River Este in the forest close to Bötersheim/Drestedt, © TourismusMarketing Niedersachsen GmbH / Alexander Kaßner
© TourismusMarketing Niedersachsen GmbH / Alexander Kaßner

Nature in Nieder­sachsen

Barely any other German state has such a wide variety of nature as Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), with its protected natural landscapes stretching from the North Sea to the Harz mountains.

Experience “pure nature” on a tour of discovery on the Wadden Sea and keep an eye out for lynx in the forests of the Harz mountains. While some natural landscapes are home to particular animals, offering a habitat for seals and migrating birds, others are characterised by particular plant life. The heather in the Lüneburger Heide and other geest landscapes provides a magnificent display of colour when in bloom. Cotton grass is characteristic of the many moors of the Emsland and the Diepholzer Moorniederung areas.

The issue of sustainability plays a role at every level in Niedersachsen. Many information centres provide interesting information and interactive exhibits on maintaining ecosystems, energy efficiency and future-orientated rural life.

Discover nature in Niedersachsen. The various nature parks, national parks and biosphere reserves offer a relaxing break in the great outdoors, as well as lots of activities and adventure.