Worpswede, Lower Saxony, Germany - Teufelsmoor landscape around Hamme Niederung area.
© TMN/Francesco Carovillano

Spring in Lower Saxony


Slowly but surely, the sun starts to feel stronger. It gradually melts away the morning dew. Eagerly awaited spring flowers emerge. We see more and more green appearing. The air is rich with the scent of the forest and the sound of birdsong. When nature slowly awakens in Lower Saxony, so do the region and its people. Thanks to the mild temperatures, spring is an ideal time be out exploring the many hiking trails and cycle paths and enjoying the flowers and blossom along the way.

This is when all the recreational parks reopen, too. Did you know that Lüneburg Heath is the biggest heath in Europe? Take the whole family on an adventure there, and soak up those first warm rays of sunshine.

Lower Saxony’s towns and cities also lend themselves to a springtime visit. The days get longer, and the clement weather makes it a great time for outdoor activities. How about a cycle ride through the Altes Land to see fruit trees in full bloom? Expect swathes of pink and white blossoms, Hanseatic cities drenched in tradition and a whole array of culinary delights.

A lot of fresh local produce ripens in the spring, providing a great base for delicious spring recipes. There’s a lot going on in the animal kingdom at this time of year, too: cranes do their courtship dance and storks return to Lower Saxony.

Have a browse through our spring section for inspiration, and get ready for your very own unforgettable spring holiday!

Fresh and delicious into spring