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Highlights Lower Saxony
- Swimming on the North Sea coast
- Wonderful hiking regions
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- Historic Moorhof
- Pied Piper Outdoor Games
- Green cabbage dishes
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Vacation rentals in Lower Saxony
Lower Saxony has countless holiday apartments as well as the most diverse landscapes and sights to offer you. Reside in an apartment in the middle of a picturesque old town. A vacation rental on the North Sea provides a fantastic view and direct access to the beach. In addition, you can use comfortable holiday apartments near reservoirs and the most beautiful hiking regions in Lower Saxony as a starting point.Best equipment for relaxing days
Depending on which holiday region in Lower Saxony you choose, there is the right accommodation for every taste. In the country, most vacation rentals have a beautifully landscaped garden. But also in urban areas the holiday apartments are often equipped with a balcony or a terrace. In addition, there are landlords who offer you a breakfast with your accommodation package. Many accommodation providers also offer a shuttle service and bicycle rental.
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Location and orientation
Lower Saxony is a federal state located in the northwest of Germany with the capital Hanover. Other major cities in Lower Saxony are Oldenburg, Braunschweig, Osnabrück and Göttingen. If you arrive by plane, you can use the most important airport in Hannover. Other airports are Sea-Airport Cuxhaven/Nordholz and Braunschweig-Wolfsburg.Discover varied landscapes
The state of Lower Saxony is predominantly flat and has a lot of grazing land in the area of the North Sea coast. The Lüneburger Heide in the east is slightly undulating and a paradise for cyclists. The Weserbergland and the northern foothills of the German low mountain range can be found in the south. In the southeast, the Harz Mountains with the highest mountain in the country, the 971 metre high Wurmberg, and its reservoirs offer you a wonderful recreational area.
Travelers and Activities
At the North Sea you will find numerous possibilities to experience holidays by the sea. One of the most popular beaches is the fine and gently sloping sandy beach of Bensersiel, where there are many beach chairs and playgrounds right by the sea. Other popular holiday resorts on the Lower Saxony Sea are Döse und Duhnen, Nessmersiel and the Wremer Tief.Hiking through unique areas
Numerous hiking trails lead through Germany's second largest federal state, which is characterised by the North Sea, the green region between the Weser and Elbe rivers, the Lüneburg Heath, the Weserbergland and the Harz mountains. Furthermore the Osnabrücker Land, the Wendland, the Braunschweiger Land, the county Bentheim and the Emsland are suitable for extended excursions in the fresh air. On the way you will discover dreamy villages, historic farms, windmills and bridges in East Frisia as well as beautiful river and lake landscapes and recharge your batteries in the fresh air.
In Lower Saxony, the dialects spoken in the past were mainly Low German dialects, the so-called Plattdeutsch, which are almost all threatened with extinction. The East Frisian Platt is still cultivated in many places today and has special features due to its Frisian influence.
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Lower Saxony has several UNESCO World Heritage Sites to offer, which you should definitely have seen. These include the Mariendom and the Michaeliskirche in Hildesheim as well as the old town and the Rammelsberg mine in Goslar. In addition, the Wadden Sea of Lower Saxony has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2009. Other World Heritage sites in Lower Saxony include the Upper Harz water racks and monastery in Walkenried, the Samson mine in Sankt Andreasberg and the Fagus plant in Alfeld.2. Visit a typical bog farm
In Augustendorf you can visit a historic moorland farm, which serves as an example of the farms built on the edge of the Devil's Moor in the course of the moor colonisation. The farm has a peat barn, a smoke house, a machine shed, a pig and sheep shed as well as an earth cellar, a draw well, a peat barge, a gate, a bee fence and many other agricultural tools.3. Experience culture in the castle
In the Weserbergland you can make an excursion to the impressive castle Fürstenberg, best with a steamer over the Weser and a subsequent walk through the nature reserve Kathagenberg. Today the castle houses a porcelain museum, which brings you closer to the world and the change of table culture in a unique way. Here you will also learn everything about the production of the "white gold" and may also "lay hands" at special stations.4. Legends and stories of Hameln
The municipality of Hameln has a very special event to offer for friends of old myths. From mid-May to mid-September, the Pied Piper open-air games always take place on Sundays on the Hamelin Wedding House Terrace. Packed into an entertaining spectacle, the world of the Middle Ages, with its dark stories of seduction, revenge and deception, is brought closer to you in a very special way.5. To dine in Lower Saxony
One of the typical dishes of the region is kale, which is enjoyed with Bregenwurst especially in Braunschweiger Land as well as in and around Hanover and Hildesheim. In East Frisia and Bremen, kale is traditionally eaten with a Grützwurst, called pinkel. In the rural inns you will find delicious dishes of these vitamin-rich vegetables, which you should definitely try, especially during the winter months.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Lower Saxony
At an average cost of $122.33 per night, Lower Saxony lies at the lower end of the price range for vacation rentals in Germany.
]If you want to get the most out of your money, the cheapest months to visit Lower Saxony are March ($112.29 the average per night for accommodation), January ($114.02), and February ($114.28).
When booking a vacation rental in Lower Saxony, the highest prices are usually found in the month of July (with an average of $141.64 per night), followed by August ($137.3), and June ($123.57).
You should book your stay in plenty of time when visiting Lower Saxony, as only 36% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.
The months when it's easiest to find free accommodation in Lower Saxony are January (the average amount of properties that are free reached 66% of the total in 2020), December (58.5%), and February (56.6%).
Vacation rentals in Lower Saxony reach their peak in demand in August, with an availability rate of 9.6%. The second most requested month is July, with 11.5%, and the third is September with 18.25%.
In Lower Saxony we offer you an extensive catalogue of around 13000 properties, with options of all kinds, thanks to our 58 local and international providers.