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Top 6 Attractions in Lower Saxony

  • Showcasing an impressive range of armored fighting vehicles, the German Tank Museum is situated at the Munster Training Area. Its collection evolved from the Bundeswehr instructional school for training officers, with its tanks, military vehicles, weapons, uniforms and decorations now open to the public. Witness tanks once belonging to the East German military and Wehrmacht vehi-cles from World War II, as well as tanks used by the British, United States and Soviet Red armies ...

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  • Sprawling across the northeast of Lower Saxony, the Lüneburg Heath is an extensive region of heath and farmland that forms part of a culturally rich landscape. Its heathland is typical of that which blanketed much of North Germany until the early 19th century, having been formed as a result of overgrazing during the Neolithic period. Today its remaining areas are kept cleared through grazing of Heidschnucke, a North German breed of moorland sheep ...

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  • Straddling the border between Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, the Harz Mountain National Park protects extensive tracts of spruce and beech woodlands, as well as several bogs that provide a habitat for rare black storks, peregrine falcons, European wildcats and Eurasian lynx. It’s a walkers paradise and crisscrossed with themed trails that form part of the Harzer Wandernadel network, with badges awarded based on the number of checkpoints visited. Follow in the footsteps of Goethe along the Goethe Way, which leads from Torfhaus through the Brockenfeld Moor to the summit of Mount Brocken and forms part of the 100-kilometer-long Harz Witches’ Trail ...

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  • Nestled at the foot of Rammelsberg hill, the Imperial Palace of Goslar is an ex-tensive complex of historical buildings and one of the most impressive tourist attractions in the Harz region. The grounds include the magnificent Kaiserhaus, the Collegiate Church of St. Simon and St. Jude and the Palace Chapel of St. Ul-rich. Together with Goslar’s Old Town and the Rammelsberg, the Imperial Pal-ace of Goslar has been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site ...

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  • Built in the mid-19th century by King George V of Hanover as a birthday present for his wife, the Marienburg Castle is a Gothic revival landmark to the northwest of Hildesheim. It was designed by architect Conrad Wilhelm Hase and served as a summer seat for the House of Hanover and the House of Guelph whose yellow and white flag flies on the main tower. The Marienburg Castle has remained relatively well preserved after being left un-inhabited for 80 years when the royal family went into exile during Hanover’s annexation by Prussia in 1866 ...

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  • Set within the glacial landscapes to the northwest of Hanover, the Steinhuder Meer is a picturesque lake and recreational hub that’s named after the nearby village of Steinhude. While it’s the largest lake in northwest Germany, it only drops to around three meters in depth and is surrounded by the rolling landscapes of the Hanoverian Moor Geest. Follow one of the walking paths that weave through the Steinhuder Meer Nature Park, with a 32-kilometer-long loop following the lake’s perimeter ...

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  • * Regular pre-pandemic touristic activity level.

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