Discover Lower Saxony: From Emden to the Harz Mountains

spiekeroog niedersachsen 02Lower Saxony, located in northern Germany, offers a variety of sights and activities for travellers. Whether it's a city trip to Hanover, Braunschweig, Göttingen, Hamelin or Münster and Osnabrück, whether hiking in the Harz Mountains or the Teutoburg Forest or relaxing on the coast of Friesland or on the islands - Lower Saxony has something to offer for every taste.

For travellers we have put together a selection of travel articles of culturally interesting places and locations. Here you will find all the information you need to explore the region on your own. From the most important sights to the access routes, bike tours and hiking routes.

The Harz, a low mountain range in northern Germany, offers a variety of hiking trails and nature experiences. With our hiking articles, everyone is guaranteed to find the right path and can enjoy the beauty of the Harz Mountains to the fullest.

For beach lovers, we have put together a selection of beach reports for your trip to the coast. Friesland is located on the North Sea coast and offers miles of sandy beaches and an impressive dune landscape on the islands.
We are confident that our Lower Saxony category will help you get the most out of your stay in Lower Saxony. Discover Emden, Lüneburg and the Hanseatic League, the market church in Clausthal, Dangast and the Fehn canals, Spiekeroog and Greetsiel on your own and experience unforgettable moments.

Kalkriese in the Osnabrück region - scene of the Varus battle?

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Kalkriese in the Osnabrück region - scene of the Varus battle?

A long-discussed myth over the centuries that has not yet been conclusively clarified: Where was the scene of the legendary Varus Battle, which is seen by so many historians of the past and even the present as a "turning point in world history".

Kaiser Wilhelm Bridge in Wilhelmshaven

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The Kaiser Wilhelm Bridge in Wilhelmshaven

At first almost forgotten again and then returned to the memory of the events on or along our routes: the Kaiser Wilhelm Bridge in Wilhelmshaven.

Coastal sea rescue - 150 years service to shipwrecked people

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Coastal sea rescue - 150 years service to shipwrecked people

After visiting Lütetsburg, high in the north of Germany, we also came to the port of Horumersiel, an expanding tourist resort on the North Sea, which brought us together with Mr. Günther Ihnken, the foreman of the Baltrum lifeboat.

Cross-country & sliding in the Harz - everyone loves it!

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Cross-country & sliding trails in the Harz - something for everyone

Enjoy your winter holiday in the Harz Mountains and discover our cross-country skiing routes. Regardless of whether you are a ski pro, a hiker or a beginner - here you are guaranteed to find something suitable.

Walpurgis Night in Sankt Andreasberg – Backgrounds

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Walpurgis Night in Sankt Andreasberg – Backgrounds

Of course, everyone knows the legends and stories about the witches from the Brocken, about the witches' dance floor near Thale or other scary stories about Walpurgis Night and the interpretation of witch customs in the Harz Mountains.

Harzer hiking needles - one system prevails!

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Harzer hiking needles - one system prevails!

Once again on a hiking tour in the Harz Mountains near Clausthal-Zellerfeld, we met a young Dutchman who was hiking with a backpack, a small tent, an insulating mat and a sleeping bag.

Dangast in frosty temperatures in February

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Dangast in frosty temperatures in February

A cold and strong wind awaits us in Dangast, although the place adorns itself with the confusing title "southernmost North Sea resort", if one associates "southern" with pleasant temperatures.

Barkeler Busch - A walk through nature

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Barkeler Busch - A walk through nature

Still minus temperatures at night with white, hoarfrost covered cars in the morning, but the warming sun is already appearing in the bright blue sky over Schortens.

Boßeln in Friesland / East Friesland

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Boßeln in Friesland / East Friesland

Anyone traveling through Friesland / East Friesland as a tourist will occasionally come across warning traffic signs on somewhat remote roads, the typeface of which is unknown at least in large parts of Germany and is therefore sometimes misunderstood, especially when suddenly and unexpectedly a cheerful-looking group of active people appears athletes appear in the middle of the street, which one would hardly expect as a car driver.

Warften, Wurten or Hallig - ancient mounds on North Sea

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Warften, Wurten or Hallig - ancient mounds on North Sea

It is not wrong to claim that the far north is so "flat" that you can see on Friday who is coming to visit on Sunday. An interesting phrase that, like many sayings in our everyday language, will certainly also contain a grain of truth.

Spectaculum - medieval festival on the beach in Schillig

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Spectaculum - medieval festival on the beach in Schillig

We were happy to accept the invitation from Wangerland in the north of Germany, as the focus of the visit should be the medieval festival on the beach of the North Sea resort of Schillig - Horumersiel.

Paddle steamer trip with the Concordia II in Carolinensiel

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Paddle steamer trip with the Concordia II in Carolinensiel

Enjoy a ride on the Harle along the promenade from Carolinensiel to Harlesiel, spring is fast approaching, something like this could be the advertising slogan for the holiday resorts of Carolinensiel – Harlesiel.

Bad Harzburg – spa and retirement home for wealthy citizens

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Bad Harzburg – spa and retirement home for wealthy citizens

Towards evening we had first come to the city centre and the pedestrian area of the second largest city in the district of Goslar, so the beautiful lighting of the Heilbad am Harz especially caught our eye in the run-up to Christmas.

Market Church of St. Cosmas and Damian in Goslar

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Market Church of St. Cosmas and Damian in Goslar

Our first city tour in Goslar initially came to a surprising end at the market church of St. Cosmas and Damian, because no sooner had we climbed the 226 steps to the viewing platform than the bells caused a more than violent shock: deafening noise when you stand directly underneath!

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