Garbsen is a fairly modernized town that has a lot of cultural aspects. When visiting here, you will definitely notice an artistic and contemporary theme to portions of the town. Located on the Leine River in Lower Saxony, there are a few museums that are a wonderful experience.
There is a privately owned museum of art called Atelier Olbrich. The artistic displays are just that, they are not available for purchase. The belief is that the art should be an expression of emotion, and displayed accordingly.
There is the M & R Gallery Kolbein that also displays art. Their collection is housed in a very contemporary building. This is a gallery, so not only do they allow pieces to be sold, but borrowed as well. Anyone interested in obtaining a piece should contact the gallery directly.
The most unique to this town is the Doll and Toy museum. There is a vast variety of dolls, doll houses, and other antique collections that could bring any girl back into her youth. ;-) This was the first museum of its kind located here.
For a more historical museum you can visit the Heimatmuseum. The focus here is on the regional development. Their exhibits showcase agricultural tools and equipment, amongst other important attributes of the town’s development.
For a one of a kind experience you must attend the Cinestar. There is a laser show prior to each presentation. The architecture on this building is also very contemporary. Call ahead for showtimes and productions. Its location is very centralized — near the Town Hall.
If you are in need of a location to host a formal get together, the Bürgerhaus Havelse is available for rent. This mansion is commonly used for a variety of affairs, including weddings, baptisms, and even business meetings. Local clubs and associations also find this space to be very useful. It is advisable to contact them well in advance if you are planning an event there.