15 days in Lower Saxony Itinerary

15 days in Lower Saxony Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lower Saxony trip planner

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Drive to Norddeich, Ferry to Norderney
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Norderney
— 2 nights
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Neuharlingersiel
— 1 night
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Cuxhaven
— 3 nights
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Schneverdingen
— 2 nights
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Hannover
— 4 nights
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Bad Harzburg
— 2 nights
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Norderney

— 2 nights
Norderney is one of the seven populated East Frisian Islands off the North Sea coast of Germany. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Leuchtturm Norderney and Westgaster Muhle. Get in touch with nature at Strandpromenade Norderney and Greetsieler Hafen. Change things up with these side-trips from Norderney: Greetsieler Zwillingsmuhlen (in Greetsiel), Teemuseum (in Norden) and Schlosspark Lutetsburg (in Luetetsburg). It doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Watt Welten and make a trip to Das Wrack am Ostende.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Norderney route planner.

Dusseldorf to Norderney is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and ferry. You can also do a combination of train and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Dusseldorf in July: highs in Norderney hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Neuharlingersiel.

Things to do in Norderney

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Neuharlingersiel

— 1 night
Neuharlingersiel is a municipality in the district of Wittmund, in Lower Saxony, Germany. On the 23rd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Katholische Kirche St. Peter, then visit a coastal fixture at Alter Leuchtturm, then explore the activities along Hafen Carolinensiel, and finally explore the activities along Hafen Neuharlingersiel.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Neuharlingersiel travel planning app.

You can drive from Norderney to Neuharlingersiel in 2 hours. July in Neuharlingersiel sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Cuxhaven.

Things to do in Neuharlingersiel

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

Cuxhaven

— 3 nights
Cuxhaven is an independent town and seat of the Cuxhaven district, in Lower Saxony, Germany. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kugelbake and Leuchtturm Obereversand. Take a break from the city and head to The Wadden Sea, Germany and Zwischenahner Meer. Venture out of the city with trips to Jaderpark (in Jaderberg), Rhododendronpark Hobbie (in Westerstede) and Wilhelmshaven (Nationalparkverwaltung Niedersaechsisches Wattenmeer, Sudstrand, &more). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Windstarke 10.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Cuxhaven online trip builder.

Drive from Neuharlingersiel to Cuxhaven in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Cuxhaven are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Schneverdingen.

Things to do in Cuxhaven

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Schneverdingen

— 2 nights
Schneverdingen is a town in the northern part of the district of Heidekreis, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildpark Lueneburger Heide, kick back and relax at Wildpark Schwarze Berge, and then steep yourself in history at Alter Kran. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Heide Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Schneverdingen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cuxhaven to Schneverdingen takes 2 hours. July in Schneverdingen sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hannover.

Things to do in Schneverdingen

Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Hannover

— 4 nights

City of Fairs

Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Aegidienkirche and Marktkirche. Step off the beaten path and head to Marienburg Castle and Liebesbank Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Hannover side-trips: Nordturm der Marktkirche (in Goslar), Marktkirche Zum Heiligen Geist (in Clausthal-Zellerfeld) and Celle (Evangelisch reformierte Kirchengemeinde Celle, Herzogschloss Celle, &more). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Herrenhauser Garten, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.- Andreas-Kirche, admire the landmark architecture of Hanns Lilje Haus, and contemplate the long history of Altes Rathaus.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Hannover road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Schneverdingen to Hannover takes 1.5 hours. In July in Hannover, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Bad Harzburg.

Things to do in Hannover

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:

Bad Harzburg

— 2 nights
Bad Harzburg is a town in central Germany, in the Goslar district of Lower Saxony. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Harzfalkenhof Bad Sachsa, see the interesting displays at Kloster Walkenried, then see the interesting displays at Haus der Natur, and finally identify plant and animal life at Baumwipfelpfad Bad Harzburg. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): head outdoors with Besinnungsweg Bad Harzburg, then look for all kinds of wild species at Luchs-Schaugehege Rabenklippe, then examine the collection at Nationalpark-Besucherzentrum TorfHaus, and finally admire the local landmark of Der Jungbrunnen.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bad Harzburg online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Hannover to Bad Harzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Bad Harzburg, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Bad Harzburg

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:

Lower Saxony travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Zoos
A land with a strong sense of tradition, Lower Saxony is the country's second largest state by area. It was created in 1946 out of a patchwork of bustling urban districts and quiet rural retreats. Most of its current territory once thrived as an independent kingdom. It was inhabited from about 1000 CE by Old Saxons (hence the name). Named somewhat confusingly, the area actually lies to the north of "Upper" Saxony. Lower Saxony boasts its own distinct character, complete with age-old culinary traditions, folk festivals, unusual local sports, and colorful ethnic costumes. Most of the region's major cities and economic hubs are in the urbanized central and southern sections, where much of the local tourism industry concentrates. The less-developed northeast remains the largest uncultivated area in the country. Large tracts of land designated as nature preserves are great for sightseeing tours of the outdoors. Don't miss a chance to vacation in the so-called Old Country: this bucolic land just south of the Elba River is noted for being one of the country’s largest fruit-farming districts.