At the very south of Lower Saxony and nudging into both Thuringia and Hesse is the historic Göttingen District. With the Harz Mountains to the east and the Weserbergland Mountains in the west, this plentiful valley has many cultural and architecture delights.
Göttingen District Map
Towns & Villages in the Göttingen District
- Friedland (Lower Saxony)
- Hann. Münden
Göttingen itself is as famous for its university as it is for its lecturers and students — which include the Brothers Grimm and Otto von Bismarck respectively. This ancient city is filled with magnificent Renaissance buildings and gabled shops and houses at every turn. There is also the statue of the “little goose girl” from local folklore — apparently the most kissed girl in the World!
Along with the capital there are many other historic locations to keep your camera busy! Duderstadt has many gate-towers surrounding its Old Town and is filled with legends.
The delightful town of Hannoversch Münden seems almost untouched by the modern age with its 700 medieval buildings all huddled together.
There are many rivers running through the Göttingen District including the Weser, the Fulda River and the Werra, creating a slow-moving landscape and easy walking. There are also forests and woodlands to keep you active while visiting here.