Land Niedersachsen Things to Do

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  • Wolfenbuettel Castle (Schloss Wolfenbuettel)
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Land Niedersachsen Things to Do

  • Old Town

    Hannover Things to Do

    Hannover has one of the biggest and oldest Fleamarkets in Germany! Every Saturday people come from all over Germany to sell and buy. The market starts at 6:00 am and finishes at 4:00 pm. After visiting the fleamarket many people go to one of the many pubs nearby and have a beer.

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  • Herrenhausen Gardens

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Hannover Things to Do

    There are actually three gardens. the big Baroque Garden, the Berggarten and the Georgengarten. The gardens are a heritage of the Kings of Hanover. The Great Garden has always been one of the most distinguished botanical gardens of Europe while the Berggarten has been transformed over the years from a simple vegetable garden into its second large...

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  • The Nanas & more art by Niki de Saint...

    Hannover Things to Do

    Creator of the world-famous Nanas, Niki de Saint Phalle, born 29th of October 1930 in Paris, died 21st of May 2002 in San Diego, was the first and so far only woman to receive the Freedom of the City of Hannover and a friend of the town on the River Leine for thirty years. The appearance of three brightly-coloured, amply-proportioned polyester...

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  • Maschsee

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Hannover Things to Do

    Just over the road from the Neues Rathaus a large man made, I think, lake. Good place for a walk along the shore or maybe all the way around if you've time and energy to spare. A pleasant hour or two for us.

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  • Zoo Hannover

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Hannover Things to Do

    Of all the things I envisaged doing in Hannover, I can safely say that milking a mechanical cow was not one of them! I understand that Hannover Zoo has undergone a major facelift in recent years, and it shows. The design of the Zoo is innovative and, in places, downright playful, with many tongue-in-cheek structures and 'props' that I found...

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  • Aegidienkirche

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Hannover Things to Do

    After WWII the Aegidienkirche was not rebuilt and its ruins were kept as a WWII memorial. Click here to read more about the Aegidienkirche (in german language).

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  • New Town Hall

    Hannover Things to Do

    This is the official describe of tourism center: The New Town Hall was built at the beginning of the 20th century in the bombastic style of the Wilheminian period. The tower with its dome measures no less than 97.73 metres to the point of its gilded finial. Inside, models of the city show four phases in Hannover’s development: 1689, 1939, 1945...

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  • Opera House

    Hannover Things to Do

    While looking through my stacks of old opera programs, I found three earlier ones from the State Opera in Hannover. Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848) is based on a novel by the Scottish author Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832). It is the story of a young woman, Lucy Ashton, who is forced by her family to marry a man she detests. She...

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  • Memories of the Expo 2000

    Hannover Things to Do

    in Memory of.....the beautiful EXPO time 2000. This museum opens only on sundays from 11 to 4 pm. Here you can find a lot of memorial information about the EXPo 2000 in Hannover and as well infos about other EXPOs in the world and much more.

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  • Leineschloss

    Hannover Things to Do

    The "Goettinger Sieben (Seven from Goettingen)" have been seven professors of the University of Goettingen in the beginning of the 19th century. When the newly founded constitution of the Kingdom of Hannover from 1833 was changed by King Ernst August in 1837 the professors protested. By order of the king they lost their jobs and three of them had...

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  • Sprengel Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hannover Things to Do

    1969 Bernhard Sprengel donated his big collection of modern art to the city Hannover. Now the Sprengel Museum houses a diverse collection of modern paintings, sculptures and other items. The Museum is famous for its exhibitions of Emil Nolde, Horst Antes, Kurt Schwitters and Niki de St. Phalle. Opening Hours: Tuesdays: 10 am to 8 pm Wednesdays to...

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  • Hauptbahnhof

    Hannover Things to Do

    The place in front of the Main Trainstation is very nice. This statue of the former King of Hannover is THE meeting point. We say, that we meet "under the tail" = "Unterm Schwanz". The inscription on the basis reads: "Dem Landesvater sein treues Volk" - "The loyal people to the Vather of the Country". The statue is made with money, which the...

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  • Marktkirche

    Hannover Things to Do

    Marktkirche can certainly boast a long and distinguished careeer dating back 800 years. It is considered to be the oldest and most historic o fall the sites in Hanover. It was originally built in Romanesque style by the residents of what was then called Honovere and was known as the St Georg's Kirche. Some of the foundations of the orignal small...

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  • Landesmuseum

    Hannover Things to Do

    There are 4 continous collections in the museum: elder fine arts of Europe, natural history with vivarium, prehistory and ethnology. It is the most frecuented museum in lower saxony. Besides there are often changing spcial exhibitions that often are worth the visit.

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  • Eilenriede

    Hannover Things to Do

    A massive park close to the city centre. Great to wander around and easy to get lost in! Luck to emerge close to a tram stop for us. Well worth an afternoon visit, try to find the beer garden - we did (later tip)

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  • Dinosaur Park Münchehagen

    Discover the history of the earth along a 2.5 km trail. The outdoor exhibition is highlighted by about 150 life-size models of dinosaurs, including the terrible Allosaurus and the 45 m long Seismosaurus, the largest dinosaur Model on earth. The models illustrate the evolutoin of this fascinating group of extinct animals. The trackside is located...

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  • Doll Museum

    The Puppenmuseum is every little girl's and many big girl's dream. Located in an old Fachwerk (half-timbered) house in the picturesque town of Jesteburg one can tour though 170 years of doll history. Also to be seen are antique rocking horses and doll houses. Open Wednesday-Sunday 2-6pm

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  • Harz mountains

    This is the area that we used to skiing to, but I also remember long hikes during summer time and fascinating caves to discover. Plus there are wonderful towns and castles there - just wonderful!Just to visit the Harz mountains would make a wonderful vacation!

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  • Lüneburg

    Lüneburg is an old Hanseatic Town, which got rich because of its salt deposits. It has beautiful old houses and a lovely atmosphere. When I visited, I was so surprised at the beauty of this medieval city - don't miss it! From what I heard, the Christmas market there must be VERY nice!Lüneburg is also the ideal starting point for excursions into the...

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  • Ostfriesland

    Moin, Moin ..is the way people greet each other in East Frisia. East Frisia is a very flat country and is a little bit similar to the neighboring Netherlands. So you can find windmills here, dikes, the North Sea and some wild East Friesian islands - this part of the country really is a wonderful spot for outdoor people!

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  • Göttingen

    Göttingen is situated in the southern part of Lower Saxony halfway between Cologne and Berlin. The presence of the university gives the centre an international flair.

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  • Salzgitter

    Salzgitter is situated in the south-eastern part of Lower Saxony halfway between Dortmund and Berlin. It has around 110.000 inhabitants and became popular as one of the first industrial centre in Lower Saxony.

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  • Einbeck

    Einbeck is the place of my childhood - I grew up here in this beautiful small medieval town, went to school here, graduated and came back regularly to visit my parents. It is for these good memories, but also for the truly wonderful architecture, that I put it as the number one must see activity for Lower Saxony.For more information, please have a...

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  • Celle

    The city of Celle with about 75.000 inhabitants is located about 35 km (22 mi) north-east from Hannover, Lower Saxony. Celle was founded in 1292. Walking through the old town make you feel like in the 18th century. Everywhere around are hal-timbered houses as well as buildings in Weserrenaissance, Renaisance and Baroque style.

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  • Rinteln

    Rinteln is situated in the Weserbergland region, half way between Hannover and Bielefeld. The town attracts visitors with beautifully restored half-timbered and Weserrenaissance buildings. Rinteln was founded around 1150 and received the city right in 1239. In the same year the city fortification was built. In 1806 Napoleon razed the walls and two...

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  • Hameln

    The city of Hameln (or even Hamelin) is situated about 40 km south west of Hannover and became famous due to the Pied Piper legend. Hamelin was founded on the river Weser around 750 as a missionary outpost. It received city rights around 1200 and was a member of the Hanseatic League from 1426 to 1572. Today the town has about 60,000 inhabitants.

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  • Braunschweig

    Braunschweig, also called Brunswick, is situated in Lower Saxony. It is a commercial and industrial center and attracts with its narrow streets and gabled, half-timbered houses. The main attraction is the Romanesque Cathedral of Saint Blasius. The city became popular due to Henry the Lion, who lived here. Today it is the second largest city in...

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  • Hannover

    Hannover, situated on the Leine River, was chartered in 1241 and had not played a big role until 1386 when the city joined the Hanseatic League. In 17th century the town became residence of the British royal family. Hannover was badly damaged in World War II and many modern structures were erected next to several old reconstructed buildings.Today,...

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  • Hildesheim

    Hildesheim with its 105,000 inhabitants is situated just 30 kilometers south of Hannover at the base of the Harz Mountains. Its history starts with the foundation of a chapel consecrated to the Virgin Mary on the cathedral hill in 815. Hildesheim got the city charter in 13th century and became a free city of the Holy Roman Empire. Hildesheim has...

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  • Visit the Old Town of Oldenburg

    The fourth city in Lower Saxony is Oldenburg (ca. 150 000 inhabitants), a city which has also had a brilliant history as capital of an extinct Grand Duchy. It is also the most important fluvial port in the State. The relatively large old town is mostly car-free and surrounded by the former moat and crossed by a network of canals and the river Hunte...

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  • Brunswick

    The former capital of a Duchy and an independent state is nowadays, with 260.000 inhabitants, the second city in the State of Lower Saxony. The historical area, comprised within the ancient city moat, contains a rich architectural heritage.This picture shows an aspect of the Castle Square, with the tower of the new Town Hall, one of the most...

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  • Hannover

    Hannover is the capital of Lower Saxony and one of the main cities in Northern Germany (with a pop. of almost 525.000, it is the eleventh city in Germany). It is also the seat of the biggest industrial trade fair in the world.Nevertheless, Hannover has the reputation of being a boring place. It may indeed lack a first class night scene and...

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  • Lüneburger Heide

    Between Hannover and Hamburg there is a wide strech of land, which is called the Lüneburger Heide. During the last centuries agriculture was not possible in the sandy ground. So people held sheep to earn their money. This sheep eating the gras and all short greens cultivated this landscape. Firtrees and wide areas of gras and heather are typical....

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  • The Historical Market Of Brüggen

    Every year at the beginning of October they have an traditional market at the maor of Brüggen.For more pictures have a look at the travelogue.

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  • Lueneburg Heath

    I studied in Lüneburg for 4 ½ years and lived in the middle of the Lüneburger Heath. If you once have seen the heath in its full bloom you will always love it.Traditionally, the heath can be seen at its best in late summer from mid-August to late-September when it is usually in full bloom. Some 'heath specialists', however, prefer springtime or...

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  • Heide Park

    Heide Park is just amazing! It's located in Soltau in the "Lueneburger Heide", between Hamburg and Hannover, in North Germany. It is the largest Amusement Park of North Germany (850,000 square meters!). It has more than 50 attractions. The park is scenically, and its maintained facilities are brilliant. In a wildlife park you can observe in a...

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  • Hannover - the Exciting State Capital

    Hannover, the capital of Lower Saxony is about 30 km away from my hometown Elze. It has about half a million habitantsMain city in the green, fair city, sports city and city of the Expo 2000 – Hannover was and is engaged with a lot of attributes. But none of them can reflect the different faces of the city all in one. Hannover has many sights,...

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  • Wadden Sea National Park

    If you climbed up onto an embankment somewhere on the North Sea coast to take a look at the sea, you could be in for a disappointment - there's not a drop of water to be seen! Instead a broad, barren flatness stretches away before you. But don't panic, the North Sea will be back - in the Wadden Sea, the water ebbs and flows twice a day, in a six...

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  • Steinhuder Sea - the big flat lake

    The Steinhuder Meer is about 50 km north of Hannover and 10 min away from Neustadt, the town were I'm working. If I have the time I go there in my lunch break....The Steinhuder Meer is well known as a sailing paradise by water-sports enthusiasts. National and internatinal regattas are staged here every year.But also surfer and other watersports...

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  • Harz mountains

    The Harz mountains are only 1 1/2 hour by car away from my hometown Elze. In summer you can have long walks there and in winter you can skiing there. The highest mountai is named Brocken and is about 1000 m high.Dense mountain forests, bizarre rocky gullies, mysterious caves, roaring waterfalls... the landscape of the Harz mountains has many...

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  • Muenden

    Muenden is located where the rivers Werra and Fulda converge to form the Weser. The old town is perfectly preserved, including more than 700 original half-timbered houses and a Weserrenaissance town hall.

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  • Hamelin

    On the banks of the river Weser, the colourful old town of Hamelin keeps a large number of valuable buildings, many of them typical of the Weserrenaissance, an architechtural style unique to this area of Northern Germany.And talking about Wesserrenaissance, only about 10 km South of Hamelin, you can visit one of the most famous castles erected in...

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  • Lueneburg

    Lüneburg is one of the richest towns in history in Lower Saxony. It was built near a salt mine that brought wealth to the town until not so many years ago. In fact, the Baltic Sea is very poor in salt and Lüneburg was an important supplier of this mineral for Northern Germany and parts of Scandinavia.The charm of old times can still be seen in the...

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  • Goettingen

    Since the King of England and Prince Elector of Hannover founded its University in the XVIII century, Goettingen has become one of the most reputated University cities in Germany.This picture shows the Market Square, with the famous fountain of the Geesekeeper (Gänselieselbrunnen), the symbol of the city.

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  • Celle

    Celle belongs to the the exclusive club of German towns and cities that have been spared from the destruction of wars. For this reason, Celle shows itself today as a post-card perfect town with hundreds of ancient half-timbered houses in perfect condition.This picture shows an aspect of the Aller banks, in the outskirts of the old town.

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