Lower Saxony. It stretches from the North Rhine-Westphalian state border near Rheine to East Frisia. A vacation in Emsland offers a charming and varied vacation region.
In the south of Lower Saxony, only about 45 kilometres from Hannover, on the German Fairy Tale Route, lies Hamelin, the town of the Pied Piper. A stay in the town takes visitors into the world of the Brothers Grimm.
Hannover, the capital of Lower Saxony, lies on the River Leine and the Mittelland Canal. A city break to Hannover takes you to a city where there are still a few destinations off the beaten track.
The city of peace Osnabrück is located between the Teutoburg Forest and the Wiehengebirge in the federal state of Lower Saxony.
The easternmost of the East Frisian islands in the North Sea is called Wangerooge. Whether it's a relaxing short trip or a long, restful island holiday, you can simply feel at home here.
In the far east of Lower Saxony, the Wendland holiday region lies directly on the border with Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg. The holiday region on the Elbe attracts visitors above all with its beautiful nature.
The port city of Wilhelmshaven in Lower Saxony is located on the north-west coast of the Jade Bay. A weekend trip to the city also offers the opportunity for relaxing walks on the beach.
The Lessing town of Wolfenbüttel is located on the River Oker in Lower Saxony. The town was once a royal seat and around 1000 half-timbered houses, many of which have been beautifully restored, characterise the townscape today.
The city of Wolfsburg is located on the Aller River and the Mittelland Canal in Lower Saxony. It is less known as a holiday destination, but much more as a car city.