Sunset in the Harz Mountains
© TMN / Markus Tiemann

Head for the ho­ri­zon!


Relax, slow down and discover amazing natural landscapes in Lower Saxony. Our 799 conservation areas are bigger than Berlin, Hamburg and Munich put together. That means that the surface area of our 1,281 protected areas is well over twice the size of Cornwall. Moreover, Lower Saxony boasts 14 nature parks, 2 national parks, 2 biosphere reserves, 2 UNESCO Global Geoparks and 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site. And if that’s not enough, there’s an awesome 110,996 hectares of water and over 1 million hectares of woodland.

But even these impressive figures cannot convey the breathtaking feeling at the sight of these wonders of nature, from the joy of spotting rare animals to the awe of taking in the vast countryside. This very special Lower Saxony feeling cannot be put into words – you have to experience it for yourself: whether on hikes, bike rides, in a canoe, on horseback, on cruises or carriage rides, on the heath or on the moor, in the Harz mountains or on the North Sea coast. A break in nature in Holiday Destination Lower Saxony offers both young and old infinite opportunities to be active and recharge.

The perfect destination for every season

There are exciting activities for families with children – as well as relaxing wellness breaks for singles and couples. Add to this culinary specialities such as Nienburger asparagus, Oldenburger kale and North Sea herring, and every break in Lower Saxony becomes a short break of pure joy. This holds true all year round, because every season has its own special allure.

Have you ever experienced the magic of fresh winter snow in the Harz mountains? Or admired the blossoming fruit trees in Altes Land? Ever spent a beautiful midsummer’s day on the East Frisian Islands? Or marvelled at the colourful leaves of the Lüneburg Heath in autumn? If so, you’ll be back. If not, what are you waiting for?

On this site you will discover lots of interesting tips for exciting attractions and relaxing excursions – for every season and personal taste. And you can look forward to the mellow ambience of unforgettable natural landscapes, just waiting to be discovered.

We can’t wait to see you!