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.

Visbek groom - megalithic grave in Wildeshausen

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Visbek groom - mighty megalithic grave in Wildeshausen

Our tour through the north of Germany had led us, next to the visit of the still relatively "young" Museum and Park Kalkriese as the presumed site of the Varus Battle (we will report later) to the Ahlhorner Heide at Wildeshausen next to the local megalithic tombs from the time period between 3500 - 2800 BC.

Rime on trees and grasses in Friesland

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Rime on trees and grasses in Friesland

Early in the morning the weather forecast had warned of fog banks and freezing drizzle, which in the north often can quickly lead to incalculable ice on the roads.

Cultural history of Frisia - Schlossmuseum Jever

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Cultural history of Frisia - Schlossmuseum Jever

It is next to the beer known as one of the landmarks of the city Jever in Frisia and shows a variety of artifacts about the city and the surrounding history of the past centuries: the Castle Museum in Jever's Castle.

Jever - city stroll along the parks around the old city

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Jever - city stroll along the gardens and parks around the old city

Green City Jever - not without reason Jever is named as the green city because the town is heavily influenced by the five elongated moats with its ancient trees that once surrounded the historic center as a moat protective layer.

Belfry and weekly market of Jever

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Belfry and weekly market of Jever

Regardless from which side of the old town of Jever you are approaching, always the bell tower as the second tallest building in town is in the center of the image.

Carolinensiel - a floating Christmas tree in the harbour

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Carolinensiel - a floating Christmas tree in the old harbour

Despite rough wind and low temperatures it was a nice balance to leave house for a walk. During the coffee break our conversation had led to the topic about the so much different Christmas markets in Germany.

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