Spiritual hike in the footsteps of the Incas in Peru? Has the neighbor already done. Capoeira trip to Brazil? Posted your cousin in an Insta story. Luxury glamping in the Himalayas? Have grandma and grandpa treated themselves to in 2019. We all know it long ago: if you want to travel unusually, you do not have to go far. Vacations in Lower Saxony offer adventures in all elements and travel constellations – for singles, couples, families and friends. Here are the best tips, routes and vacation homes.
Vacation in Lower Saxony: City trips
Hanover – that sounded too profane to the artist Kurt Schwitters. The Dadaist mysteriously named his hometown "Revon," giving Lower Saxony’s capital city a French touch. It was a French woman named Niki de Saint Phalle, then, who gave Hannover three opulent and not uncontroversial landmarks in 1974: the three Nanas named Sophie, Charlotte and Caroline. And because she liked the city in the North German lowlands so much, the artist donated another 400 of her works to the Sprengel Museum in Hanover and was made an honorary citizen in 2000. If you want to visualize these and other Hannover stories and scenarios a bit more vividly without having to move around a lot, you can take virtual 360-degree tours of Hannover. Just choose the right theme and off you go. If you simply want to drift in Hanover, shopping in the Ernst-August-Galerie or the stores in Hanover’s beautiful city center is the right thing to do. The red thread runs right through the city, letting you stroll through the picturesque old town, picnic by the Maschsee lake or get down in the Herrenhauser Gardens. At the end of the day, you can immerse yourself in the cultural scene of the metropolis: whether it’s the playhouse, the state opera, a concert or the off-scene, in Hanover you have a free choice. For the next day a visit to the adventure zoo is worthwhile.
If you are looking for the trio of culture, shopping and a beautiful city center, Braunschweig, Oldenburg, Osnabruck or Gottingen could also be suitable destinations for you. You are more interested in science and technology? Then go to Wolfsburg. The Volkswagen Autostadt, the Science Center "phaeno" and the only large planetarium in Lower Saxony are something for tinkerers, engineers and Maker, so those people who in their spare time the technology-related variant of the do-it-yourself or. Dedicate to Do-It-Yourself culture with references to hacker culture.
Bremen is not officially part of Lower Saxony, but it is located right in the middle of it and is perfect for a city trip. If you want to get in the right mood for your Bremen trip, listen to one of the podcasts made in Bremen. Especially great for Bremen explorers is the Bremen podcast by radio reporter Alex, who explains what is actually typically Bremen, guides you through the alleys of the historic city center together with a night watchman, takes you to the ancient historic Gasthof zum Kaiser Friedrich or gives you access to small, fine Bremen manufactories. Absolutely worth hearing!
On your own, you can explore Bremen on a walking tour: sightseeing on the historic market square with the Bremen Town Musicians. For a quieter and more romantic vacation in Lower Saxony, visit Hildesheim, Luneburg, Celle, Hamelin, Stade or Wolfenbuttel. These towns are perfect for a leisurely day trip and people who want to vacation at home, because you can quickly find their attractions in the manageable city center.
Farewell to everyday life: Top 6 of the somewhat different vacation homes in Lower Saxony
Some people deliberately spend a night now and then at a hotel in their home city or region. The advantage: You see what you know all too well from a completely new perspective, namely that of the guest. And some accommodations are an adventure in themselves. Why not spend the night in a lovingly restored, cozy construction wagon in Rotenburg (Wumme)? Or let yourself be gently rocked to sleep in a pile house on the Harle River? In the enchanted former silo tower in Otterndorf, just a few kilometers from the mouth of the Elbe, there are no room corners and the bedrooms have to be climbed by ladder. But camping in Lower Saxony is also an exciting option.
Mydays sets up so-called Sleeperoo Cubes in unusual places, for example in the middle of the tropical Friesland-Therme in Wangerland-Horumersiel, directly on the Unesco World Heritage Wadden Sea. If you can’t get enough of the sound of the waves, you should spend the night in a sleeping beach chair on Norderney. And in the Wolfcenter in Dorverden you will find the Tree Inn, a tree house hotel. The opulently furnished wooden tree houses each hover 5 meters above the ground, directly in front of a wolf enclosure – so beautiful it makes you howl!
Vacation in Lower Saxony: Out into the country and to the sea
Lower Saxony extends over 47.614 square kilometers and has many landscapes to offer as well as some nature reserves: Sunbathing on the beach and swimming in the sea in the morning, shopping in the city in the afternoon and watching the sunset on a mountain top in the evening – no problem. The best photo spots in Lower Saxony you get for free.