Lower Saxony — Holiday Destination

Lower Saxony (German: Niedersachsen) is a federal state located in the north-western part of Germany. It is considered the second largest federal state in terms of area and fourth in terms of inhabitants. Approx. 8 million people live here.

Lower Saxony Map

Map of Saxony (Sachsen)

The geographic idea of this state has undergone huge moves and obtained many meanings in the earlier period of the 15th century. For example, the land of the Saxons was in Frankish times approximately the area of entire north-west Germany among the Elbe and Ems rivers.

Nowadays, Lower Saxony is a land of variety providing much cultural and geographical importance to Germany. It has a high-quality and beautiful cultural life, offering a lot of theaters in cities like Hanover and Oldenburg.

Some of the theaters in Hanover attract people from more than forty towns of the surrounding area. Some of the chief theaters like in Göttingen, Hildesheim, and Celle are playing dating long back to 1674.

And there are a lot of restaurants serving worldwide cuisine, like Italian, Greek, Turkish and Chinese, in addition to German restaurants and the mandatory fast-food shops.

Besides all that, this state is significant in terms of tourism. Farmhouses, gardens and parks, land of horses and preserved forest, zoos, are all natural beauties which can be enjoyed throughout the country.

The major economical resource is farming. Major part of the state land is enclosed by forests, and some portion of the land is unfarmed and some are deserts, even governmentally protected by the state.

Did You Know That…

Lower Saxony is one of the leading oil producers in Europe. Some of its major agricultural products include wheat, rye, potato, and oat.

Another large part of its economy is manufacturing of heavy machines, trucks, inks, dyes, rubbers, and much more.

It provides first class libraries, such as science libraries to help higher education, together with virtual libraries. Some of the key libraries are to be found in Göttingen (State and University Library) and Oldenburg (State Library).

 

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