Palace of Wolfenbüttel in Lower Saxony

3 November 2017 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Museums, Exhibitions, Palaces, Castles, Manors, Parks

© Losch/cc-by-sa-3.0

© Losch/cc-by-sa-3.0

Among the castles in Lower Saxony, the one in Wolfenbüttel is a prominent one. It is not only the second largest of its kind, it also houses the only ducal apartments in Lower Saxony dating back to the High Baroque. This huge four-wing building used to be the Brunswick-Lüneburg dukes’ residence for more than 400 years. The still existing magnificent façade and the prestigious apartments built between 1690 and 1740 are a proof of the riches of the ducal court.   read more…

The Großherzogin Elisabeth

1 August 2017 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Tall ships, Yacht of the Month

© VollwertBIT/cc-by-sa-2.5

© VollwertBIT/cc-by-sa-2.5

Großherzogin Elisabeth is a 1909 German sailing ship built as the San Antonio, a replacement for the 1907 freighter San Antonio which had been lost in a collision at sea.   read more…

The spa town of Bad Bentheim

13 October 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Bentheim Castle - Rose 'De la Grifferaie' from 1845 with an yet unidentified wasp © Kleuske

Bentheim Castle – Rose ‘De la Grifferaie’ from 1845 with an yet unidentified wasp © Kleuske

Bad Bentheim is a town in Lower Saxony, lying in the district of Grafschaft Bentheim on the borders with North Rhine-Westphalia and the Netherlands roughly 15 km south of Nordhorn and 20 km northeast of Enschede. It is also a state-recognized thermal brine and sulphur spa town, hence the designation Bad (“Bath”). In Bad Bentheim is also found the castle Burg Bentheim, the town’s emblem.   read more…

The artists’ colony Worpswede

3 October 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Museums, Exhibitions

Kaffee Worpswede (Cafe and Restaurant) © Till F. Teenck

Kaffee Worpswede (Cafe and Restaurant) © Till F. Teenck

Worpswede is a municipality in the district of Osterholz, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated in the Teufelsmoor, northeast of Bremen. The small town itself is located near the Weyerberg hill. It has been the home to a lively artistic community since the end of the 19th century, with over 130 artists and craftsmen working there.   read more…

The Volkswagen city of Wolfsburg

31 July 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Wolfsburg Skyline © Cubanito

Wolfsburg Skyline © Cubanito

Wolfsburg is located on the River Aller northeast of Braunschweig (Brunswick), and is mainly notable as the headquarters of Volkswagen AG. Wolfsburg is bordered by the districts of Gifhorn and Helmstedt. Wolfsburg was founded on 1 July 1938 as the Nazis’ Stadt des KdF-Wagens bei Fallersleben (English: City of the KdF Car at Fallersleben), a planned town around the village of Fallersleben in order to house the workers of the newly opened Volkswagen factories, which were built to assemble the Volkswagen Beetle “people’s car” and remain there today, although Beetle production finished there in 1978, when it was transferred to Mexico for the final 25 years.   read more…

The Lake Steinhude in Lower Saxony

5 May 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Wilhelmstein Island © ChristianSchd/cc-by-sa-4.0

Wilhelmstein Island © ChristianSchd/cc-by-sa-4.0

The Steinhuder Meer or Lake Steinhude is a lake in Lower Saxony located 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of Hanover. It is named after the nearby village of Steinhude. It has an area of about 30 square kilometres (12 sq mi), making it the largest lake of northwestern Germany, but it is very shallow, with an average depth of only 1.35 metres (4.4 ft) and a maximum depth of less than 3 metres (9.8 ft). It lies within a region known as the Hanoverian Moor Geest.   read more…

Verden on the Aller

19 March 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Große Strasse © Franzfoto

Große Strasse © Franzfoto

Verden an der Aller is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany, on the river Aller. It is the administrative centre of the district of Verden. Verden is famous for the massacre of Saxons in 782, committed on the orders of Charlemagne (the Massacre of Verden), for its cathedral, and for its horse breeding. Verden is further renowned for horse racing and sport horse auctions and is thus also called the (horse) riding town (German: Reiterstadt).   read more…

Königslutter in the Nature Park Elm-Lappwald

31 May 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Palaces, Castles, Manors, Parks

Monastry church of Königslutter © ArtMechanic/cc-by-sa-3.0

Monastry church of Königslutter © ArtMechanic/cc-by-sa-3.0

Königslutter am Elm is a town in the district of Helmstedt in Lower Saxony. It is located on the northeastern slopes of the Elm hill range, within the Elm-Lappwald Nature Park, about 23 km (14 mi) east of Brunswick, 15 km (9.3 mi) west of the district capital Helmstedt, and 20 km (12 mi) south of Wolfsburg.   read more…

Altes Land, the largest contiguous fruit-producing region in Central Europe

28 September 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hamburg

Steinkirchen © Christoph Matthias Siebenborn/cc-by-sa-3.0

Steinkirchen © Christoph Matthias Siebenborn/cc-by-sa-3.0

Altes Land is an area of reclaimed marshland straddling parts of Lower Saxony and Hamburg. The region is situated downstream from Hamburg on the southwestern riverside of the Elbe around the towns of Stade, Buxtehude, Jork and Lühe. In Hamburg it includes the quarters of Neuenfelde, Cranz, Francop and Finkenwerder.   read more…

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