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Lower SaxonyGermany

See the city hall and cathedral of this state’s main city and travel to the mouth of the Weser River for a rich maritime tradition.

Split into two distinctive parts, Lower Saxony (Bremen Region) is a lively and appealing area on the Weser River. It is known for its multicultural and metropolitan city of Bremen and intriguing and historic port town of Bremerhaven. Visit this attractive pair of towns for a glimpse into the regional culture.

Wander through the quaint alleys of Bremen’s historic center. Admire the Gothic façade of the Bremen City Hall and pass through its impressive colonnade. Gaze up at the twin spires of the Bremen Cathedral in the heart of the city. This central area is an audiovisual treat after sunset, when the bars and clubs come alive.

Relax at a café in Bremen’s trendy Viertel neighborhood and go shopping in the upscale stores. See a dramatic performance at the resplendent Theater Goetheplatz Bremen. One of the most popular hubs in the city is the Weser River, where such activities as dragon-boat racing and sailing take place. Make your way to the scenic Bremen Bürgerpark and see its impressive landscape gardens, lakes and woodland.

Drive north for 40 miles (65 kilometers) to reach the coastal town of Bremerhaven. Explore the Museum Port–Historical Harbour and board the ships that have been frozen in time. Get a sense of the seafaring customs here at the National German Maritime Museum. Other highlights of the town include the Fiedlers Fischmarkt, the River Weser Dyke Promenade and the Zoo at the Sea.

Explore the neighboring towns along this North Sea Coast area. Popular sights include the Bederkesa Castle and the Borkum Lighthouse.

The state of Bremen comprises two separate enclaves within the larger state of Lower Saxony. It is the smallest German state and is nestled in the northwestern corner of the country. Fly to the Bremen Airport or take a bus or train to the state’s principal city, which you can traverse by bike or tram.

Popular cities in Lower Saxony

New Town Hall which includes a lake or waterhole and heritage architecture
Hannover
Known for Business, Museums and Festivals

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Reasons to visit

  • Hannover Zoo
    Hannover Zoo
  • Swiss Life Hall
    Swiss Life Hall
  • Maschsee
    Maschsee
Bremen featuring heritage elements as well as a small group of people
Bremen
Known for Historical Buildings, Business and Rivers

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Reasons to visit

  • Universum Bremen
    Universum Bremen
  • Bremen Buergerpark
    Bremen Buergerpark
  • Bremen City Hall
    Bremen City Hall
Volkswagen Autostadt Complex which includes modern architecture and a lake or waterhole
Wolfsburg
Known for Museums, Historical Buildings and Tours

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Reasons to visit

  • Volkswagen Autostadt Complex
    Volkswagen Autostadt Complex
  • Volkswagen AutoMuseum
    Volkswagen AutoMuseum
  • Schloss Wolfsburg
    Schloss Wolfsburg
Goslar showing a city, a fountain and heritage elements
Goslar
Known for Historical Buildings, Mountains and Museums

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Reasons to visit

  • Goslar Imperial Palace
    Goslar Imperial Palace
  • Goslarer Rathaus
    Goslarer Rathaus
  • Museum und Besucherbergwerk Rammelsberg
    Museum und Besucherbergwerk Rammelsberg
Celle featuring a city, heritage architecture and street scenes
Celle
Known for Historical Buildings, Castles and Museums

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Reasons to visit

  • Celle Castle
    Celle Castle
  • Stadtkirche St. Marien
    Stadtkirche St. Marien
Cuxhaven
Known for Museums, Monuments and Castles

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Reasons to visit

  • Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park
    Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park
  • Wadden Sea
    Wadden Sea