Thatched house in Cuxland, © Cuxland-Tourismus / Bernd Schlüsselburg
© Cuxland-Tourismus / Bernd Schlüsselburg

Intangible Cultural Heritage


In addition to natural and cultural heritage, UNESCO also protects intangible cultural assets such as traditions and customs. These include dance, theatre, music, festivals, customs and craft traditions.

In Lower Saxony, certain aspects of the local cultural are particularly highlighted. Curious visitors can experience East Frisian tea ceremonies in the North, discover the story of the Pied Piper in Hameln (Hamelin) and visit the world’s oldest Marksmen Festival in Hannover. On top of that, small craft businesses give insights into the age-old art of Blaudruck (printing fabrics with indigo blue and white patterns).

Visitors can experience the hygienics principles of Sebastian Kneipp at various spas and admire ancient building techniques in the form of thatched houses throughout the region.

The cultural heritage of Lower Saxony