The crunch of gravel underfoot and delightful flowery scents all around – Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)’s garden treasures are sure to enchant you. The best way to enjoy the colourful floral splendour, set off against the lush green lawns, is a long, leisurely walk that may also take you past antique statues and romantic ponds. Even today, the charm of bygone days can be experienced in the wonderful gardens: the lordly residences are girdled by ancient ornamental and display gardens, the grounds of monastery and medieval castle gardens. The rulers of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) vied with Louis XIV, the Sun King, by emulating his famous Gardens of Versailles. Gardens have been used as places of rest and leisure for many centuries. Poetry was composed in secluded pavilions and many a romance unfolded in the winding paths of the labyrinths. Gain an impression of festive courtly culture at a concert, a theatre performance or at the garden festivals that are regularly held in these green jewels.
Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen
The Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen in Hannover are among the most beautiful parks in Europe.
Kurpark Bad Pyrmont (Spa Gardens)
Follow in the footsteps of kings and princes from the late 17th century and be captivated by these charmingly landscapes gardens.
Oldenburger Schlossgarten (Castle Gardens)
Just in front of the entrance gates to the pedestrian zone is a special place of peace and leisure: the Oldenburger Schlossgarten.
Alter Botanischer Garten (Old Botanical Garden) Göttingen
The Alter Botanischer Garten of the University of Göttingen was created in 1736. Its impressive diversity of plants is located next to the city wall, and therefore in direct proximity to the pedestrian zone.
Park der Sinne (Park of the Senses) Laatzen
This park not only invites you for a walk in the green landscape, but also seeks to sharpen your senses. Air - Water - Fire - Earth: You can experience the four elements at various experience stations.
Schlosspark Lütetsburg (Castle Park)
Nature-lovers will find an incredible wealth waiting to be discovered at Schlosspark Lütetsburg (Castle Park).
Kurpark Bad Rothenfelde (Spa Gardens)
The beautiful Kurpark extends right to the Sportpark at the end of the New Salt Works. Fresh saline mist from the two salt works blows through the 18-hectare park.