Salzgitter will give you a glimpse of the lesser known Germany that may serve to shatter pre-conceived ideas about this little and very young city in Lower Saxony.
Known for its industrial background in iron and steel, machine tools and ship building, it may offer you an exciting outing in the pristine countryside that holds plenty of promise.
Salzgitter’s spectacular scenery is perfect for outdoor sports of all kinds. This is probably what prompted the creation of the Golfclub where you’ll find the perfectly laid out course amid rolling hills and green meadows.
The terrain all over the city is perfect for other outdoor sports such as hiking, trekking, and biking. Pick a trail that’s convenient for you and get going on a wonderful tour!
In the city center, you’ll find various modern businesses amid historic monuments. There are a number of shopping centers and malls that offer you the best and the latest in clothes, luxury goods, and jewelry.
The main shopping is to be found in Salzgitter-Lebenstedt and the central business district, Salzgitter-Bad.
There are plenty of entertainment venues such as the Hally Gally Indoor Spielpark that’s perfect for kids to have a day of fun. Lake Salzgitter offers water sports from diving to water skiing for the whole family.
Though not much remains as reminder to its medieval history, Salzgitter does have the Salder Castle which is now the Städtisches Museum holding within its walls the local history including the details of the castle itself.
The Kunstsammlungen is another wing that houses the Municipal Art Collection. And the Burg Lichtenberg is a popular building having a lookout tower with fabulous views.
Going back to the center, the Market Square in Salzgitter is a vibrant cultural hub with a number of shops and cafes lined up for you to browse. The Pilgrimage Church stands amid a picturesque garden and is a fine specimen of medieval architecture.
Other historic churches and monuments you should not miss are the St. Mariae Jacobi built in the 15th century, the St. Marien, the Ringelheim Castle, and the Bismarck Tower.